Urgent, Ongoing Action Needed To Address Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen, Academics Say

BMJ Opinion: There is an urgent need to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen
Obijiofor Aginam, deputy director of United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), and Weiam Al-Hunaishi, physician and graduate student in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Malaya, discuss the urgent and ongoing need to address the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, writing, “The humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen is too complex to be left to the traditional diplomatic whims and caprices of individual nation-states whose foreign policy interests may be channeled elsewhere. To save innocent lives now and ensure that ‘no one is left behind,’ it is urgent to bring the vulnerable groups threatened by cholera, starvation, and malnutrition in Yemen within the parameters of a pragmatic humanitarian action” (2/6).