We are now in the sixth year of the Saudi-led war on Yemen. During this time we have provided assistance to Saudia Arabia in the form of military equipment, refueling, and targeted aid in continuing this war. Yemen has now become the worst humanitarian disaster in the world with 10 million people on the brink of starvation and 24 million in need of food and medicine. It is beginning to sound like the USA, except that they have bombed hospitals amid a cholera outbreak and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The U.S. Congress has passed two resolutions to stop U.S. aid to the Saudis, but President Donald Trump has vetoed them both. We with the Minnesota Peace Project call on our Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith to lead the effort in the Senate for a joint congressional resolution to invoke the War Powers Act to end U.S. support of the Saudi war on Yemen. We also call on them to oppose any arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Finally, we urge our senators to demand that the Trump administration restore USAID humanitarian funding to Yemen.

Nina Preheim


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The writer is with the Minnesota Peace Project (minnesotapeaceproject.org).