If even Boris Johnson can see this is the ‘world’s worst humanitarian crisis’, why is his government enabling it?

When Theresa May touched down in Riyadh yesterday morning, she did so with a combination of the usual kind words about her hosts and a specific promise to raise the issue of the devastating blockade that the Saudi regime has inflicted on Yemen.

The last three weeks have seen a Saudi-imposed military blockade on Yemeni ports, which has stopped vital humanitarian aid from getting to the millions of people that need it. The situation is dire, with research from Save the Children finding that 130 Yemeni children are dying every day from malnutrition, extreme hunger or disease.

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