To: The United States House of Representatives
@HouseDemocrats: Help @TedLieu, @RepJohnConyers Avert Famine in Yemen
Sign the Lieu-Conyers letter urging Secretary of State Tillerson to use all diplomatic means to open Hodeida port and avert famine in Yemen.
Why is this important?
The United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross have warned that Yemen is on the brink of famine, with hundreds of thousands of children in danger of starvation if the Yemeni port of Hodeida is not quickly opened to international humanitarian aid.
Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA] and Rep. John Conyers [D-MI] are circulating a letter to Secretary of State Tillerson, "urging him to use all U.S. diplomatic tools to help open the Yemeni port of Hodeida to international humanitarian aid organizations to allow them to import food, fuel and medicine into northern Yemen and save the lives of hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children who face starvation."
Urge House members to sign the Lieu-Conyers letter by signing and sharing our petition.
"Hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children are nearing starvation," https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/hundreds-of-thousands-of-yemeni-children-are-nearing-starvation/2017/02/23/f01ead8a-f850-11e6-aa1e-5f735ee31334_story.html
"Red Cross: Yemen Food Reserves Dwindling as War Escalates," http://www.voanews.com/a/yemen-food-reserve-dwindling/3743457.html
"Yemen conflict: Red Cross appeals for access to key port," http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39114349