Polish born Berlin based artist Igor Dobrowolski recently created an art intervention on the streets of Berlin aimed at raising awareness of the atrocities committed against the people of Yemen by Saudi Arabia with U.S., British and other Western-supplied weapons.
You may not be aware if you watch the mainstream media in the United States, but the world is witnessing a genocidal war that is made possible by the U.S. government and its allies. Unfortunately, the emerging pattern right now is that nothing else matters more than the investigation into the Trump campaign and its alleged relationship with Russian officials, or the latest outrage over a Trump tweet. It’s an unspeakable scandal that what the U.S., Britain and Saudi Arabia are doing to the people of Yemen is not on every single newscast every single day.
“One child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen” –UNICEF.
More than 50,000 children expected to die of starvation and disease by end of 2017. –independent.co.uk
The USA, UK, France, Spain, Canada, and Turkey transferred nearly US$5.9 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia between 2015 and 2016, including drones, bombs, torpedoes, rockets, and missiles, which risk being used to facilitate serious violations in Yemen. –Amnesty International.
Britain has blocked European Union efforts to establish an independent international inquiry into the war in Yemen, prompting dismay among human rights groups. –The Guardian.
At least 4,600 civilians killed during the conflict, More than 8,000 civilians injured. More than 1,200 Children, had been killed. –Amnesty International.
Cluster bombs are indiscriminate weapons that have been rightly banned by more than 100 countries including the UK, so it’s truly shocking that a British cluster munition has been dropped on a civilian area in Yemen. –Amnesty International.
The USA, UK and France must immediately cease supplying arms to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen, which is impeding humanitarian assistance, including items indispensable to the survival of civilians, said Amnesty International today. According to the UN and humanitarian agencies, food and medicine are being blocked and vital supplies will run out in a matter of weeks. –Amnesty International.
Igor Dobrowolski is a Polish artist who recently moved to Berlin. His work deals with topics such as death, depression, conflict affected youth, the poor and the homeless, addiction, narcissism, lack of empathy.
In his works he emphasizes on suffering and empathy, as he believes that empathy is one of the most underrated human qualities. His aim is to shed a light on the disadvantaged and the marginalized and a reminder that our problems pale in comparison to the aforementioned tragedies.