Crisis Committee

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Lack of apt medical equipment to deal with COVID-19

Around the globe, many countries are struggling to meet the demand for medical equipment, such as ventilators or face masks, as a result of the COVID19 pandemic. This leaves many people not only more exposed and vulnerable to the virus, but also untreatable. In the USA alone, where this is an extremely prevalent issue, over 100,000 people have already succumbed to the pandemic.

The question regarding the Yemen Civil War

The Yemen civil war began in 2015 and is fought by two main factions: the Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi-led Yemeni government and the Houthi armed movement, along with their supporters and allies. It has claimed over 100,000 lives thus far and multiple war crimes have been reported, such as a Saudi airstrike and the prevention of aid workers to actually give aid by Houthis. Following more than five years of war in Yemen, more than 3.6 million people have been forced to flee their homes, while 24 million are in dire need of aid.

The question regarding Venezuela's crisis

The political crisis in Venezuela was initiated when Nicolas Maduro became president. Under his rule, the country’s economy collapsed, prompting 4.5 million people to leave. In 2018, he was re-elected as president but many suggest the poll was rigged and his opposition, Juan Guaido, has named him a “usurper” and declared himself interim president. Aiming to be re-elected, Guaido was denied entrance to a parliamentary session and moved to another location where roughly 100 other lawmakers re-elected him. As a result, the country is left in a state of crisis where two men are claiming presidency with two different National Assembly leaders.