Genocide of Yemen

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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:33 pm

According to the Yemen-based Saba News Agency, the Houthis seized the strategic important Lalqam Mountain this weekend.
See barefooted Houthis celebrating.

According to Saba, the Houthi forces inflicted heavy damage on the coalition troops, while also seizing their military equipment.
The Houthis also scored a victory against the coalition-backed Hadi loyalists in the Midi Desert: ... di-border/

On 1 July, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported it has suspended its military operations in Hodeidah for a week to support UN envoy Martin Griffith’s efforts to force the unconditional withdrawal of Ansarullah, the Houthis, from Hodeidah:
We welcome continuing efforts by UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths to achieve an unconditional Houthi withdrawal from Hodeidah city and port. We have paused our campaign to allow enough time for this option to be fully explored. We hope he will succeed.

Where the Britain-backed coalition demands the surrender of the Houthis, in a tweet they demand that the “mercenaries” stop their aggression:
If the UAE is sincere in stopping their aggression against Hodeidah, we are ready to communicate to discuss how to get their mercenaries out of the siege there.

The real reason that the UAE reported to stop the offensive could have been forced by the major losses they suffered in the past days.
Mohammed Abdul-Salam, spokesman for the Houthis, responded on 1 July that the UAE military operation has not stopped, and the report to halt the offensive was only made to “deceive public opinion”: ... pause.html

Hundreds of millions worth of pounds British missiles and bombs have been “secretly” sold to Saudi Arabia to use against Yemen under the system of Open Individual Export Licences (OIELs). In 2015, coincidentally when the full-blown war against Yemen started, OIELs were greatly encouraged.
OIELs allow an unlimited number of sales over a fixed period, typically between 3 and 5 years without the obligation to publish the total value of the licence after it expires. OIELs are used to mask the true extent of British arms exports to the Saudis (and the UAE?).

The UK government insists that it operates one of the most robust arms export control regimes in the world with all export licence applications assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.
It is estimated that for the last 5 years, Britain has “secretly” sold some 100 British-made Storm Shadow missiles worth £80 million, 2,400 Paveway IV bombs worth £150 million, and 1,000 Brimstone missiles worth £100 million to Saudi Arabia.

Andrew Smith of the Campaign Against Arms Trade explained:
Open licences remove the need for the seller to obtain prior approval for each export. It’s an opaque system which has been used to shift extremely sensitive weaponry to the Saudi regime.

By the government’s own admission it is trying to encourage more companies to use this type of licence.
If permission is not needed before a specific export of missiles or bombs takes place, then how can it claim to operate a case-by-case system? ... bia--yemen
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:07 pm

In 2015, the Houthis captured the American Scott Darden, who supposedly worked for the Non-Governmental Organization Transoceanic Developments as Yemen’s country director.
Darden had previously worked for UNICEF and the Red Cross, he used being an “aid worker” as a cover for working for the US military.

Darden was in fact setting up US sleeper cells: safe houses and supply networks for US commando units (to bring peace and democracy of course!): ... o-agencies

Most people have never heard of what is going on in Yemen, but even the people that have been paying attention probably don’t know what happened in Yemen before March 2015.
In 2009, Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, carried out an operation in Yemen - Project Titania for US-based military contractor Archimedes.

In Yemen, SCL’s goal was to reduce what they called “non-desired behaviors” (NDB) by “communication campaigns”.
They first gathered information, for example from social media, NGOs, censuses, and other sources before they conducted their own interviews with Yemenis. They told the interviewed Yemenis that their responses would be used “for seemingly benign purposes like “a university research programme or a market research programme”.

SCL’s report didn’t see the Houthis as a major factor in Yemen: ... op/245280/
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For more information on SCL, Cambridge Analytica: ... =27&t=1398
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:15 am

Last weekend, the US-backed, Britain led coalition intensified its bombing of Hodeidah. Heavy civilian casualties have been reported.
The coalition used cluster bombs against civilian targets in Yemen. Cluster bombs are banned under the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

A market was targeted by two airstrikes.
Last week, the al Asayed Water Network in Sadaa was destroyed by 4 airstrikes, leaving thousands of residents of the Al Safra district, without clean drinking water.
On Friday, water wells for Hodeidah and a sewage plant were destroyed by Saudi airstrikes. This caused the interruption of water for tens of thousands of families.
In 2 earlier incidents, Saudi attacks completely destroyed the Al-Hamazat water system — leaving 7,500 people without water.
727 water pumps and tanks have been destroyed since the bombing campaign begun in 2015.

On Friday, coalition warplanes conducted two airstrikes on a fishing dock. According to Yemen’s General Authority for Marine Fisheries, 3 attacks on Yemen`s Hodeida in the past 3 days killed 28 fishermen.
In a separate incident, 4 fishing boats were targeted off Hodeida’s coast, killing multiple fishermen.
See ablaze fishing boats after airstrikes, Hodeidah, 29 July 2018.

On Friday, airstrikes also destroyed a radio station in Hodeida. This is part of the plan approved during a coalition Ministers of Information meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 23 June, to curb “negative news coverage” of the genocide of Yemen.
MintPress and other media were mentioned as a “threat” to the coalition’s ongoing war in Hodeida.

In Sana`a, immediately after the departure of UN Envoy Martin Griffith, the coalition launched at least 5 airstrikes on the Sana’a International Airport.

Last week, a group of women in Hodeida were kidnapped by the Wahhabi Giant’s Brigade, mercenaries who murder for the coalition: ... ng/246742/
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In July, Amnesty International reported on the “dozens” of families in southern Yemen whose loved ones have been tortured, killed, and/or disappeared by Yemeni security forces reporting to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Many people still don’t know where their friends and family are.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman pardoned “all military men, who have taken part in the Operation Restoring Hope of their respective military and disciplinary penalties, in regard of some rules and disciplines”. Maybe this had something to do with the Amnesty report.

Close to 500 Yemenis have found a refuge nearly 5000 miles from Yemen on South Korea’s Jeju Island: ... ople-yemen

While AP previously reported on 18 detention sites run by the UAE in southern Yemen, the media “forgot” to report on other UAE prison sites located in the west-coast districts of Al Makkah, Khwakha and Bab Al Mandeb, which are also controlled by the UAE-Saudi coalition.
Instead of the reported hundreds of Yemeni civilians held without trial and tortured at UAE-run prisons, there are more than 2,500 men who disappeared in these secret prisons.

Some men died as the result of being tortured.
One victim described what he had been through:
They were hanging me for a long time and electrocuted me, I was screaming from beatings so intense that I could feel our cell shake, then I went unconscious.
In one of the torture sessions, four brothers [Sa’id, Abdul, Hakim and Ahmed] from the Manser family in Aden, had been hanged in front of us.
The prisoners screamed and wept. Those who were kidnapped were threatened by barking dogs and beaten until they bled. ... en/246140/
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:28 pm

US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, has made some comments on the human catastrophe in Yemen. According to Haley, the Houthi rebels and Iran are mostly to blame.

In a surprising move, Haley appeared to “criticise” the Britain-led invasion of Yemen and expressed concern that the coalition bombed a "fish market and a hospital" in Hodeidah, and may have caused "dozens of casualties".
Haley said:
We've hit a new day now in Yemen. And we've hit a new sense of urgency in Yemen.
If this is what's starting to happen, civilians are at risk, infrastructure is at risk, and we as the international community have to demand that the two parties come together and understand the seriousness of this.
the idea that strikes almost hit some of the water tanks, with the cholera outbreak, all of these things are starting to show a disregard for the people on the ground in a time when they are already suffering so much.
I for one wouldn’t call millions of Yemenis being starved to death for more than 3 years “starting to happen”...

Former Pentagon security analyst Michael Maloof responded that Haley makes it seem as if she just learned of the genocide of Yemen:
The United States is actually supplying a lot of the logistics and the intelligence for the Saudis. And you don't hear too much criticism. She should have been out there months ago, condemning the humanitarian catastrophe that's occurring in Yemen. You just can't be nice about this any longer, or overlook it, because it's gone on for too long, and too many people have been killed. ... saudi-war/

US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert was cornered by a journalist with some questions on Iran, Saudi Arabia and Yemen…

The journalist first said/asked her: “On Iran, you’re basically saying to the country, ‘Change your entire foreign policy and we’ll talk to you, if you agree to change everything…'”.
Heather explained: “I would think that we should ask another country to stop attacking other nations and to stop fomenting terror”.

Then the journalist tricked her by asking: “How do you square that with the stance on Saudi Arabia and U.A.E. and Yemen?
Heather first responded: “You don’t see. I’m sorry. What do you mean by that?
He clarified that the US is “siding with Saudi in Yemen”.

Then Heather explained that the Houthis are “terrible” and Saudi Arabia has the right to take out those “bad actors” and “we” support that:
Um, we have concerns about what the Houthi rebels have been doing for quite some time, that is well documented. They have been terrible and conducted many, many attacks against their own people of Yemen.
We’ve seen what’s happened at the port there, the Hodeidah port, and the inability to have a good free flow of goods coming in and Saudi Arabia certainly has the right to a… to take out some of those bad actors. ... 396d0c4d3/

So now we have to believe that the Houthis are to blame for being starved to death by the coalition...
Yesterday, the “coalition” bombed a school bus with children at a market place in Saada, north Yemen, killing 43, including at least 29 children, with an additional 61 wounded.

A spokesman for the coalition said that the air strikes “conformed to international and humanitarian laws" and that the Houthis use children as a “human shield”.

Geert Cappelaere of UNICEF announced:
NO Excuses anymore! Does the world really need more innocent children's lives to stop the cruel war on children in Yemen?
How long will the UN continue to support the genocide?

The Houthis responded to this example of mass murder with:
The place is known to be a market, [and] there is no military installation nearby ... but the Saudis are known to have done this many times - target schools, weddings and so on.

In June, the “coalition” carried out 258 air raids on Yemen, almost one-third targeted non-military sites: 24 on residential areas, 3 on water and electricity sites, 3 healthcare facilities, and 1 an IDP camp.
Jolien Veldwijk, of Care International, told about at least "five very intense air strikes" targeting densely populated areas of Yemen’s capital Sanaa: ... 43444.html
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:53 pm

According to the following twitter account, General Dynamics’ Mark 82 (MK 82) bomb, made in the USA, was used to bomb the Yemen school bus that killed 51, including 40 children: ... 9575863296

Raytheon’s Paveway IV was used as the guidance system for the bomb.

Since the UK-led “coalition” bombardment of Yemen began in 2015, Britain has licensed £4.7 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia.
Some are manufactured at Raytheon’s Glenrothes plant. This includes the Paveway IV missile.

MP Stephen Gethins stated that if the UK claims to be a partner for peace, then it must end fuelling the conflict with billions of pounds worth of arms:
The UK is not a mere bystander in that war, it is an active player. Despite the mounting evidence of breaches in international law, the UK government is still content on looking the other way, whilst simultaneously supplying arms and military advice to the Saudi government. ... -in-yemen/

The following 2 part video is a good description of how and why the Saudi-UAE-US-UK coalition destroys Yemen. It features Isa Blumi from Sweden with a good analysis of what is happening.

Here’s the transcript of the second video: ... men-pt-2-2
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:51 pm

This couldn’t be THE motive could it?
In a letter sent by the Saudi-based construction company Huta Marine, it thanked Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Yemen for asking the company it to present a technical and financial proposal to build an oil port in Yemen's al-Mahra governorate (in the southeast of Yemen).
Saudi Arabia reportedly also plans to construct a pipeline to transport Saudi oil to the port.

The port has been under control from Saudi Arabia and the UAE since December 2017: ... 11526.html

Last Sunday it was reported that Saudi warplanes (again) struck 2 fishing boats in waters near Hodeidah, killing 13 people, injuring 4 others, while another 4 Yemeni fishermen are still missing.

The United Nations says 22.2 million Yemenis are in need of food aid, including 8.4 million on the verge of starvation.
According to the UN, from November to February an estimated 100,000 people were driven from their homes by the increased war effort by the coalition: ... ermen-dead

In reply to the murder of fishermen, the Ministry of Fish Wealth held a press conference where they called on the (deaf, dumb and blind) UN, Security Council and international humanitarian organisations to officially label this crime and previous crimes against fishermen as “crimes against humanity”.

The head of the General Authority for Fisheries in the Red Sea, Abdul Qader al-Wadai, said that the total number of victims by coalition bombing includes 213 dead and 204 wounded and 4 missing fishermen. He added that the number of operations against fishermen totals 70 since March 2015.
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Fish Wealth estimates the total losses of the fish sector in the Red Sea as a result of the coalition bombing at more than $5 billion: ... ggression/
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:02 am

It was some 2 weeks ago that Saudi bombed a school bus that killed 51 people, including 40 children, and injuring nearly 80 others.
The bombs continue…

At least 31 civilians, mostly children, have been killed after an airstrike hit another bus on Thursday, killing at least 22 children and 4 women, some 20 km from Hodeidah.
Four families were fleeing homes after earlier coalition airstrikes killed 4 and injured 2 “They wanted to save their lives, their children's lives. Is nowhere safe for us?".

According to the International Rescue Committee airstrikes in al-Duraihmi on Wednesday killed another 13: ... index.html

Top UN official Mark Lowcock, admitted that the coalition was responsible for the attack that killed 31. He said another airstrike in the area had killed 4 children.
According to Lowcock, it is not necessary to stop the war by condemning the brutal slaughter of Yemenis with a UN resolution, but instead:
an impartial, independent and prompt investigation into these most recent incidents
parties to the conflict must respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and those with influence over them must ensure that everything possible is done to protect civilians.

The Saudis and their coalition partners have repeatedly claimed that they “go out of their way to avoid civilians”: ... ldren.html

In the meantime the George Soros sponsored Human Rights Watch (HRW), released a 90-page report, also calling for an “independent” investigation into the war crimes by the coalition. The investigations by the coalition, by the Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT), lack credibility.

The vast majority of JIAT’s public conclusions are that the coalition acted lawfully, did not carry out the reported attack, or made an “unintentional” mistake.
JIAT for example concluded that a September 2016 attack on a water well that killed and wounded dozens of civilians was an “unintended mistake” but HRW found at least 11 bomb craters at the site.

The weapons’ suppliers to the coalition – including the US, UK, and France – are “at risk” of complicity in the “unlawful attacks”.
The US became a party to the Yemen conflict soon after fighting began in March 2015, by providing direct operational support to air operations. Unfortunately HRW “forgets” the role of Britain...

HRW said the coalition should “compensate” victims of “unlawful attacks”.
Besides calling for an “independent” investigation, HRW urges Yemen to join the International Criminal Court (one of many “criminal” courts that protect organised crime…): ... violations

It looks like the genocide of Yemen will continue, while all the (real) terrorists deny responsibility and (the shareholders of) the big arms corporation get even richer…
HRW doesn’t call for a UN resolution that condemns the genocide. I really hope that HRW and the UN don’t lose the credibility they don’t deserve!
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:51 pm

On Tuesday, a UN panel with “human rights” experts released a report on the war in Yemen.
It was reported that air strikes by the “coalition” have caused heavy civilian casualties and some “may” amount to war crimes:
Coalition air strikes have caused most of the documented civilian casualties. In the past three years, such air strikes have hit residential areas, markets, funerals, weddings, detention facilities, civilian boats and even medical facilities.
The coalition has effectively blocked Red Sea ports and Sanaa airport, depriving Yemenis of “vital supplies”, which “may” also constitute international crimes.
The panel said its “investigation” of 11 incidents raised “serious concerns” about the coalition’s targeting process.
No need to report on targeting: farm land, and drinking water and energy facilities…

United Arab Emirates (UAE) mercenaries have raped detainees and migrants.
UAE Minister Anwar Gargash said that they will reply to the report, and added that the region needs to be preserved from “Iranian encroachment”.

The experts didn’t investigate the role of the US and Britain, who supply weapons and intelligence to the “coalition”. They “urged” all states to restrict arms sales (“urging” will surely make them all terrified).
US Secretary of Defence James "Mad Dog" Mattis told reporters that the US goal is to bring warring parties to the negotiating table and “keep the human cost of innocents being killed accidentally to the absolute minimum”.
No need to prevent the deliberate starvation…

The experts’ panel also accused the “rebel” Houthis of war crimes, like firing missiles into Saudi Arabia, shelling the Yemeni city of Taiz and deploying child soldiers.
Reuters didn’t give the Houthis the chance to respond to this article: ... KKCN1LD0L9

According to UN officials, who can’t count, “more than 10,000 people” have been killed in the war against Yemen.

Earlier this month, UNICEF said that as many as 66,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 die every year from preventable diseases.
UNICEF’s Meritxell Relano tweeted that half of these children die in the first month of life, while others die from preventable diseases like diarrhoea, pneumonia and malnutrition: ... -diseases/

In the following video Heather Nauert blames the Houthis for attacking Saudi Arabia...
She claims that the US provides massive amounts of “humanitarian aid” to the suffering Yemenis (while selling hundreds of billions of weapons...).
Heather tells that the US government thinks it is a good idea that Saudi Arabia "investigates" their own massacres in Yemen.
The video stops after she blames Hamas for what’s happening in Gaza:
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:10 pm

Yesterday it was reported that the brother of Saudi King Salman, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, outside his London home said that not the whole family is responsible for the war against Yemen. He said the King and Crown Prince (Mohammed bin Salman) are responsible.
Ahmed was the Saudi Arabia's deputy interior minister for 37 years, before serving briefly as interior minister in 2012.

Ahmed said:
What does the al-Saud family have to do with your chants? We have nothing to do with what is happening [in Yemen]. Certain officials are responsible... such as the king and the crown prince. ... -in-yemen-

Prince Ahmed only said they are “responsible” and later denied that he “blamed” the King and Crown Prince for the war in Yemen…

The bombs keep coming.
An air raid by the “coalition” in the Hodeidah province Yemen sunk 3 fishing boats and killed an unknown amount of fishermen - 19 fishermen are missing.

In an attack on a fish market in Hodeidah last month, 28 people were killed and more than 30 injured: ... 09738.html

On Monday, the Spanish Ministry of Defence announced that it will return the 9.2 million Euros already paid by Saudi Arabia for 400 precision bombs.
There are some concerns that Spain will be accused of supporting the genocide of Yemenis.

The Spanish Royal family has a good relationship with the ruling family in Saudi Arabia and Spain is the fourth largest arms exporter to Saudi Arabia.
In July, Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia signed a 1.8 billion Euro deal to sell 5 warships to Saudi Arabia. Isn’t it strange that Spain has returned a mere 9.2 million while keeping the 1.8 billion Euros...

Earlier this year, a spokesman for Germany announced that Berlin has decided to stop exporting weapons to countries involved in the aggression on Yemen.
This contradicts the fact that in the first quarter of 2018, Germany tripled its arms exports to Saudi Arabia to a whopping 162 million Euro....

A Belgian court suspended 4 arms licenses for Saudi Arabia because of concerns about Yemen. Norway has also suspended some arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Sweden has also reported that they’ve adopted a more restrictive approach on arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

The United States, the United Kingdom and France remain the major arms suppliers to Saudi Arabia: ... 5&cat_id=2

The Netherlands also reported that they’re more restrictive in selling arms to Saudi Arabia...
The Netherlands wouldn’t lie, of course, but we are masters at “bending” the truth!

From 1950 to 2017, the Netherlands (like Israel) is in the top 10 of biggest arms exporters in the world. In 2016, the Netherlands exported 1.4 billion Euros in weapons.

In 2015, the Netherlands sold 72 million Euros worth of weapons to the UAE (“only” 3.5 million in 2016).
In 2015, the Netherlands sold 9.6 million worth of weapons and in 2016 9.2 million to Jordan.
(in Dutch): ... maak_0.pdf

The first trick used by the Netherlands to hide their support for genocide is by labelling products used by the military as non-military.

The Netherlands for example produces and sells SOTAS communication systems for Abraham tanks to Saudi Arabia that are used in the war against Yemen.

The Saudi's lost over 20 Abram tanks during the war in Yemen. In 2016, Saudi Arabia bought 133 new Abram tanks.
In February 2017, the Pentagon issued a contract for modification of systems and technical support for the Abram tanks of Australia, UAE and Saudi Arabia. To be completed in February 2018.
General Dynamics was the main contract partner. Which companies in Germany and the Netherlands are involved is not mentioned.

A Thales employee, that previously (also) delivered internal SOTAS communication systems for Saudi tanks, admitted that the company still sold these “baby phones” in the summer of 2017. These communication systems are labelled as non-military...
The Dutch state has a 1% stake in Thales:
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The second trick used by the Netherlands is by mainly producing intermediate products (instead of end products) that are assembled elsewhere into weapons.
According to the Dutch government, intermediate products make up 80% of the total “new” weapons sales from the Netherlands. Because these weapons are further assembled elsewhere, the Netherlands can’t be expected to keep track on where they end up...
The Netherlands also sells huge quantities of second hand weapons systems (that are “obsolete”).

The Netherlands also produces parts for the Apache helicopter and Reaper-drone. These are sold from the US, so the Netherlands only takes the profit but isn’t to blame...
The biggest buyer for the Reaper-drones is the US Department of Defense, who use them in the war against Yemen (in Dutch): ... 0-ce75497c
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Re: Genocide of Yemen

Post by Firestarter » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:53 am

According to estimates by the UN, more than 18 million Yemenis are in danger of dying from starvation by the end of this year (about 65% of the population). That estimate includes more than 2 million children.

The UN did nothing to prevent the “coalition” to bomb Yemen and block all aid shipments from reaching the starving population. The UN took $300 million from Saudi Arabia to provide Yemen with “urgent humanitarian aid” (like cholera vaccines).
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has conducted over 230,000 airstrikes, which deliberately target Yemen’s food and drinking water.

According to the UN, 250,000 Yemenis could die from the military assault on Hodeidah alone.
Although Saudi Arabia gets most of the bad press on the genocide of Yemen, it’s the United Arab Emirates that leads the assault on Hodeidah: ... ne/249064/
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At this moment, 400,000 Yemeni children are so severely malnourished that they are fighting for their lives.
August was the bloodiest month in Yemen in 2018, with 981 civilians, including over 300 children, killed or injured by “coalition” bombs. That’s on top of the more than 4000 Yemeni children that die from “preventable causes” every single month...

A 29-30 August poll by YouGov for Save the Children and Avaaz published Yesterday found that 63% of the British public opposes the sale of weapons to the Saudis (while 13% support these arms sales). The poll also found that only 14% thinks that the UK’s role in supporting the “coalition” reflects “British values and interests”.
The poll showed that for the first time, a majority of Conservative voters (52%) oppose arms sales to the “coalition”.

Saudi Arabia is the largest buyer of British arms. The UK has licensed more than £4.6 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since March 2015.
In the wake of the poll, MPs have scheduled an emergency debate on Yemen: ... 32191.html
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