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Aid worker to give talk on Yemen

FROMEFriends of Palestine will be hosting its last talk of the year this Friday, 4th December, as a former aid worker visits to talk about Yemen.

Dr Judith Brown will be speaking at St Catharine’s Hall from 7.30pm this Friday – entry will be by donation.

Friends of Palestine member Adam Stout said, “Yemen is being rapidly destroyed by its neighbours in a ferocious war; it has had non-stop aerial bombardment for eight months.

“Over 40,000 bombs have fallen on houses, hospitals, schools, markets, ports, factories, mosques, bridges, roads, and UNESCO world heritage sites. It has already had more damage than Syria after five years of war.

“It also has suffered a cruel eight month blockade; few ships are allowed to dock in Yemen’s ports. 20 million people are food insecure – 500,000 children suffer from severe malnutrition.

“Hospitals are closed due to lack of electricity, water and medicines. Yemeni people are desperate, trapped inside war, unable to escape, and with little outside help.

“Judith, a retired aid worker, will speak about her love of Yemen and her feelings of despair on its current situation.”

Judith runs the ‘Yemen News Today’ page on Facebook, which provides English language news updates on the country.