Senior Humanitarian advisor at OxFam America Scott Paul returns to the show to discuss the latest developments in the U.S.-Saudi war in Yemen. Paul explains that the situation has gone from bad to gruesome with the latest Saudi blockade following the Houthi attempted missile strike of the Saudi airport at Ridyah. According to Paul seven million people are attempting to survive on one meal a day while cholera cases continue to soar. Paul says that aid is the first major step, but that a ceasefire and a political process are the only things that can allow for the market to provide for the Yemeni people.
Scott Paul is a senior policy advisor at OxFam. Follow him on Twitter: @ScottTPaul.
Discussed on the show:
- “12 days into the blockade – Oxfam and 13 other agencies say, ‘we’re are running out of fuel, food, and medicines’” (OxFam)
- “Saudi Arabia: Missile intercepted near Riyadh” (BBC)
- Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
- “Watch Members of Congress Attempt to Explain Why They Won’t Vote on War in Yemen,” by Lee Fang (The Intercept)
- “U.N. warns if no Yemen aid access, world will see largest famine in decades” (Reuters)
- “There are 21 million in need of humanitarian aid in Yemen” (The Guardian)
- Nasser Arrabyee (Scott Horton Show)
- Clair Manera (Scott Horton Show)
- “U.S. Government to Blame for Somalia’s Misery,” by Scott Horton (Future Freedom Foundation)
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