Press Release

End the aggression in Yemen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 28, 2017

End the aggression in Yemen

There is an extremely grave need for humanitarian aid as the conflict in Yemen increases to horrible levels. It is necessary for us to do all that we can to push for a resolution of a permanent ceasefire immediately.

Yemen is in a very dire situation as the violence continues, noting the fact that the country was already in a very impoverished state before the aggression even started. The situation now is such that more than half of the population (14.1 million people) do not have enough food to eat which is an increase of 4.1 million people in two years. Over 3.3 million people are seriously malnourished. Over 7 million are starving and the country is near famine. Furthermore, nearly 19 million people (almost 70% of the population) require some sort of humanitarian aid.

There seems to be no relief in sight as constant statements of a ceasefire have been made in the past two years, but to no avail. The unrelenting violence has destroyed the country causing destruction to homes, schools and even hospitals.

Approximately over 46,000 people have lost their lives or been injured since the conflict in March 2015 and over 3 million people have had to flee their homes.

Food and gas, which is needed to pump clean water, are becoming in short supply and their prices are rising, hence making it difficult for even ordinary families to obtain them. What is more, much needed vital supplies are not able to enter the country due to the embargo. This is alarming because 90 per cent of Yemen’s food source is imported into the country. Furthermore, basic health services like health, water supply and education are crumbling. The economy is devastated. Only 45% of health facilities are still functioning.

This conflict must end immediately. Therefore, we must do all that we can to help by demanding an end to the violence and urge world leaders to do the following:

-Governments from around the world must aid in putting an end to this horrific crime against the people of Yemen by demanding a ceasefire.

– Assist with humanitarian aid as well as ensure its deliverance to the people by re-opening air and sea routes, so that food, fuel and medical supplies are able to enter the country

-Guarantee that- in line with the Arms Trade Treaty, there are no arms and/or military support given to any side in the conflict

In USA

President Donald Trump:
Phone 202-456-4444
Twitter: @POTUS @realdonaldtrump

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson:
Phone:  202-647-4000 with option #4 to talk to operator
Twitter: @StateDept

US Ambassador Nikki Haley:
Twiter: @nikkihaley

Senators & Congress Persons:
Look up & contact your Senator here.
Look up & contact your Congress Person here.

Action

Call your government officials: Congressperson, senator or any elected official.

Ask your elected representatives to push these demands forward.

Take action to stop crime against the people of Yemen by demanding a ceasefire and humanitarian aid

Governments from around the world must aid in putting an end to this horrific crime against the people of Yemen by demanding a ceasefire.

– Assist with humanitarian aid as well as ensure its deliverance to the people by re-opening air and sea routes, so that food, fuel and medical supplies are able to enter the country

Step 1:  Call your senator or congressional delegate at 202-224-3121

Step 2: Say “As your constituent,I urge you take action to end horrific crime against the people of Yemen by demanding a ceasefire and humanitarian aid”.

Write on behalf of your organization or mosque/church/synagogue/temple on an organizational letterhead with the same demands, and follow up.

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