Yemeni children demonstrate against Saudi bombing


This video says about itself:

Yemen’s Children are Starving

26 September 2016

Yemen is on the brink of famine. BBC Arabic reveals exclusive footage of the growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where 2 million people are malnourished and over 325,000 children are at risk of starvation.

“If you don’t die from an airstrike you die from being ill or starvation. And the hardest way to die is from starvation”, laments Dr Ashwaq Muharram. The war in Yemen has pushed a country which traditionally suffers from a shortage of food to the brink. The city of Hodeida was once prosperous, but airstrikes and conflict on the ground have isolated people in the surrounding villages and forced the closure of hundreds of hospitals. Furthermore, the Saudi-led coalition has blockaded Yemen‘s ports to prevent the Houthis rearming, resulting in a shortage of supplies, medicine and fuel. Without access to food or healthcare, millions are at risk. Children are those most affected. “I never imagined I would ever see a child like this in Yemen. It scares me that this may be the beginning of famine”, says Dr. Muharram. As she watches over her emaciated son, one mother cries, “Although he’s alive it’s as though he’s no longer here.” The extent of this looming disaster is yet to be seen, but what is clear is that if the situation continues, Yemen could lose an entire generation.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Yemen: Pupils rally against Saudi bombing

Monday 21st November 2916

SCHOOLCHILDREN in Yemen’s Mahweet province rallied yesterday in protest at Saudi Arabia continuing to bomb the country in breach of a ceasefire that it has agreed to.

The pupils in the province west of the capital Sanaa called on the world to end the Saudi-led invasion coalition’s aggression against their homeland. The coalition belatedly declared a 48-hour ceasefire at noon on Saturday. A truce agreed in talks between the Supreme Political Council government in Sanaa and US Secretary of State John Kerry in neighbouring Oman was due to begin at midnight on Thursday.

But the following day the US-backed coalition launched more than 70 air strikes across the country.

Fighting continued on all fronts on Saturday, including in south-western Taiz, where the death toll from shelling of a market on Friday rose to 24 as they continued to target the area.

The 20-month war in Yemen has killed almost 10,000 civilians and brought the country’s population to the verge of starvation.

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