Tuesday, March 15, 2016

US-backed coalition is bombing & starving Yemenis to death

"The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights spokesman noted that this Feb. 27 bombing was the bloodiest airstrike since another 41 Yemenis were massacred in the US-backed coalition bombing of market in the northern city of Saada five months earlier. In March 2015, the coalition bombed a refugee camp in the north, killing 40 Yemenis and wounding 200 more." "The U.S.-backed bombing and Saudi blockade of Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, has led to mass starvation. Approximately 14.4 million Yemenis — more than half of the population of the country — were food insecure, the Food and Agriculture Organization said in January, and hunger is growing."