The Saudi-led coalition’s war effort in Yemen, backed by the US and the UK, has brought a “near total breakdown” in the country’s health systems.
The International Rescue Committee found that 79% of Yemen’s population requires humanitarian assistance. Two-thirds lack access basic health care as disease outbreaks spread.
The US’s military might vastly outweighs its humanitarian aid to Yemen; in 2017 Washington greenlit $17.86 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia; 26.75 times more than US humanitarian aid to Yemen that year.
Meanwhile, a “de facto blockade” prevents crucial medical imports from entering the country.