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Yemen deserves more Yementions
Apr 17, 2019 - 10:06 PM - by chunksmediocrites
Yemen is a place not discussed enough in the national and world news, in my opinion; the situation for most people in Yemen is extremely dire, and is largely being ignored.

I'll work up to a longer piece, or maybe a couple pieces, to dig into Yemen and the civil and proxy wars being fought there, the massive humanitarian crisis as a result of these wars, and the role of the US specifically in Yemen, including drone strikes and support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen.

But for today, here's a couple openers:
Humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains the worst in the world, warns UN
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According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) the “severity of needs is deepening”, with the number of people in acute need, a staggering 27 per cent higher than last year, when it was already the most acute crisis on the globe.

Thursday’s 2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview for Yemen report, shows that 14.3 million people are classified as being in acute need, with around 3.2 million requiring treatment for acute malnutrition; that includes two million children under-five, and more than one million pregnant and lactating women.

Highlighting that more than 20 million people across the country are food insecure, half of them suffering extreme levels of hunger
, the report focuses on some key humanitarian issues: basic survival needs, protection of civilians and livelihoods and essential basic services.
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Shootings in Mosques in NZ
Mar 15, 2019 - 3:29 AM - by fragment
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Active situation in the city I live in. Utterly horrible.
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