Opinion: Yemen needs food, not arms

Every 10 minutes, a child dies in Yemen – of preventable causes.


The primary reason is because the worst famine in the world today has been man-made, for the most part.


If nothing else, it is a war which generates huge profits – also for those who pledged relief money in Geneva: In 2015, when the wealthiest country in the Arabian peninsula started to bomb the poorest country in the region back to the stone age, arms worth in excess of 1.8 billion euros ($1.96 billion) were exported from the European Union to Saudi Arabia.

In 2016, the German Ministry of Economy issued export licenses for weapons sold to Saudi Arabia worth more than 500 million euros ($544 million). This makes Germany a participant in this very dirty war.

Matters are not helped by the fact that Great Britain, France and especially the US are also among those who, acting resourcefully and displaying high levels of entrepreneurial flair, make sure that the Saudi arms, bombs and missile depots remain fully replenished, despite constant deployment on a massive scale. 

via Opinion: Yemen needs food, not arms | Opinion | DW.COM | 26.04.2017

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