The Other War

Putin’s massacre gets all the headlines. But there are other wars and other victims around the world. “Since 2015, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, backed by the United States, have waged a relentless war against their impoverished neighbor Yemen in a bid to reinstate the pro-Saudi government toppled by a popular uprising. The unrest gave way to an armed rebellion led by the Houthis, which Riyadh accuses of being an Iranian proxy group. The United Nations has described Yemen as the world’s largest humanitarian catastrophe. The World Food Program estimates that half of all the country’s children under 5, about 2.3 million kids, are at risk of acute malnutrition, with 400,000 at risk of dying if they don’t receive treatment, according to a spokesperson for the organization who asked not to be named because even the U.N. fears the consequences of criticizing Saudi Arabia.” As U.S. Focuses On Ukraine, Yemen Starves.

+ The risks associated with getting at the truth in Ukraine are getting the headlines, but journalists in other parts of the world are not only collateral damage, they’re actively targeted. Eighth Journalist Murdered In Mexico in 2022.

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