This began with the Arab Spring of 2011-2012. Deaths have risen to some 10,000 of whom about 2000 have succumbed to cholera, often the result of polluted water. It is said that 42,000 people have been wounded by fighting and bombing. All sides have committed atrocities, including ISIS and Al Qaeda. Yet Saudi Arabia and its allies have been responsible for most of the bombing. This has destroyed three-quarters of the schools and hospitals, and killed many children.
Almost 7 million people are on the edge of starvation. Though the UN has raised 2 billion dollars for urgent humanitarian aid, 21 Aid Groups inside Yemen report serious problems in getting help to those who need it.
Why is this so little known? It seems to be because all sides prevent access for journalists. Aid workers fear to report, because they may be expelled.
What can be done? The Yemen All-Party Parliamentary Group in London has appealed to the UN Secretary-General for a cease-fire. Please support this move to stop more deaths and woundings. Please urge your MP and Members of the European Parliament to do the same. You could also use social media to highlight the suffering.
More details are available from Richard.Clifford@parliament.uk