As President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman tomorrow, Refugees International calls upon the president to press for an end to the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen.
Refugees International President Eric Schwartz welcomes President Trump’s statement this week on the Yemen blockade, but the President’s words must be turned into immediate action as the blockade continues and millions of Yemeni lives are at stake.
Yemen is now the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, the man-made result of almost 1,000 days of war.
Refugees International calls on the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen and on the United States government to do everything in their power to open entry points into Yemen and facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid.
As the U.S. president prepares to depart on his first international trip, including a visit to Saudi Arabia, there is no better time to press the Saudi government to do much more to address the enormous humanitarian needs in Yemen.