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Yemeni Civil War questions global commitment to human rights

By Independent Senator Marilou McPhedran, Liberal MP Ali Ehsassi      

The ongoing conflict in the impoverished Arab state has 'exposed the inability, or unwillingness, of some countries to put aside political differences in pursuit of safeguarding human rights,' writes Liberal MP Ali Ehsassi and Independent Senator Marilou McPhedran.

The Taiz High School in Taiz city, pictured, was caught in the crossfires of the ongoing civil war in Yemen, the poorest country of the Middle East. Photograph courtesy of UNICEF
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Homes destroyed by airstrikes, children emaciated with hunger, families lined-up for scarce supplies: this is what life is like in Yemen. Two and a half years after its descent into a brutal conflict, the calamity ravaging Yemen is a war the world has chosen to ignore. Rather than focus on the human tragedy gripping Yemen, most countries have fixed their scant attention on merely prognosticating as to whether the Houthi rebels armed by Iran or the Saudi- led

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