I am deeply concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where millions of innocent civilians continue to bear the brunt of war. With tens of thousands killed and injured by the fighting, millions more Yemenis are struggling to survive amidst the trifecta of hunger, disease and economic collapse. According to United Nations' estimates, each day the conflict continues, more than 100 innocent Yemenis die, many of whom are children.
Congress has the power to stop the suffering of innocent Yemenis, and we should urge them to support all efforts to immediately address this human tragedy. In addition to meeting the humanitarian needs through generous foreign aid, continue to push for an end to the war – and support legislation that will achieve this goal. Please ask them to increase pressure on the Trump administration to elevate its diplomatic efforts, pressing the parties to the conflict to engage in the ongoing United Nations-led political talks and uphold the agreements reached in Sweden in December 2018.