Yemen conflict: A million more children face famine

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-45568669

A further one million children are at risk of famine in Yemen, Save the Children has warned.

Rising food prices and the falling value of the Yemeni currency as a result of the conflict are putting more families at risk of food insecurity.

But another threat comes from fighting around the key port city of Hudaydah, which is the entry point for most aid to the country’s rebel-held areas.

The charity says a total of 5.2 million children in Yemen now face famine.

A further one million children are at risk of famine in Yemen, Save the Children has warned.

Rising food prices and the falling value of the Yemeni currency as a result of the conflict are putting more families at risk of food insecurity.

But another threat comes from fighting around the key port city of Hudaydah, which is the entry point for most aid to the country’s rebel-held areas.

The charity says a total of 5.2 million children in Yemen now face famine.

Fears also remain of potential damage to or a blockade of Hudaydah’s port as a result of the fighting.

The basic supplies that pass through it are needed to prevent famine and a recurrence of a cholera epidemic that affected a million people last year.

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the fucking bbc..not one word of the arms the uk and usa supply to the sauds..no mention of the sauds for that matter..how do these people even write stories like this?

the hypocrisy should be overwhelming..

“The charity says a total of 5.2 million children in Yemen now face famine.”

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~ by seeker401 on September 20, 2018.

4 Responses to “Yemen conflict: A million more children face famine”

  1. U.S. Spends $90 Million to Help a few Dozen Afghan Women Get Jobs
    https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2018/09/u-s-spends-90-million-to-help-a-few-dozen-afghan-women-get-jobs/

  2. “The United States of America no longer has the moral authority to lecture anyone in the world about being a state sponsor of terror. We have overtly supplied money, arms, planes, and technical support to the government of Saudi Arabia which they used to wage war in Yemen causing the worst present humanitarian crisis on the planet.

    “These weapons have been used to bomb markets, school busses, a funeral-hall, and other civilian targets. Fragments from a bomb dropped on a school bus last August indicate that it was made in the United States by the defense contractor Lockheed Martin. The attack killed 44 children. Nearly one third of all bombings in Yemen have been against civilian targets. Another 33% of the air strikes had no known military target. This means that about two-thirds of all air strikes have been against civilians.

    “Indeed, 14 million people could perish if they don’t receive aid soon. That is half the population of Yemen.

    “It is estimated that 85,000 children have died from malnutrition due to the war related famine. More than 60,000 people have been killed in the fighting. There were 1.2 million cases of cholera reported in 2017. Another 154,000 cases are expected by the end of 2018.

    “There is a manmade famine in Yemen, even if it has not been officially acknowledged. The man who made it is Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia….

    “If Wal is correct, and Mohammed bin Salman is guilty of war crimes, then the United States and the other coalition partners should be prosecuted as accomplices.

    “The rest of us ought to indict ourselves for our negligent ignorance, and immoral silence. Believers should recognize the dire need that exists and work and pray for immediate relief for Yemenis.”

    Written by Rev. Jim Fitzgerald who is a Minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. https://www.theaquilareport.com/yemen-warfare-by-starvation/

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