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Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen Gains Attention With Western Leaders Calling For Cease Fire

New York Times: Yemen Girl Who Turned World’s Eyes to Famine Is Dead
“…A searing portrait of the starving girl published in the New York Times last week drew an impassioned response from readers. They expressed heartbreak. They offered money for her family. They wrote in to ask if she was getting better. On Thursday, Amal’s family said she had died at a ragged refugee camp four miles from the hospital. … The grievous human cost of the Saudi-led war in Yemen has jumped to the top of the global agenda as the outcry over the killing of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi prompts Western leaders to re-examine their support for the war…” (Walsh, 11/1).

NPR: A Call For A Cease-Fire In Yemen Makes News. Its Catastrophe Doesn’t
“Yemen is finally making headlines. The U.S. has called for a cease-fire in hostilities. But in the meantime, the humanitarian crisis characterized as the world’s worst by the U.N. continues unabated — and largely out of the public’s mind. … More than 22 million out of Yemen’s total population of 29 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the the U.N. Nearly 18 million of them do not know where their next meal will come from…” (Lu, 11/1).

U.N. News: Looming famine in Yemen could put two million mothers at risk of death — U.N. agency
“The critical difficulties in accessing food in Yemen, and other hardships caused by the ongoing conflict, could lead to the world’s worst famine ever, and place up to two million malnourished, pregnant and lactating women at risk of death, the U.N. sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, said on Thursday…” (11/1).

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