Oxfam America President and CEO Abby Maxman just returned from visiting staff and partners in Yemen, where more than three years of war have created near-famine conditions and triggered the largest and fastest-spreading cholera outbreak in recorded history. These are her reflections from her time spent on the ground.
Food and water shortage, as well as cholera threaten 80,000 forced to flee their homes around Yemen’s main port city.
Escalation of fighting around Yemen’s port city Hudaydah could cut off essential supplies to millions of people who are already one step away from famine.
The passage of this bill is a clear warning that US patience with the war in Yemen is wearing thin.
Last month, Oxfam America’s Scott Paul visited southern Yemen to better understand the ongoing humanitarian crisis affecting millions throughout the country – a crisis in dire need of a peaceful solution.
Famine is in the news these days, sadly, and you may be wondering: What exactly is a famine and what can we do to stop it?