Every ten minutes a child in Yemen is dying from malnutrition and a lack of medical care, both the results of the ongoing war. And now Saudi Arabia, which has been involved in Yemen's internal conflict for the past two years, may be getting a green light from Donald Trump to attack the and close the critical port of Hodeidah, blocking most of Yemen's food imports and plunging the entire nation into famine.
"Donald Trump’s Shift On Yemen Risks Plunging The Country Into Famine," the Huffington Post reports. "Yemen war causing world's worst food crisis," Vatican Radio reports. "'Time running out': 1.4 million children could die from famine in Africa & Yemen, says UNICEF," RT reports.
The American people need to hear this story but the most prominent US newspaper, The New York Times', is ignoring the crisis. A search shows only wire stories and no regular New York Times article.
The only way to stop the famine is to stop the war. The only way to stop the war is for the United States to stop weapon sales to Saudi Arabia and to stop facilitating the Saudi bombing. But first, we need to expose how horrific a situation US bombs and support are creating. Tell the New York Times to do its job.
For the people of Yemen,
Ann, Ariel, Jodie, Mariana, Mark, Medea, Nancy, Paki, Paula, Samira, and Tali