An excerpt from, "Despite 10,000 civilian casualties in Yemen — 13 per day — U.S. reaffirms support for Saudi Arabia" by Ben Norton, Salon, September 2, 2016:
In August, the U.N. high commissioner released a report on the situation of human rights in Yemen. It revealed that at least 2.8 million Yemenis, including more than 400,000 families, have been forced to flee their homes because of the violence.The Saudis would rather destroy all of Yemen than admit defeat. These losers don't know when to quit. And with the U.S. and UK arming them to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars they feel emboldened to carry on their hopeless efforts to make Yemen kneel.
“The prolonged duration of the conflict has strongly heightened the disastrous risk of a systemic collapse of Yemen,” wrote Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner. “The resilience of the Yemeni people has been stretched beyond human limits.”