NEW STUDY DOCUMENTS TRAUMA OF LIVING UNDER DRONES

“Traumatising Skies”, a new report by the Alkarama human rights group, documents the stress and trauma of Yemenis whose relatives have been killed by drones and others who are simply just trying to live in areas under continuing U.S. drone activity.

The report, linked here, is essential reading. http://en.alkarama.org/documents/Yemen_Drones_2015_EN_WEB_FINAL.pdf

Its executive summary concludes: “With this study, our aim is to reduce the gap between the abstraction of a military personnel sitting behind a screen triggering the strike and the overwhelming as well as constant mental suffering of civilians on the ground…the current U.S. drone operations in Yemen…amount to a gross violation of Yemeni civilians’ basic human rights.”