Aid group: Trump’s Yemen veto means more death, suffering

April 17, 2019 Off By readly

An international charity says President Donald Trumps veto of a congressional resolution to end U.S. military assistance for Saudi Arabias war in Yemen will only mean more suffering and death.

The Norwegian Refugee Council said Wednesday that if Trump was truly concerned about civilian life, he would ensure that the US-supported Saudi-led coalition stop breaking the laws of war and depriving millions of Yemenis of life-saving assistance.

It says the United States is deepening and prolonging the crisis and civilians are paying the price.

The Saudi-led coalition has been at war with Yemens Iran-aligned Houthi rebels since 2015. The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people, fueled a major cholera outbreak and driven the Arab worlds poorest country to the brink of famine.

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