Jamie McGoldrick, U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, recently told NPR that the war in Yemen has led to “the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.” Widespread hunger has contributed to a massive cholera outbreak, per the Guardian, and Saudi-led airstrikes have continuously led to civilian casualties, including children.

Why it matters: The U.S. has backed Saudi Arabia throughout the war in Yemen, and in June the first installment of a $110 billion arms deal with the Saudis was approved after they assured the U.S they were making changes to avoid civilian casualties.

Read more at: https://www.axios.com/the-us-involvement-in-yemens-humanitarian-crisis-1513306179-d6ce705a-e817-4c22-95ab-eac6ddb0068e.html

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