That children have starved to death in Yemen while another 370,000 are slowly wasting away from starvation after two years of war and a Saudi-led blockade, is preposterous and clearly indicative of yet another failing of humanity.
No child should starve to death. No parent should have to helplessly witness a child wither before their eyes unable to remedy a child's fate because of the consequences of war. Yet in Yemen, children are dying and sad hopeless mothers are clinging to the frail bodies of their dying loved ones unable to save their lives.
Child deaths from starvation and other consequences will continue in Yemen because of the conflict there. To end the starvation of Yemeni children, the war and the Saudi-led blockade must stop.
Yemen represents another blemish on the brow of modern humanity. If the tireless work of medical and social humanitarians in Yemen cannot save the 370,000 children at risk of starving, then an even larger number of children could eventually become additional victims of yet another conflict.