Refugees International joins other organizations in warning President Biden of the dire consequences to civilians if the administration designates Ansar Allah in Yemen as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.
Refugees International is deeply concerned about reports that the Biden administration may designate the Yemeni Houthi militia as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO).
The Trump administration’s decision to designate the Houthi movement in Yemen as a Foreign Terrorist Organization is both reckless and destructive.
The Trump administration is close to designating Yemen’s Houthi militia as a foreign terrorist organization. The designation would prevent U.S. persons or organizations from almost any interaction with the Houthis and long-suffering Yemenis will pay the price.
By suspending the export of U.S. air-to-ground munitions to the Saudi/UAE-led coalition, Congress can take a productive step toward the resolution of the Yemen crisis.
If it holds, the Yemen ceasefire would mark a major diplomatic breakthrough.
While it is too early for optimism in Yemen, external pressure may be creating an opportunity to end the war.
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.