Why We Know So Little About the U.S.-Backed War in Yemen
What the U.N. calls the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis” is an unhappy confluence of American media taboos
By Matt Taibbi
Legs of civilian victims are seen at a hospital after they were killed by an airstrike of the Saudi-led coalition that targeted their house on June 25th, 2018 in Amran province north Sana’a, Yemen. Photo credit: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty
Thursday, from Al Jazeera: “Yemen ‘on Brink of New Cholera Epidemic,’ Charity Warns.” The piece details how recent developments in the Yemeni civil war — specifically, the possible siege of the port city of Hodeidah — may cause a surge in cholera cases. There were over a million reported cases of cholera between the fall of 2016 and spring of 2018, the largest documented outbreak in modern times. The rate of infection had slowed, but observers now fear resurgence.