https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/01/world/middleeast/yemen-starvation-amal-hussain.html CAIRO — A haunted look in the eyes of Amal Hussain, an emaciated 7-year-old lying silently on a hospital bed in northern Yemen, seemed to sum up the dire circumstances of her war-torn country. A searing portrait of the starving girl published in The New York Times last week drew an impassioned response from readers. They expressed heartbreak. They offered money for her family. They wrote in to ask if she was getting better. On Thursday, Amal’s family said she had died at a ragged refugee camp four miles from the hospital. “My heart is broken,” said her mother, Mariam Ali, who wept during a phone interview. “Amal was always smiling. Now I’m worried for my other children.” Last week, the NY Times did a story about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. In that story, they focused on this little girl 7 year old Amal, who is just one casualty of starvation. She died a week after their article was published. The U.S. is supporting the Saudis who have waged war against this poorest of poor countries, Yemen. This is a man-made humanitarian catastrophe that we're allowing by supporting Saudi Arabia. The sad thing is that the USA has the power to stop it. The ongoing war in Yemen, has displaced millions of people and is far more complex than a Sunni-Shia conflict. For three years, Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country, has been wracked by a bloody war between the Houthi rebels and supporters of Yemen's internationally recognized government. Here's my point. The news is no longer interested in what happened to Jamal Khashoggi. The horrible news of his murder by the Saudis was enough to hold the interest of Americans for a brief time. Khashoggi was strangled, injected with poison, murdered and chopped up in pieces. Who was responsible? The Saudis have already admitted responsibility. What is the U.S. doing to stop this autocratic government from murdering at will and starving 1.8 million people in Yemen? Not a damned thing. The U.S. is too involved worrying about the 'invasion of rock-throwing' immigrants seeking asylum. The reason we look the other way is because Saudi Arabia represents money in the pockets of rich men like Trump and Jared Kushner and scores of other wealthy men who serve themselves without a care in the world for 7 year old girls like Amal. If there was a monetary motivation to accept immigrants seeking amnesty in the U.S., we would be openly welcoming them. But they have no money to put in Kushners pocket or invest in Trump's hotels.