Beware the ghosts of the starved children of Yemen

Documentation this month by the United Nations, the respected International Crisis Group (ICG), and others warns that Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and Nigeria are on the brink of famine that could impact 20 million people. Yemen alone already suffers the world’s largest food crisis, as 17 million people cannot get enough basic food and need humanitarian assistance simply to stay alive and healthy. Unicef says 460,000 children suffer from severe acute malnutrition.

The deeper tragedy is that Yemen’s situation is totally man-made, reflecting policy decisions in Saudi Arabia, Arab allies, the United States, UK, France and other governments — including some UN Security Council members, ICG reminds us — that have weaponized the economy, shattered Central Bank operations that have almost stopped salary payments and other routine economic transactions, and reduced imports into a country that gets 90 percent of its basic commodities from abroad.

via Beware the ghosts of the starved children of Yemen

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