On February 22, 2018, a panel of experts discussed the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen. A UNICEF Report says 9.6 million children (80% of all the children in Yemen) need humanitarian assistance, and the World Food Program predicts the deaths of 150,000 malnourished children in the next few months. The current cholera outbreak, a direct result of this siege, reached its millionth case and has been characterized as the worst and fastest spreading cholera epidemic in modern history. The panel attempted to address the following questions: Why is there so little discussion of the U.S. role in perpetuating this ongoing catastrophe? And what can we, as Americans, do about it?
A recording of the event can be seen below. More information about the event can be found here.
Bombs, the Blockade, and the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
February 27, 2018