Horror In Yemen: Saudi Invaders’ Siege Prevents 7-Year Old Mayasa From Getting Cancer Treatment

by Jonathan Azaziah

This is 7-year old Yemeni girl Mayasa from Sanaa, one of Saudi Arabia’s tens of millions of siege victims. This angel has three carcinomas, one in her left eye, one in her stomach and one in her brain. The optical tumor has been removed thanks to support from a local Yemeni activist group, Your Abilities Organization For Development, which worked around-the-clock to get her the funds needed for surgery. Two malignant growths remain and Mayasa’s condition is worsening because of–yes, you guessed it–the Saudi siege, which either made the medicines necessary to treat her (and keep her with some semblance of comfort before the surgeries) too expensive to obtain or totally obsolete. Continue reading Horror In Yemen: Saudi Invaders’ Siege Prevents 7-Year Old Mayasa From Getting Cancer Treatment