UPDATE: Only two days later, the British government announced it will resume sale of arms to Saudi Arabia and that an official review concluded there had been only “isolated incidents” of airstrikes in Yemen that breached humanitarian law.
As per The Guardian, Thousands of civilians have been killed since the civil war in Yemen began in March 2015 with indiscriminate bombing by a Saudi-led coalition that is supplied by western arms makers. The kingdom’s air force is accused of being responsible for many of the 12,600 deaths in targeted attacks.
Meanwhile, the famine in the country has grown into biblical proportions. According to Mark Lowcock, the United Nations emergency relief coordinator, UN agencies were already feeding 13 million people, amid a funding crisis that is threatening to many people before the impact of coronavirus is even taken into consideration.