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Silenced Suffering. An analysis of Yemen’s humanitarian crisis.
Strained by years of famine and drought, Yemenis today are struggling to survive the horrors produced by a civil war that has progressively turned into a major regional competition. Children, women, and the elderly are in dire need of assistance as shortages of basic necessities increase incessantly. War crimes are being committed and human rights violated on a daily basis. Despite the gravity of the situation, devising an adequate response to Yemen’s humanitarian emergency does not seem to be a priority for world powers. By identifying the primary determinants of the Yemeni humanitarian crisis and the flaws affecting the efficiency of responses to humanitarian emergencies, this study highlights the urgent need to intervene immediately to prevent the deaths of more innocent Yemeni civilians, and uphold respect for universal human rights.