Yemen – the unknown war

Lord Hylton

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.

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4 comments for “Yemen – the unknown war

  1. Marta Bartlett Brewer
    11/09/2017 at 11:07 pm

    Dear Lord Hylton: There is serious misconduct regarding House of Lords emails. they keep being sent back to me. You look like a family member. I am hoping that you recieved the email that I sent you. Please let me know. Thank you for your time. Marta Bartlett Brewer

    • 13/09/2017 at 5:35 am

      A much greater and ‘hidden’ big-issue than we all realise –

      to be a “participative-democracy”
      we need to be “all multi-way communicating in this together” —


  2. Marta Bartlett Brewer
    15/09/2017 at 4:15 am

    Dear Lord Hylton: I sent an email with my Royal photo to the following people: Lord Carrington (Peter Alexander Rupert Carrington); The Viscount Craigavon, Lord Crickhowell (Roger Nicholas Edwards), Lord Cullen of Whitekirk,, Lord Robert Carter of Coles, Lord Craig of Radley, and Lord William Peter Bradshaw. If I made any mistakes it is due to the lateness of the hour, and I will try again. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance. Amen. With love from: Marta Bartlett Brewer

  3. Senex
    19/09/2017 at 1:09 pm

    The Queen of Sheba would no doubt have made the political and religious divine right of kings an issue. Yemen is a republic and the legitimacy of its government comes from the people and not from the one true God.

    ISIS, ISIL or IS as they are collectively known are not so much an ideology as a franchise so an anagram such as ISF might better describe them. Their Caliph rules by divine right but so do the peninsula Royals and allegedly one of them funds the ISF.

    The problems of Iran under the Shahs’ is well documented but as heads of state they ruled by divine right. Khomeini spent most of his life in Paris absorbing the political ideas of republics; he would later install a republic in Iran. Like Yemen, Iran’s rulers take their authority from the people and not the one true God.

    Republican doctrine states that the church and state are separate and this is fine until the likes of the ISF begin to cause murder and mayhem with the intention of replacing government by the people for the people by the divine right of kings.

    The politics here are clear. To remove the legitimacy that the ISF holds Yemen needs to install an anointed King and constrain his power so that governance is essentially by the people for the people. This also applies to any country or nation that has abandoned the divine right of kings such as Russia and the US.

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