Humanitarian Crises In Afghanistan And Yemen | WBEZ
Skip to main content

Worldview

Humanitarian Crises In Afghanistan And Yemen

As Saudi Arabia tries to tighten its foothold in Yemen, bombing raids against Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels are escalating a growing refugee crisis. 

We spoke with Kathy Kelly and Sabia Rigby, co-coordinators of the peace group Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Rigby feels more attention must be paid to what she observes as a “catastrophic” humanitarian crisis. Rigby recently volunteered to help refugees — many from Yemen — at St. Maria Skobstova Catholic Worker house in Calais, France. Kelly spends a great deal of time in Afghanistan and reports on the aftereffects of drone attacks. She’s just back from a fact-finding mission in the country. Kelly explained why she believes much of the news we receive on the conflicts in Yemen and Afghanistan is propaganda to distract from civilian deaths.

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.

CLOSE X