1/5/18 The UN’s Jamie McGoldrick on the state of affairs in Yemen

by | Jan 5, 2018

Jamie McGoldrick of the United Nations joins Scott to discuss the latest developments in Yemen. McGoldrick gives an overview of the Yemeni political, sociological, and economic situation, explains why the official death count is certainly too low, and outlines what needs to be done to alleviate the suffering of the people of Yemen.

McGoldrick is the United Nations Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative for the Republic of Yemen. Follow him on Twitter @jamiemcgoldric8.

Discussed on the show:

  • “Yemen critically short of food, fuel imports as war cuts supply lines” (Reuters)
  • “Yemen death toll has reached 10,000, UN says” (The Guardian)
  • “Yemen cholera cases reach one million – ICRC” (BBC)
  • “Yemen hospitals on the brink of closure as health system collapses leaving 8 million children without access to healthcare” (Relief Web)
  • “Suspected diphtheria cases in Yemen near 500: WHO” (Reuters)
  • “11/16/17 Scott Paul on the latest devastating Saudi blockade in Yemen” (The Scott Horton Show)
  • “Yemen’s Hidden War,” by Matthieu Aikins (Rolling Stone)
  • “Trump is ‘fired up’ about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen” (CNN)

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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan and editor of The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019. He’s conducted more than 5,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton. He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott’s Twitter, YouTube, Patreon.

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