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Oxfam: Starving Yemeni Families Selling Daughters as Young as Three into Marriage

    Oxfam: Starving Yemeni Families Selling Daughters as Young as Three into Marriage

LONDON — As the entirely man-made crisis in Yemen continues to worsen, the U.K.-based charity Oxfam has stated that some desperate Yemeni families are selling their daughters, some as young as three years old, as child brides in hopes that their dowries can buy them much needed food and shelter. Oxfam made the shocking and…

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Losing a Generation: UNICEF Sees Saudi War Robbing Yemeni Children of Their Future

    Losing a Generation: UNICEF Sees Saudi War Robbing Yemeni Children of Their Future

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), expressing its concern about “future  of Yemen’s children,” has said that a “lost generation” has begun to form in Yemen owing to the humanitarian conditions faced by children in the country under  the Saudi-led coalition’s military campaign. Yemen’s director of UNICEF, Meritxell Relano, highlighted…

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Save the Children: 85,000 Children May Have Already Died of Hunger in Yemen

    Save the Children: 85,000 Children May Have Already Died of Hunger in Yemen

A leading international aid group said Wednesday that an estimated 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of the country’s civil war in 2015. Save the Children based its figures on mortality rates for untreated cases of severe acute malnutrition, or SAM, in young…

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As UK Introduces U.N. Resolution To End Yemen War; Pompeo Blames Iran For Saudi-Imposed Famine

    As UK Introduces U.N. Resolution To End Yemen War; Pompeo Blames Iran For Saudi-Imposed Famine

At the end of the same week that the Trump administration announced a 30-day deadline to reach a ceasefire in Yemen, it was revealed the United Kingdom is planning to introduce a United Nations Security Council resolution that seeks to end of the war. According to a Friday ABC News report, citing diplomatic sources, the British could introduce the…

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Saudi War on Yemen: World’s Worst Famine in a Century Could Claim 13 Million

  Saudi War on Yemen: World’s Worst Famine in a Century Could Claim 13 Million

Yemen is a country of some 29 million persons, but over a third of them are at risk of starvation if Saudi and UAE bombing campaigns continue. Lise Grand, the United Nations coordinator for Yemen, has warned that the world has only 3 months to halt the slide toward catastrophe. She seems to think that an…

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Amid Famine and Economic Collapse, Major Protests Against Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen

  Amid Famine and Economic Collapse, Major Protests Against Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen

YEMEN — Hundreds of thousands of Yemen`s people took the streets of big cities on Friday to demonstrate against the U.S.-backed and Saudi-led coalition in the wake of the spread of famine throughout the country.  They accuse the coalition of causing that famine. To the country’s north, thousands of residents of four provinces — including…

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As Millions Starve, Many Still Speak of a Yemen “On the Brink of Famine”

  As Millions Starve, Many Still Speak of a Yemen “On the Brink of Famine”

HAJJAH, YEMEN — For almost three years, the expression “on the brink of famine” has been repeatedly cited by relief agencies to describe one side of the humanitarian disaster in Yemen. It is an expression that has never been revised, even as it became increasingly inaccurate as the Saudi-led coalition tightened its blockade and ignored…

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Amid Renewed Saudi Offensive, 5.2 Million Children in Yemen Now Face Starvation

  Amid Renewed Saudi Offensive, 5.2 Million Children in Yemen Now Face Starvation

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The “world’s worst humanitarian crisis” is now more dire than ever according to a new report from the U.K.-based charity Save the Children, which warns that 5.2 million children now face starvation in Yemen. The group’s warning comes as the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and supported by the U.K. and the…

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Starving Off-Camera: In Yemen 20 Million Fuel the Saudi-US-NATO War Machine

  Starving Off-Camera: In Yemen 20 Million Fuel the Saudi-US-NATO War Machine

 The UN estimates that nearly 20 million Yemenis could die of starvation by the end of this year. That’s about 70 percent of the entire population. That horrific number includes more than 2 million children who are already going hungry, including 500,000 who are suffering from severe malnutrition. The people of Yemen have found…

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Why 55 U.S. Senators Voted for Genocide in Yemen

  Why 55 U.S. Senators Voted for Genocide in Yemen

Tuesday’s debate and vote in the U.S. Senate on whether to end (technically whether or not to vote on whether to end) U.S. participation in the war on Yemen can certainly be presented as a step forward. While 55 U.S. Senators voted to keep the war rolling along, 44 voted not to table the resolution to end it. Of those…

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