Deadly Cyclone Ravages War-Torn Yemen

Bad luck comes in threes. Yemen, already ravaged by famine and war, is facing the wrath of a deadly cyclone as well.

Cyclone Chapala is hell-bent on destroying what is left of Yemen. Already devastated by the Saudi-led war and famine, a cyclone is the last thing the country and its people need.

More than 5,600 people, including 2,615 civilians and 500 children, have been killed since March 2015. The vast majority of civilian deaths are attributable to coalition airstrikes. 

According to Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, “Yemen in five months is like Syria after five years.”

“The humanitarian situation is nothing short of catastrophic. Every family in Yemen has been affected by this conflict.”

Add to that the destruction resulting from Chapala, things look more than grim for the people of Yemen.

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