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If UK has given billions to Yemenis, why are they starving ?

Who has had the money there?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yemen is to the Middle East what Haiti is to the Western Hemisphere. Very poor, the poorest nation in the Middle East. In the Human Development Index Yemen ranks 179 out of 189. Haiti ranks 170 out of 189. Yemenis are not held in high regard by Gulf Arabs such as Saudis and Kuwaitis because Yemen backed Saddam Hussein on August 2, 1990 when Kuwait was invaded. Yemen also has military help from Iran. Yemen is stuck in the 1990s and need to apologize to the Saudis and Kuwaitis and cut off the Iranians. 

  • 2 months ago

    Even before the current brouhaha, Yemen was fairly sharply divided between the haves and the have-nots. Those with marketable skills did quite well. I worked with some of them. OTOH, there were those who eked out a living sweeping the streets with crude brooms, earning so little that they had to choose between food and kat (a shrub chewed for the ephedrine in the leaves). Most of them chose kat.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Because they don't have anything to eat

  • 2 months ago

    It doesn't get to the people who need it and corrupt government officials skim the cream off the top which is why we should stop supporting these savages. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Since 2016, a famine has been ongoing in Yemen which started during the Yemeni Civil War.[10] More than 85,000 children have died as a result of the famine as of 2018. In May 2020, UNICEF described Yemen as "the largest humanitarian crisis in the world", and estimated that 80% of the population, over 24 million people, were in need of humanitarian assistance.[11] The famine is being compounded by an outbreak of cholera, which is resulting in 5,000 new cases daily in June 2017.[12] Devastation of Yemeni infrastructure, health, water and sanitation systems and facilities by Saudi-led coalition air strikes led to the spread of cholera.[13][14][15] UNICEF says that there have been many attacks on water systems in Yemen cutting off water to many.[16]

    After 5 November 2017, the famine in Yemen was compounded by Houthi humanitarian siege and Saudi Arabia, who tightened its sea, air and land blockade of Yemen.[17][18][19][20][21] According to the manager of Al Hudaydah port, which is under the control of the Houthis, medicine and food cannot go to Al-Hudaydah, since Saudi-led airstrikes destroyed the port's industrial cranes in August 2015.[22] On 23 November 2017, the blockade was partially but not fully lifted,[23] and some humanitarian supplies were allowed into the country.[24]

    In October 2018, the United Nations warned that 13 million people face starvation in what could be "the worst famine in the world in 100 years."[25] The following month, a report by Save the Children estimated that 85,000 children under the age of five have died from starvation and malnutrition.[26]

    According to the Global Hunger Index, Yemen has the second-highest hunger score in the world, after the Central African Republic

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