Ways You Can Help
Millions in Yemen are on the brink of starvation in the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Learn more about how you can help below.
About the Crisis
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More than five years of war has left 24 million people in Yemen—4 out of every 5 Yemenis—in desperate need of aid. 4 million people have been displaced as a result of the war and 2 million children are currently suffering from the effects of malnutrition.
20,000 civilians have been killed or injured due to the war, and over 200,000 are estimated to have died from the humanitarian crisis
10 million Yemenis are ‘one step away from famine'
COVID-19 could infect up to half of Yemen's population
Since 2017, over 2 million cases of Cholera have been reported
Write to Congress
After passing in both the House and Senate, resolution S.J.Res. 7, failed to pass presidential veto in April 2019. The bill, introduced by Senator Sanders, would have directed the removal of US Armed Forces from the ongoing civil war in Yemen—a step towards peace in the region. While the bill failed to reach the 2/3 votes necessary to override a veto, it's still in our power to write to Congress to express support for the resolution and ask that it be reintroduced. Learn more below.
My name is [your name], and I am writing with regards to S.J.Res.7 directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from the conflict in Yemen which has not been authorized by Congress.
While S.J.Res.7 failed to pass over presidential veto in 2019, I implore you to consider reintroducing this resolution as it initially passed both the House and the Senate with bipartisan support.
As a citizen and as a constituent, I would like to express my concern regarding the ongoing conflict in Yemen which has led to what is described as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. With this resolution, Congress has the power to act and save millions from the suffering they face.
As a result of the ongoing crisis, 24 million people in Yemen require humanitarian aid. Over 70% of the country’s 28.5 million are food insecure and a third of the country is at risk of famine. 16 million people wake up hungry in Yemen each and every day. The ongoing global pandemic of COVID-19 has strained medical resources already stretched thin by outbreaks of diseases such as Cholera which has infected over 100,000 people in 2020 alone. To date, over 200,000 people have lost their lives as a result of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
Please consider reintroducing S.J.Res.7 in either the current or future Congressional sessions and voting in favor of reducing U.S military involvement in Yemen to work towards peace in the region.
Thank you for your time and attention on this matter.