UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said that more than 20 million people are facing the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria, while UNICEF has already warned that 1.4 million children could starve to death this year.
On the other hand all these countries are rich in mineral and natural resources and this is the real reason why the imperialists are intervening in their lands. In Nigeria there are some of the largest oil deposits in Africa, there are also large oil deposits in Yemen. In S. Sudan there petroleum, copper, silver and gold. In Somalia there are deposits of Uranium and Natural gas.
Despite all these riches, the workers of the four countries are dying of starvation and famine, while they could live with dignity and could have decent homes, health and education for them and their families, if the riches didn’t belong to the capitalists and their imperialistic unions.
The World Federation of Trade Unions strongly believes that the resources of each country are belonging to the peoples. We call the peoples of these countries and all the trade union organizations of the world to intensify their struggle against imperialistic interventions for a world without exploitation, for a world where the workers will be the real owners of the land and its resources.