Yemen’s humanitarian catastrophe may prove ‘irreversible’, says Norwegian Refugee agency report
In the 17 months since the Saudi regime launched its bombing campaign against Yemen, more than 10,000 people have been killed. The country’s infrastructure has been destroyed resulting in severe shortage of food, clean drinking water and medicines. The Norwegian Refugee Council in a report released August 8 confirms Yemen’s dire straits and warns the catastrophe may prove “irreversible”.
Monday August 08, 2016, 22:37 DST
Twenty one million people in Yemen, or about 80 percent of the country’s total population, are in desperate need of help, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in a report released today.
The NRC report said that nearly 20 million Yemenis do not have access to clean water and some 14 million people lack access to healthcare. This is the direct result of the relentless bombing by the Saudi regime and its Arabian and African allies that launched a vicious assault on the impoverished country in March 2015.
Seventeen months of bombings have destroyed schools, hospitals, factories, people’s homes and heritage sites. Similarly, food storage depots have been bombed and destroyed resulting in seven million people becoming “severely food insecure”. Continue Reading