Relentless fighting has left people without clean water and food, and has destroyed hospitals and schools. Since April, there have been over 600,000 suspected cases of cholera, and more than 2,000 deaths from this preventable disease as a direct result of the conflict.
You can help put an end to senseless suffering. US weapons are being used right now by Saudi Arabia and are fueling famine, disease, and war crimes in Yemen. Raise your voice and urge your senators to block the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia until they stop using starvation as a weapon of war! Dial 1-866-374-0409 now to automatically connect with your senator’s office.
There are already a shocking 17 million people (60 percent of the population) don’t know where they’ll get their next meal, with seven million on the verge of famine in Yemen.
Since July 2015 Oxfam has reached more than one million people in eight governorates of Yemen with water and sanitation services, cash assistance, and food vouchers. In response to a 2017 outbreak of cholera, Oxfam is delivering water, sanitation, and hygiene to help prevent the spread of the disease. The delivery of clean water, the cleaning and chlorination of water sources, along with the building of latrines and the organization of hygiene awareness sessions have benefitted 920,000 people, including 380,000 children.
We need to scale up those efforts, and we urgently need your support to help save lives.