a child dies from
starvation in Yemen

The clock is ticking:


have died so far in 2022, according to the worst-case estimates at the height of the crisis

What's happening in Yemen?

  • At least 377,000 civilians have died in the Yemeni Civil War. New nationwide assessments confirm that 23.4 million people now need assistance — about three of every four people. Among them are 19 million people who will go hungry in the coming months — an increase of almost 20 percent from 2021 — while more than 160,000 of them will face famine-like conditions. (UN)

  • At the height of the crisis, the worst-case estimates were that 400,000 Yemeni children may die per year — one every 75 seconds or more than 1,100 per day (World Food Programme and United Nations)

  • The head of the World Food Programme, former Republican governor of South Carolina David Beasley, called the situation "the biggest famine in modern history" and "hell on earth" (World Food Programme)

The United States can end the Saudi blockade of Yemen

  • Saudi warplanes, which have targeted civilians and enforced a blockade since the start of the war, still depend heavily on US assistance

  • A Saudi blockade of Yemeni ports and airports is exacerbating the crisis — for example, UN-inspected ships carrying desperately needed supplies are not allowed to enter Yemen's Hodeidah port

  • The blockade has caused a major fuel crisis which is further increasing the cost of food and hindering its distribution, shuttering hospitals due power outages, and impeding access to clean water

  • In February, President Biden pledged to end offensive support for Saudi Arabia, but little has changed: in April 2021, the Department of Defense confirmed that the US continues to support the Saudi-led coalition

What you can do right now

 Tell Congress to stop the war in Yemen

  • Demand Congress pass a War Powers Resolution ending all US participation and support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

 Urge your elected officials to help end complicity in the war

  • Write your representatives in Congress and demand they help end the Saudi blockade and block weapons sales to Saudi Arabia
  • Also: Call your elected officials via 1-833-STOP-WAR

Important dates in 2022*

January 14:

  • Activists in New York protested the war on Yemen in front of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district office

January 20:

  • National organizations to hold a legislative strategy meeting this day to lift the blockade of Yemen
  • Anniversary of President Biden’s inauguration. Biden promised on the campaign trail to stop weapons sales and military support for the Saudi/UAE-led coalition in Yemen. Since then, the US has continued to provide military support to Saudi Arabia that enables the continued bombing and blockade of the country.

February 4:

  • Anniversary of President Biden's announcement of a withdrawal of participation in offensive operations in Yemen. (This announcement has not yet been implemented.)
  • Protest outside Rep. Khanna's Santa Clara office

February 14:

  • National strategy meeting

February 18:

February 20:

March 1:

  • Protests across the US at offices of members of Congress to stop the blockade of Yemen and introduce a Yemen War Powers Resolution, to stop unconstitutional US participation in the war on Yemen
    • Hold Raytheon Accountable for Yemen in Rhode Island

March 2:

March 4:

March 5:

March 8:

  • International Women’s Day
  • Deadline for introduction of a Yemen War Powers Resolution

March 25–27:

  • 7th anniversary of the war on Yemen
  • Deadline for Congress to pass a Yemen War Powers Resolution to prevent an 8th year of the war on Yemen

*These events are not necessarily endorsed by all of the organizations whose logos appear below.

Day of Action for Yemen — March 2022


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