Atiaf Al-Wazir on the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
As the world stands by, Saudi led military intervention against the Houthis in Yemen has devastated its population and infrastructure. According to the UN, since March 25th, the start of the Saudi led military intervention, more than 600 people have been killed and 2,000 wounded in in Yemen. The ongoing airstrikes have caused more than 120, 000 people to flee their homes. The intervention coupled with the coalition’s naval blockade of Yemen’s ports have created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in the poorest country in the Arab world. This week, we speak with Atiaf Al-Wazir, an independent researcher, journalist and co-founder of the media advocacy group SupportYemen about the dire humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the political consequences of the military intervention in the country.
Safa Al-Ahmad Discusses the Making of Her New Documentary The Fight For Yemen
Journalist and documentary filmmaker Safa Al-Ahmad began filming in Yemen’s capital just two weeks after the Houthis had taken over the city. Safa’s new FrontLine/BBC Arabic documentary The Fight for Yemen, is a rare and extraordinary look into the Houthis a once-unknown band of rebels from the mountains of northern Yemen who rose to power last September. Safa Al-Ahmad is a journalists and documentary filmmaker maker based in London. Her last documentary, Saudi’s Secret Uprising is the joint recipient of the 2015 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award for Journalism.