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Yemen – the ignored genocide
« on: January 31, 2019, 11:52:08 am »
The genocide in Yemen is ignored by most media. This could be the single worst case of genocide since the 1950s, and if nobody blows the whistle it will continue...
The state media blame the supposed “civil war” on the Houthis or Saudi Arabia, but in reality it is another genocide orchestrated by the United Nations, UK, USA, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
After the war against Yemen was intensified in March 2015, in 2016 alone more than 50,000 Yemeni children died of “preventable causes”, and since then the situation has gotten even worse. Most Yemenis have died not directly from the bombs of the “coalition” but because of starvation and disease as food supplies, agriculture, energy and water utilities were targeted. It’s hard to estimate the total death toll, but I would be surprised if it is less than 400,000...

See a Yemeni girl, dying of hunger.



Two thousand children per week die
A lot of reports, based on information of the UN, state that “more than 10,000” civilians in Yemen have died because of the bombs by Saudi Arabia. Much more than that is dying because of starvation.

In December 2016, UNICEF already knew that:
Quote
At least one child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen. That’s the conclusion of a report just published by the U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF. The report also found that there has been a 200 percent increase since 2014 in children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, with almost half a million affected. Nearly 2.2 million children are in need of urgent care.
https://www.democracynow.org/2016/12/15/journalist_iona_craig_the_us_could
(archived here: http://archive.is/nE6An)

Let’s do the math.
At least one child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen.
More than 6 per hour.
More than 144 per day.
More than 1000 per week.
More than 4320 per month.
More than 52,500 per year.

Already in April 2015 (that’s almost 4 years ago!), food supplies across Yemen were running out, and petrol stations empty. As the blockade continues, the country’s food shortage becomes even more severe.
Yemen Economic Corporation, one of Yemen’s largest food storage centres, was destroyed by 3 missiles of the coalition: http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/yemeni-civilians-struggle-to-get-by-amid-conflict

Attacks on electricity and water installations as well as food storage centres will inevitably cause severe harm to civilians: https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/05/18/dispatches-renewed-fighting-yemen-should-not-mean-renewed-violations

In a press conference in January 2018, the Yemeni Ministry of Health says that because of the war against Yemen, 52,000 children died in 2016 for preventable causes. That’s 1000 every week, almost a child every 10 minutes.

Some 35,000 Yemenis were killed or wounded by airstrikes since the war started in March 2015. That’s about 35 people every day.
The war by the coalition has also triggered a cholera outbreak that has killed 2,236 people so far.
Because of the ceaseless aggression, more than 55% of the health facilities don’t function, and the remaining 45% operates with a minimum capacity.
As a direct result of the airstrikes, 415 health facilities have been destroyed, either completely or partially.

Some 2 million Yemeni children suffer from malnutrition, of which half a million are dying of starvation.
According to the World Food Programme, more than 21 million Yemenis are in need of humanitarian assistance, and more than 9 million are expected to enter the stage of starvation: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/01/02/547641/Yemen-Saudi-war

Since December 2016 the famine in Yemen has become even worse...

Michelle Nunn of Care USA, estimated 1 1/years ago that “A child dies in Yemen every 5 minutes”; more than 2000 per week, more than 104,000 per year.
The biggest arm suppliers to Saudi Arabia, are: 1) the United States with 52.0% and 2) Britain 27.1%.
The remaining 20.8% is exported to Saudi Arabia, by countries that include: Spain, France, Switzerland, Canada, Germany, Turkey, Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, China, South Africa, Georgia, Austria, Slovakia, and Bulgaria: http://archive.is/MrshH
(original version: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/31/opinion/columnists/yemen-famine-cholera.html)

See some Yemeni children dying of starvation.





UNICEF blatantly lying
I’ve actually based some of this story on the information from the UN...

At least one child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen” means that more than a thousand children died every single week from starvation in 2016 (more than 52,000 a year)…
Since then the human catastrophe has gotten even worse, at this moment more than 104,000 Yemeni child die per year…

Now it gets really strange as the United Nations ignores its own information that “At least one child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen” to come up in January 2018 with a total of 13,600 Yemenis that were killed…

According to UNICEF:
Quote
Over 5,000 children have been killed by Saudi Arabia's war on Yemen since it began in March 2015, says a report by the UN children's agency.
(…)
The report published by UNICEF on Tuesday, noted that the Saudi war had killed "an average of five children every day since March 2015."
(…)
More than 13,600 people have been killed since the onset of the Saudi-led war on Yemen in 2015.
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/01/17/549176/yemen-saudi-arabia-children-killed
(archived here: http://archive.is/a6tYF)

Technically speaking, calling more than 200,000 dying Yemeni children “Over 5,000 children” isn’t a lie, but it is kind of misleading…
There’s no denying that saying “the Saudi war had killed an average of five children every day since March 2015” is a blatant lie!

According to the UN’s Geert Cappelaere:
Quote
The war in Yemen is sadly a war on children. Yemen is facing the worst humanitarian crisis I have ever seen in my life.
UNICEF in its greatest philanthropic disguise flew 1.9 million doses of vaccines to Yemen to vaccinate 600,000 children against diphtheria, meningitis, whopping cough, pneumonia and tuberculosis.

Maybe somebody can tell these “humanitarian” organisations that vaccines don’t offer immunity against starvation and lack of clean drinking water...
Two UNICEF vessels carrying food and water purification tables and medicines have not received clearance to dock in Hodeida: http://archive.is/cldvU

According to Mark Lowcock, UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, the “coalition” blockade of Yemen, will lead to:
Quote
the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims.
The UN Security Council “demanded” that Saudi Arabia will open all borders into Yemen and allow humanitarian aid deliveries into the country. Sure: “ask” them politely…
The French Doctors Without Borders (MSF) reported that its flights were denied clearance into Yemen for 3 days.
The International Red Cross said its shipment of chlorine tablets, to “fight cholera”. No clean water or food, but fighting “cholera” and vaccines are priority number one: http://www.dw.com/en/yemen-facing-largest-famine-in-decades-if-blockade-isnt-lifted-un-aid-chief-says/a-41308061


Yemen starved to death
Tariq Riebl, an aid worker for an international humanitarian organisation stated:
Quote
I witnessed about a thousand air strikes. Some of them were very close. I almost burst my eardrum in one.
In Sanaa the strikes lasted up to five hours, “
Quote
You’d have that four to six times a day. It would start randomly. It was the middle of the night, middle of the day, morning, night, afternoon, anytime. Consistently on holidays, on Fridays, in the middle of prayer time, market days (…)
Let’s be very clear, the civilian targeting is absolutely astounding. I’ve seen hospitals, mosques, marketplaces, restaurants, power plants, universities, residential houses, just bombed, office buildings, bombed. Everything is a target. In Saada, there were dead donkeys on the side of all the main roads because the Saudis were hitting donkey carts. In Hajjah, the water tank in one of the towns got hit, and it sits on a lonesome little hill.

The result of the blockade and the bombing is that 7 million of the country’s 27 million population is on the verge of starvation. The number of food insecure people in Yemen has risen by three million during seven months. More than 17 million Yemenis are forced to skip meals.
The UN International Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned that 462,000 children are suffering from acute malnutrition in Yemen. UNICEF said that at least 370,000 children are at risk of severe malnutrition, and without urgent treatment will die. An estimated 1.5 million children are malnourished.

According to repeated statements from the UN, over 14 million Yemenis (more than half the population) are living in hunger. The threat of mass starvation is compounded by a rapidly spreading cholera epidemic.
In other words, with the aid of the developed world, Saudi Arabia and its allies are starving an entire population – that’s genocide.
The USA has sold a whopping $115 billion to Saudi Arabia since Obama took office: http://www.globalresearch.ca/un-warns-us-saudi-war-threatens-mass-starvation-in-yemen/5553857

This is what Yemeni children look like, dying of starvation.



Here is a 10:50 video that shows the effects of the UK/US/Saudi led coalitian’s war against Yemen.
There are several interviews with nurses, it shows amongst others dying children because of malnutrition, mothers trying to keep the flies away...
And a protest in Sanaa blaming the US government for selling weapons to the Saudis, but not the American citizens.
https://youtu.be/sDPJEtoSHeA

Here’s a video by Oxfam on what is (still) happening in Yemen.
https://youtu.be/qP8_wRUlZ-c
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Re: Yemen – the ignored genocide
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 09:02:52 pm »
The genocide in Yemen is ignored by most media. This could be the single worst case of genocide since the 1950s, and if nobody blows the whistle it will continue...
The state media blame the supposed “civil war” on the Houthis or Saudi Arabia, but in reality it is another genocide orchestrated by the United Nations, UK, USA, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
After the war against Yemen was intensified in March 2015, in 2016 alone more than 50,000 Yemeni children died of “preventable causes”, and since then the situation has gotten even worse. Most Yemenis have died not directly from the bombs of the “coalition” but because of starvation and disease as food supplies, agriculture, energy and water utilities were targeted. It’s hard to estimate the total death toll, but I would be surprised if it is less than 400,000...

See a Yemeni girl, dying of hunger.



Two thousand children per week die
A lot of reports, based on information of the UN, state that “more than 10,000” civilians in Yemen have died because of the bombs by Saudi Arabia. Much more than that is dying because of starvation.

In December 2016, UNICEF already knew that:
Quote
At least one child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen. That’s the conclusion of a report just published by the U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF. The report also found that there has been a 200 percent increase since 2014 in children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, with almost half a million affected. Nearly 2.2 million children are in need of urgent care.
https://www.democracynow.org/2016/12/15/journalist_iona_craig_the_us_could
(archived here: http://archive.is/nE6An)

Let’s do the math.
At least one child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen.
More than 6 per hour.
More than 144 per day.
More than 1000 per week.
More than 4320 per month.
More than 52,500 per year.

Already in April 2015 (that’s almost 4 years ago!), food supplies across Yemen were running out, and petrol stations empty. As the blockade continues, the country’s food shortage becomes even more severe.
Yemen Economic Corporation, one of Yemen’s largest food storage centres, was destroyed by 3 missiles of the coalition: http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/yemeni-civilians-struggle-to-get-by-amid-conflict

Attacks on electricity and water installations as well as food storage centres will inevitably cause severe harm to civilians: https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/05/18/dispatches-renewed-fighting-yemen-should-not-mean-renewed-violations

In a press conference in January 2018, the Yemeni Ministry of Health says that because of the war against Yemen, 52,000 children died in 2016 for preventable causes. That’s 1000 every week, almost a child every 10 minutes.

Some 35,000 Yemenis were killed or wounded by airstrikes since the war started in March 2015. That’s about 35 people every day.
The war by the coalition has also triggered a cholera outbreak that has killed 2,236 people so far.
Because of the ceaseless aggression, more than 55% of the health facilities don’t function, and the remaining 45% operates with a minimum capacity.
As a direct result of the airstrikes, 415 health facilities have been destroyed, either completely or partially.

Some 2 million Yemeni children suffer from malnutrition, of which half a million are dying of starvation.
According to the World Food Programme, more than 21 million Yemenis are in need of humanitarian assistance, and more than 9 million are expected to enter the stage of starvation: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/01/02/547641/Yemen-Saudi-war

Since December 2016 the famine in Yemen has become even worse...

Michelle Nunn of Care USA, estimated 1 1/years ago that “A child dies in Yemen every 5 minutes”; more than 2000 per week, more than 104,000 per year.
The biggest arm suppliers to Saudi Arabia, are: 1) the United States with 52.0% and 2) Britain 27.1%.
The remaining 20.8% is exported to Saudi Arabia, by countries that include: Spain, France, Switzerland, Canada, Germany, Turkey, Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, China, South Africa, Georgia, Austria, Slovakia, and Bulgaria: http://archive.is/MrshH
(original version: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/31/opinion/columnists/yemen-famine-cholera.html)

See some Yemeni children dying of starvation.





UNICEF blatantly lying
I’ve actually based some of this story on the information from the UN...

At least one child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen” means that more than a thousand children died every single week from starvation in 2016 (more than 52,000 a year)…
Since then the human catastrophe has gotten even worse, at this moment more than 104,000 Yemeni child die per year…

Now it gets really strange as the United Nations ignores its own information that “At least one child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen” to come up in January 2018 with a total of 13,600 Yemenis that were killed…

According to UNICEF:
Quote
Over 5,000 children have been killed by Saudi Arabia's war on Yemen since it began in March 2015, says a report by the UN children's agency.
(…)
The report published by UNICEF on Tuesday, noted that the Saudi war had killed "an average of five children every day since March 2015."
(…)
More than 13,600 people have been killed since the onset of the Saudi-led war on Yemen in 2015.
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/01/17/549176/yemen-saudi-arabia-children-killed
(archived here: http://archive.is/a6tYF)

Technically speaking, calling more than 200,000 dying Yemeni children “Over 5,000 children” isn’t a lie, but it is kind of misleading…
There’s no denying that saying “the Saudi war had killed an average of five children every day since March 2015” is a blatant lie!

According to the UN’s Geert Cappelaere:
Quote
The war in Yemen is sadly a war on children. Yemen is facing the worst humanitarian crisis I have ever seen in my life.
UNICEF in its greatest philanthropic disguise flew 1.9 million doses of vaccines to Yemen to vaccinate 600,000 children against diphtheria, meningitis, whopping cough, pneumonia and tuberculosis.

Maybe somebody can tell these “humanitarian” organisations that vaccines don’t offer immunity against starvation and lack of clean drinking water...
Two UNICEF vessels carrying food and water purification tables and medicines have not received clearance to dock in Hodeida: http://archive.is/cldvU

According to Mark Lowcock, UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, the “coalition” blockade of Yemen, will lead to:
Quote
the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims.
The UN Security Council “demanded” that Saudi Arabia will open all borders into Yemen and allow humanitarian aid deliveries into the country. Sure: “ask” them politely…
The French Doctors Without Borders (MSF) reported that its flights were denied clearance into Yemen for 3 days.
The International Red Cross said its shipment of chlorine tablets, to “fight cholera”. No clean water or food, but fighting “cholera” and vaccines are priority number one: http://www.dw.com/en/yemen-facing-largest-famine-in-decades-if-blockade-isnt-lifted-un-aid-chief-says/a-41308061


Yemen starved to death
Tariq Riebl, an aid worker for an international humanitarian organisation stated:
Quote
I witnessed about a thousand air strikes. Some of them were very close. I almost burst my eardrum in one.
In Sanaa the strikes lasted up to five hours, “
Quote
You’d have that four to six times a day. It would start randomly. It was the middle of the night, middle of the day, morning, night, afternoon, anytime. Consistently on holidays, on Fridays, in the middle of prayer time, market days (…)
Let’s be very clear, the civilian targeting is absolutely astounding. I’ve seen hospitals, mosques, marketplaces, restaurants, power plants, universities, residential houses, just bombed, office buildings, bombed. Everything is a target. In Saada, there were dead donkeys on the side of all the main roads because the Saudis were hitting donkey carts. In Hajjah, the water tank in one of the towns got hit, and it sits on a lonesome little hill.

The result of the blockade and the bombing is that 7 million of the country’s 27 million population is on the verge of starvation. The number of food insecure people in Yemen has risen by three million during seven months. More than 17 million Yemenis are forced to skip meals.
The UN International Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned that 462,000 children are suffering from acute malnutrition in Yemen. UNICEF said that at least 370,000 children are at risk of severe malnutrition, and without urgent treatment will die. An estimated 1.5 million children are malnourished.

According to repeated statements from the UN, over 14 million Yemenis (more than half the population) are living in hunger. The threat of mass starvation is compounded by a rapidly spreading cholera epidemic.
In other words, with the aid of the developed world, Saudi Arabia and its allies are starving an entire population – that’s genocide.
The USA has sold a whopping $115 billion to Saudi Arabia since Obama took office: http://www.globalresearch.ca/un-warns-us-saudi-war-threatens-mass-starvation-in-yemen/5553857

This is what Yemeni children look like, dying of starvation.



Here is a 10:50 video that shows the effects of the UK/US/Saudi led coalitian’s war against Yemen.
There are several interviews with nurses, it shows amongst others dying children because of malnutrition, mothers trying to keep the flies away...
And a protest in Sanaa blaming the US government for selling weapons to the Saudis, but not the American citizens.
https://youtu.be/sDPJEtoSHeA

Here’s a video by Oxfam on what is (still) happening in Yemen.
https://youtu.be/qP8_wRUlZ-c

what about the genocides in the African Continent . do they count.....

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Re: Yemen – the ignored genocide
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019, 09:04:53 pm »
The genocide in Yemen is ignored by most media. This could be the single worst case of genocide since the 1950s, and if nobody blows the whistle it will continue...
The state media blame the supposed “civil war” on the Houthis or Saudi Arabia, but in reality it is another genocide orchestrated by the United Nations, UK, USA, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
After the war against Yemen was intensified in March 2015, in 2016 alone more than 50,000 Yemeni children died of “preventable causes”, and since then the situation has gotten even worse. Most Yemenis have died not directly from the bombs of the “coalition” but because of starvation and disease as food supplies, agriculture, energy and water utilities were targeted. It’s hard to estimate the total death toll, but I would be surprised if it is less than 400,000...

See a Yemeni girl, dying of hunger.



Two thousand children per week die
A lot of reports, based on information of the UN, state that “more than 10,000” civilians in Yemen have died because of the bombs by Saudi Arabia. Much more than that is dying because of starvation.

In December 2016, UNICEF already knew that:
Quote
At least one child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen. That’s the conclusion of a report just published by the U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF. The report also found that there has been a 200 percent increase since 2014 in children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, with almost half a million affected. Nearly 2.2 million children are in need of urgent care.
https://www.democracynow.org/2016/12/15/journalist_iona_craig_the_us_could
(archived here: http://archive.is/nE6An)

Let’s do the math.
At least one child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen.
More than 6 per hour.
More than 144 per day.
More than 1000 per week.
More than 4320 per month.
More than 52,500 per year.

Already in April 2015 (that’s almost 4 years ago!), food supplies across Yemen were running out, and petrol stations empty. As the blockade continues, the country’s food shortage becomes even more severe.
Yemen Economic Corporation, one of Yemen’s largest food storage centres, was destroyed by 3 missiles of the coalition: http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/yemeni-civilians-struggle-to-get-by-amid-conflict

Attacks on electricity and water installations as well as food storage centres will inevitably cause severe harm to civilians: https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/05/18/dispatches-renewed-fighting-yemen-should-not-mean-renewed-violations

In a press conference in January 2018, the Yemeni Ministry of Health says that because of the war against Yemen, 52,000 children died in 2016 for preventable causes. That’s 1000 every week, almost a child every 10 minutes.

Some 35,000 Yemenis were killed or wounded by airstrikes since the war started in March 2015. That’s about 35 people every day.
The war by the coalition has also triggered a cholera outbreak that has killed 2,236 people so far.
Because of the ceaseless aggression, more than 55% of the health facilities don’t function, and the remaining 45% operates with a minimum capacity.
As a direct result of the airstrikes, 415 health facilities have been destroyed, either completely or partially.

Some 2 million Yemeni children suffer from malnutrition, of which half a million are dying of starvation.
According to the World Food Programme, more than 21 million Yemenis are in need of humanitarian assistance, and more than 9 million are expected to enter the stage of starvation: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/01/02/547641/Yemen-Saudi-war

Since December 2016 the famine in Yemen has become even worse...

Michelle Nunn of Care USA, estimated 1 1/years ago that “A child dies in Yemen every 5 minutes”; more than 2000 per week, more than 104,000 per year.
The biggest arm suppliers to Saudi Arabia, are: 1) the United States with 52.0% and 2) Britain 27.1%.
The remaining 20.8% is exported to Saudi Arabia, by countries that include: Spain, France, Switzerland, Canada, Germany, Turkey, Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, China, South Africa, Georgia, Austria, Slovakia, and Bulgaria: http://archive.is/MrshH
(original version: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/31/opinion/columnists/yemen-famine-cholera.html)

See some Yemeni children dying of starvation.





UNICEF blatantly lying
I’ve actually based some of this story on the information from the UN...

At least one child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen” means that more than a thousand children died every single week from starvation in 2016 (more than 52,000 a year)…
Since then the human catastrophe has gotten even worse, at this moment more than 104,000 Yemeni child die per year…

Now it gets really strange as the United Nations ignores its own information that “At least one child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen” to come up in January 2018 with a total of 13,600 Yemenis that were killed…

According to UNICEF:
Quote
Over 5,000 children have been killed by Saudi Arabia's war on Yemen since it began in March 2015, says a report by the UN children's agency.
(…)
The report published by UNICEF on Tuesday, noted that the Saudi war had killed "an average of five children every day since March 2015."
(…)
More than 13,600 people have been killed since the onset of the Saudi-led war on Yemen in 2015.
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/01/17/549176/yemen-saudi-arabia-children-killed
(archived here: http://archive.is/a6tYF)

Technically speaking, calling more than 200,000 dying Yemeni children “Over 5,000 children” isn’t a lie, but it is kind of misleading…
There’s no denying that saying “the Saudi war had killed an average of five children every day since March 2015” is a blatant lie!

According to the UN’s Geert Cappelaere:
Quote
The war in Yemen is sadly a war on children. Yemen is facing the worst humanitarian crisis I have ever seen in my life.
UNICEF in its greatest philanthropic disguise flew 1.9 million doses of vaccines to Yemen to vaccinate 600,000 children against diphtheria, meningitis, whopping cough, pneumonia and tuberculosis.

Maybe somebody can tell these “humanitarian” organisations that vaccines don’t offer immunity against starvation and lack of clean drinking water...
Two UNICEF vessels carrying food and water purification tables and medicines have not received clearance to dock in Hodeida: http://archive.is/cldvU

According to Mark Lowcock, UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, the “coalition” blockade of Yemen, will lead to:
Quote
the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims.
The UN Security Council “demanded” that Saudi Arabia will open all borders into Yemen and allow humanitarian aid deliveries into the country. Sure: “ask” them politely…
The French Doctors Without Borders (MSF) reported that its flights were denied clearance into Yemen for 3 days.
The International Red Cross said its shipment of chlorine tablets, to “fight cholera”. No clean water or food, but fighting “cholera” and vaccines are priority number one: http://www.dw.com/en/yemen-facing-largest-famine-in-decades-if-blockade-isnt-lifted-un-aid-chief-says/a-41308061


Yemen starved to death
Tariq Riebl, an aid worker for an international humanitarian organisation stated:
Quote
I witnessed about a thousand air strikes. Some of them were very close. I almost burst my eardrum in one.
In Sanaa the strikes lasted up to five hours, “
Quote
You’d have that four to six times a day. It would start randomly. It was the middle of the night, middle of the day, morning, night, afternoon, anytime. Consistently on holidays, on Fridays, in the middle of prayer time, market days (…)
Let’s be very clear, the civilian targeting is absolutely astounding. I’ve seen hospitals, mosques, marketplaces, restaurants, power plants, universities, residential houses, just bombed, office buildings, bombed. Everything is a target. In Saada, there were dead donkeys on the side of all the main roads because the Saudis were hitting donkey carts. In Hajjah, the water tank in one of the towns got hit, and it sits on a lonesome little hill.

The result of the blockade and the bombing is that 7 million of the country’s 27 million population is on the verge of starvation. The number of food insecure people in Yemen has risen by three million during seven months. More than 17 million Yemenis are forced to skip meals.
The UN International Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned that 462,000 children are suffering from acute malnutrition in Yemen. UNICEF said that at least 370,000 children are at risk of severe malnutrition, and without urgent treatment will die. An estimated 1.5 million children are malnourished.

According to repeated statements from the UN, over 14 million Yemenis (more than half the population) are living in hunger. The threat of mass starvation is compounded by a rapidly spreading cholera epidemic.
In other words, with the aid of the developed world, Saudi Arabia and its allies are starving an entire population – that’s genocide.
The USA has sold a whopping $115 billion to Saudi Arabia since Obama took office: http://www.globalresearch.ca/un-warns-us-saudi-war-threatens-mass-starvation-in-yemen/5553857

This is what Yemeni children look like, dying of starvation.



Here is a 10:50 video that shows the effects of the UK/US/Saudi led coalitian’s war against Yemen.
There are several interviews with nurses, it shows amongst others dying children because of malnutrition, mothers trying to keep the flies away...
And a protest in Sanaa blaming the US government for selling weapons to the Saudis, but not the American citizens.
https://youtu.be/sDPJEtoSHeA

Here’s a video by Oxfam on what is (still) happening in Yemen.
https://youtu.be/qP8_wRUlZ-c

what about the genocides in the African Continent . do they count.....

You cannot solve the world's problems, Only GOD can!

Blade


Do you have a solution.... Complaining never did fix anything..... If you have a solution, I am sure Pres. Trump would listen!


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Re: Yemen – the ignored genocide
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 11:23:35 am »
You cannot solve the world's problems, Only GOD can!
Do you have a solution.... Complaining never did fix anything..... If you have a solution, I am sure Pres. Trump would listen!
Bladerunner, you yourself could even make a change for the better. Start telling the truth would be a big improvement!
Since Trump became president, the US has sold even more bombs to the "coaltion" and thrown more bombs than during the Obama administration...

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 11:24:17 am »
You might think that you understand what war crimes are under international law...


In early 2011, the people in Yemen started demonstrations against the corrupt dictatorial regime. President, dictator Saleh eventually resigned in favour of his vice president, endorsed by the USA and Saudi Arabia, Mansour Hadi. Hadi ran for president in 2012 and won the election — he was the only candidate. This failed to mollify the Houthis. In September 2014 they marched into Sanaa and placed Hadi under house arrest.
For many years the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia bought large amounts of weapons - bombers, bombs, and missiles – from the USA, Britain, France, and other NATO countries. Saudi Arabia bought 84 Boeing F-15‘s, 170 helicopters, bombs and missiles (including 1300 cluster bombs sold by Textron for $641 million). This sale totalled $60 billion: the largest arms sale in US history.

The United Nations passed a Security Council resolution that demanded the unconditional surrender of the Houthi Ansarullah movement. On 25 March 2015, the Royal Saudi Air Force went into action. Six days later, the Saudi-led coalition imposed a blockade of Houthi-held areas.
The Houthis were proclaimed terrorists for fighting against a dictator favoured by the international elite but not supported by the Yemenis; they also claimed that the Houthis are connected to Iran. The USA supplied “logistical and intelligence support” to the “coalition”, including training, intelligence, while US Navy ships aided in the blockade.

Yemen imported more than 90% of its food, fuel, cooking gas, and medicine. The effect of the blockade is devastating, and is worsened by the bombs (including carpet bombs and phosphorous bombs) that target infrastructure and agriculture.
According to Peter Maurer, head of the International Red Cross: “Yemen after five months looks like Syria after five years”. Maurer attributed this to the fighting, bombing, and the blockade: http://harpers.org/archive/2016/09/acceptable-losses/?single=1


Because the UN resolution against the Houthis, the bombs by the “coalition” on Yemen aren´t even a war crime per definition.
What makes it a war crime, though, is that the “coalition” has intentionally targeted civilian targets...


I’ve finally found an estimate of the total death toll as a result of the war against Yemen, including the hundreds of thousands caused by starvation, from March 2018.
According to a statement by a Yemeni minister...

The military aggression has indirectly killed almost 300,000 civilians, including more than 247,000 children.
Most of the people died due to severe malnutrition, some 17,608 because they were unable to get medical treatment.
On top of that, the bloody war by the “coalition” on Yemen has also injured more than 300,000 civilians, since it started in March 2015.

The Britain-led coalition bombed:
- 660 food storages and 200 food factories.
- 4,586 fishing boats, 93 fish landing centres, killing tens of fishermen.
- 1,016 farms.
- 535 markets.

- 271 factories.
- 600 mosques and tourist facilities.
- 393 archaeological sites.
- 2,641 educational centres were destroyed, leaving 2.5 million students unable to go to school or university.

- 9 civilian airports, 14 ports, 5,000 kilometres of roads, 95 bridges.
- 400 telecommunication facilities.
- 420 power stations, 450 oil and gas equipment or trucks.
- 85 sports stadiums.
http://en.ypagency.net/2018/03/26/600000-civilians-killed-injured-in-saudi-led-coalition-air-attacks-on-yemen/


The few stories about this catastrophe often call for “health care”. I can tell from personal experience that when you’re on the verge of starvation, you need food instead of doctors. This can be illustrated with the following quote from a mother that was offered spoons and dishes by a businessman, and replied to this gift:
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There is no food, no pure water, no electricity, nothing. One day, a businessperson came to us and give us dishes and spoons but I told him sarcastically, ‘What should we do with these? Eat the soil?’
Millions of Yemenis don’t have clean water to drink, which causes illness, so they require medical care…

Following is a June 2017 overview of the destruction of Yemen by the UK-US-Saudi led coalition.
2.5 million - people displaced.
404.485 - Houses destroyed and/or damaged.
1733 - Bridges and roads destroyed.
162 - Electrical power plants destroyed.
294 - Health facilities destroyed.

According to the official numbers a total 12.574 people have been killed.
Please don’t do the math or you might lose some sleep over this: 1000 Yemeni children die every single week (of course throwing bombs on the food supply doesn’t count as a war crime...).
1784 - Agricultural fields destroyed.
221 - Poultry farms destroyed.
676 - Food stores destroyed.
528 - Food tankers destroyed.

In the night of 22/23 August, starting at midnight, the UK/US-led coalition carried out a bombing campaign of at least 25 air strikes on the outskirts and north of the capital of Yemen, Sanaa.
At least 35 people were killed when a hotel to the north of Sanaa, which housed mainly QAT-farmers, was destroyed. Some sources claim that the death toll is at least 60.

According to the deaf, dumb and blind UN, “more than 10,000” people have been killed since March 2015, blatantly ignoring that 1000 Yemeni children die every single week.
According to a report by the Protection Cluster in Yemen (part of the wonderful UNHCR organisation), there were more air strikes in Yemen from January to June 2017 (5,676) than in the whole of 2016 (3,396).
According to the Protection Cluster, 14 million Yemenis are food insecure and don’t have access to clean water (more than 50% of the population) of which 8.2 million are in acute need of help.

According to the Guardian in July 2015, 20 million Yemenis are in need of aid.
The expected winners of the genocide in Yemen are Isis and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP): https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/07/jihadis-likely-winners-of-saudi-arabias-futile-war-on-yemens-houthi-rebels


Most people in the “civilised” world don’t even realise what it’s like to have no clean water to drink.
368 - Water tanks and networks have been destroyed: http://geopoliticsalert.com/heres-exactly-800-days-us-saudi-aggression-destroyed-yemen


The following report shows that in 2015, 2016 many civilian targets were hit by the coalition.
From October 2015 to March 2016 more civilian targets than military targets were hit every month with the exception of January 2016.

http://en.abna24.com/service/middle-east-west-asia/archive/2016/09/17/779544/story.html
(archived here: http://archive.is/qpngS)


Martha Mundy’s report from October 2018 shows that the coalition’s bombing campaign of Yemen is aimed at the food production and distribution of food in rural Yemen, and on fishing along the Red Sea coast. This IS – per definition – a war crime, supported by UK, US, and the UN.

On 9 August in Dahyan a school bus was struck by a US-made guided missile.
On 23 August, again south of Hodeidah, a bus with women and children was attacked.
There was a pause, but from early September the Coalition has renewed their at¬tempts to cut off and seize Hodeidah.
On 16 September, UAE naval forces fired a rocket on a boat with 18 fishermen, after interroga¬ting them, killing all but one.

The following figure shows the percentage of civilian, military and unknown targets in several districts- March 2015 - March 2018: https://sites.tufts.edu/wpf/wp-content/uploads/sites/3684/nggallery/maps-and-figures-from-strategies-of-the-coalition-war-in-yemen/Figure-1.jpg

Starting in August 2015 there was a shift from military to civilian targets, including water and transport infrastructure, food production and distribution, schools, hospitals, houses, fields and flocks: https://sites.tufts.edu/wpf/wp-content/uploads/sites/3684/nggallery/maps-and-figures-from-strategies-of-the-coalition-war-in-yemen/Figure-2.jpg

Fishing installations were likewise damaged, virtually every fish-offloading port along the coast has been targeted.

Agricultural land was the target most frequently hit. As agriculture covered less than 3% of Yemen’s total surface, it’s obvious that agriculture land is specifically aimed at.
Because of the bombing campaign on agriculture, people actually left the countryside to take refuge on the outskirts of cities. This has resulted in a lack of farmers to work the land.

See a map of agricultural targets in September - October 2015 (when most bombs were thrown), and all targets: https://sites.tufts.edu/wpf/wp-content/uploads/sites/3684/nggallery/maps-and-figures-from-strategies-of-the-coalition-war-in-yemen/Map-7.jpg

Martha Mundy – Strategies of the Coalition in the Yemen War: Aerial Bombardment and Food War: https://sites.tufts.edu/wpf/files/2018/10/Strategies-of-Coalition-in-Yemen-War-Final-20181005-1.pdf

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How many killed?
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2019, 11:11:40 am »
In 2016, stories about Yemen reported that “more than 10,000 Yemenis died” and that “Yemen is on the verge of starvation”.
More than 2 years later the same things are reported...
While I think that 400,000 dead Yemenis is a good low estimate, the real number could be much higher!

In September 2018, the UN concluded that more than 18 million Yemenis are in danger of dying from starvation by the end of 2018 (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: https://www.mintpressnews.com/starving-off-camera-in-yemen-20-million-fuel-the-saudi-us-nato-war-machine/249064/
(archived here: http://archive.is/5zOrc)

https://youtu.be/cZP7CLDx6Vc

In September 2018, it was also reported that 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: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/yemen-civil-war-uk-saudi-arabia-arms-sales-bombing-emergency-debate-stephen-twigg-a8532191.html
(archived here: http://archive.is/xisRW)

See a  malnourished boy in al-Sabeen hospital in Sana’a, 11 September 2018


Civilian deaths in Yemen have skyrocketed by 164% since the “coalition” started their campaign to seize Hodeidah, according to a new report by the Armed Location and Event Data group.
The average number of civilian deaths (caused directly by the war) in Yemen each month has risen to 116 since the coalition launched their offensive.

August was Yemen's most violent month in 2018, with nearly 500 people killed in only 9 days: https://thehill.com/policy/defense/408351-civilian-deaths-in-yemen-up-by-164-report

In September 2018, Saudi warplanes struck fishing boats in waters 90 kilometres (56 miles) south of Hodeidah, killing 18 people.

Elsewhere artillery rounds and mortar shells were launched by the Saudi army in the Razih district in Yemen’s north-western province of Sa’ada.
As the result of another Saudi airstrike, two civilians were killed and a bulldozer destroyed in the al-Durayhimi district of the Hodeidah province: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/09/18/574531/Saudi-airstrike-leaves-18-Yemeni-fishermen-dead-off-Khokha-coast

Journalists and humanitarian workers have often cited a figure of “more than 10,000 deaths”, but that total has remained static since 2016 despite the ongoing war.
According to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED); at least 56,000 people have been killed in armed violence in Yemen from January 2016 to September 2018. Three-quarters of all civilian deaths in Yemen are attributable to the Britain-led coalition.

Andrea Carboni explained that even this number is an underestimate, since it was based on deaths that were reported at medical facilities in the country, but "Most of the people, the casualties, do not get to medical centres. That number was actually missing a lot of the violence and the casualties that are related to it".

These 56,000 death Yemenis is NOT including the huge death toll (of more than 2000 per week) caused by (preventable) diseases and malnutrition, but only “the number of people that were killed as a direct consequence of armed violence": https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-death-toll-five-times-higher-new-data-774808860

The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) has estimated that, with an additional 3,068 people killed in November, the total number of Yemenis who have died from the violence in Yemen since January 2016 is 60,223.
ACLED estimates that another 15,000 to 20,000 were killed in 2015; this makes the total death toll since March 2015 - between 75,000 and 80,000

This doesn’t include the hundreds of thousands of Yemenis that died from “preventable causes” like starvation and cholera: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/yemen-war-death-toll-saudi-arabia-coalition-military-assistance-uk-a8678376.html

See severely malnourished Yemeni boy Ghazi Ali bin Ali, 10 years old, 30 October 2018.


The UK based Save the Children has calculated, using data from the UN, that at least 84,700 Yemeni children younger than 5 have died from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) between April 2015 and October 2018.

More than 3 ½ years after the brutal war against Yemen escalated, according to the UN, 14 million could be at risk of famine.
The humanitarian catastrophe has become much worse since the “coalition” imposed a month-long blockade of Yemen just over a year ago. Since then, imports of food through Hodeidah have declined by more than 55,000 metric tonnes a month.

Tamer Kirolos, of Save the Children said:
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We are horrified that some 85,000 children in Yemen may have died because of extreme hunger since the war began. For every child killed by bombs and bullets, dozens are starving to death and it’s entirely preventable.

In the past few weeks there have been hundreds of airstrikes in and around Hodeidah, endangering the lives of an estimated 150,000 children still trapped in the city. Save the Children is calling for an immediate end to the fighting so no more lives are lost.
https://blogs.savethechildren.org.uk/2018/11/starvation-in-yemen-85000-children-may-have-died-of-hunger/

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: https://therealnews.com/stories/the-saudi-us-agenda-behind-destroying-yemen-pt-2-2

https://youtu.be/MDnxnLaBWWU

https://youtu.be/9ZZM3WDjnlA

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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2019, 09:24:15 am »
One of the biggest supporters of the “coalition” war on Yemen that has caused more than 400,000 dead Yemenis is the USA...


The Pentagon sent US military lawyers to train the Saudis to ensure “the legality of air strikes”: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/air-strike-yemen-kills-30-people-170823082839979.html


Erik Prince is best known for founding Blackwater (which was renamed to Xe Services), which had a shoot first, ask questions later when the democracy and freedom was brought to Iraq.
These days Erik Prince is making hundreds of millions of dollars with his new company Reflex Responses (R2) by training mercenaries for the UAE (used in the war against Yemen).
Mr. Prince made the deal worth $529 million with Sheik Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and de facto ruler of the UAE: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/world/middleeast/15prince.html

Erik Prince contributed $250,000 to the Trump campaign and was an unofficial adviser to Trump. Prince was repeatedly seen visiting Trump Tower during the transition period. Prince is also close to Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon (who now supposedly broke up with Trump for his “criticism”).
Prince is also Betsy DeVos’s brother, Trump’s Education Secretary.

On 11 January 2017, during the transition period, Erik Prince met secretly in the Seychelles in the middle of the Indian Ocean with a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This meeting was facilitated by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who in December made a secret trip to New York to meet Steve Bannon, Michael Flynn and Jared Kushner at Trump Tower: https://www.salon.com/2017/04/05/all-the-presidents-spies-blackwater-founder-erik-prince-is-the-latest-trump-cut-out-to-parlay-with-putins-men/
(archived here: http://archive.is/u8ofA)


From February 28 till the beginning of April 2017, in the early days of the Trump presidency. the US military carried out 70 airstrikes on Yemen, according to experts double the total for 2016.
The strikes were mostly carried out by drones and targeted: fighters, infrastructure, fighting positions and equipment.
According to Pentagon spokesman Capt Jeff Davis:
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We continue to target Al-Qaeda in Yemen, and this is done in the interest of disrupting this terror organisation that presents a very significant threat to the United States.
(…)
Since February 28, we’ve conducted more than 70 precision airstrikes against AQAP militants’ infrastructure, fighting positions and equipment.
Davis said the strikes were targeting Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the supposed most lethal branch: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-yemen-airstrikes-monthly-double-2016-obama-a7666676.html


Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, picked up the phone during a meeting with Saudi officials and called the chief executive of Lockheed Martin, Marillyn A. Hewson, over a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia.
In the last months of his presidency, President Obama put a hold on precision-guided munitions for the Saudis, because they were concerned over the bad press that they would be used to bomb civilians in Yemen. The Trump administration has freed up those weapons for more terror...
Lockheed Martin has a long history of bribing government officials …
According to current and former officials this doesn’t raise legal issues: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/world/middleeast/jared-kushner-saudi-arabia-arms-deal-lockheed.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=2


In February 2018, the US announced the arms sale of some $500 million to Saudi Arabia.
The principal contractors are Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, MD, Raytheon Company, Andover and MA.
According to the Trump administration “This proposed sale will support U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives by helping to improve the security of a friendly country”: http://dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/saudi-arabia-continuation-missile-system-support-services

In March 2018, the US announced it approved the sale of some $670 million in anti-tank missiles, 6,700 missiles, spare parts for American-made tanks and helicopters to Saudi Arabia. The deal was announced hours after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Pentagon leaders to discuss the ongoing genocide.

Sweden proposed a motion at the UN Security Council to end the fighting in Yemen.
On Friday, the US and UK blocked it. Both countries sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE that are used against Yemen.

Three US senators have called on the Pentagon to disclose its role in the ongoing military operation on Hodeidah, which has left millions of Yemenis at risk of starvation.
Bernie Sanders, Mike Lee and Chris Murphy called on Defense Secretary James Mattis:
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We call on you to immediately disclose the full extent of the US military role in the Saudi-led war against Yemen’s Houthis, including the use of special operations forces; disclose any role that the Pentagon is currently performing, has been asked to perform, or is considering performing regarding an attack on the port of Hudaydah.
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/06/16/565161/USsauid-ArabiaYemenHudaydah


See a malnourished Yemeni child on a hospital bed in Hodeidah, 3 November 2018.

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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2019, 11:28:39 am »
The Saudi Air Force is trained by the British Government to assist in the atrocities in Yemen.
Defence Minister Michael Fallon, who was forced to resign on 1 November month over some sexual harassment scandal, said the Royal Saudi Air Force was helped to “improve their targeting processes” and compliance with “international law”.
Fallon wrote:
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As part of our ongoing defence engagement with Saudi Arabia, the UK has provided training to the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) both in the UK and in Saudi Arabia, including international targeting courses for RSAF personnel, to improve their targeting processes and to support International Humanitarian Law (IHL) compliance.

PM Theresa May has defended selling arms to Saudi Arabia by insisting those “keep people on the streets of Britain safe”: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/saudi-arabia-yemen-conflict-bombing-latest-uk-training-pilots-alleged-war-crimes-a7375551.html

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon answered questions about Britain selling arms to Saudi Arabia that are used against Yemen with:
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The government’s view is absolutely clear, that what Saudi Arabia is entitled to do is to defend itself from these attacks across its own border. It’s had—its cities in the south of Saudi Arabia have been shelled by the Houthis. It’s perfectly entitled to defend itself. And it’s also leading the coalition to restore the legitimate government of Yemen.

In January 2016, Saudi Arabian foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir had a meeting with British ministers and US secretary of state, John Kerry. After this meeting Jubeir told reporters not to worry about violations of international humanitarian law, because British and American military officials are in the command and control centre for Saudi airstrikes on Yemen.
Jubeir said that Saudi Arabia’s partners are satisfied with the protection of civilians. He used comments by British minister Philip Hammond, who the same week told parliament that British officers are working with the Saudi military to make sure they don’t violate international humanitarian law.
According to the UK Ministry of Defence: British forces are in the operation room to provide training and advice “on best practice targeting techniques to help ensure continued compliance with international humanitarian law”.

This really confirms that the attacks on Yemen are according to the master plan of these psychopaths...
The Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) has started legal proceedings against the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which has approved export licences for the weapon sales to Saudi Arabia, accusing it of failing to prevent violations of international humanitarian law.
Britain has sold some £5.6bn in arms exports over the last 5 years: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/15/british-us-military-in-command-room-saudi-strikes-yemen


When the UK secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox was having doubts about authorising export licences for arms to Saudi Arabia. On 8 November 2016, UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson (who was in the infamous Bullingdon club with Nat Rothschild and David Cameron) sent Fox a letter:
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I am aware you have deferred a decision on four export licence applications to supply the Royal Saudi Air Force with equipment which could be used in the conflict in Yemen (...) The issue is extremely finely balanced, but I judge at present the Saudis appear committed both to improving processes and to taking action to address failures/individual incidents (...) the clear risk threshold for refusal … has not yet been reached.
After this letter Fox swiftly approved the arms sales to Saudi Arabia: https://www.rt.com/uk/376974-boris-johnson-saudi-weapons/


The following picture shows that Saudi troops are given instructions by a British Army trainer, with the light blue map, as he explains a possible attacking strategy.


Every hour, 27 children are diagnosed as acutely malnourished: that’s 600 more starving children every single day.
UNICEF predicts that 150,000 children could die by the end of 2017. An estimated one million children are facing starvation as a result of the war against Yemen.
Fuel shortages mean at least 7 cities have no clean water and sanitation.

In November 2018, some pictures were posted on Facebook that were swiftly removed…
As part of Operation Crossways up to 50 UK military personnel have been teaching Saudi soldiers to improve their mass murdering skills: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5117571/Britains-secret-role-Saudi-Arabias-dirty-war.html
(archived here: http://archive.is/ENNSZ)


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:
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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?
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/23/uk-hides-arms-trade-saudi-arabia--yemen
(archived here: http://archive.is/Xbizp)


Military sales from the UK to Saudi Arabia increased by two thirds in 2017 compared to 2016 - an increase of more than £450 million.
In 2016, Britain, issued 103 licences for military exports to Saudi Arabia, worth £679 million.
In 2017, Britain, issued 126 licences for military exports to Saudi Arabia, worth £1.129 billion.

The real figure is probably much higher as the number of "secretive" open licences more than doubled in 12 months, from 21 to 44 in 2017.
Open licences, OIELs, allow an unlimited number of items to be exported for 5 years, making it impossible to know how much arms are sent to Saudi Arabia.
The number of open licences for weapons to Saudi Arabia has increased significantly since Queen Elizabeth selected Theresa May for Prime Minister.

Andrew Smith, commented:
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Thousands of people have been killed and vital infrastructure has been destroyed all across Yemen. But that hasn't stopped the arms sales.
These figures reveal that as the situation has got worse the arms sales have increased.
Also see the (first) video at the link: https://news.sky.com/story/uk-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia-rose-by-two-thirds-in-2017-11528624


According to the UK government they cannot control, or even know, how the recipients of UK weapons (including Saudi Arabia) will use them. They only assess the risk of their misuse prior to authorising or denying the sale.
On 10 July 2017, the UK High Court ruled that the UK’s supplies of military aircraft, munitions and other military equipment used by Saudi Arabia during the genocide of Yemen were lawful under UK export control law, despite that law’s prohibition “if there is a clear risk that the items might be used in the commission of a serious violation of international humanitarian law”.
Thanks to the terrorist UN supporting the genocide…

According to Minister for the Armed Forces, Mike Penning, on 15 September 2016:
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There are around 100 military personnel based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including at the Defence section within the British Embassy Riyadh; providing mentoring and advice to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, as part of the British Military Mission to the Saudi Arabian National Guard; personnel working on the Saudi Arabia National Guard Communications Project… and personnel working on the Ministry of Defence Saudi armed forces Projects, supporting the United Kingdom’s commitment to the defence of Saudi Arabia through the supply of modern military aircraft, naval vessels, weapons and associated support services to the Saudi armed forces.
I wouldn’t dare to call those “100 military personnel” an explicit lie, but akin to “bending” the truth…

There are around 7000 “civil” employees (both UK nationals and non-UK nationals) working for UK contractors in Saudi Arabia to train, install, maintain and help operate UK-supplied aircraft and other military equipment, including the Tornado IDS fighter-bombers and Typhoon fighters – almost 50% of combat aircraft force of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF).
Many of the UK “civilians” assisting the RSAF in genocide are former UK Royal Air Force, UK Army, Royal Australian Air Force and other ex-military personnel, doing essentially the same in Saudi Arabia as they did in military service.

One employee described his work for the RSAF:
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Our contracts said we were trainers, we weren’t supposed to be necessarily operational. But we became operational. When they started bombing Yemen, a big question came up because we were still doing a lot of the work, when all of a sudden someone must have asked questions and went to both governments… and we were pulled back, not to do any of the physical [work], we could assist but we weren’t to do any of the physical work because we weren’t really supposed to be involved in that conflict
(…)
The theory was we weren’t supposed to do the job, the way it was sort of structured… it was easier to get us to do the job… so we ended up doing a lot of roles that we weren’t necessarily contracted to do…

[Interviewer: “And what was the work?”]
Well, putting weapons on aircraft, and getting aircraft prepped to go and bomb Yemen.

So when UK ministers tell the deaf, dumb and blind Parliament that “UK personnel” are “not involved in carrying out strikes or selecting targets [in Yemen] and are not involved in the Saudi targeting process”; this isn’t an explicit lie, but another case of “bending” the truth…

There are actually “secret” government-to-government agreements that show that the UK-Saudi agreement includes a blanket commitment for UK personnel to remain available in Saudi Arabia for “arming and support” of UK-supplied weapons, not depending on the conflict’s lawfulness. Under these agreements, the ‘hardware’ is part of the deal. Much of what is supplied is: in-person services.

Between 1986 and 1989, the UK supplied 500 BL-755 cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia. In December 2016, after repeated UK and Saudi government denials, both governments finally admitted that RSAF had dropped these cluster bombs in the current genocide of Yemen.

Some UK employees have claimed that they protested against financial corruption within their programme.
Shortly after an employee raised these concerns with the UK MOD, the (expatriate) CEO of the UK contractor which employed them, threatened the employee with arrest and imprisonment by the Saudi police on grounds of theft of the evidence of this corruption.

More examples of “bending” the truth, by crooked UK politricksters...

Minister of State, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, on 15 November 2017:
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The UK is not directly involved with the Saudi-led coalition.

Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Philip Dunne, on 24 May 2016:
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I can categorically reassure the honourable Lady and this House that no British planes have been involved in this coalition effort at all, let alone in dropping cluster munitions — that is the potential allegation.
(…)
There is no British involvement in the coalition in targeting or weaponising aircraft to undertake missions.

More in the report “UK Personnel Supporting the Saudi Armed Forces – Risk, Knowledge and Accountability” (217): http://www.mikelewisresearch.com/RSAFfinal.pdf


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:
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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.
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16412459.david-pratt-how-bombs-made-in-scotland-are-helping-to-fuel-death-toll-in-yemen/

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UN supports Yemen genocide
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2019, 09:39:29 am »
While Yemen is being starved to death, the UK, USA, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (who all support this clear example of genocide) have/had nice seats on the highly respected UN Human Rights council (OHCHR): http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/CurrentMembers.aspx


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

In august 2018, UNICEF reported 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: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180816-unicef-66000-yemen-children-die-annually-from-preventable-diseases/

See a Yemeni child treated in hospital for malnutrition, 19 September 2018.


Stories that Yemen could become the world’s worst humanitarian disaster in the world, have been published for more than 3 years now by the same UN that supports this genocide...

In February 2018, head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Mark Lowcock said:
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The situation in Yemen – today, right now, to the population of the country – looks like the apocalypse.
Unless the situation changes, we’re going to have the world’s worst humanitarian disaster for 50 years
http://web.archive.org/web/20180302082722/http://www.yemenpress.org:80/yemen/yemen-could-be-worst-humanitarian-crisis-in-50-years.html

In February 2018, United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, announced his resignation, 2 days after the UN envoy for the country said he would step down:
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This is my last day here in Sana’a.
I leave Yemen with a great deal of mixed emotion... sadness because of the suffering that is taking place, frustration because we haven't been able to do more for the people in this country.
And at the same time, more and more people have become vulnerable because of this crisis.


Martin Griffiths, who’s from Britain, became the new UN envoy to Yemen.
Griffiths is the executive director of the Brussels-based European Institute of Peace (EIP) – you have to understand “peace” in an Orwellian way to understand what kind of “peace” Griffiths works for.

He has earlier supported genocidal campaigns for the UN in Syria, Afghanistan and Libya, making sure that there came no peace or improvement of life for the population: https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/who-martin-griffiths-yemens-new-un-envoy-1120969214


The UN has written that Yemen must achieve a “transition”:
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In 2013, Yemen enters into the most critical phase of the Transition, marked by a series of overlapped processes to be achieved in just 12 months:
   implementation of the national dialogue process,
   development of a new national constitution,
   setting up of a legal framework for transitional justice,
   establishment of an independent institution for human rights,
   completion of the first phase of the electoral cycle and
   Accomplishment of structural reforms in the security sector.

The UN describes the problems for Yemen as follows:
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This complex transition, aiming at establishing a new balance of power in Yemen, will take place in a context seriously affected by:
- insecurity, as a result of continued military clashes amongst the national army, Al Qaeda-affiliated groups and armed tribes in many areas of the country;
- severe humanitarian crisis, particularly in the South, aggravated by a massive movement of population from the Horn of Africa; and finally
- an increasing social demand for “peace dividends”

“Peace dividends” is the demand for a decrease in military spending and increase in money for social programs: http://www.ye.undp.org/content/yemen/en/home/countryinfo/

No information at all about the massive famine caused by the blockade and bombing by the coalition led by the UK/US.
I have archived this page of the UN here: http://archive.is/mfZbX


In October 2018, the Guardian reported on a “leaked” document, called Visibility Plan, which shows that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates demanded that in return for their “humanitarian aid” to Yemen, UN aid agency Ocha was forced to get positive stories published in “reputable” news outlets.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE reportedly provided nearly one third of the total UN “humanitarian” budget for Yemen - for vaccines and psychiatric treatment amongst others.

Saudi Arabia donated $930 million – NOT to Yemen, but to the UN that supports this genocide.
So far the UN has condemned the Houthis in a resolution, but never the “coalition”...

The document sets out 48 specific steps UN agencies have agreed upon to publicise Saudi activity covering 5 different “aid“ agencies, including Unicef, the UN Development Programme, Ocha, and the World Health Organization.
The agreement includes:
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We consider it very important to ensure that our dear fellow Yemenis are all aware of our donations. More emphasis should be placed on strengthening the local visibility plan by engaging local media … so that donors get deserved recognition and not to be overshadowed by the recipient’s agencies’ visibility.
(...)
One would expect from Ocha or [a] recipient agency to publish articles in recognised daily newspapers such as the New York Times or the Guardian, highlighting our contribution.
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/oct/30/saudis-demanded-good-publicity-over-yemen-aid-leaked-un-document-shows?CMP=share_btn_tw


In February 2017, the UN launched a campaign to vaccinate 5 million starving Yemeni children with polio, with the help of the World Bank, UNICEF and WHO.

According to Ms. MeritxellRelaño of UNICEF:
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Every minute, the situation of Yemen’s children gets worse. It is unacceptable that children in Yemen are dying of preventable diseases. This is why, together with partners, we are sparing no effort to save more lives
Ms. Sandra Bloemenkamp of the World Bank stated:
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The World Bank is committed to investing in children’s health, which is a vital investment in the country’s future, through working with our UN partners in Yemen and strengthening the local health institutions.

They have even been so considerate to deliver fuel, generators and solar-powered refrigerators to keep vaccines at a constant cool temperature: http://ye.one.un.org/content/unct/yemen/en/home/news-centre/news/nationwide-immunization-campaign-protects-5-million-children-against-polio-war-torn.html

According to the UN “Vaccination is one of the safest and most cost effective health interventions to protect children from potentially fatal and debilitating diseases”.
I guess the UN honestly doesn’t “understand” that food, clean water and fuel are more needed in starving Yemen than vaccines…

The international world powers in their greatest philanthropic disguise, in June 2017 provided Yemen with one million doses of an oral cholera vaccine for urgent use.
Do I understand correctly that because of these magical “vaccines”, Yemenis don’t need food and clean water anymore?!?

There is at least one death every hour caused by severe dehydration and diarrhoea.
International health officials say the emergency vaccinations are necessary to contain the cholera epidemic in Yemen. The vaccine can only be administered to those who don’t have cholera yet.
According to the WHO, there is already a network in place to distribute the vaccines immediately in priority areas to everyone above the age of one: https://www.irinnews.org/news/2017/06/20/exclusive-largest-ever-stock-cholera-vaccine-headed-yemen

 

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