Civilians Face Worsening Catastrophe as US-Backed Saudi Coalition Expands Offensive in Yemen

October 8, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

As Yemenis suffer “appalling damage” from ongoing conflict, one humanitarian medical organization says that those states supporting the coalition-led offenses may be contributing to civilian deaths.

The World Health Organization said Tuesday that nearly 4,000 people had died in the conflict since it broke out mid-March, nearly 1,900 of whom were civilians.

Reuters summarizes the situation:

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the

The Saudi-led military coalition, as Common Dreams reported this week, “includes the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, and Sudan. While the United States and United Kingdom both say they are not formally part of the coalition, they are both providing direct assistance—including logistics and intelligence—as well as serving as major weapons suppliers for the campaign.”

The reported shift comes the same week as Human Rights Watch said the military coalition committed what “appears to be a war crime” in bombing residential housing, which killed at least 65 civilians.