Please join our brothers and sisters for this panel discussion on the crisis in Yemen.
|Date:||Thursday, Feb 22, 2018|
|Time:||4:30 – 6:00 pm|
|Location:||University of Washington
Kane Hall, Room 110
4069 Spokane Lane
Seattle, WA 98105
|Information:||Download event flyer here →|
- Congressman Adam Smith, Congressional Representative, Washington’s Ninth District
- Kate Kizer, Policy Director at Win Without War (formerly with Yemen Peace Project)
- Kate Gould, Legislative Director for Middle East Peace at the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
- Aisha Jumaan, Yemeni-American Activist, President of Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation
- Amy Hagopian, moderator
The UN describes Yemen as having one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today. A UNICEF report says 9.6 million children (80% of all the children in Yemen) need humanitarian assistance, and the World Food Program predicts the deaths of 150,000 malnourished children in the next few months. The current cholera outbreak, a direct result of this siege, reached its millionth case and has been characterized as the worst and fastest spreading cholera epidemic in modern history.