The Black days of Yemen enter into the 1000th day on December 15. Since March 2015 when first Saudi warplanes invaded Yemen’s soils, thousands have been killed and millions displaced. The number of civilian casualty in Saudi-led coalition is estimated to exceed 10,000.
This is while the number of those who lost their lives out of starvation and famine may double this number. A major part of the victims has been children and unarmed women.
Besides, the massive outbreak of cholera, caused by the unprecedented famine that Saudi blockade imposed on the country, took the lives of more then 2,000 and is pushing the country into an emergency condition. Estimates shows that the number of infected has surpassed 1 million.
The International Rescue Committee released videos of the catastrophe in which people say they are routinely under fire and living without food or basic amenities. IRC called for an instant ceasefire or the catastrophe in Yemen will turn into a real genocide from which nobody could be saved.
Apart from killing civilians on purpose, Saudi-led coalition also striked healthcare centers and demolished drug stores. “Unless the blockade is completely lifted, then conditions in Yemen will continue to deteriorate and innocent civilians will pay the price,” the IRC said.
The strikes started after the people along with Houthis toppled the dictatorship of Mansour Hadi and established the legal and republic government in the capital.
Strikes continue 1,000 days after the start of bloody attack while every minute, some innocent children are murdered. The UN and other international communities all failed in providing a condition to stop the fires in Yemen. Saudi Arabia, supported by the US and armed by the United Kingdom, continues to kill civilians and destroy public places.