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A journalist in Yemen sends out a tweet that Theresa May really needs to see : Publishing Date: 3/16/2018
Sam Woolfe is a freelance writer: Ahmad Algohbary is a freelance Yemeni journalist. Recently, he sent out a tweet about a disturbing scene he stumbled upon. And it’s something that Theresa May’s government needs to see.

I was walking in the street, I saw these 3 children looking 4 food in the garbage, their mom came 2 take them and told me "please come with your camera, &take a photo of our home" I told her why? she said "I need you to tell the world that we don't have food 2 eat.

war in Yemen – which began in 2015 – has resulted in the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis”, according to The New York Times. The conflict has left 400,000 children malnourished. Life-threatening diseases are also rampant.

As The Canary previously reported, a Saudi-led coalition has been accused of deliberately destroying vital infrastructure in Yemen. And the UN said in December 2017 that Saudi airstrikes had killed at least 68 civilians in just one day.

The role of Theresa May’s government

In response to Algohbary’s tweet, Quaker activist Sam Walton said:

"I need you to tell the world that we don't have food 2 eat."

This is the brutal reality of the war in . Britain is complicit in this man-made catastrophe until we

 asked Theresa May if she would use her meeting with the Mohammed bin Salman “to halt the arms supplies, and demand an immediate ceasefire in Yemen?”

raise the issue of human rights abuses. But she apparently had no intention to stop arming the Saudi forces. As a result of her government’s meeting with bin Salman, the UK government sold 48 Eurofighter Typhoon jets to Saudi Arabia for £5bn.

Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) previously accused the government of making ‘secret’ arms deals with Saudi Arabia. And foreign secretary Boris Johnson supports Saudi-led military action, suggesting it is ‘self-defence’.

Theresa May might claim that she cares about Yemen’s humanitarian crisis and the children who are suffering. But her relationship with Saudi Arabia tells a different story.

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