Yemen

Part of Parliamentary Sovereignty and EU Renegotiations – in the House of Commons at 4:19 pm on 4th February 2016.

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Photo of Flick Drummond Flick Drummond Conservative, Portsmouth South 4:19 pm, 4th February 2016

Absolutely, and there is also the fear of al-Qaeda and Daesh getting into a country that is failing.

However desperate the crisis is in Syria, that country benefited from a degree of infrastructure, education, and general health of population that was miles ahead of the Yemeni equivalents. The poor of Yemen have no resources of any kind to fall back on except for external aid, yet there has been a blockade of Yemen across all routes by the coalition engaged in the war. The impact of that on a country that depended on imports for 90% of its food has been significant, despite the best efforts of relief organisations.