The Middle East.
Is there a day when there is peace in this part of the world? Is there an afternoon, morning or evening when there’s no fear about the loss of one’s life? The Middle East. That part of the world where students go and often do not to understand the meaning of misery and just what it means to be living in fear and volatility. The Middle East. That part of the world that’s full of star potential yet remains bed-ridden, promises a cultural extravagance yet remains mired in conflict; bloodshed and confrontation. Where the women possess God-given beauty, only for it to be either veiled or for peace to be torn by chaos and unrest. The Middle East; probably that part of the world that’s home to the biggest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War but not in Syria, but in Yemen. It’s called the Yemen Crisis. If one wishes to take full cognizance of the concern, then it can only be possible by visiting the Yemen crisis in numbers.
So what exactly is the Yemen crisis in numbers? How bad is it? What’s the death toll? In fact, is the crisis only explainable through visiting the number of the deceased? What on earth has gone wrong?
While it can be said, with a certain conviction, that the Yemen issue could’ve been solved had there been stronger intervention on the part of the United Nations and other international bodies, why none of that took place is something beyond imagination or explanation.
But what isn’t are the following two statements, evocative and truthful explaining the plight of Yemen, the first by Jacques Fresco and the other, by Stalin.
Who is benefitting from the Yemen War apart from Saudi Arabia? In fact, so many nations have expressed their resentment over the conflicted issue that even countries like Finland, hitherto an economic partner with Saudi Arabia on Defence contracts have cancelled all ties immediately.
Secondly, here’s something heartbreaking and poignant on the lines of understanding the Yemen crisis in numbers.
You understand the above with great clarity when you break down the Yemen crisis in numbers. As on January 2017, there were as many as 10,000 who were dead. At around this time, 40,000 others were severely wounded as a result of the severity of the situation from the onset of 2016.
A single person’s demise, therefore, would’ve just been a random tragedy. The collective toll, worth paying attention to is something that’s spine-chilling.
The crisis is pretty simple to understand yet, complicated enough for some reason to be solved.
Saudi Arabia, that’s leading an Arab coalition in Yemen is at war with the Houthi Rebels. The Houthi Rebels aren’t fighting Saudi Arabia alone. They are being supported by Allied Forces.
So far, the topsy-turvy scene has seen Saudi Arabia hold the upper hand for ultimate superior control while the rebel fighters claw back into action the very next moment. This leaves behind bloodied battlefields where innocence should’ve been allowed to flourish. But just what does one see here?
One sees the demise of several young children and excesses in the form of men and women dying.
Actually, had this been the only concern in Yemen, it would’ve been not as heartbreaking as what you are going to read now if at all, you wish to scroll down below.
As a result of two and a half years of constant fighting in the tumultuous struggle for power and therefore, authority, the revered WHO reported that as many as 21 million people are in urgent need of healthcare support and attention.
The only concern and one that lingers is: is anybody really interested in solving the perplexing state of affairs here? The truth certainly is that poorest country in the region has become also the most violent.