In an age of alternative evidence, some inconvenient facts about the war in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have since March 2015 instigated a humanitarian catastrophe of Biblical proportions in the poorest of Arab nations. More than 10,000 people in Yemen have been killed in over two years of heavy airstrikes and fighting which have destroyed countless schools, hospitals, factories and other civilian targets. These attacks constitute war crimes. UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein has stated that Saudi-led forces are “responsible for twice as many civilian casualties as all other forces put together, virtually all as a result of airstrikes.” Indeed, at least 3,158 aerial attacks over the past two years have struck non-military sites. To access data on airstrikes collated by the independent Yemen Data Project, click here.
Moreover, having imposed a naval blockade, Saudi Arabia has created a man-made famine that has put 17 million Yemenis on the brink of disaster. An entire generation of Yemeni children are now stunted in their growth. In addition, the worst outbreak of cholera in recorded history has afflicted over one million Yemenis. Aid organizations are now warning of a diphtheria epidemic. Having extensively besieged Yemen, Saudi Arabia has also been systematically targeting food supplies.
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