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In Yemen, The United States And Saudi Arabia Are Committing War Crimes And Causing Famine


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Fiona
- 140 days ago - alternet.org
A day ago, a Saudi jet fired on a convoy of cars in Mawzaa district, Yemen. The strike is reported to have killed at least twenty civilians. This Humanitarian Crises is ignored by the fake news.



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Freya H (361)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 8:01 pm
It's all about ego and corporate greed - and the unfortunate Yemenis are caught in the middle.

Pester your government representatives to get us out of this B.S. war. I believe there are some petitions on Care2. Meanwhile, here is one against our ludicrously bloated military budget.
 

Freya H (361)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 8:02 pm
Whoops, here's the link:http://www.thepetitionsite.com/367/932/858/cut-military-spending-dont-increase-it/. For some reason it didn't come through.

A more direct way to the petition. Thanks for your patience.
 

Fiona Ogilvie (597)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 8:03 pm
These cars carried families who were fleeing renewed fighting near the city of Taiz in southwest Yemen. ‘Nowhere in Yemen is safe for civilians,’ said Shabia Mantoo of the UN’s Refugee Agency (UNHCR). This incident, like others before it, says the UNHCR, ‘demonstrates the extreme dangers facing civilians in Yemen, particularly those attempting to flee violence, as they disproportionately bear the brunt of conflict.’

Saudi Arabia has made no official statement about the incident. It is likely that the Kingdom’s Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) will study the evidence available. Earlier atrocities have been looked at by JIAT, and – in an April 2017 report – they have admitted culpabilty for many of them. But in each case, the Saudi government says that it was either ‘unaware of the presence of the hospital’ that it struck or that civilian areas were being used by the anti-Saudi Yemeni coalition as military bases. It is impossible to deny the weight of evidence that shows Saudi bombardment of civilian areas – schools, hospitals, markets and residential areas. But they hesitate to take full responsibility.

The Arab world’s richest country, Saudi Arabia, went to war against the Arab world’s poorest country in 2015. In this period, Yemen – with a population of 25 million – has been substantially destroyed. The United Nations has been tracking the scale of the atrocity. The numbers are bewildering. Close to 20,000 people have died in this war, at least half of them civilians. The numbers of those injured could not be tabulated as half of Yemen’s hospitals and medical centers do not work. This means there is no accurate measure of those who come in to be treated.

Life for the survivors, thus far, has been perilous. For them, time drags on. T
 

Fiona Ogilvie (597)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 8:04 pm
Thank you, Freya, for the petition. Signed.
 

Fiona Ogilvie (597)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 8:09 pm
The war continues endlessly. Suffering intensifies. Ancient maladies reappear. Amongst them is famine. Last week, the UN’s Special Envoy for the Secretary General for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh was in New York. He addressed the Security Council about the situation in Yemen. Mr. Cheikh said that 20 million of Yemen’s 25 million people are affected by the war. Most of them have little access to water, sanitation, hygiene and food. Seven million of them – including 2.3 million children under the age of five – are on the ‘cusp of famine.’ There are now 320,000 suspected cases of cholera in the country, with 1,700 confirmed deaths because of that disease.

Reports have come out of Yemen thanks to a combination of UN personnel, a few intrepid journalists, and Yemenis who have been trying to make their case – unsuccessfully – to the international community. When the UN tried to take three BBC journalists on an aid flight from Djibouti to Sana’a, the Saudi-backed forces prevented its arrival. Ben Lassoued, who works at the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen, said, ‘It’s unfortunate and partially explains why Yemen, which is one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises, is not getting much attention in international media.’
 

Fiona Ogilvie (597)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 8:10 pm
The war continues endlessly. Suffering intensifies. Ancient maladies reappear. Amongst them is famine. Last week, the UN’s Special Envoy for the Secretary General for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh was in New York. He addressed the Security Council about the situation in Yemen. Mr. Cheikh said that 20 million of Yemen’s 25 million people are affected by the war. Most of them have little access to water, sanitation, hygiene and food. Seven million of them – including 2.3 million children under the age of five – are on the ‘cusp of famine.’ There are now 320,000 suspected cases of cholera in the country, with 1,700 confirmed deaths because of that disease.

Reports have come out of Yemen thanks to a combination of UN personnel, a few intrepid journalists, and Yemenis who have been trying to make their case – unsuccessfully – to the international community. When the UN tried to take three BBC journalists on an aid flight from Djibouti to Sana’a, the Saudi-backed forces prevented its arrival. Ben Lassoued, who works at the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen, said, ‘It’s unfortunate and partially explains why Yemen, which is one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises, is not getting much attention in international media.’
 

Fiona Ogilvie (597)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 8:14 pm
This is a very long article. This document of human suffering is hard to read...but necessary for our understanding of the terrible things our government is helping to do......we should know so we can with knowledge say "Not in my name". Read more on site. Thank you, again, Freya.
 

Peggy B (39)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 8:31 pm
Thank you for sharing and bringing this to our attention.
 

Evelyn B (62)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 8:44 pm
Fiona, thanks for bringing Yemen into the C2NN "eye" -

Anyone who makes an effort to know what is happening in Yemen is continuously faced with horror -
BUT - it requires an effort, for mainstream media are muzzled on the subject.

So one has to search the UN & NGO networks' news coverage ... This article fails to give credit to the NGOs, by the way - but they ARE doing their best to get news out.

I'm not saying that Syria & Iraq news are unimportant - but what stirs anger & emotion over Syria is so much worse in Yemen. Especially as there's no "narrative" being driven to influence our perceptions of "good" or "bad" sides ....

There have been occasional "vents" of public outcry (for example, in the UK) when NGOs have managed to get messages out - outcry against the extent to which the Military Industrial Complex is making big money out of the equipment & ammo being sold to Saudi.

Of course, the official position is that our Western governments are NOT involved in the war in Yemen ...
But - come off it! Where do our "great leaders" think these military supplies are being used??????????
Just being stockpiled somewhere in the Arabian desert??????????????????????????????
Only idiots could pretend to believe that our countries are NOT making money off of the Saudi war in Yemen.

And Saudi isn't even being THREATENED by Yemen.

(Except, perhaps, over control of the oil field that lies under Eastern Yemen as well as Saudi ... oil that Yemen claims it owns a part, & Saudi has been trying to claim total ownership - for a couple of decades now. YES - yet again ... $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ interests & OIL. Strange - this isn't being mentioned anywhere ...... )
 

Evelyn B (62)
 

Philippa Powers (10)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 10:28 pm
Noted. Thanks, Fiona.
 

Animae C (512)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 4:46 am
i wonder why everyone doesn't know about the atrocities??
Isn't it on your news in the US?
Obviously not!

Thanx Fiona
& thanx for the petitions Evelyn
 

Animae C (512)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 4:49 am
Freya's petition;
ANIMAE,
YOU TOOK ACTION ON FEBRUARY 5, 2017
197 SUPPORTERS
 

Animae C (512)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 4:50 am
It's on our mainstream news in Australia almost every day Evelyn.
 

Fiona Ogilvie (597)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 5:12 am
Thank you, Evelyn, for the information and petitions.

Animae, I rarely find news on Yemen, except on alternative media....I am glad it is one your mainstream news.

Thank all you have commented. Thank all who have note. This one, since news on Yemen, is obscured in US news, Evelyn speaks of how news of Yemen is obscured. Canadian friends have told me the same thing.....since the powers want us to be uninformed.... I hope this story makes it to the Care 2 front page.
 

JL A (282)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 8:01 am
Thanks Fiona and Evelyn--the media difference shows the US media complicity with the atrocities and alliance with the corporations profiting from the violence IMO.
 

Tom Tree (246)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 2:45 pm
TRULY SCARY STUFF !
Truly UNBELIEVABLE !!
WTF !
 

S J (130)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 9:54 pm
Prev signed all the petitions, meows Fiona and Evelyn no more war anywhere on earth. The Saudi are rich people, like Israel, they fail to control their greed, so all they can think of is to gang up with the US to earn more from waging war.
 

Sylvie A (192)
Monday July 31, 2017, 3:20 am
Thank you for sharing, Fiona.
 

Dandelion G (367)
Monday July 31, 2017, 6:16 am
You are correct Animae you'll not see this on our mainstream media news. I suspect there are many who don't have a clue that this is going on. I'm sure it's intentional. So I'm grateful that this is posted on here as it is one of the stories I've been trying to cover along with other postings that little attention is given to in the USA.

I signed Freya's petition back on the 4th of Feb. and I signed all petition that Evelyn just left as well as I've shared them on FB. Evelyn had also posted a petition on C2 that people can check out it was with Save The Children can be found PETITION HERE

There is also another petition on C2 Theresa May Stop Selling Weapons to Saudi Arabia

If anyone would like to read the articles I posted about Yemen I found a few of them and will post them below.
One Womans Lonely Struggle Against Famine in Yemen
Also
US Made Cluster Bombs Used By Saudis in Yemen
Another
The US is Bombing Yemen And No One is Talking About it
Finally
Trumps First Disastrous Military Operation Was in Yemen
 

Ian C (28)
Monday July 31, 2017, 5:28 pm
:)
 

Tom P (29)
Monday July 31, 2017, 7:44 pm
How long will it take for Saudi Arabia to turn the arms we sold on us. Trump thinks they're allies. Think again.
 

Janet B (0)
Monday July 31, 2017, 7:57 pm
Thanks
 

Fiona Ogilvie (597)
Monday July 31, 2017, 8:11 pm
Thank you, everyone who noted this article. We got it on the Care 2 News Front Page.

Thank everyone for their comments. Special thanks to Evelyn, Freya, and Dandelion for petitions and to all who signed petitions earlier or from this article.
 

Anne K (139)
Tuesday August 1, 2017, 4:40 pm
Shared. Thanks, Fiona.
 

Janet B (0)
Tuesday August 1, 2017, 8:43 pm
Thanks
 

Fran SiteIssues F (119)
Tuesday August 1, 2017, 11:51 pm
Fiona, thanks for posting this in-depth article on the atrocities being perpetrated in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Petitions signed, thank you, Freya and Evelyn.
 

Danuta W (1248)
Wednesday August 2, 2017, 4:48 am
Noted
 

Ed Site Issues V (196)
Wednesday August 2, 2017, 6:16 am
Noted, Thanks
 

Winn A (177)
Wednesday August 2, 2017, 6:55 am
:-( Thanks Fiona
 

Barb SiteIssues V (199)
Wednesday August 2, 2017, 9:46 am
Noted, Thank you
 

Marija M (34)
Wednesday August 2, 2017, 11:38 am
I need butterflies /and hate all weapons/...
 

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday August 2, 2017, 1:11 pm
They don't "hesitate" to take responsibility, they refuse to acknowledge their part in these atrocities, acting like it's all someone else's problem. RESIST!
 

Janet B (0)
Wednesday August 2, 2017, 5:27 pm
Thanks
 

Sabrina D (2)
Thursday August 3, 2017, 6:35 am
Noted, this is terrible.
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Thursday August 3, 2017, 3:31 pm
It is all about keeping the Middle East in turmoil for control of the OIL.
 

Janet B (0)
Thursday August 3, 2017, 7:56 pm
Thanks
 

Lindsay K (6)
Saturday August 5, 2017, 3:07 pm
Tragic and horrible. Thanks for sharing.noted
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 11:45 pm
The tin gods from the USA think they rule the world.
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 2:16 am
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Sunday August 13, 2017, 2:23 am
Thanks again
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Sunday August 13, 2017, 3:06 am
Thanks again
 

Olivia H (0)
Sunday September 17, 2017, 8:11 am
thanks
 
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