The world 'forgets' the bad conditions of Yemen, Syria and West Asia, these issues will now be discussed in UNGA
Not so long ago, in the United Nations General Assembly meetings in New York, rebellion and war used to be at the top of the agenda in the Arab world. Most of the conflicts are still in stalemate. However, now the world's attention has turned to more difficult challenges. This includes issues such as the coronavirus pandemic and climate change. Apart from this, the ongoing conflict in the Tigre region of Ethiopia and the Taliban occupation of Afghanistan is also a similar issue, which is likely to be discussed.
The situation in West Asia has worsened in the last two years. The situation in the countries of this region has become very dire. Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen are on the verge of humanitarian catastrophe. The skyrocketing poverty and economic impact in these countries is worsening the situation here. If this continues, then this region will get trapped in deep turmoil. Julian Barnes-Dessy, director of the Middle East and North Africa program at the European Council on Foreign Relations, said the region is full of other global crises. But even after so many years of crisis, the attitude of western countries is full of despair.
Worst humanitarian crisis caused by war in Yemen
Despite a decade of bloodshed and turmoil caused by the Arab Spring and the Islamic State, not much has changed. The situation in these countries is bad due to deteriorating economies, rising poverty rates and heavy repression. Military standoff and conflict continues between many countries from above. The world's worst humanitarian crisis has arisen due to the ongoing war in Yemen for the last six years. Because of this, Yemen is on the verge of famine. The head of the UN's food agency warned that there were 16 million people heading towards starvation.
Iraq, Syria and Lebanon are also in bad condition
On the other hand, Libya is completely torn apart by conflicts by rival militias backed by foreign governments. More and more desperate people from the country's shores are risking their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Iraq, Syria and Lebanon were once the cultural centers of West Asia. In today's time, these countries are facing problems like economic difficulties, corruption and political leaders not fulfilling the basic needs of the people. Apart from this, the threat of Islamic State also remains in these countries.