Daily Prompt: Cringe

It is not the warlords or terrorists who are dying; it is the people, the children, the future of an entire nation.

Yemen has made TEEN VOGUE, which has been writing some wonderful articles recently. This isn’t just for teens!

This article is a hyperspeed look at the situation in Yemen, a war going on for more than two years that has caused much suffering from cholera, famine, and airstrikes. If you don’t know what’s happening, then click the link above and read it! What is happening there should make you cringe.

Some highlights:

After two years of war, aid groups have issued repeated warnings about the growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, calling it a “pressure cooker.” The World Health Organization approximates that there are 18.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen, with 10.3 million as having “acute” or immediate needs. More than 7 million of those people are facing food insecurity, with another 8 million are facing a shortage of clean water and sanitation.

War damages and often collapses societal infrastructures, making access to basic needs like clean water, food, sanitation, and health care difficult. Yemen — the poorest of the Arab nations and home to more than 25 million people — was water-stressed and food insecure before the war. Today, about 90 percent of the food is imported into Yemen.

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