Saturday 17 November 2018

"Food insecurity" the creepy buzz phrase by the elite used to describe 60 million people suffering famine caused by Muslims killing Muslims

Baiji Oil refinery Iraqi forces retook the facilities, but not before ISIS set fire to oil wells as they retreated. Photo IPS

  • "Food insecurity" should probably be changed to "Islamic empathy insecurity"
  • 30 million Muslim people were brought to Europe in what has been called “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” None of the oil-rich Muslim countries has offered to help their fellow Islamic brothers
  • Billions of dollars in aid are sent to the countries below from Europe and the US
  • While the aid of the oil-rich states is pitiful.
  •  Both the US and the UK are making billions from selling weapons to Saudi Arabia who is bombing Yemen
  • Russia profits from selling weapons to Iran who is bombing Syria
  • Western media remain quiet

A famine, or "Food insecurity" (the creepy buzz phrase used by the elite) has been ongoing in Yemen which started during the Yemeni Civil War.
Over 17 million of Yemen's population are at risk; over 3.3 million children and pregnant or lactating women suffer from acute malnutrition.
Over 100,000 of the affected children are in Al Hudaydah Governorate, with the city of Al Hudaydah worst affected area of the province.
According to the Norwegian Refugee Council, the famine in Yemen will soon reach "biblical proportions".
The famine is being compounded by an outbreak of cholera, which is resulting in 5,000 new cases daily.
The devastation of Yemeni infrastructure, health, water and sanitation systems and facilities by Saudi-led coalition air strikes led to the spread of cholera.
UNICEF says that Saudi-led coalition airstrikes are deliberately targeting water systems in Yemen.
The number of Afghans who urgently need food aid has grown to 7.5 million, as a drought has hit vast parts of the country, the World Food Program (WFP) said Friday.
Twenty out of 34 provinces are suffering from a lack of water, especially in the north-west.
More than 200,000 people have fled their homes and moved elsewhere in Afghanistan because of the drought, WFP spokesman Herve Verhoosel told a press conference in Geneva.
Farmers have delayed planting or downsized their wheat cultivation, following the lack of rain and snowfall during the last winter.
The recent fighting in Afghanistan has shown all too clearly that the Taliban was sincere in announcing in late April that it was rejecting participation in a peace progress and starting a new offensive.
Elevated food insecurity persists again in 2018 in the north and northeast around 14 million people are suffering from famine.
Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram - which has caused havoc in Africa's most populous country through a wave of bombings, assassinations and abductions - is fighting to overthrow the government and create an Islamic state.
Boko Haram promotes a version of Islam which makes it "haram", or forbidden, for Muslims to take part in any political or social activity associated with Western society.
This includes voting in elections, wearing shirts and trousers or receiving a secular education.
 After nearly seven years of war, President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has the upper hand, thanks to Iranian backing.
But the fighting is not over and 7 million people are suffering famine.
Large swaths of the country remain outside regime control, regional and international powers disagree on a settlement, and Syria is an arena for the rivalry between Iran and its enemies.
As the Islamic State is ousted from the east, prospects for escalation elsewhere will increase.
In eastern Syria, rival campaigns by pro-regime forces (supported by Iran-backed militias and Russian airpower) and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (the SDF, backed by the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition), have forced an Islamic State retreat.
In Syria and Iraq, Islamic State remnants have retreated into the desert to await new opportunities.
In Iraq, 10 million people are suffering famine after thirty years of armed conflict which has killed hundreds of thousands of people, wounded countless more, displaced millions and laid cities and towns to waste.
Amongst all of this death and destruction, there is an often-overlooked victim whose harm has far-reaching consequences: The environment.
Whilst Iraq’s environment has suffered from degradation due to conflict for decades, in recent years it has been exacerbated due to the so-called Islamic State (ISIS).

While the war in Syria routinely leads news bulletins and captures headlines, the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Yemen is largely ignored by mainstream media. Unlike the bloodied and dust-covered boy who became the face of the Syrian conflict, these children in Yemen will never become the catalyst for a rallying cry to stop the war. Western governments have too much to gain from the carnage.
Both the US and the UK are now making more money from selling weapons to Saudi Arabia than ever before. More than a dozen EU countries sell weapons to the Gulf nation and these deals appear to have gagged the Western media from highlighting Saudi actions in creating what the United Nations call“the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.”
As well as its military campaign, Saudi Arabia is enforcing a food blockade –  leaving approximately 80 per cent of Yemenis (22 million people) in need of humanitarian aid. 
The World Food Program says that around 17 million of these are facing “famine like” conditions.


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