2 thoughts on “Trump’s Travels – Saudi version

  1. Collateral Damage says:

    “Yemen’s Saudi-led coalition is responsible for the ‘worst cholera outbreak in the world’ (Queen Mary University of London) https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-08/qmuo-ysc081817.php “…As the Saudi-led coalition has played a key role in the collapse of health, water, and sanitation systems in rebel-controlled areas, it is bizarre that UNICEF recently published a press release welcoming Saudi Arabian ‘generosity’ after the Kingdom donated US$67 million to the cholera response in Yemen.”
    Jonathan Kennedy from QMUL added: “Saudi Arabia is an ally of the UK and USA. American and British companies supply Saudi Arabia with huge amounts of military equipment and their armed forces provide logistical support and intelligence. This backing has made the Saudi-led airstrikes and blockade possible, and therefore the UK and USA have played a crucial role in creating conditions conducive to the spread of cholera.”
    In June 2017, UNICEF and WHO released a statement declaring that Yemen is “facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world”. While they acknowledged the outbreak was caused by the civil war that began in 2015, they did not suggest that one party is more responsible than another or that one side is more affected by the outbreak, stating “cholera has spread to almost every governorate”.
    The new analysis is published as the UN marks World Humanitarian Day, a yearly tribute to aid workers, and aimed to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. Yemen has been described as the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time.”

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