A Yemeni woman announces the sale of her kidney to save her children from hunger

AIJES- An Yemeni woman on Facebook said she wanted to sell one of her kidneys to feed her children and save them from hunger.
The woman wrote on a paper that she would sell her kidney because of a corrupt government and weak legitimacy, represented by Yemeni President Abdurbo Mansour Hadi and his government.

The sheer scale of the deprivation is staggering: of Yemen’s 25.6 million people, almost 19 million are in urgent need of assistance, according to the United Nations.
For more than two years, Yemen has been in the grip of a conflict between a Saudi-led military coalition and Shiite rebels that has driven the Arab world’s poorest country to catastrophe.
All UN mediation attempts and seven declared ceasefires have so far failed.
Yemen’s conflict has killed more than 10,000 civilians, wounded tens of thousands more, and forced 3.3 million people to flee their homes, according to the United Nations.
Doctors Without Borders, known by the French acronym MSF, says it has treated 66,000 people.
“The situation is nothing short of catastrophic,” Robert Mardini from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who recently returned from Yemen, told the BBC.
“What everyone tells you is that life has become unbearable.”
Even before the conflict, Yemen was one the poorest country in the Middle East.

 

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