Yemen

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TAOISEACH MUST RAISE THE YEMEN CATASTROPHE WITH JOE BIDEN ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT BULLETIN - 16 MARCH 2021

On the 18th anniversary of the Bush Blair led illegal invasion of Iraq and the 10th anniversary of the uprising in Syria, horrific war and famine now threaten the people of Yemen. Media and politicians are ignoring it. Please spread the word.

CNN REPORT HERE - https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/03/10/yemen-starving-children-...

• TAOISEACH MUST RAISE THE YEMEN CATASTROPHE WITH JOE BIDEN ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY

• YEMINI PEOPLE ARE STARVING TO DEATH - LIFT THE US BACKED SAUDI BLOCKADE NOW!

• CHARITY NOT ENOUGH – END THIS INHUMANE WAR NOW!

• IRISH GOVERNMENT SHOULD ONLY ALLOW HUMANITARIAN U.S. FLIGHTS THROUGH SHANNON

UNPUBLISHED LETTER SENT TO FIVE NEWS OUTLETS IN IRELAND ON 11 MARCH, NOW ISSUED AS A PR

Dear Editor,

people in Yemen are starving to death. They are dying in hospitals, homes and on the roadsides fleeing to safety. Many severely undernourished children who make it to the safety of the overcrowded Hodeidah Hospital on the Red Sea coast still die as their bodies are so weakened with starvation. 400,000 Yemini children are at risk of dying according to the director of the UN World Food Programme. 11 million children need aid in the world’s worst humanitarian disaster. The UN estimates that 50% of health-care facilities have shut down in a conflict that has displaced more than 3.6 million people, over 80% of which are women and children. The Coronavirus pandemic runs rampant among such dysfunctionality.

TAOISEACH MUST RAISE THE YEMEN CATASTROPHE WITH JOE BIDEN ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT PRESS RELEASE - 16 MARCH 2021

UNPUBLISHED LETTER SENT TO FIVE NEWS OUTLETS IN IRELAND ON 11 MARCH

• TAOISEACH MUST RAISE THE YEMEN CATASTROPHE WITH JOE BIDEN ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY

• YEMINI PEOPLE ARE STARVING TO DEATH - LIFT THE SAUDI BLOCKADE NOW!

• CHARITY NOT ENOUGH – END THIS INHUMANE WAR NOW!

• IRISH GOVERNMENT SHOULD ONLY ALLOW HUMANITARIAN U.S. FLIGHTS THROUGH SHANNON

Dear Editor,

people in Yemen are starving to death. They are dying in hospitals, homes and on the roadsides fleeing to safety. Many severely undernourished children who make it to the safety of the overcrowded Hodeidah Hospital on the Red Sea coast still die as their bodies are so weakened with starvation. 400,000 Yemini children are at risk of dying according to the director of the UN World Food Programme. 11 million children need aid in the world’s worst humanitarian disaster. The UN estimates that 50% of health-care facilities have shut down in a conflict that has displaced more than 3.6 million people, over 80% of which are women and children. The Coronavirus pandemic runs rampant among such dysfunctionality.

Meanwhile fourteen tankers laden with vital humanitarian aid and fuel have been stranded for two months in the Red Sea off the Saudi coast due to the US-backed Saudi blockade. Hundreds of lorries laden with aid are stuck on the road to the supply gateway of Hodeidah port, unable to progress due to lack of fuel. This is an appalling vista in a country on the verge of a catastrophic famine where 90% of its food is imported. No doubt the situation is complex and there have been atrocities on both sides in this war but ultimately the Yemini people are the suffering pawns in a proxy war between Iran backed Houthis and the US-backed Saudi and UAE regimes where humanitarian aid is now being used as a weapon of war.

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