a child dies from
starvation in Yemen

At the height of the Yemeni civil war, a child died every 75 seconds. This site documented the death toll and provided resources about the conflict.

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

Join a Virtual and International Online Rally for Yemen on Saturday March 25, 2023

Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 12:00 PM EDT (US/Canada)

Speakers include:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Ro Khanna, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Dr. Shireen Al-Adeimi, Dr. Aisha Jumaan, Chris Nineham, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. Amaani Yehya will perform.

Click Here to Register for the Online Rally

Saturday, March 25 will mark the 8th anniversary of the beginning of the Saudi-led coalition's bombing of Yemen. To mark the occasion, a coalition of US and international groups will hold an online rally to inspire and enhance education and activism to end the war in Yemen.

Two years ago, over 10,000 people joined a similar online rally. Please help us spread the word so we can top that this year!

As we continue to push for a complete end to US support for the Saudi-led war, the next weeks and months will be critical. Every day that the Saudi-led coalition refrains from resuming bombing, Yemeni lives are saved. But with a blockade in place severely limiting the ability of the Yemeni people to rebuild their lives and the country's economy, we cannot let up.

If you are an organization interested in helping spread the word, please refer to our outreach form.

Yemen War Protests, March 1st 2023

As March 25th marks the 8th anniversary of the Saudi-led bombing and blockade of Yemen approaches, activists in 17 cities across 10 states demanded a lasting change in US policy toward Saudi Arabia and Yemen, including the introduction of a Yemen War Powers Resolution in advance of the anniversary. The protests were endorsed by over 75 US organizations.

Despite the current pause in bombings in Yemen since April 2022, there is no structure in place to prevent Saudi Arabia from resuming airstrikes, nor to permanently end the Saudi-led blockade of the country. The United States has enabled Saudi Arabia and the UAE to subject the Yemeni people to over 25,000 air raids. Activists describe the Yemen War Powers Resolution as the most effective way for Congress to stop enabling the war on Yemen, including ending the Saudi blockade.

Starvation and disease part of daily life in Yemen; millions of children are malnourished and two-thirds of the country is in need of humanitarian aid. Saudi Arabia’s blockade drives these crises. For example, almost no containerized goods have been able to enter Yemen’s principal port of Hodeida since 2017, depriving the Yemeni people of desperately needed medical supplies and other essential goods.

  • WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW: Individuals and organizations can apply pressure to their members of Congress with the demands below

Our Demands for Congress

Introduce or co-sponsor a Yemen War Powers Resolution before International Women’s Day on March 8th, to end US participation in the war in Yemen. The war has exacerbated gender inequality in Yemen. Congress should reassert its constitutional authority to declare war and end executive branch overreach in embroiling our country in disastrous military campaigns.

Oppose further arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, in compliance with US laws, including Section 502B of the Foreign Assistance Act, prohibiting arms transfers to governments responsible for gross violations of human rights.

Call on President Biden to insist he use his leverage with Saudi Arabia to press for the unconditional and immediate lifting of the devastating blockade.

Call for the expansion of humanitarian aid for the people of Yemen.

Despite nearly eight years of active participation of the US in this war, the US Congress has never held a hearing to examine exactly what the US role has been, accountability for US military and civilian officials for their role in violations of the laws of war, and US responsibility to contribute to reparations and reconstruction for the war in Yemen.

McGurk is the National Security Council’s Middle East & North Africa coordinator. McGurk has been a driving force for failed United States’ military interventions in the Middle East over the last four administrations, resulting in major catastrophes. He has championed support for the Saudi/UAE war in Yemen and expanded arms sales to their governments, despite the opposition of many other senior officials in the National Security Council and State Department, and President Biden’s commitment to end it. He has also supported the extension of dangerous new US security guarantees to these authoritarian governments.

March 1st Protests

March 4th, 2023
San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley

Offices of Reps. Sarbanes, Ruppersberge, and Mfume
1010 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD

Office of Rep. Auchincloss
29 Crafts St.
Newton, MA

Office of Rep. Lynch
1245 Hancock St.
Quincy, MA

UM Diag
Ann Arbor, MI
Minneapolis, MN

The Lake Street/Marshall Bridge between Minneapolis and St. Paul
West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN

Central Brooklyn District Office for Rep. Jeffries
55 Hanson Place, Suite 603
Brooklyn, NY

Office of Rep. Garbarino
31 Oak Street
Patchogue, NY

March 4th, 2023
The Yemen Solidarity Protest and Vigil
Bidwell Park
Bidwell & Elmwood
Buffalo, NY

Office of Sen. Casey and the State Department
1335 West Porter St 3rd FL
Philadelphia, PA

Office of Sen. Reed
One Exchange Terrace
Providence, RI

Brattleboro Post Office
204 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT

Office of Rep. Smith
15 S. Grady Way
Renton, WA


  1. Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation
  2. Yemeni Alliance Committee
  3. CODEPINK: Women for Peace
  4. Antiwar.com
  5. World Can't Wait
  6. The Libertarian Institute
  7. World BEYOND War
  8. Twin Cities Nonviolent
  9. Ban Killer Drones
  10. RootsAction.org
  11. Peace, Justice, Sustainability NOW
  12. Health Advocacy International
  13. Mass Peace Action
  14. Rising Together
  15. Peace Action New York
  16. LEPOCO Peace Center (Lehigh–Pocono Committee of Concern)
  17. Commission 4 of the ILPS
  18. South Country Peace Group, Inc.
  19. Peace Action WI
  20. Pax Christi New York State
  21. Kings Bay Plowshares 7
  22. Union of Arab Women
  23. Maryland Peace Action
  24. Historians for Peace and Democracy
  25. Peace & Social Justice Com., Fifteenth St. Meeting (Quakers)
  26. Taxes for Peace New England
  27. STAND
  28. About Face: Veterans Against War
  29. Office of Peace, Justice, and Ecological Integrity, Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
  30. Veterans for Peace
  31. The New York Catholic Worker
  32. American Muslim Bar Association
  33. Catalyst Project
  34. Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
  35. Baltimore Nonviolence Center
  36. North Country Peace Group
  37. Veterans for Peace Boulder, Colorado
  38. Democratic Socialists of America International Committee
  39. Brooklyn for Peace
  40. Peace Action Network of Lancaster, PA
  41. Veterans For Peace — NYC Chapter 34
  42. Syracuse Peace Council
  43. Nebraskans for Peace Palestinian Rights Task Force
  44. Peace Action Bay Ridge
  45. Community Asylum Seekers Project
  46. Broome Tioga Green Party
  47. Women Against War
  48. Democratic Socialists of America — Philadelphia Chapter
  49. Demilitarize Western Mass
  50. Betsch Farm
  51. Vermont Workers' Center
  52. Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, US Section
  53. Burlington, VT branch Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
  54. Cleveland Peace Action
  55. Peace Action
  56. Vermont Anti-war Coalition
  57. Blue Future
  58. United for Peace and Justice
  59. Upper Valley Affinity Group (Vermont)
  60. Seattle Democratic Socialists of America
  61. Earth Care not Warfare
  62. Avaaz
  63. Community Alliance for Global Justice
  64. Veterans For Peace 92
  65. Seattle Anti-War Coalition
  66. Rehumanize International
  67. Seattle ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism)
  68. Seattle Fellowship of Reconciliation
  69. Baltimore Phil Berrigan Memorial Chapter Veterans For Peace
  70. Veterans For Peace Chapter 61
  71. Pathways for Yemen
  72. Progressive Democrats of America
  73. Madison-Rafah Sister City Project
  74. Peace Action Maine
  75. Tacoma Democratic Socialists of America
  76. Washington Against Nuclear Weapons

If you have permission to add another group’s endorsement, you can add your group here.


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