Children in Yemen are Dying of Starvation

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Children in Yemen are Dying of Starvation

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starving child from Yemen

Tear Stallone, Staff Writer

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    The United States announced on Wednesday a peace talk to be held next month in Sweden to hopefully end the war in Yemen. The announcement came amid growing global pressure to stop bombing campaigns caused by a Saudi-led coalition. This has unleashed conditions to possible war crimes according to the United Nations report in August.

    Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis, announced that an estimated 85,000 children might have died of starvation since bombings began in 2015. Yemen has become one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, as said by experts. The United Nations states that 14 million people will soon be on the brink of starvation.

    The managing director of the World Food Program, David Beasley, went to Yemen last week. Beasley talked to the United Nations Security Council on Friday. “What I have seen in Yemen this week is the stuff of nightmares, of horror, of deprivation, of misery. And we — all of humanity — have only ourselves to blame,”(Beasley). Beasley also stated that the price of food staples doubled.

    As death toll for military operation worsens, rebuilding economy has emerged as a priority to prevent a widespread famine.

    Due to the war, humanitarian programs have been scaled back as stated by the United Nations to the Security Council. Save the Children states that they have been forced to reroute the supplies for the north of the country through the southern part of Aden which causes the deliveries to take longer. The country director for the World Food Program in Yemen said that 8.4 million people are considered food insecure, one step away from famine.

    Although Mattis did not specify the date for the peace talks due to the fear of coming out ahead of the United Nations announcement, he stated in Washington that it should be held in very, very early December in Sweden. Mattis added that the Saudi-led coalition has stopped offensive around Hudayah before the peace talk. This peace talk could be the end to the child starvation deaths and the humanitarian crises in Yemen.