The ongoing de facto genocide in the Republic of Yemen in a war whose most intense phase began in 2015, has until very recently been all but ignored in the Western mainstream media.
The head of the U.S. Department of Defense, James Mattis, announced during his visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) that he was ready to make an effort to regulate the Yemeni military conflict through negotiations.
Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, at the core of the Houthi alliance resisting the Saudi coalition’s war on Yemen, has said that they are prepared to end the fighting and join a national unity government.
UNICEF said that 7.4 million Yemeni children are in dire need of medical help, and 370,000 run the risk of severe acute malnutrition.
Since the Saudi aggression in Yemen, they ignored all the voices of condemnation and reason that called for its cessation. The slaughter of more than 10 thousand Yemenis didn’t embarrass the kingdom for almost 20 months.
The UN found that Saudi coalition airstrikes in Yemen are responsible for most of the civilians killed in the war and called for an international investigation into the coalition’s violations there.
The UK’s Labour and Scottish National parties called for an independent UN-led investigation into the allegations of war crimes in Yemen.