Seven-year-old severely malnourished Yemeni girl, whose picture recently further alerted the international community to the disaster-hit nation’s plight, has died amid the ongoing Saudi-led war on the country.
On Saturday, various media reports cited Yemen’s Health Ministry as reporting the death of the girl, named as Amal Hussein.
Amal’s picture turned up in The New York Times last week, showing her lying on a bed at a health center in Aslam in the northwestern Yemen Hajjah Province, 144 kilometers (90 miles) northwest of the capital, Sana’a. Her mother, Mariam Ali, has told the paper that she died on October 26.
(that was her life-thanks to the wealthy evil ones)
The mother said her heart was “broken,” adding, “Amal was always smiling. Now I’m worried for my other children.”
A Saudi-led coalition has been attacking the Arab world’s already most miserable country since March 2015.
More than 15,000 have died since the war started with the aim of returning Yemen’s former Saudi-aligned officials.
The Saudis have been receiving arms and logistical support as well as bombing coordinates and aerial refueling, mostly from the United States, but also from its close European allies, the UK and France.