Disaster opens my eyes
By the time, I had done all these weeks of tweets I had come to realize that many of them focused on the horror that the children have been going through each and every day in Yemen. Airstrikes and raids, food shortage and the never-ending questions of death, hunger and destruction that must plague their minds.
Allah Protect the people of Yemen. This was the call from one of the tweets from this week that I hope is still rolling across cyberspace and all nations of the world. “ Every soul shall have the taste of death: And only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have succeeded: For the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception.” (185,Ali Imram)
The people of Yemen are indeed tasting death, over the last 3 years death and misery has been the only meal available to the people of Yemen. There cups and plates overflow with this meal and though this might not be the final judgement day, it is a judgement day for all of those, myself included. If we continue to ignore the call of help coming from those in need I do believe we have failed in what it means to be a human being. There calls for help are like the trumpet that sounds for the end of days, loud and persistent. We hear the never-ending horn yet we ignore because it is easier than to confront the troubles of others.
In a graph aptly named The third Horseman or Famine was another tweets from this week’s group that struck an cord with me for the second time. In this tweet from 3 weeks ago stated that there was a famine possible in Yemen. And for the last 2 weeks I have seen more and more tweets about the fact that children and adults are starving in Yemen every day. Tweets about famine and families starving are always in the feed for tweets about Yemen. 2.1 million children are starving in Yemen right now. Because of this a child every ten minutes’ dies in this country. Yet every day I waste food that I take for granted throwing away things that I should be happy that I have to eat. A whole country is worried that today might be their last meal. And it not just a part of the whole, but the whole country. This fact is what has opened my eyes and caused me to begin to really be aware of what I have and understand that a whole country is suffering more than I could ever imagine.
Also, when coming back to these tweets I was reminded that the UN had declared the terrors in Yemen are the worst humanitarian issues to be happening in the world right now. Again, that was 3 weeks ago, the UN’s mission as written on the United Nations web site is as fallows. “The United Nations can take action on the issues confronting humanity in the 21st century, such as peace and security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, humanitarian and health emergencies, gender equality, governance, food production, and more”. The UN is made to protect humanity making sure that all rights are upheld in the world. So, when they are saying that the biggest crisis for human rights in 2017. The world must acknowledge this and begin to work on helping in whatever way we can to change the future of Yemen. This is my biggest take away from doing these tweets, we as the human race must begin to act in whatever way we can to help those in the suffering in Yemen.