During the phase of monitoring the implementaion of Sweden agreement by UN , alot of information appears on the surface to rise wander about waht is going on the ground by the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US.
The spokesman for the Yemeni Ministry of Public Health and Population said that 2018 was a terrifying nightmare for the children in Yemen where tens of thousands of them lost their lives for several reasons, including the direct bombing of the coalition aerial attacks or indirect (siege and health effects on them).
The spokesman of the Ministry of Public Health and Population, Yousef Al-Hadhari, revealed some of the figures of children’s tragedies in Yemen in 2018, as follows:
– Ministry of Health recorded 203297 children under the age of five years have malaria as a new injury added to the previous figures for previous years, whereas a child dies every 10 minutes due to malnutrition or other diseases (according to a UN report issued in September 2018).
Two million and four hundred children, under the age of five, were infected with a disease or several infectious diseases during the year 2018, adding the same number as cumulative statistics of malnutrition for the same category, which is estimated in Yemen in general about 6 million children, equivalent to 60% of this category under the risk of infectious and communicable diseases and malnutrition caused by the coalition and siege on Yemen.
Scientists found that a strain of cholera causing an epidemic in Yemen – the worst in recorded history – came from eastern Africa and was probably borne into Yemen by migrants.
“Knowing how cholera moves globally gives us the opportunity to better prepare for future outbreaks,” said Nick Thomson, a professor at Sanger and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine who co-led the work.
Nearly four years of Saudi-led coalition war on Yemen have crippled healthcare and sanitation systems in Yemen, where some 1.2 million suspected cholera cases have been reported since 2017, with 2,515 deaths.
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned in October that the outbreak is accelerating again with roughly 10,000 suspected cases now reported per week, double the average rate for the first eight months of 2018.
To explore the origins of the outbreak, Sanger and Pasteur team sequenced the genomes of cholera bacteria samples collected in Yemen and nearby areas.
They included samples from a Yemeni refugee center on the Saudi Arabia-Yemen border and 74 other cholera samples from South Asia, the Middle East and eastern and central Africa.
The team, whose findings were published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, then compared these sequences to a global collection of more than 1,000 cholera samples and found that the strain causing the Yemen epidemic is related to one first seen in 2012 in South Asia that has spread globally.
However, the Yemeni strain did not arrive directly from South Asia, the scientists found, but was circulating and causing outbreaks in eastern Africa in 2013-14, prior to appearing in Yemen in 2016.
This war also has made three-quarters of the population in need of humanitarian assistance and pushed the country to the brink of famine, while the United Nations has considered the crisis facing the Arab country as the worst in the world.
“Money will not be able to buy a new reputation for Saudi Crown Prince , Mohammed Bin Salman,” said Karen Attieh, editor of the Washington Post’s International Opinion and Writer.
“What Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman and his allies should understand is that money will not be able to buy a new reputation for him,” said Atiya, editor of the articles of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the same newspaper via her Twitter account , adding that the abbreviated name of Muhammad bin Salman ( MBS ) in English is forever stained as a savage killer.”
“Basically, the political amendment in Saudi Arabia is basically an attempt by King Salman to clean up his son’s mess after Khashoggi was killed,” Attiyah said in her twitter comment , adding that “But do not be wrong, Mohammed bin Salman is still the problem.”
A group of activists and representatives of the heavenly religions organized a solidarity seminar with the oppressed Yemeni people at the Peace Palace and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) building in the Dutch capital of The Hague.
At the seminar, activists stressed the need to stop the war and support peace in Yemen.The seminar was attended by the heads of organizations, a number of media professionals and activists from different nationalities and religions.
Yemen’s humanitarian crisis is the most important story in the world, but because its victims are poor and practically invisible to the rest of the world their stories are mostly unheard and then ignored even when they are told.
The head of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, said that the coalition countries sent negotiating committees and did not send committees to implement what has been agreed.
“Tell them, that who has the ability to take a decisive decision cannot be afraid of retreating back by implementing the agreement,” he said.
Al-Houthi stressed that many of the Yemeni politicians and officials have fallen out in the swamp of conspiracy with the enemies of the state.
“This was an inevitable consequence due to lack of coexistence with democracy,” Mohammed Ali al-Houthi wrote on his Twitter account on Wednesday.
“If the people lived in democracy at the least in the 1990s, we would not have found today the most partisan politicians, ministers and other mercenaries in the Kings ‘ court bragging about their conspiracy with the enemies of the state,” he added.
He expressed his astonishment that those who are falling down in their enemy side are showing off their plots against their homeland and bet on the invaders, even if this is not the case.
“When their militia generals proudly sang and drove their recruits to the graves of death as an offering to the US-Saudi invasion and occupation and their allies in Yemen,” he added.
According to humanitarian organizations and official sources, the toll of the killed during the war in the year 2018, were amounted to 1733 civilians, while the injured reached 2057.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.
However, Saudi Arabia relies heavily on the US in its brutal war on Yemen. Washington has deployed a commando force on the Arab kingdom’s border with Yemen to help destroy arms belonging to Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement. Washington has also provided logistical support and aerial refueling.