Mass starvation threatens Yemen

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  1. HumbledPi

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    Nearly 14 million people in Yemen are in imminent danger of starvation. It is the largest man-made hunger crisis in the world, caused by Yemen’s civil war, economic collapse and problems getting shipments into the country, which traditionally relies on imports for well over half its food.

    For three years, Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country, has been wracked by a bloody war between the Houthi rebels and supporters of Yemen's internationally recognized government. In 2015, Saudi Arabia formed a coalition of Arab states to defeat the Houthi's in Yemen. The coalition includes Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan and Senegal. Several of these countries have sent troops to fight on the ground in Yemen, while others have only carried out air attacks.

    The US government regularly launches air attacks on al-Qaeda and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) targets in Yemen, and recently admitted to having deployed a small number of troops on the ground. If anyone still supports Saudi Arabia after the Khashoggi murder and still supports their coalition in Yemen creating an impending genocide, then you just have no soul.

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    yasureoktoo Banned

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    looks like they're making lunch.
     
  3. tkolter

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    What can we do any economic and food aid and humanitarian shipments would be as likely looted by the 'rebels' as given to those who need the aid and unless we can hope to stabilize things what' the point of tossing good money after bad. Unless we can get the UN to go in force, occupy the country and force stabilization at gunpoint and be willing to sit there for decades and I'm not willing to support that.
     
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    Surprise! No one has posted "Blame Obama!" as of yet ...
     
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    alexa Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    The rebels in this case are fighting outside aggressors who would not be doing this if it were not for the USA. Hence the USA and its people for allowing this are responsible fr every child that dies. It is the people you are supporting who are stopping the food reaching these children and the people you are supporting who are refusing to allow in supplies for water purification resulting in the worst typhoid epidemic the world has seen. Ignorance will not save you from your karma in supporting your country in harming some of the poorest people in the world just because you love Wahhabism Islam.
     
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    Let the skinny,
    Eat the fat.
     
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    without US and UK support for Saudi Arabia this would not be happening.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...06139e540e5_story.html?utm_term=.3814fe454a3c
    This war against one of the poorest countries in the world is hardly mentioned by the media because the US and UK are actively involved and bare enormous responsibility.

    https://www.news24.com/World/News/un-20-million-yemenis-are-hungry-250-000-face-catastrophe-20181211
     

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