Famine & War in Yemen: Daily Brief

Millions at risk of famine in Yemen; calls for action against Saudi Arabia gather steam; soldiers attack civilians in South Sudan, despite peace deal; discussing albinism & human rights; and rare positive human rights news from China - along with a lot more bad news about China's internment camps in Xinjiang...

Half the population of war-torn Yemen is at risk of  "an imminent and great big famine", according to a top United Nations aid official. About 14 million people could soon be on the brink of famine and completely relying on humanitarian aid for survival. The worlds worst humanitarian crisis is a result of the ongoing conflict between the Saudi Arabia-led coalition and the Houthi armed group.

Calls for action against Saudi Arabia keep gathering steam, not just because of its role in the Yemen conflict, but also because of the murder of reporter Jamal Khashoggi.

Tens of thousands of people in South Sudan have been forced to flee into the bush or United Nations protection sites and other displacement sites, despite a peace deal. Soldiers have attacked civilians and civilian property in counterinsurgency operations in the south and west of Wau that began in June.

Did you already see the Facebook live on albinism and human rights, with United Nations expert Ikponwosa Ero?