Why the world is silent in Yemen crisis?

 Why the world is silent in Yemen crisis?

The root of the conflict lies in the failure of the political transition that has brought stability to Yemen since the Arab Spring uprising.

The uprising in the Arab region forced long-ruling Yemeni ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh to hand over power to his deputy, Mansour Hadi, in 2011.

As president, Mansoor Hadi faced a variety of problems, including jihadist attacks, the separatist movement in the south, security personnel's continued loyalty to Abdullah Saleh, as well as corruption, unemployment and food insecurity.

Yemen's Zaidi Shiite minority Houthi movement (formally known as Ansarullah), which has revolted against Mansour Hadi's government several times over the past decade, has taken advantage of the new president's weakness. Occupied the northern province of Saada and its environs

Disappointed with the transfer, many Yemenis, including Sunnis, supported the Houthis, and in late 2014 and early 2015, the rebels gradually seized the capital, Sanaa.
Mansour Hadi was forced to flee abroad in March 2015 after the Houthis and security forces loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh took control of the entire country.

Abdullah Saleh's loyal army is believed to have backed its old enemy, the Houthis, to regain power.

The rise of a group in Yemen that they believe was growing with the support of regional Shiite power Iran, Saudi Arabia and eight other Arab states, mostly Sunni countries, have increased Iranian influence in Yemen. Launched an air campaign to eliminate, defeat the Houthis and restore Mansour Hadi's government.

The alliance received technical and intelligence support from the United States, Britain and France.

Next Phase

At the start of the war, Saudi officials predicted it would only last a few weeks, but it continued four years later.

In August 2015, Allied ground troops landed in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden and helped drive the Houthis and their allies out of much of the south over the next few months.

Mansour Hadi's government was temporarily based in Aden but had difficulty providing basic services and protection to the people, while the president himself remained mostly in Saudi Arabia.
The Houthis could not be evacuated from Sanaa and northwestern Yemen. Meanwhile, they managed to maintain the siege of Taiz, Yemen's third city, and launch a series of missile and drone strikes on Saudi Arabia.

In September 2019, airstrikes hit the Baqiq and Khuras areas of Saudi Arabia, disrupting half of the kingdom's oil production. Both regions account for 5% of the world's oil supply.
In June 2018, coalition forces launched a major offensive to end the Houthi occupation of the Red Sea city of Hodeidah in an attempt to break the deadlock on the battlefield. The port of Hodeidah is believed to be the main lifeline for about two-thirds of Yemen's population.
The United Nations has warned that the destruction of the port is a thorny issue after which it will be impossible to avoid the massive loss of life due to famine.

Human right situation

In short, Yemen is facing the world's worst inhumane crisis.

The United Nations has confirmed that at least 7,700 civilians have been killed by March 2020, most of them in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes.

Monitoring groups monitoring the situation in Yemen believe the death toll is much higher. The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) said in October 2019 that it had recorded more than 100,000 deaths, including 12,000 civilians killed indirect attacks.

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