How US-backed Saudi war created humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen — Interview on “Middle East in Focus”

I spoke about the calamitous war in Yemen on October 23 on “Middle East in Focus,” host Nagwa Ibrahim’s program on Los Angeles’ KPFK public radio. I was joined by human rights attorney Dan Kovalik, a professor of international human rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

We discussed the 19-month Saudi-led bombing campaign, which, with billions of dollars worth of weapons and crucial military assistance from the US and UK, has killed thousands of Yemeni civilians.

Thousands of airstrikes, along with a coalition-imposed blockade on food-insecure Yemen, have plunged the poorest country in the Middle East into what the UN has said is one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in the world — with more than half of the country, 14 million people, going hungry, and with more than 80 percent of the population, 21 million people, in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

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