At 43rd Street and 1st Ave starting around 10:30 am demonstrators showed up by the United Nations to protest the United States’ involvement and supporting Saudi Arabia in creating a humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
According to Mercy Corps www.mercycorps.org
Displaced children in Yemen are suffering, facing conflict, hunger and possible starvation. Already, more than 2 million children are malnourished, and more than 7 million people are on the brink of famine.
Children and families in Yemen are facing the threat of starvation. The U.N. recently warned that the escalating crisis in Yemen could lead to “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims.”
We must act now to prevent further catastrophe. You can help us deliver more lifesaving relief to people around the world by making a gift to our Humanitarian Response Fund today.
From the World Can’t Wait web page,,
- Lift the blockade and allow food and medical assistance to be delivered
- Cease all attacks on schools, hospitals, water treatment plants and civilians
- End US military assistance, including refueling, to Saudi Arabia
- Urge all sides to refrain from war crimes and pursue a negotiated end to civil war
According to the media outlet Aljazeera,, http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2017/11/yemen-humanitarian-crisis-solved-171116184856893.html
How can Yemen’s humanitarian crisis be solved?
Humanitarian aid agencies are calling on Saudi Arabia to completely lift its air, sea and land blockade of Yemen. They are warning millions are at risk as aid supplies are blocked from getting into the country.
Yemen is also in the middle of a devastating cholera outbreak that has killed at least 2,000 people since April. Saudi Arabia now says it is opening some of the ports but workers at Hudaida port – the main entry point for relief supplies – say it remains shut.
The situation is made worse by a prolonged political crisis, with many of the players too deeply divided to find a solution.
So what is the solution for what the UN is calling the world’s worst humanitarian crisis?
for video footage from today’s event se my youtube channel April Watters,, https://youtu.be/Jaciii2EUrI
Sander Hicks is also running for Congress,, “We don’t want any more burnt-out politicians going through the motions, believing everything the war-mongers tell them, voting for all the wars, and all the bailouts, and just flat-out ignoring the people. We, the People, have serious needs. And the system seems to not care”. From his website https://www.hicksforcongress.com/
Today’s event was Endorsed by: World Can’t Wait, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, World Beyond War, Code Pink, Pax Christi Metro NY, Peace Action NY, NYC Raging Grannies, Kairos Community, KnowDrones.com, Action Corp NYC, Granny Peace Brigade, Uptown Progressive Action, Sander Hicks for Congress, Rise and Resist NY, Women in Black Union Square, Veterans For Peace – NYC Chap. 034, NYC War Resisters League.