In response to the vote on ending US support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, Oxfam America's Policy Lead on Yemen Scott Paul said:

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“Next week will mark three years of unconditional, unlimited US support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition’s cruel and counterproductive military offensive in Yemen.

"The coalition, alongside other parties to the conflict, have shown little concern for the lives of civilians and even less interest in ending their pointless war that has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Today should have been the day that the Senate moved to end US involvement in this catastrophe. But it is clear from today’s debate that the tide is turning. A number of senators demanded, and were assured of, swift action in the Foreign Relations Committee. With more than 120 children dying each day from preventable disease, the Committee must act now to tear up the blank check that the administration has written to the coalition.”

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