STOP U.S. MILITARY SUPPORT FOR THE WAR IN YEMEN
Tell Congress to stop U.S. support for the war in Yemen
The war in Yemen is driving the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, with famine conditions and the largest suspected cholera outbreak in modern history. Over 24 million people (80% of the population) require humanitarian assistance to survive. According to UNICEF, a Yemeni child dies every ten minutes from entirely preventable war-related causes.
Last year, an unprecedented Senate vote to halt military support to the war in Yemen increased the pressure on the warring parties and pushed them toward a ceasefire agreement. Since then, a fledgling political process is ongoing and a localized ceasefire remains in place, but continued diplomatic pressure is required to sustain it. That’s why we need you to make your voice heard by calling Congress today to insist the U.S. end its military support and use its leverage to push for an inclusive peace agreement to end the war.
The IRC is on the ground providing lifesaving assistance - health care, nutrition, water and sanitation programming as well as cash support to help them access food and other essentials for their families. But as long as the fighting continues, the people of Yemen will continue to suffer and die.
You have the power to help vulnerable Yemeni families facing malnutrition, violence and disease. By urging Congress to insist all parties to the conflict stop the fighting and fully support the peace process, we can help avoid even further humanitarian catastrophe.
Congress is currently considering legislation on the U.S. role in the Yemen conflict, so it’s urgent that they hear from you today. Call your Representative today.
Here’s what to say:
My name is _____ and I am a constituent from _____. I am deeply concerned about the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen. I want the Representative to insist that the administration end the starvation and suffering of vulnerable Yemeni families by using all legislative and oversight tools at his/her disposal to put an end to US military support for the war and to back a ceasefire and political settlement.
Your call can make a difference. Congress needs to know that our community of activists care about Yemen, and that begins with you.