Sunday 19 November 2017

Ireland should be to forefront on highlighting Yemen atrocities

A man helps his son carry a sack of wheat flour they received from a local charity in the city of Sanaa, Yemen. Photo: REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
A man helps his son carry a sack of wheat flour they received from a local charity in the city of Sanaa, Yemen. Photo: REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Genocide is defined as "deliberately inflicting on a group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part".

What is happening in Yemen at present falls within this category yet the international community is actively facilitating rather than preventing it.

In the 1990s when questioned by a reporter about up to half a million children who died as a result of UN and Western-imposed sanctions on Iraq, US secretary of state Madeleine Albright replied: "I think this is a very hard choice, but the price - we think the price is worth it."

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