Main image: FILE – In this Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, a malnourished newborn baby lies in an incubator at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. The U.N. children’s agency says that millions of Yemeni children could be pushed to “the brink of starvation” as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the war-torn Arab country amid a huge drop in humanitarian aid funding. UNICEF on Friday, June 26, 2020 released a new report, “Yemen five years on: Children, conflict and COVID-19.” (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 2020, and nothing’s changed.
What man does to man!
It looks like the arms sale from America is still going ahead, different president, continuing their disregard for the human lives to be sacrificed in the name of ‘profit’. I really wish that every single person that has been responsible for putting this deal together, and the ones in the past, will somehow in their lives end up in the circumstances in which these poor people find themselves because of their greed and never ending need to be powerful. Spare a thought, and more than a thought, for these innocent victims. Imagine if this was your child!
We’re now in our festive period, the period of excesses for those that can afford it. Christmas presents for those that believe. Maybe it’s time for parents to teach their children lessons in humanity and selflessness and instead of expecting/demanding a present, to donate the money which would have been spent on presents to needy causes, like helping the starving in Yemen. And maybe adults could do the same thing. So many of us have so much. We don’t need any more.
You can donate here. Maybe MBS can make an enormous donation. Stop the war and out of his personal give billions to the devastation he has helped to create.
‘Even before fighting broke out in early 2015, Yemen was one of the poorest countries in the Arab world. With an average life expectancy below 64, the nation is ranked 177th out of 189 in the2019 Human Development Index.
Over five years of conflict have left thousands of civilians dead and 3.65 million internally displaced. Its impact on the country’s infrastructure has been devastating, with major overland routes and airports severely damaged.
Despite ongoing humanitarian assistance, over 20 million Yemenis are food insecure, of which nearly 10 million are acutely food insecure’.
‘Aiming to feed 13 million of the most vulnerable people each month, WFP’s emergency response in Yemen is our largest anywhere in the world.
The current level of hunger in Yemen is unprecedented and is causing severe hardship for millions of people. Despite ongoing humanitarian assistance, over 20 million Yemenis are food insecure, of which nearly 10 million are acutely food insecure.
The rate of child malnutrition is one of the highest in the world and the nutrition situation continues to deteriorate. A recent survey showed that almost one third of families have gaps in their diets, and hardly ever consume foods like pulses, vegetables, fruit, dairy products or meat. Malnutrition rates among women and children in Yemen remain among the highest in the world, with more than a million women and 2 million children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition’.
‘Continued conflict, widespread hunger and a collapsing international aid response threaten to dramatically worsen the current crisis in Yemen next year, the IRC said on Wednesday’.