Yemeni woman on Saudi regime’s genocidal war

Yemeni child, victim of Saudi war, AFP photo

This AFP photo shows a Yemeni child, victim of the Saudi war on the civilians of Yemen.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

‘No one cares about Yemen, a shame’

The war in Yemen is now entering its fourth year. Bombing has become part of daily life for the millions of inhabitants. …

The United Nations say Saudi Arabia should stop the bombing. Human rights organizations condemn the sale of weapons by Western countries to Saudi Arabia.

But while the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been world news for weeks, things remain remarkably silent about the crimes of Saudi Arabia against the millions of Yemenis. With a threatening famine as a result.

Thea Hilhorst, professor of humanitarian aid and reconstruction at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, typifies the situation in Yemen as a war crime. …

The Yemeni relief worker Radhya Almutawakel is temporarily in the Netherlands and talks about the horrors in her country. “Your life is not safe, at any time of the day.” “I experienced that with my father in 2014. He was shot dead on the street for no reason, just like that.”

“Yemen is surrounded by death, there is no escape”, says Almutawakel. “And hunger is finally breaking the people of Yemen, a famine caused by the parties in the war, with a very bad role of Saudi Arabia.”

The aid worker thinks that Saudi Arabia can end the war and put an end to all the suffering, if there is enough pressure from the international community. “But nobody cares, the international community

Rather: the rich NATO countries’ governments

supports Saudi Arabia with weapons that destroy our country, the Saudi’s are destroying Yemen and everyone is looking the other way, I think it’s a shame.”

The largely invisible suffering takes place behind the walls of houses. Whole families are now being affected by illness and hunger. The famine that threatens is of unprecedented magnitude. According to UN envoy Mark Lowcock, 14 million people are dependent on food aid for survival in the short term. That is half of the population.

15 thoughts on “Yemeni woman on Saudi regime’s genocidal war

  1. Reblogged this on 61chrissterry and commented:
    Saudi Arabia, why is the West not listening to all the atrocities created in the name of Saudi Arabia.

    They have listened re the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but are ignoring the murder of the population of Yemen, all because of billions in sales in weapons and the possible loss of jobs.

    The West also get many leads of terrorist forthcoming incidents, but how many of these have been financed by Saudi money.

    Can the Saudi Royal Family be trusted, I feel the short answer is No.


  2. By protecting other nations that are afflicted this way by other nations, so that it does not spread to their nations like the disease that it is. If these things are allowed to happen to any it spreads to all the same if not stopped completely.


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