October 8th marks the third anniversary of the Saudi attack on a mourning hall in Yemen’s capital Sana’a which left nearly 140 dead. Yemenis have come together in the bombarded scene to send a message that they would never forget the Saudi war crimes in general and the massacre of the mourners in particular.
Nearly five years into the Saudi War on Yemen, the threat is looming to claim the lives of ordinary civilians. These Yemenis also condemn Saudi suffocating siege on the impoverished nation.
On Monday, two Yemeni patients reportedly died due to the shortage of medicines at two hospitals. Reports say nearly 200,000 people have died silently due to the blockade.
The Saudi-led war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN has said that a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in dire need of food, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger. According to the world body, Yemen is suffering from the most severe famine in more than 100 years.
According to the UN a “severity of needs is deepening” in Yemen with the number of people in acute need, a staggering 27 percent higher than 2018, when it was already the most acute crisis on the globe.
Saudi Arabia began its onslaught in Yemen in March 2015 under the pretext of bringing back to power the country’s former government. However, nearly five years on, the military campaign has left nothing but a trail of death and destruction in the impoverished country.