Human Lives Human Rights; In its latest report on Tuesday, the UN refugee agency said that at least 7.3 million people in war-torn country, Yemen need shelter and non-food assistance.
Office of the UNHCR Yemen said on its Twitter account that 7.3 million Yemenis “require shelter & non-food assistance,” with 75% being women and children.
The agency added that an exhibition was being organized on Tuesday in the capital Sanaa, aimed at “presenting solutions to the soaring shelter needs.”
The crimes occurring in Yemen are serious, and the responsible parties demonstrably unwilling or unable to address them.
Tens of thousands of civilians who have died since the Saudi-led coalition began an aerial bombardment campaign in Yemen in March 2015.
Back in November 2015, less than a year into the conflict, Human Rights Watch warned that the U.S. might be liable for laws-of-war violations in Yemen because of its continued arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
To continue to arm Saudi Arabia and look the other way as each school bus, hospital, or wedding party is bombed, may say more about U.S. culpability than any technical argument buried in a State Department legal memo.