While the world remains captivated by the soap opera which is the United States, all hell is breaking loose in Yemen. In fact, it has been for the past year, yet this reality has been largely blocked out by Western media.
The Arab world’s poorest country has been wracked by a bloody war between supporters of Yemen’s internationally recognized government and Houthi rebels. As a result of the conflict, thousands upon thousands have been killed, maimed or displaced in the Middle Eastern nation. Nearly 2,000 Yemenis have died from cholera, and close to 370,000 have contracted it. Sadly, that figure is expected to increase to 600,000.
Many foreign countries are involved in the war. In 2015, Saudi Arabia formed a coalition of Arab states to defeat the Houthis, and that coalition now includes Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan, Qatar and Senegal. The United States is also largely responsible for the destruction taking place in Yemen, as it regularly launches air strikes on al-Qaeda and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) targets in the country. Along with France and the United Kingdom, the US has supplied the Saudi-led coalition with weapons and intelligence. There are also reports of American troops being deployed to the area.
Unfortunately for the people of Yemen, aid organizations are having major difficulties delivering food, medicine and other essentials caught in the conflict. Al Jazeera reports that the Houthi siege of parts of the city of Taiz has prevented critical medical supplies from arriving. Additionally, fighting in Aden has made it next-to-impossible for the World Food Programme to deliver aid there.
By raising awareness about the Yemeni people’s plight, you may help the Western world care about this atrocity and do something to change it. Following are 30 photos proving Yemen is literally hell on Earth right now:
1 in 3 children in Yemen are on the brink of starving to death. This is just one of them.. pic.twitter.com/hkhaEnz97w
— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) August 14, 2017
— Reuters UK (@ReutersUK) August 17, 2017
— RT (@RT_com) August 17, 2017
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) August 16, 2017
— محمدالحجيلي (@Mohammed_Hojily) August 8, 2017
— Yemen Extra (@YemenExtra) August 8, 2017
— Gav ?? ?️? ❄️ (@Socialistdawn) August 8, 2017
— The Nation (@The_Nation) August 8, 2017
— یاس رهبری (@Jasmineh135) August 17, 2017
— ANADOLU AGENCY (ENG) (@anadoluagency) August 8, 2017
— al whit (@soitiz) August 8, 2017
The hypocritical world is lying here In Yemen, Saudi Arabia is committing the worst crimes of humanity in the world✋ pic.twitter.com/wfPNqN5ZCd
— محمدمحمداحمد العماد (@alamad0080) August 8, 2017
— Yemen Extra (@YemenExtra) August 7, 2017
— Marwan Al-Munyfi (@marwan18) August 7, 2017
— #yemen ﺍﻟﻨﻌﻤﻲ (@alneamyyy88) August 6, 2017
— Naji Alkaladi (@NajTV) August 5, 2017
— Joe English (@JoeEEnglish) August 15, 2017
— Mete Sohtaoğlu (@metesohtaoglu) June 10, 2017
— Neazy Alaswady1/2/17 (@alaswady3) June 30, 2017
Via The Anti-Media
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