Panel Discussion: Bombs, the Blockade, and the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen (Tomorrow)

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People stand in front of houses destroyed by Saudi-led air strikes in the Yemeni city of Saada. (photo: Reuters)

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
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Tickets: Free
Speakers
  • 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
Event Details

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.

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