As Yemen Starves, International Aid Agencies Play Politics With Food — Covert Geopolitics – July 6, 2019

by Ahmed Abdulkareem: Yemeni authorities are accusing some international aid agencies of playing politics with food aid, correctly pointing out that financiers of the organizations are the very same countries participating in the war on Yemen.

TAIZ, YEMEN — A recent Saudi Coalition airstrike on the home of a prominent Yemeni businessman in Taiz destroyed not only a family home but also the hopes of the many Yemenis who rely on the generosity of philanthropic donors, as international aid agencies become increasingly beholden to the political interests of their largest benefactors.

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UN Sent 24,000 Tons of Infested and Rotten “Aid” to Starving Yemenis — The Anti-Media – June 28, 2019

Written by Randi Nord

(GPA— Since 2015, Yemen’s Customs and Consumer Protection has had to either send back or seize over 24,000 tons of aid determined unfit for consumption sent from the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). Among the “aid” included 15,000 tons of supplementary food for pregnant women and medicine.

On November 6, Yemen’s Port Authority rejected and sent back a vessel from the World Food Program containing 10,000 tons of white wheat. After inspection, authorities noticed the wheat was infested with live insects. A similar incident occurred in February when authorities inspected a WFP shipment containing 96,000 bags wheat was not stamped with an expiration or production date.

Another particularly notable incident took place in May of 2019. At this time, Yemeni authorities found dead insects inside 8 million kilograms of wheat. Throughout June, authorities were forced to reject nearly 130,000 bags of white beans that were either wet, rotten, or infested with dead insects.

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Over 70,000 Killed in Yemen War Since 2016 — The Anti-Media – April 19, 2019

Yemen Tragedy

(ANTIWAR.COM— Official figures on the deaths in the Yemen War have been virtually unavailable, or at least years out of date. The database tracker from the Armed Conflict and Location Event Data Project, however, issued their own data on Yemen Thursday, showing more than 70,000 have been killed in Yemen just since January 2016.

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Israel Destroyed Eight Syrian Military Targets, Killed at Least 11 Troops — The Anti-Media – January 21, 2019

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Despite claiming that their Sunday night airstrikes against Syria were exclusively targeting Iran’s Quds Force, Israeli airstrikes against Syria appear to have almost exclusively hit Syrian military targets, particularly the nation’s air defenses around Damascus airport. Israeli strikes destroyed eight Syrian air defense batteries, and killed at least 11 troops in the strikes. The batteries were mostly aging…..Read more

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Almost 85,000 Yemeni kids may have died of malnutrition amid Saudi war: Save the Children – November 21, 2018

A malnourished Yemeni child lies on a bed at a malnutrition treatment ward at al-Thawra hospital in Hudaydah, Yemen, November 3, 2018. (Photo by Reuters)A A malnourished Yemeni child lies on a bed at a malnutrition treatment ward at al-Thawra hospital in Hudaydah, Yemen, November 3, 2018. (Photo by Reuters)

A UK-based charity says more than 84,700 children under the age of five may have starved to death in Yemen since the Saudi regime and a coalition of its allies launched a brutal war on the already-impoverished nation over three years ago.

Using data compiled by the UN, Save the Children calculated in a Tuesday report the mortality rate for untreated cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition among Yemeni kids between April 2015 and October 2018.

“We are horrified that some 85,000 children in Yemen may have died because of extreme hunger since the war began. For every child killed by bombs and bullets, dozens are starving to death and it’s entirely preventable,” said Tamer Kirolos, the aid group’s Yemen director……..Read more:  PressTV.com

Six Recent US Antiwar Demonstrations Your Rulers Don’t Want You Talking About — Waking Times – November 16, 2018

Caitlin Johnstone, Guest Waking Times A friend told me yesterday that he hadn’t seen an antiwar protest in America in ten years. It was a sincere comment; he genuinely hadn’t seen any coverage on any peace activism in his country during that time. And of course he hadn’t; it is mainstream media’s job to distort public…Read more & videos: “Military Family Member Returns Freedom Medal to George W. Bush” ,”Women’s March on the Pentagon”, “In Viral Video, Medea Benjamin Confronts Trump Official on Iran”, 
“USA: NYU Students protest against ‘war criminal’ Kissinger’s visit”´,
“Pompeo’s Iran bloviations disrupted by multiple demonstrators”
“Hunger strike for Yemen”

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US Ends Refueling of Saudi Coalition Aircraft in Yemen Conflict — November 11, 2018

By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — One of the most visible aspects of direct US involvement in the Saudi invasion of Yemen, mid-air refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing the country, has come to an end over the weekend. US and Saudi officials both confirmed this program has halted. US officials offered few specifics on the decision, but Saudi state media…..Read more

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