According to UN sources, Yemen is currently facing the world’s worst famine in 100 years. The scale of the catastrophe has been likened to that faced by Africa in the 1980’s. A BBC recent report has quoted that according to Lisa Grande, the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, as many as 13 million civilians are at risk of dying from lack of food in the next three months. The Swiss based non-governmental organization CARE has reported in March 2018 that 3.25 million women and girls of reproductive age are facing increasing health and protection risks. According to UNICEF’s Juliette Touma, Yemen is, “one of the worst places to be a child. It’s probably safe to say that right now no place is safe for children in Yemen, nearly all children in the country are in need of humanitarian assistance due to the conﬂict. The safety and protection of children has deteriorated because of continuous attacks, because of relentless violence against children.”
Many of the densely populated residential areas have been hit by coalition air strikes, which is evidence that urban areas are deliberately targeted. Ali al-Absi, a Yemeni political scientist based in Berlin stated in a German online DW news report on the 10th of August, “Saudi Arabia regards anything in Yemen as a legitimate target, including schools, markets, infrastructure, weddings and orphanages. Unfortunately, Saudi Arabia does not seem interested in sparing civilians the scourge of war.”
While the Yemeni riyal is still falling against the dollar and other foreign currencies to no avail economic treatments announced by the so-called legitimate government in exchange for accusations between it and the Houthis controlling the capital Sana’a, and all are gambling at the expense of the suffering of the people of Yemen and killing them, whether by wars or famine or diseases where the price of the US dollar had reached more than 700 Yemeni riyals in light of the conflicts and wars in Yemen between the strugglers who achieve the interests of their colonial masters, especially America and Britain, the two countries fighting for influence and wealth (resources) in the country, although salaries are suspended in most of the country’s provinces, especially areas under the control of Houthi militias who have tampered with the funds for their war effort, in addition to the disruption of services and unemployment and the lack of export of oil, gas and other resources of the country. And corruption is rampant; whether under the control of the so-called legitimate government or under the control of the Houthis. It is a situation where both parties do not hold the authority for decision-making. This is in addition to the frenzied rivalry between Saudi Arabia and the UAE over the country’s resources and its ports,where the UAE controls the ports of southern Yemen and a gas project in Balhaf, while Saudi Arabia is working to build an oil pipeline in the territory of Al-Mahra to transport oil to the Arabian Sea. Thus, Yemen has become coveted by its greedy masters and colonizers while its people suffer the misery and desolation and are attacked by the fires of their evil wars.The two countries, Saudia and the UAE, which are waging a war under the name of the Arab coalition against the Houthis, who are receiving support from Iran, have divergent interests and are not concerned about the people of Yemen and their sufferings.
This is the reality of the conflict in Yemen and all the fighters who deserve to be exposed and defamed. We in the Women’s Section of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir call on all our Muslim sisters in the world to recognize this plight that has afflicted Yemen and its people, so as to hasten to work with us to establish the Khilafah (Caliphate) based upon the method of the Prophethood for it alone will protect this Ummah, cut off the hand of colonial interference in our lands and ensure food, medicines, shelter and security for every citizen under its rule. Without it our Ummah will continue to suffer all kinds of calamities, and its enemies will remain immune from punishment and retribution. We say to our dear sisters and children in Yemen …your suffering will not last long by the permission of Allah (swt). All those who committed these horrendous crimes against you will be held to account by the Khilafah in this world, and face the torment of Allah which is much worse and everlasting.
in The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
|H. 20 Safar 1440||No: 1440 AH / 006|
|M. Monday, 29 October 2018