World’s worst-hit humanitarian crisis in Yemen since 2015.
When and how it all did start ?
The war in Yemen has been going on since 2011(during Arab spring) which escalated 2015 onwards due to rise of houthi shia rebel movement to capture the northern land of Sadda province and other neighbouring areas. This movement started with the help of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, whose motive was to get his power back.
The war by houthis continued ever since 2015 with more intensity as the President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi seem weak at power-on security forces and struggled to deal with problems the country faced like military attacks, unemployment and food security. The blockade was tightened in 2017 to halt the smuggling of weapon to houthis by Iran overseas.
Cholera and Covid19 together
Imagine your lives affected by both an epidemic and pandemic during a war situation in your country. That’s how Yemen is living right now.
Yemen has very limited health facilities, with the lowest testing rates in the world. There have been more than 3000 deaths due to Cholera and pandemic situation cannot even be recorded. And only 3500 medical facilities are fully functional.
Around 2 million children under 5 suffer from acute malnutrition. People there are deprived of food, water or proper sanitation.
This is real.
Donors pledged $1.35bn in humanitarian aid to Yemen but have failed to raise funds as targeted. The medical system has collapsed in Yemen as coronavirus spreads. And this is the reason why Yemen needs financial aid from other countries.
Developed countries can help provide weapons for war but not food.US and Saudi Arabia have been backing up forces in Yemen by providing them weapons but little did we wonder what can they do for satisfying their hunger?
How can the Yemen crisis affect other countries?
If this crisis continues on a long run Yemen as a country will vanish with no one surviving. Also Yemen has the Gulf of Aden from which most of the world’s oil shipment passes.