Footage exposes harrowing ravages of Saudi war

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Publish Date: 13:00 - 05 March 2017
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New footage of haggard adults, skeletal minors, and lives crawling with misery shows routine Yemeni existence roughly two years into Saudi Arabia’s invasion of the impoverished country.
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The video, shot by the French news agency AFP at Thawra Hospital in western al-Hudeidah Province on Saturday, came less than a week after the UN relief aid chief warned Yemen faced a "serious risk of famine.”

Speaking during a visit to Yemen's port city of Aden on Tuesday, UN Under-Secretary General for humanitarian affairs Stephen O’Brien said seven million people in the country did not know where their next meal was coming from.

Of that figure, almost 3.3 million, including 2.1 million children, are suffering from acute malnourishment, he said. Nineteen million out of the country’s 26-million-strong population are in pressing need of humanitarian assistance, O’Brien added.

The Saudi military launched its military campaign in support of Yemen's former government and imposed an all-out naval blockade on the country. The civilian death toll from the bombardments has exceeded 10,000.

The US and the UK provide coordinates for bombing sorties and military advice as well as the bulk of weapons in Saudi Arabia's ongoing campaign which has seriously damaged Yemen's infrastructure. 

(Press TV)

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