Jamie McGoldrick of the United Nations joins Scott to discuss the latest developments in Yemen. McGoldrick gives an overview of the Yemeni political, sociological, and economic situation, explains why the official death count is certainly too low, and outlines what needs to be done to alleviate the suffering of the people of Yemen.
McGoldrick is the United Nations Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative for the Republic of Yemen. Follow him on Twitter @jamiemcgoldric8.
Discussed on the show:
- “Yemen critically short of food, fuel imports as war cuts supply lines” (Reuters)
- “Yemen death toll has reached 10,000, UN says” (The Guardian)
- “Yemen cholera cases reach one million – ICRC” (BBC)
- “Yemen hospitals on the brink of closure as health system collapses leaving 8 million children without access to healthcare” (Relief Web)
- “Suspected diphtheria cases in Yemen near 500: WHO” (Reuters)
- “11/16/17 Scott Paul on the latest devastating Saudi blockade in Yemen” (The Scott Horton Show)
- “Yemen’s Hidden War,” by Matthieu Aikins (Rolling Stone)
- “Trump is ‘fired up’ about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen” (CNN)
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