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