Humanitarian Crises In Afghanistan And Yemen

Saudi-led airstrikes hit a food factory in Sanaa, Yemen
Smoke rises after Saudi-led airstrikes hit a food factory in Sanaa, Yemen on August 9, 2016. In the air campaign by Saudi Arabia and its allies against Yemen’s Shiite rebels, rights experts say there has been a pattern by the Saudi-led coalition in depending on faulty intelligence, failing to distinguish between civilian and military targets and disregarding the likelihood of civilian casualties. Experts say some of the strikes likely amount to war crimes. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Saudi-led airstrikes hit a food factory in Sanaa, Yemen
Smoke rises after Saudi-led airstrikes hit a food factory in Sanaa, Yemen on August 9, 2016. In the air campaign by Saudi Arabia and its allies against Yemen’s Shiite rebels, rights experts say there has been a pattern by the Saudi-led coalition in depending on faulty intelligence, failing to distinguish between civilian and military targets and disregarding the likelihood of civilian casualties. Experts say some of the strikes likely amount to war crimes. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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.