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    From 2014 on the number of asylum applications in the EU is at a peak: In 2014 it reached 626,000 and in 2015 even doubled to a whopping 1,255,640 first time asylum applications…

    The bizarre thing is that almost no refugees from Yemen reach the EU.
    All in all, when compared to the famine, and bombing, there is only a small amount of refugees that have escaped Yemen.
    About 170,000 people have fled Yemen so far (written in March 2016), mostly to Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan (and even Saudi Arabia). This is “small” compared to the millions that have escaped Syria, where the humanitarian drama isn’t as bad.
    Most of the escapees are not Yemenis, but returning foreigners. The United Nations expects another 167,000 departures in 2016:

    The small amounts of Yemenis that reach the EU are put in an impossible situation...
    In September 2015, the EU agreed upon a plan, under which refugees (mainly from Syria, Iraq and Eritrea) be distributed around Europe to relieve the burden on the frontline states of Italy and Greece.
    Of the agreed upon 160,000, in May 2016 only 1,441 were moved, while some European states are contesting the proposal.
    Yemenis are not in the top 30 nationalities seeking asylum in the EU in 2015. More than a quarter that apply for asylum are denied.

    The 20-year-old Yemeni Waleed al-Shaibani arrived in Greece and then applied for asylum in Poland. Poland initially accepted him, but after having to wait for 2 months in Greece, Poland suspended the refugee programme, and refused to accept Waleed.
    Then he asked the Greek asylum service to be relocated elsewhere, but was informed that Yemenis were no longer eligible for the programme.
    Waleed remained in Greece, but in desperation Waleed wants to return home to Yemen:
    We went to the IOM and asked if they can repatriate us, but they said they cannot because it's not safe.
    So our country is too dangerous for them to send us back, but not dangerous enough for Europe to accept us.
    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) confirmed to Al Jazeera that they do not organise voluntary returns to Yemen, as it is not considered safe:

    Of course the wonderful Kingdom of the Netherlands wouldn´t refuse to help Yemeni refugees…
    Over the past 5 years, a total of 3845 people from Yemen applied for asylum in the entire EU, 150 of which in the Netherlands. This is very small compared to the huge numbers of Poles, Syrians, Germans, Russians, Indians, Chinese, British, Americans, Italians or Turks that come to the Netherlands...
    When the armed conflict in Yemen broke out in 2015, the Dutch state secretary of justice decided to suspend decision making in Yemenite asylum cases, by declaring a so-called “moratorium”.

    This “moratorium” means that asylum seekers have to stay in asylum reception centres indefinitely, so they never get a legal staying permit. These asylum centres are not fit for sheltering people for the 18 to 24 months that Yemenite asylum seekers have been forced to remain there:

    The Houthi rebels still have some control over one port through which (possibly, hopefully) food can reach their part of Yemen – Hodeidah.
    The UK/US-led coalition does everything they can to make it impossible to import food through this port.
    The city of Hodeidah is being attacked. A UN official warned that up to half a million civilians could be displaced if the conflict in the country's southwest escalates.
    An attack on Hodeidah would endanger the 1 million residents of the city, as well as the over 2.5 million in the southern Yemeni province of Taiz.
    According to a recent report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (which includes Saudi Arabia...), 19 million Yemenis, around 60% of the population, don’t have access to food:

    The following picture shows the severely malnourished girl Jamila Ali Abdu, 7, before she died in Hodeidah.

    On 16 March 2017 at about 9 PM, a helicopter opened fire on a boat carrying (mostly) Somali civilians some 50 km (30 miles) off the coast of Hodeidah, killing more than 32 people (including a Yemeni civilian) of the 145 on board. Another 29, including 6 children, were wounded, and 10 more remain missing.
    Because the Houthis don’t possess helicopters, it is clear that this war crime was done by the coalition

    All the parties involved, have denied responsibility for the attack, including the USA and Saudi Arabia.
    One of the boat’s 4 Yemeni crew members said the boat was about 50 kilometres off the coast of Hodeidah, travelling away from Yemen, when it was attacked.
    Human Rights Watch was not able to determine which coalition member carried out the attack on the refugee boat, but the US State Department has approved the sale of helicopters to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Jordan:

    Here’s a photo of some of the corpses of the boat attack.

    Saudi Arabia has called for the UN to take control over Hodeidah, to:
    facilitate the flow of humanitarian supplies to the Yemeni people, while at the same time ending the use of the port for weapons smuggling and people trafficking.
    The following picture shows a remnant of a wing that was part of a 500-pound bomb found at the Arhab water drilling site, Sanaa governorate, where at least 31 civilians were killed in an airstrike on 10 September 2016.
    It was produced by US defence contractor Raytheon in October 2015.
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    An exercise by the Yemeni army and the Popular Committees simulates control over assumed positions

    The Yemeni army and the Popular Committees carried out a military exercise entitled "Continuing to Counter US Terrorism", where the combat skills varied from sniper to incursion into enemy barracks and control of the sites.
    The trainees stressed that these virtual battles and skills will be applied in practice to confront the Saudi coalition forces on the ground.

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    "Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Dr. Ron Paul.
    "Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone." - Sophie Magdalena Scholl
    "War is the health of the State." - Randolph Bourne
    "Freedom is the answer. ... Now, what's the question?" - Ernie Hancock.

  7. #186


    Amid Cholera Outbreak, Saudi Arabia Bomb's Yemeni Desalination Plant

    "Yemen is in the midst of globally unprecedented cholera outbreak. ... Cholera is spread by drinking contaminated water. ...

    This certainly isn’t the first time the Saudi coalition has bombed civilian infrastructure vital to survival during their campaign against Yemen ... It isn’t even the first time they’ve bombed a desalination plant. In fact they’ve destroyed about 370 water tanks and facilities. Just last year, Saudi warplanes destroyed a desalination plant in Mokha ...

    they decided to bomb a facility used to provide Yemenis with clean water. This is just another example that cements Saudi Arabia’s terrorist and genocidal activities in Yemen. ...

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    "Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone." - Sophie Magdalena Scholl
    "War is the health of the State." - Randolph Bourne
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    Most people in the “civilised” world don’t even realise what it’s like to have no clean water to drink.

    The international world powers in their greatest philanthropic disguise just last month provided Yemen with one million doses of an oral cholera vaccine for urgent use.
    Do I understand correctly that according to the state propaganda, because of these magical “vaccines”, Yemenis don’t need food and clean water anymore...

    There is at least one death every hour caused by severe dehydration and diarrhoea.
    International health officials say the emergency vaccinations are necessary to contain the cholera epidemic in Yemen. The vaccine can only be administered to those who don’t have cholera yet.
    Once Yemenis have been exterminated this will surely stop the cholera outbreak...
    According to the WHO, there is already a network in place to distribute the vaccines immediately in priority areas to everyone above the age of one:
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  9. #188
    "Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Dr. Ron Paul.
    "Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone." - Sophie Magdalena Scholl
    "War is the health of the State." - Randolph Bourne
    "Freedom is the answer. ... Now, what's the question?" - Ernie Hancock.

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    Cholera is a water borne nightmare.
    diarrhea everywhere.... the smell... the infectious slime sticking to everything...
    vomiting... crying... dying...
    now put that in a war zone setting... running out of clean bedding, towels, water, medecine
    exhausted personnel..
    day after day after month upon month.
    And still they bomb and bomb and bomb.
    Saudi Royals in their starch whites
    praising Allah.

  11. #190


    WHO Cancels Shipment of 500,000 Cholera Vaccines to Yemen

    While the latest figures confirmed over 320,000 cases of cholera in Yemen, the World Health Organization announced that it would be canceling the planned shipment of nearly one million cholera vaccines to the country torn apart by a Saudi Arabia-led bombing campaign, citing security and logistical concerns in the decision to cancel the shipment.
    An initial shipment of 500,000 doses are currently in Djibouti, ready to be shipped, however WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier told reporters that the doses might be rerouted to several countries in Africa instead.

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  12. #191


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    Yemen's cholera outbreak worsens as Oxfam projects 600,000 cases
    Last edited by goldenequity; 07-21-2017 at 02:30 PM.

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    Yemen’s Horrifying Cholera Epidemic Continues to Spread

    By DANIEL LARISON • July 28, 2017, 11:37 AM

    IRIN Photos/Flickr: The UN-administered camp at Mazrak, north-west Yemen, seen on 12 November 2009 is now stretched beyond capacity after a Saudi military offensive against the Huthis starting early November uprooted a fresh wave of IDP families.

    Yemen’s horrifying cholera epidemic continues to spread:

    The directors of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP) and World Health Organization (WHO) released a joint statement today shedding light on a deadly cholera epidemic engulfing war-torn Yemen.

    More than 400,000 cases of cholera are suspected, and nearly 1,900 people have died from associated cases in the last three months alone.

    A week ago, Yemen’s cholera epidemic was already the worst on record. Since then, roughly 40,000 more cases have been reported. If the disease continues to spread at this rate, we can expect another hundred thousand cases in just a few weeks, and Yemen’s rainy season threatens to make things even worse. Millions of malnourished children are particularly at risk:

    Nearly 2 million children are suffering from malnutrition, and are easy targets of the water-borne disease. The report estimates that nearly 80 percent of all children need immediate humanitarian assistance [bold mine-DL].

    The people of Yemen are suffering from multiple, overlapping crises brought on by the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war on their country. They are in urgent need of a halt to the coalition’s campaign and blockade, and they require a major emergency relief effort. The war on Yemen has imperiled the lives of millions of people, many of them young children, and it is going to cause massive loss of life unless the policies of the coalition and its Western patrons change dramatically and soon.

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  14. #193


    Has The War In Yemen Become A Spectator Sport?

    I know we on RPF care deeply about this issue.
    You can sympathize with this Yemenii writer. and pray. thnx.
    Last edited by goldenequity; 08-12-2017 at 11:39 PM.

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