Saudi Arabia Faces Criticism Over Military Action In Yemen; U.S., U.K., Qatar Expected To Announce New Humanitarian Aid For Crisis, Envoy Says

Devex: Exclusive: U.N. envoy says new Yemen aid forthcoming
“The United States, the United Kingdom, and Qatar will announce new funding for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen on Friday during a high-level meeting at the United Nations General Assembly on the situation, the U.N. special envoy for humanitarian affairs told Devex…” (Dickinson, 9/21).

Foreign Policy: As Cholera-Wracked Yemen Starves, Saudis Paint Rosy Picture of Their Relief Efforts
“Saudi Arabia’s king sent a senior adviser to the United States this week to paint a picture of a generous nation working to ensure food and medicine reaches the suffering civilians of Yemen, even as it pursues a devastating air war against Houthi rebels. But international relief organizations, human rights advocates, and a growing number of U.S. lawmakers say Saudi Arabia and its military partners are aggravating the mounting humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen by delaying or blocking access for emergency aid to areas controlled by Houthis, including a crucial port and the country’s airport…” (De Luce, 9/21).

Newsweek: Children at war: Saudi Arabia is bombing Yemen but blames humanitarian disaster on Iran-backed Houthis
“…The aim of [Senior Adviser Abdullah al-Rabeeah’s] public relations blitz appears to be twofold: to deflect attention from the two-year air campaign by a Saudi-led military coalition against Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels, and to keep Riyadh off a U.N. list of countries that kill and cripple children in war…” (Broder, 9/21).

Xinhua News: Cholera death toll rises to 2,103 in war-torn Yemen: WHO
“The death toll of the cholera epidemic in war-torn Yemen has increased to 2,103 since it broke out in April, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. The suspected cases have risen up to 704,544, WHO said on its official Twitter account…” (9/21).

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