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Radhya Almutawakel: We’re not only being killed by bombs

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Interview. We spoke with Radhya Almutawakel, leader of the Mwatana activist group in Yemen, who was recognized as one of TIME’s 100 most influential people of 2019. ‘Yemenis are not “going through a famine”—rather, a famine has been imposed on them.’

written by Francesco Vignarca

Topic Middle East and North Africa

December 14, 2019

Radhya Almutawakel is the leader and driving force behind Mwatana, a Yemeni human rights organization which has been collecting data, information and evidence on the violations committed by all sides in the war and the impact of the fighting on the civilian population and infrastructure ever since the beginning of the conflict. It has been a work of extraordinary difficulty, given the dramatic conditions in which the activists are forced to work, and this led to Ms. Almutawakel being included among TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2019 (with a profile written by the US senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders).

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