On Saturday, a group of Humanitarian activists in the Italian city of Turin held a conference under the title “Yemen: the forgotten war”.
The conference was organized by organisations Solid Onlus and the Europeam Front for Yemen, which are humanitarian independent organisations based in Italy.
The conference discussed the Saudi-led coalition war on Yemen.
The conference started with a speech by one of Solid Onlus volunteer, Maurizio de Pace, who spoke of the background of the war and how the Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen.
Dr. Hanieh Tarkian, geopolitical analyst, explained the ideological and historical backgrounds of the war on Yemen.
She added that the war in Yemen is considered as forgotten, because it is rarely mentioned in the international media, and even when mentioned, is not explained correctly.
“The western media does not pay attention to what is happening in Yemen due to the misleading approach the international community has and due to disinformation. They represent the war in Yemen as a civil war, which is not true,” a statement said.
The speakers stressed the importance of understanding what is happening in Yemen and in the Middle East: the struggle of the people in the Middle East against the extremist ideology of Wahhabism and against foreign interferences by the US in particular.
Participants confirmed that the European people are struggling against the spread of the same ideologies.
They also condemned the US-backed Saudi-led coalition crimes and violations against the Yemeni people, in light of the UN’s shameful silence.