British writer Jonathan Friedland criticized Western attention to the humanitarian catastrophe left by hurricane in Texas and ignored what he described as the biggest humanitarian disaster, Yemen.
“Hurricane Harvey killed 44 people and displaced 32,000 last week, a disaster for every one of them,” says Friedland.
But these figures remain small in addition to the devastation caused by floods in South Asia in the same period. More than 1,200 people have been killed over the last few days and the lives of 40 million people have been turned upside down by heavy rains in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
“Since the country was turned into a battlefield for agencies in 2015, more than 10,000 people have been killed, 7 million have been displaced, and cholera, which has killed about 2,000 people, has been hit,” Jonathan said. Half a million.
According to observers, Saudi Arabia continues its crimes in Yemen under the cover of the United Nations, and the Arab and Western world is convinced that Saudi Arabia in Yemen commit war crimes and must be prosecuted.
International reports have also revealed that humanitarian and human rights organizations are preparing a classified file of Saudi crimes in Yemen for submission to the International Criminal Court. According to reports, what Riyadh is doing in Yemeni territory is a war crime that does not fall over time, in accordance with international law and international treaties, where the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court affirms that the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole must not go unpunished and that the effective prosecution of perpetrators must be ensured.
Earlier, leaders of international organizations such as the UN World Food Program (WFP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have declared in an extraordinary joint statement that Yemen is on the verge of famine and that 60 percent of Yemenis are hungry, Yemen is a poor country of origin, but its problem has worsened since the ongoing war by the Saudi alliance since 25 March 2015.
The Saudi Arabia routinely bombards civilians in Yemen, closed their airspace, imposed a siege of starvation, and that means ordinary Yemeni civilians – including children die either from bombardment or hunger. Human Rights Watch has repeatedly made clear that many The Saudi air raids on Yemenis were tantamount to possible war crimes, and the United States shared responsibility for these crimes, because it provides a refueling feature in the air of Saudi warplanes, providing the Saudis with the intelligence used to bombard the targets and providing them with much And other weapons.