2021-03-25 15:34:00

Yemen Enters 7th Year of US-Backed, Saudi-Led War That Caused the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

As the world’s worst humanitarian crisis enters its seventh year in Yemen, we look at the toll of the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led air war. A new report by the Yemen Data Project summarizing the impact of air raids over the past six years finds the bombing campaign has killed almost 1,500 civilians every year on average, a quarter of them children. Journalist Iona Craig, who heads up the Yemen Data Project, says there have been almost 23,000 air raids since the war began in 2015. “We’re still seeing mass civilian casualty events,” says Craig. “We’re still seeing a large number of airstrikes on residential areas and, of course, on civilian infrastructure, which has been absolutely decimated over the last six years of the conflict.”

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. lOur reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues.
On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.
Missed an episode? Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.
#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change.
#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

Air War Amy Goodman Democracy Now! Free Speech TV Iona Craig United States Yemen Yemen Data Project

Related

Democracy Now!

Ex-Cop Eric Adams Takes Lead in NYC Mayoral Race in City’s First Election with Ranked-Choice Voting

Ex-Cop Eric Adams Takes Lead in NYC Mayoral Race in City’s First Election with Ranked-Choice Voting

Democracy Now!

A Fight for Democracy: GOP Blocks Voting Bill as Democrats Renew Push to Reform Filibuster

A Fight for Democracy: GOP Blocks Voting Bill as Democrats Renew Push to Reform Filibuster

Rising Up With Sonali

After The G7, Global South Demands Vaccine Internationalism

After The G7, Global South Demands Vaccine Internationalism

Rising Up With Sonali

How Workers Pay The Cost Of Amazon’s Prime Day Sales

How Workers Pay The Cost Of Amazon’s Prime Day Sales

Proud Partners