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Saudi Arabia directly responsible for two-thirds of civilian deaths in Yemen

CurrentMiddle East

Saudi Arabia directly responsible for two-thirds of civilian deaths in Yemen

According to Save the Children, more than 37 Yemeni children are killed or injured every single month from foreign bombs targeting civilians.

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As the brutal war in Yemen continues to kill the innocent, new figures show that more than 12,000 civilians have been directly targeted and killed since the war began in 2015. The Saudi-led coalition, which has been waging a war against the Houthi rebels for 4 years now, are responsible for two-thirds of these deaths.

100,000 people in total have been killed in Yemen since 2015, in what many human rights groups are calling the worst humanitarian disaster in the world today. According to Save the Children, more than 37 Yemeni children are killed or injured every single month from foreign bombs targeting civilians.

In addition to deaths from war, many more are dying from disease outbreaks and severe lack of health care and sanitation. A cholera outbreak is now infecting and killing thousands in Yemen, as humanitarian aid groups struggle to reach those most in need amidst heavy fighting and bombings.

The war by the Saudi-led coalition has been ongoing since the crisis in Yemen erupted in 2015, with Houthi rebels fighting against the then Saudi-backed Yemeni President Hadi. Saudi Arabia, in partnership with countries such as the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Sudan, and Egypt, have contributed to a war that has killed almost 100,000 Yemeni civilians.

With an estimated 14 million at risk of starvation and death due to the continued war and fighting, an estimated 79% of Yemenis are now living in poverty. 92% of babies born in Yemen are already underweight at birth, highlighting the damage this war is doing to the future of Yemen’s population.

The United Nations have issued a statement on the worsening condition in Yemen:

Not only has the war made Yemen the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, it has plunged it into a harrowing development crisis too. The ongoing crisis is threatening to make Yemen’s population the poorest in the world – a title the already suffering country cannot afford.”

As Saudi Arabia and its allies continue to bomb, target, and kill innocent civilians and children inside Yemen, the world has remained largely silent. Western allies of Saudi Arabia, like the US and the UK, continue to provide money and weapons to Saudi, therefore indirectly contributing to the killing of innocents. In what is being described as the world’s largest humanitarian disaster, it remains to be seen whether or not governments will finally stand up to the state-inflicted terror and possible war crimes that Saudi Arabia is guilty of.

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According to Save the Children, more than 37 Yemeni children are killed or injured every single month from foreign bombs targeting civilians.

As the brutal war in Yemen continues to kill the innocent, new figures show that more than 12,000 civilians have been directly targeted and killed since the war began in 2015. The Saudi-led coalition, which has been waging a war against the Houthi rebels for 4 years now, are responsible for two-thirds of these deaths.

100,000 people in total have been killed in Yemen since 2015, in what many human rights groups are calling the worst humanitarian disaster in the world today. According to Save the Children, more than 37 Yemeni children are killed or injured every single month from foreign bombs targeting civilians.

In addition to deaths from war, many more are dying from disease outbreaks and severe lack of health care and sanitation. A cholera outbreak is now infecting and killing thousands in Yemen, as humanitarian aid groups struggle to reach those most in need amidst heavy fighting and bombings.

The war by the Saudi-led coalition has been ongoing since the crisis in Yemen erupted in 2015, with Houthi rebels fighting against the then Saudi-backed Yemeni President Hadi. Saudi Arabia, in partnership with countries such as the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Sudan, and Egypt, have contributed to a war that has killed almost 100,000 Yemeni civilians.

With an estimated 14 million at risk of starvation and death due to the continued war and fighting, an estimated 79% of Yemenis are now living in poverty. 92% of babies born in Yemen are already underweight at birth, highlighting the damage this war is doing to the future of Yemen’s population.

The United Nations have issued a statement on the worsening condition in Yemen:

Not only has the war made Yemen the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, it has plunged it into a harrowing development crisis too. The ongoing crisis is threatening to make Yemen’s population the poorest in the world – a title the already suffering country cannot afford.”

As Saudi Arabia and its allies continue to bomb, target, and kill innocent civilians and children inside Yemen, the world has remained largely silent. Western allies of Saudi Arabia, like the US and the UK, continue to provide money and weapons to Saudi, therefore indirectly contributing to the killing of innocents. In what is being described as the world’s largest humanitarian disaster, it remains to be seen whether or not governments will finally stand up to the state-inflicted terror and possible war crimes that Saudi Arabia is guilty of.

Whilst you’re here…

The Muslim Vibe is a non-profit media platform aiming to inspire, inform and empower Muslims like you. Our goal is to provide a space for young Muslims to learn about their faith as well as news stories affecting them, so we can reclaim the Muslim narrative from the mainstream.

Your support will help us achieve this goal, and enable us to produce more original content. Your support can help us in the fight against Islamophobia, by building a powerful platform for young Muslims who can share their ideas, experiences and opinions for a better future.

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