‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’ in Yemen: Interview on South African Radio

I was invited to discuss the ongoing war in Yemen on the Capetown, South African radio program “The Drivetime Show,” hosted by Shafiq Morton, on 31 August.

The following is a recording of the segment on Voice of the Cape radio.

I discuss how, according to the UN, 4,500 Yemenis were killed in the first 150 days of the Saudi-led, US-backed bombing of the impoverished country—at an average of 30 deaths every day.

Human rights organizations and the UN have also accused the Saudi-led coalition of war crimes, I note, and the US is providing many of the weapons, such as banned cluster munitions, with which Saudi Arabia is killing civilians.