A UN official said that the Saudi-Emirati coalition in Yemen’s war is causing the largest famine in modern history.
The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Program, David Beasley, warned the UN Security Council about Yemen’s situation.
And this is due to the Saudi-Emirati war that has been going on for more than five years.
Beasley said Yemen is “heading towards the largest famine in modern history” because of the Saudi-UAE-led war.
“Now more than 16 million people in Yemen are facing a hunger crisis or worse,” he added.
“These are not just numbers, but these are real people,” the UN official emphasized.
“This country is heading towards the biggest famine in modern history,” the UN official warned. “It is hell on earth.”
“About 400,000 Yemeni children could die this year without urgent intervention,” he said.
United Nations statistics confirm that about 80 per cent of Yemen’s population of 30 million depend on aid to survive.
The new US President Joe Biden administration and many countries in the world are making strenuous efforts to end this war.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE launched a war on Yemen 6 years ago, but they did not achieve any of the goals for which they were announced.
The Biden administration began its reign by freezing massive arms deals to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
It also decided to stop its military support for the Saudi and Emirati-led war in Yemen.
Evidence and facts prove that the Emirati regime deliberately perpetuated a deception policy in its repeated announcement of withdrawal from the five-year-old war in Yemen.
Recently, the Carnegie Middle East Center said that the UAE manages more than 200,000 armed militia elements to carry out Yemen’s agendas.
The centre stated in a study that the UAE had adopted a strategy to strengthen its presence within the Yemeni entities loyal to it while reducing its direct military interventions.
The centre noted that in July 2019, the UAE announced the withdrawal of its forces from Yemen.
“But it left a large number of more than 200 thousand members of the military forces affiliated with it, spread in various military bases across the country.”
The centre highlighted how the UAE could implement its strategy without direct presence, thus evading any direct responsibility.
In recent days, the UAE closed its military base in the port of Assab in Eritrea.
Abu Dhabi tried to direct signals to the international community, especially the American administration, that it is withdrawing from the Yemen war.
According to observers, this is nothing but a deception strategy practised by Abu Dhabi, as there is no real withdrawal.
Since the announcement of Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidency, the Emirati foreign policy has indicated that it is changing the dynamics of interference in the affairs of other countries.
On the contrary, this is not true, as the strategy based on deception indicates that Abu Dhabi has become more dependent on local parties to implement its goals.
Andreas Craig, the lecturer at the School of Security Studies at Kings College, London, said:
“As much as the UAE’s withdrawal from Yemen in 2019 was symbolic in nature, the dismantling of the Assab base in Eritrea should be considered a tactical withdrawal from the UAE’s strategic presence in the Horn of Africa.”
“This means that the Abu Dhabi withdrawal is, for the most part, sending signals to Washington and not a real withdrawal from the region,” he added.
He pointed out that: By conducting exploratory operations in Libya, the Horn of Africa, and Yemen, the UAE has found ways to operate without entering into direct war while mandating fighting and sabotage operations to a vast network of agents.
He pointed out that the UAE, being “mastering deception, maintains a strong foothold and influence in Yemen through the Southern Transitional Council, mercenaries and other militia groups who provide Abu Dhabi with separate means to achieve strategic goals with the possibility of reasonable denial.”
Consequently, Abu Dhabi cleverly used Saudi Arabia as a shield to hide behind it amid global criticism of the gross human rights violations and war crimes committed by the “Saudi-led coalition”.