‘Aid deals do not compensate for dead Yemenis’: The Guardian to Saudi Crown Prince



Under the title “aid deals do not compensate for the dead Yemenis,” one of the editorials of the Guardian newspaper talked about the declaration of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, after his visit to Britain to allocate 100 million dollars of aid to poor countries, according to (BBC).

The paper describes the Saudi Crown Prince’s declaration as a “shame”, saying it does not cover Saudi Arabia’s leading role in the Yemen war and calls on the British government to do more to end the crisis.

The United Nations has indicated that some 8.5 million Yemenis are at risk of starvation, BBC stated. The UN secretary-general describes the humanitarian situation in Yemen as “catastrophic,” according to the paper, where the battered health system struggles with the diphtheria epidemic.

Moreover, the British special envoy Martin Griffith is seeking to revive attempts to find a political solution to the crisis in Yemen, but whatever the nature of the Crown Prince’s hopes, there is no military solution to the crisis, according to the newspaper.

The government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, whom the Houthis forced to leave, has no strong presence on the ground.

Yemen has become a chaotic country where each region is under the control of a political party supported by a third party, according to a recent report.

Some have taken their own areas because of the conflict, filling their pockets with the booming war economy, the BBC said.

Any peace initiative will need to involve all local and international players in order to succeed, and you will need to ask Riyadh to be more clear and realistic about its purposes, the newspaper stressed.