Sana’a (GPA) – Saudi airstrikes and war crimes in Yemen have not slowed down all week. Just two days ago, attacks on a market in Saada resulted in nearly 60 killed and wounded. Today, raids targeted homes in the same province killing 7, mostly women and children.
Airstrikes from the Saudi coalition injured another 10 children in al-Jouf province just north of Saada. Two remain in critical condition.
In the past few hours, at least 15 strikes hit various areas of Midi and Taiz. Additional attacks in Saada province struck a farm killing and destroying livestock.
In early October, the United Nations re-added Saudi Arabia along with their coalition to a blacklist due to their devastating military and airstrike campaign which explicitly targets civilians, hospitals, markets, and homes. Last year, the UN removed Saudi Arabia from this same list after facing financial blackmail and other threats from Riyadh.
Apparently, this blacklist holds no significant value because the Saudi-led airstrikes and war crimes in Yemen have not stopped.
Well over 10,000 have lost their lives from air strikes or military operations since Saudi Arabia and allies launched their war against Yemen in 2015. Tens of thousands more have been killed as a result of the ongoing Saudi-imposed siege and blockade.
Due to restricted imports, nearly 7 million Yemenis face famine and 17 million face food insecurity. The lack of access to medical equipment and sanitation supplies has triggered a globally unprecedented cholera outbreak claiming the lives of over 3,000 with numbers reaching 1 million infected by the end of the year. The siege also restricts government salaries for healthcare workers, sanitation workers, and other public jobs.
Founder and editor of Geopolitics Alert, Randi Nord is a US-based geopolitical analyst and content strategist. She covers US imperialism with a special focus on Yemen, Iran, and Lebanon. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she started learning about the media’s pivotal role in selling “humanitarian” interventions as a teenager during the aftermath of 9/11 and Iraq war. Randi Nord has lived in the Empire’s neoliberal tropical paradise (Kingdom of Hawai’i) and Lebanon. She frequently participates in the UN Human Rights Council as a guest of NGOs speaking about Yemen.