Without Political Solution, Yemeni People Will Continue To Face Severe Hunger, Disease Outbreaks, Humanitarian Crisis
The Guardian: Food, clothes, medicine: the people of Yemen just want the same life as us
Johannes Bruwer, outgoing head of delegation for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Yemen
“…Even in peacetime, life in Yemen could be difficult. But when you add a long war to the mix, one that has had crushing effects on the average family, you end up close to catastrophe. The wave of severe hunger that humanitarians have been warning about will steamroll the country if there’s no major change. Over the past two months, there has been a massive deterioration in what is available at affordable prices. … This intensifying hunger, now moving towards potential famine, will exacerbate the already fragile health situation. More malnutrition will make outbreaks of cholera, measles, and diphtheria even worse. … Without a political solution we are going to face a disaster of a size and intensity that the world has not seen in a long time. … That roughly 75 percent of the population needs assistance is not a mark on their character but an indictment of the way this war has been waged…” (11/17).