Sunday, November 18News For London

Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa ‘kill 30’-Yemen War.

Yemen yet again faces another Saudi-led coalition air strike which killed at least thirty people in a rebel military police camp.

Most of the people who died in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, were claimed to be detainees inside the camp.

According to the UN, the recent strikes were reported to have demolished the building and more than 8,670 people have been killed and 49,960 injured since the coalition intervened in the conflict in 2015.

The fighting and a blockade by the coalition has also left 20.7 million people in need of humanitarian aid, created the world’s largest food security emergency, and led to a cholera outbreak that is thought to have killed 2,219 people since April.

 

As the food crisis worsens in Yemen, the UN World Food Programme fears that they might witness the worst toll that hunger could have on the war-torn country

The organization claimed that it has provided food for more than 3 million people each month since February. It has split these rations so it can reach 6 million people every month, but resources are beginning to run out.

The war in Yemen began in early 2015 when Houthi rebels , a minority Shia group from the north of the country ,drove out the US-backed government and took over the capital, Sanaa.

The ongoing conflict has left thousands dead as the Saudi-led coalition continues its attacks on the Houthi rebels, who are backed by Iran.

According to a June report, 14.1 million people in Yemen are what’s known as “food insecure,” including 7 million who are severely food insecure.

The UN program cites areas of Yemen such as Hodeida, where global acute malnutrition rates among children under 5 have rapidly risen.

The World Food Programme said it needs more than $257 million to continue to give food assistance.

The war in Yemen has pushed the country which traditionally suffers from a shortage of food to the brink. And has forced the closure of hundreds of hospitals, Furthermore, the Saudi led forces has blockaded Yemen’s ports to prevent the Yemenis rearming resulting in shortage of supplies, medicine and fuel.