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Yemen: Atrocities in the 21st century

  • Harun Yahya

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 24 2017   /  12:31 am

Most of us, when we read about the horrible atrocities of the past, cannot help but ask “how did this happen?” It disturbs us, because we cannot accept the fact that people of that time kept quiet in the face of such tragedy.

So it is surprising that right now, in the 21st century, similar atrocities are taking place somewhere in the world and the world is once again silently watching.

Yemen, ravaged by a horrendous civil war for the past three years and a subsequent blockade, has lost 10,000 people as a result and serves almost as a repeat of past tragedies.

The country is battling with severe famine and a blockade that prevents food, water and medication from entering the country.

Currently, 21 million Yemenis are essentially trapped in their own country and urgently in need of humanitarian aid while seven million are fighting starvation. It is cruci...