EVERY
75 SECONDS
a child dies from
starvation in Yemen


The clock is ticking:

00
children

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


Events — Mondays for Yemen*

August 1, 2022 — August Recess Kickoff: Act for Peace in Yemen (video)

  • This is an opportunity we can't pass up: every member of Congress will be home for the entire month of August. We've heard from congressional offices that one of the most potent ways to get the attention of a legislator is when constituents "drop by" local offices to advocate for issues they're passionate about.
  • On August 1 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, join us for a training call and get the support you need to drop by your local congressional office. (Hosted by Friends Committee on National Legislation)

August 8 — Online Vigil: Anniversary of 2018 Yemeni School Bus Bombing (recording)

  • On August 8th, 2018, Saudi Arabia used US military technology to target a school bus, killing 40 Yemeni children. This September a fragile ceasefire may end meaning more horrific tragedies like this one can continue to happen with US complicity. We need to demand that US bombs are never to be used to target and murder innocent children again. We are memorializing these 40 schoolchildren in a virtual vigil on the anniversary of the bombing and demanding no more Congressional authorization for school bombings. We will be hearing from a panel of Yemeni speakers and educators and then we will take action together to end US complicity in the horrific war in Yemen.
  • Join us on August 8 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. (Hosted by Action Corps, Peace Action NY, CODEPINK, and the Democratic Socialists of America)

August 15 — Opening the Phone Lines to end Saudi War Crimes

  • Taking action to stand in solidarity with the people of Yemen takes less than 30 minutes! We’ve seen the impact that we can make by calling and emailing our members of Congress to stop US support for the Saudi-UAE-led coalition’s brutal war and blockade on Yemen.
  • Join us on August 15 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern as we take action together to support the Yemen War Powers Resolution! (Hosted by Demand Progress)

August 22 — Yemen War Powers Panel

  • The United States is complicit in the Saudi–UAE-led coalition's war in Yemen by providing funds, logistics, and maintenance that directly assists Saudi Arabia's military. This must end.
  • On August 22 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, join us as we talk through how we got here and what needs to be done to ensure a peaceful and safe Yemen. (Hosted by Common Defense)

August 29 — Peace Concert for Yemen: Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation fundraiser

  • As a finale, the coalition will be hosting a virtual concert that will bring together musicians and activists to perform for peace and to raise funds for Yemenis in need.
  • Join us on August 29 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. (Hosted by Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation, Friends Committee on National Legistlation, Action Corps, and Demand Progress)


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


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