20+ Mil­lion Peo­ple May Starve to Death in Next Six Months

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Famine is stalk­ing Ye­men and parts of Africa and as many as 20 mil­lion peo­ple don’t have ac­cess to enough food to sur­vive.

War, re­li­gion and cli­mate change are the pri­mary causes.

While drought is part of the prob­lem in Ye­men, more than 17 mil­lion peo­ple are starv­ing pri­mar­ily due to the U.S. and Saudi war against rebels and civil­ians, which ul­ti­mately comes down to re­li­gion. Saudi Ara­bia and the U.S. are in­tent on pre­vent­ing a Shia con­trolled gov­ern­ment at any cost, even if it means wip­ing out most of the pop­u­la­tion. If the rebels were Saudi-backed wa­habist Sunni there would be no con­flict.

Saudi Ara­bia is not just at­tack­ing re­sis­tance fight­ers and civil­ians but is also block­ing food ship­ments to starve Ye­me­nis into sub­mis­sion.

Trump may be sup­port­ing the geno­cide to keep his many in­vest­ments in Saudi Ara­bia highly prof­itable and sup­port the con­tin­ued war prof­i­teer­ing of his spon­sors.

In Nige­ria, 1.5 mil­lion peo­ple are at risk of star­va­tion due to the Saudi-backed in­sur­gency by Boko Haram, which has killed more than 20,000 peo­ple and shut down much of the agri­cul­ture and food dis­tri­bu­tion in the North­east part of the coun­try.

Drought has af­fected nearly half of So­ma­lia’s pop­u­la­tion and put 6 mil­lion peo­ple at risk for star­va­tion. While the Saudi-backed al Shabaab ter­ror­ists are also a fac­tor, the drought is the pri­mary cause of the famine in So­ma­lia.

In South Su­dan, the famine is ex­ac­er­bated by drought but is mostly caused by South Su­danese and the on­go­ing strug­gle for po­lit­i­cal con­trol and ac­cess to the oil-wealth it brings. The cor­rupt and in­com­pe­tent gov­ern­ment spends most of its money try­ing to stay in power.

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