The United Nations security council has issued a warning that the world is facing the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945 with starvation and famine in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeastern Nigeria.
It is being reported that up to 20 million people, many women and children, are being effected by this latest crisis. Reports also state that 1.8 million children are facing imminent death.
Much of the reasons for famine are conflict related, and while the UK provides around 100 million pounds in aid to Yemen, we sell around 4 billion pounds worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia which are then used in Yemen.
There are no easy solutions to the plight of many around the world, industrial food production is maybe not the answer, delays in providing aid doesnt help, global capitalism appears to make most of us poorer and our foreign policy leaves a lot to be desired. I do feel though that selling weapons that cause people to flee resulting in famine is definitely not the direction we should be allowing in this country but then we know the Tories have few, if any, morals.
Things are getting worse for people who just want to live their lives in peace, while 100 million is at least a plaster, not playing games with weapons sales and stupid politics would be a start.