Nearly 80 House Democrats on Tuesday urged President Joe Biden to exert public pressure on Saudi Arabia to immediately lift its blockade that has been strangling Yemen for years, depriving the nation of food and medicine and exacerbating the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
Led by Reps. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), the letter (pdf) cites a recent CNNinvestigation documenting the horrific impact the Saudi blockade has had on Yemeni civilians, particularly children.
“The Saudi blockade has long been a leading driver of Yemen’s humanitarian catastrophe, triggering recent fuel shortages, inflation, and greatly reducing access to food, water, electricity, and transportation.”
A child is dying every 75 seconds in Yemen.
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