EU: War Cuts off Livelihoods and Devastates Yemen’s Economy
Four years of war on Yemen have devastated the economy, cut off livelihoods and prevented access to basic services, the Delegation of the European Union to Yemen said on Wednesday.
“Years of ongoing conflict in Yemen have led to widespread unemployment and hunger,” the EU Delegation added in its Twitter account.
It explained that it works with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to provide assistance to vulnerable and marginalized groups in the Yemeni countryside to meet daily needs, as well as create opportunities to allow them to settle down and live in dignity and independence in the face of continuing challenges.
The EU Delegation had indicated that “Yemen will become the poorest country in the world if conflict continues through 2022.”
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.