Babies in Yemen starve in the shadow of civil war. Yemens children are crying our for help. Millions are facing famine. They are fighting a civil war, a pandemic, and famine all at the same time, and the world is silent!
The conflict began over 5 years ago. Houthi rebels who are backed by Iran, are fighting Yemen's government, that is backed by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia (with the support of the UK, US & France). It all started when the Houthis rebelled against Yemen's government and began to seize their territories. In order to get the Houthis out, Saudis began bombing Yemen and the conflict worsened. This conflict has brought the provision of basic services to the brink of collapse. As well as hospitals being bombed and only half the country's health facilities are fully functioning. People are starving and dying from disease. BBC news reported that COVID - 19 has brought their health system to a complete collapse. The real number of deaths in Yemen are almost impossible to determine. The risk of famine could imperil 22 million people. Sky news reported that Yemen could potentially be wiped off the human globe. It's important that we raise awareness.