Programme on Channel 4 about the war in Yemen.
Those who watched this programme will have been horrified at the destruction which has taken place in this country. It looked as though no part has escaped bombing. Tens of thousands living in camps in desperate circumstances. But perhaps the most chilling was the impact it is having on children and babies with scenes of malnutrition in understaffed and under resourced hospitals. The blockade meant that food supplies sat out in the Red Sea for so long that it was already unusable by the time it was eventually landed the programme showed.
The programme brought out well our role in this war by supplying weapons and military personnel to assist the Saudis in their campaign. We have also helped the Saudis on the UN’s Human Rights Council.
It is truly shaming that this is happening and our (the UK) and the United State’s role in supplying the wherewithal and the political cover for the devastating campaign. While most of the media’s attention is on (quite rightly) the terrible events in Syria, until now too little attention has been paid to this forgotten war and our dreadful role in it. Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, accuses the Russians of war crimes in Syria so what do you call our role in the Yemen?