THE UN reported recently that 20-million Yemeni citizens don’t know where their next meal will come from. The country is on the verge of a devastating famine – and it is man-made, fuelled by a Saudi embargo and bombing, with support from the US and UK.
From the start of the war, US forces have played key roles in support of Saudiled aggression, including intelligence and logistical support, aerial refuelling and accelerated arms sales.
Most of the abuses – including the bombing of dozens of hospitals and medical centres, the use of cluster bombs in civilian areas and the delaying of humanitarian aid into the country – have been committed by Saudi Arabia and coalition partners.
The war has produced a “level 3” humanitarian emergency, the worst category on the UN’s scale. Saudi-led bombing has left almost 80% of the population dependent on humanitarian aid. It is ridiculous to think that slaughtering Yemenis will alleviate suffering and bring peace in the Middle East. Nasiff Kader