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Humanitarian disaster in Yemen, the complicit West has turned its back

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The small and troubled state of Yemen , a crossroads of peoples and trade between two different regional systems, the Middle East and Africa , has been the victim of a brutal military aggression by Saudi Arabia since March 2015 .

yemenYemen is experiencing the most violent and traumatic Arab post-spring period among the countries concerned.The popular struggles have allowed the Houthi Shiite Resistance , which has always been in opposition to the pro-Saudi government, to drastically overthrow the Yemeni political landscape. A civil war scenario has opened up, further exacerbated by Saudi interference. Now a scenario of difficult definition is presented. It is not a civil war, given the strong interference of other nations. The fighting continues every day in various parts of the country and nothing has been done for the various ceasefire attempts, punctually broken by Saudi Arabia and its allies in the country.

The crisis has degenerated so much that ” human rights ” seem like a dream on everyone’s lips but in anyone’s life.To pay the costs are all: job opportunities are scarce in one of the poorest countries in the Mena area and whose only revenue comes from the oil fields. Thousands of families find themselves without their homes destroyed by Saudi coalition raids, and humanitarian aid is blocked by the Saud regime .

To pay the highest price are certainly young people and children. Young people who have seen their dream of freedom and social justice violated and who are now forced to join one of the factions or try to flee to other countries, despite being very difficult. The first day the Saudi-led coalition started its air strikes – not authorized by the UN – against Yemen, the Education Minister suspended all classes in Sana’afollowed by all the areas affected by the fighting between the Houthi and the terrorist groups supported by Saudi Arabia. Since then, more than 3,600 schools, 76% of the total, have been closed by the United Nations because they are unsafe. So to date 1.85 million children cannot attend classes or take final exams. This makes them more vulnerable and subject to easy recruitment by the many armed groups that continue to use them for fighting.

In this regard, according to a report by Human Rights Watch , since September 2014 the recruitment and exploitation of children in the Yemeni war, contrary to international law, has increased rapidly. Various armed groups recruit children, especially those linked to  Al-Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula (AQAP).

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