As the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and supported by the U.K. and the U.S. launched a new campaign to capture the Yemeni port city of Hodeida, through which over 90% of Yemen’s food is imported, Save the Children warns 5.2 million children in Yemen are now facing starvation.
Within days of starting the war, Saudi Arabia imposed a total land, air and sea blockade, along with targeting vital agriculture and food supply infrastructure that sustains life for the 29 million Yemenis — all of which constitute war crimes under international law.
The UN estimates that nearly 20 million Yemenis could die of starvation by the end of this year. That’s about 70 percent of the entire population. That horrific number includes more than 2 million children who are