Web
	Analytics Made Easy - StatCounter
Rasa News Agency - Starving Yemenis eat leaves to survive amid war: Report
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Service : > World > Asia
Time : Sunday, September 16, 2018
News ID: 439565
 
Starving Yemenis eat leaves to survive amid war: Report
Rasa - Many Yemeni families reportedly have nothing to eat but leaves as a humanitarian crisis caused by Saudi Arabia's deadly bombing campaign on the impoverished state reaches a critical stage.

RNA -  The Associated Press reported that people in the Aslam district of Yemen's northwestern Hajjah Province rely on leaves from the local vine, known as Halas in Arabic or Arabian Wax Leaf in English, due to worsening hunger.

 

Mothers, the report said, pick the leaves, then wash and boil them into a sour, acidic green paste to stave off starvation.

 

According to local health figures, Aslam recorded one of Hajjah’s highest jumps in the number of malnourished children, from 384 cases being treated in January, an additional 1,319 more came in over the next six months.

 

Additionally, Aslam’s main health center has no pediatricians, electricity, oxygen cylinders and fuel for generators, the report said.

 

“Aslam is just another picture of Somalia,” said Saleh al Faqih, a worker in a mobile Health Ministry clinic.

 

In the village of al-Mashrada, situated near Aslam, the mother of a 7-month-old girl, Zahra, is undernourished herself and is often unable to breastfeed her child.

 

“Since the day she was born, I have not had the money to buy her milk or buy her medicine,” said the mother who feeds her whole family with Halas mush.

 

“We are in the 21st century, but this is what the war did to us,” said Mekkiya Mahdi, the Aslam health center chief.

 

At least 20 children are known to have died of starvation this year in Hajjah.

 

According to Press TV, Walid al-Shamshan, head of the Health Ministry’s nutrition section in Hajjah, said the province had seen 17,000 cases of severe acute malnutrition in the first six months of 2018, higher than in any full year on record.

 

“Deaths happen in remote villages where people can’t reach the health units,” Shamshan said. “It’s a steady deterioration and it’s scary.”

 

Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a brutal war, code-named Operation Decisive Storm, against Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, and crush Houthis.

 

The Western-backed offensive initially consisted of a bombing campaign, but was later coupled with a naval blockade and the deployment of ground forces into Yemen.

 

The blockade on Yemen has smothered humanitarian deliveries of food and medicine to the import-dependent country.

 

An estimated 8.4 million Yemenis are on the verge of starvation while almost 18 million lack access to good, nutritious food. 

 

847/940

Share
Send Comment
Name :
E-mail:(Optional)
Comment Text:
Send
Comments
Saturday, September 22, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/09/21/574776/Iran-US-Rouhani-Trump-meeting-UNGA-Qassemi
Iran denies report of request for meeting with Trump
Rasa - Iran’s foreign ministry has categorically rejected "ridiculous" media reports that the country had requested a meeting with US President Donald Trump.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970630000001
Taking the Right Step in Syria’s Idlib
Rasa - On Monday, a deal on Syria’s Idlib province was made, which aims to stop a military invasion of terror-held territory in return for a demilitarized zone.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/09/21/574753/Palestine-Refugee-Ban
Saudi Arabia bans more than 600,000 Palestinians from Hajj
Rasa - More than 600,000 Palestinians have effectively been banned from participating in the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages in Saudi Arabia after the kingdom announced it will no longer provide visas to P...
Saturday, September 22, 2018
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970628000606
US Removes Freedom of the Press from Its Legal Guidebook
Rasa - The United States government which early this year unveiled sanctions against top Iranians and national bodies, including the communications minister and the culture ministry, hitting back for ...
Saturday, September 22, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/09/20/574701/Iran-MKO-Terror
Traitors to the homeland
Rasa - When Iranians rose up against the tyrannical rule of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1979, they had a picture of what they wanted in its place. It took them a short while, however, to translate t...
Saturday, September 22, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/09/21/574749/Iran-Israel-join-npt
Iran says world must pressure Israel into joining NPT
Rasa - Iran has called on the international community to pressurize the Israeli regime into joining and abiding by the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), describing it as the on...
Saturday, September 22, 2018
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970627001147
Syrians Vote to shape Their Country’s Future
Rasa - On Sunday, September 16, the people of Syria voted in the first local elections to shape the future of their post-war country.
Friday, September 21, 2018
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970630000429
Senior Cleric Warns against Anti-Iran Plots by US, Israel
Rasa - Tehran's provincial Friday Prayers Leader Hojjatoleslam Seyed Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabifard blasted Washington, Tel Aviv and Riyadh for setting up a sinister alliance against the Islamic Repub...
Friday, September 21, 2018
http://www.rasanews.ir/detail/news/578450/14 ‎
Ashura and the Sacred Defence are alive: Arafi
Rasa – Ayatollah Arafi said, “Today, we say to Donald Trump, Muhammad ibn Salman and ‎all the enemies of Islamic ideals and the ummah that Ashura and the Sacred Defence are ‎alive. Today, this nation,...
Friday, September 21, 2018
http://www.rasanews.ir/detail/News/578383/24
Under no circumstances will we desist from resistance: ‌Safiuddin
Rasa – Emphasizing on Hezbollah’s continued support of Palestine and Yemen, Hujjat al-‎Islam Safiuddin said, “Hezbollah will never desist from resistance under any circumstances.”‎
Friday, September 21, 2018
http://www.rasanews.ir/detail/news/578364/86 ‎
Freedom from ignorance, corruption and power among the characteristics of the movement ‎of Imam al-Husayn: Ka’bi
Rasa – Ayatollah Ka’bi said that we must understand the meaning, concepts, and principles ‎of Imam al-Husayn’s movement and added, “Freedom from ignorance, corruption and the ‎acquisition of power and...
Friday, September 21, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/09/20/574704/Yemeni-nations-struggle-for-liberty-main-reason-behind-Saudiled-aggression-Houthi
Yemeni nation’s struggle for liberty main reason behind Saudi-led aggression: Houthi
Rasa - The leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has described the ongoing struggle of his fellow countrymen and women for liberty and dignity as the main reason behind the Riyadh regime’s deva...
Friday, September 21, 2018
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970630000319
PCHR: Israeli Forces Continue Systematic Crimes in Occupied Palestinian Territory
Rasa - The Palestinian center for human rights said in its weekly report on Israeli human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territory between 13 to 19 September 2018 that Israeli forces co...
Friday, September 21, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/09/20/574696/Bahraini-regime-forces-detain-another-Shia-cleric-amid-Muharram-crackdown
Bahraini regime forces detain another Shia cleric amid Muharram crackdown
Rasa - Bahraini regime forces have detained another Shia Muslim cleric as the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown against members of the religious community during...
Friday, September 21, 2018
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970629000514
Army Keeps Rolling on ISIL's Centers in Eastern Deserts of Homs, Deir Ezzur
Rasa - The Damascus Army, backed up by the country's Air Force, continued storming ISIL's strongholds in the Eastern deserts of Syria over the past 24 hours, and captured more areas.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970629000180
13,000 UNRWA Employees in Gaza Protest against Cuts
Rasa - Some 13,000 UNRWA employees held a protest in front of UNRWA headquarters in Gaza city against UNRWA cuts in salaries and services provided to refugees after the US decision to completely cut f...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/09/20/574671/Nasrallah-Hezbollah-Israel-Balance
Hezbollah in possession of precision rockets to Israel’s dismay: Nasrallah
Rasa - Hezbollah’s leader has warned Israel of a fate it “has never expected” if it chooses to wage a new war, reminding the regime that the Lebanese resistance movement is now in possession of precis...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970629000260
Israeli Settlement Construction Tripled in Second Quarter of 2018
Rasa - Israeli “Peace Now” movement said that Israeli construction of settlements has tripled in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the first quarter.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/09/20/574659/US-Iran-nuclear-agreement-Trump-JCPOA-UN
US has history of reneging on its commitments: Analyst
Rasa - The United States has a history of reneging on its obligations, says an analyst, adding that seeking a treaty with Iran cannot rationalize Washington’s violation of the nuclear deal, known as t...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/09/20/574665/Palestine-Israel-teenage-protest-Gaza-Rafah
Palestinian boy dies of Israeli-inflicted wound in Gaza
Rasa - A Palestinian teenage boy has died of a head wound he sustained from live fire by Israeli soldiers during an anti-occupation demonstration in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.