The United Nations has warned about humanitarian crisis in Yemen in the wake of the nearly two-year-old Saudi aggression. Yemen could face famine in 2017 if food supply is not allowed to be dispatched into the impoverished nation, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien told the Security Council on Thursday.
Muhammad Ali Carter, a journalist and political commentator from London, said that the international community and the West have done nothing in real world to reduce sufferings of the impoverished Yemeni people.
“The UN admits what it [has done for Yemenis], it’s been useless,” because the world body wants to talk but the Yemeni people need real acts to get rid of the Saudi war on their country, Carter said on Thursday night.
The Yemeni people are facing a lot of problems as a result of the Saudi aggression on their country, “but we’re seeing a lack of condemnation, we’re seeing a lack of coverage and we’re also seeing a lack of action that’s the biggest problem,” he said.
Yemen stands alone because the so-called super powers abandoned this impoverished country, he noted.
While the Yemeni children and civilians die from a horrible starvation in this day and age, it is “disgusting” that the British government as one of the Western powers is doing nothing practical to get results for these people, the analyst added.
Saudi Arabia and its allies have started blockade of Yemen since March 2015 under the justification that they want to stop delivery of arms into the war-torn country, but the Saudi-led alliance left civilians without food and medicine.
Carter also said that at least 14.5 million people have been classified as “food insecure” which means the Yemeni people are on the verge of starving to death.
Aid organizations, who want to carry out humanitarian work in Yemen, have no way to get into the country, he said, adding that it is very difficult to send food, water and medicine to the Yemenis because of the Saudi-imposed blockade.
According to the journalist, the most affected people in Yemen are pregnant women, children under five years old and the elderlies, who are suffering the most from the internationally ignored siege.
“There have been massive human rights abuses and a bombing campaign which the UN admitted has been the number one cause of civilian death in the country,” he pointed out.