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  • Did you know that 10,000 people were killed in the past 18 month.

    Hi my name is ammar and my topic is Yemen Civil War. the people that are affected the most

    Are the civilians because they can’t do anything

    • Ammar, I like your topic and it makes me happy your progress and how you took time to find really good sources. One quote that stands out for me is “people that I know like my family and friends are being affected”, because when there is a war everyone is on danger and especially kids because they have no idea what is going on and they cannot defend themselves. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really like your topic.

    • I really enjoyed reading this article, Ammar; the fact that you have a personal connection to the war is very touching and it is truly sad that this is happening in the world today. I especially think it’s horrible that 70% of the population of Yemen is in need of aid (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29319423). Thanks for your take on the issue. I enjoyed reading it immensely and look forward to reading more of your writing in the future. Maybe next you can write about how we can help the people in Yemen.

    • Ammar, I really like this topic. While we hear on the news all the time about some events such as the war with ISIS, these events are almost never mentioned on the news. I especially liked this quote, “the people that are affected the most Are the civilians because they can’t do anything about the airstrike keep on hitting them everyday”. It is truly horrible how innocent people are being killed. One article that might help you in your research can be found at https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2015/09/yemen-the-forgotten-war/ . I’m looking forward to seeing what you write next about this topic, because this truly is an underreported humanitarian crisis.

    • Dear Ammar, I am sorry to hear that this war is effecting you. To be completely honest, I didn’t even know that there was a war going on there. I really liked reading your article because it brought to light to me some of the outcomes of the war. I didn’t know that the rebels were being backed by ISIS, which is a prominent terror group. I think you should research more on how ISIS is involved in this war so that more people will recognize it. If more attention is drawn to your topic, there will be a greater want to help the refugees and children who are being effected by this. Here is an article by CNN on a suicide bomber in Yemen who ISIS took responsibility for. http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/18/middleeast/yemen-suicide-bombing/index.html

    • Dear, Ammar
      I am very blown away by this post about the civil war in Yemen. I think this is one of those conflicts and wars that have been forgotten about in the struggle of the world but is still very important for us as citizens of the world to understand and try to be of assistance in any way possible. Its appalling to me that up to 16 thousand people have been killed in the fighting along with over 10 thousand citizens and over 3 million people displaced by the fighting, Its also interesting to me that our mainstream news has not been reporting on such an issue as this as much as i think they should be. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56446#.Wc5zErLyvrd this link is to a report done by the united nations that really gets into the heart of the problem and provides numbers and stats about the war going on.

    • Ammar,

      great post, really cool to see writing coming from an author who really cares about the subject. I think it’s astounding how little news coverage this war is getting, but as civilians discussing it is a step in the right direction. Distributing information about the atrocities going on in Yemen is what will move to create awareness hopefully leading to change. Humanitarian resources like Care (http://www.care.org/emergencies/yemen-humanitarian-crisis) and rescue.org (https://www.rescue.org/country/yemen) also provide useful information on the current situation in Yemen and the small steps we can take to aid the people suffering throughout the nation.

      Looking forward to seeing you expand this paper and further raise awareness.
      Thank you.

    • Dear Ammar,
      I like your topic alot and think that it is an event that is being overlooked. I was really sad to read about how awful and real this problem is for the civilians in Yemen, and think about how little its considered or even mentioned in mainstream news and media. I think that your personal connection to this topic makes you a perfect person to write this and reading the part about your family and all the defenseless civilians made it very real for me how much of an issue this is. When I was in Iran last summer with my family I heard about countless bombings and terrorist attacks in the middle east that nobody in America or anywhere really bothers to mention or worry about when so many lives are being destroyed and taken. I think if you added more numbers and statistics into your article to make it clear for the reader how many people are affected it may invoke a stronger reaction or understanding of the magnitiude of the crisis there. I really hope that you continue to write about this because it is a great topic and I look forward to watching the videos you put links to to become more educated on the topic. Here is an article about how the war in Yemen is a strategic failure. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/08/saudi-arabia-war-yemen-strategic-failure-170823072854582.html

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