The extent of human suffering in the Yemeni civil war is hard to grasp. In the earliest days of this proxy war, the United States and Western Europe saw it in black and white: the evil Iran backing the Houthi rebels against the good Saudi Arabia/United Arab Emirates coalition defending the legitimate Yemeni government.
More than 23,000 airstrikes executed predominantly by Saudi and UAE warplanes killed tens of thousands Yemeni citizens and destroyed vital infrastructure. Bringing the proxy war even closer to Yemen’s 34 million inhabitants, the Saudi/Emirati-led coalition created a humanitarian catastrophe by sealing off Yemen from critical imports.
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