Read caption Ten-year-old Moamer Fadel is from the Yemeni city of Taizz. Photo: Nuha Mohammed /NRC

We have no means left to avert a catastrophe, please act now to save Yemeni lives

Published 26. Nov 2018
Joint statement pleading with the U.S. to cease their military support to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

The stakes in Yemen are shocking and must be stated clearly: 14 million people are at risk of starving to death in Yemen if the parties to the conflict and their supporters do not change course immediately.

We are pleading with the United States to back up its recent call for a cessation of hostilities with genuine diplomatic pressure, and to halt all military support for the Saudi/UAE coalition in Yemen in order to save millions of lives. It pains us to write these words, but we cannot escape the truth: if it does not cease its military support for the Saudi/UAE coalition, the United States, too, will bear responsibility for what may be the largest famine in decades.

In this joint statement, NRC together with IRC, Oxfam America, CARE, and Save the Children USA are pleading with the U.S. to cease their military support to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.