Lift Blockade and Save Yemen from World’s Largest Famine

Target: Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia

Goal: Open blockades into Yemen to allow aid deliveries through and save millions of lives.

If blockades of land, air, and sea routes into Yemen are not lifted, the country will face the worst famine the world has seen in decades, according to the UN. The Saudi-led coalition imposing the blockade says it is necessary to ensure that Iran does not send weapons to rebels in Yemen, though Iran denies arming the rebels. But with all access to Yemen blocked, life-saving aid deliveries cannot make it to the innocent people who need them, in a situation that the UN and the Red Cross warn is “catastrophic.”

Yemen is a country torn by civil war, and since the intervention in early 2015 by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia, tens of thousands of people have died. Additionally, an epidemic of cholera has impacted more than 900,000 people, but even Red Cross shipments to combat the outbreak have been blocked. Yemen relies on imports for just about everything that its citizens need to survive, from medicine to fuel to food. The UN under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs urged Saudi Arabia to lift its blockade, saying that “unless those measures are lifted… there will be a famine in Yemen. It will be the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims.” Sign below to demand these blockades be lifted to allow life-saving aid through to the people of Yemen.


Dear Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud,

Millions of innocent civilians in Yemen face famine, disease, and death if the Saudi-led coalition does not lift its blockades of the country. Imports are vital for the survival of Yemen’s people, who have no other way of receiving food, fuel, or medicine. But with all routes into Yemen blocked, even the Red Cross’s shipment of cholera aid cannot get through.

According to the UN, Yemen may face the world’s largest famine in decades “with millions of victims.” It is unacceptable to subject an entire country to that kind of strife when it can be avoided. I urge you to lift the blockade in Yemen and ensure that the necessary humanitarian aid can get through.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: U.S. Agency for International Development

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  1. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    All men have been created to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization. The Almighty beareth Me witness: To act like the beasts of the field is unworthy of man. Those virtues that befit his dignity are forbearance, mercy, compassion and loving-kindness towards all the peoples and kindred’s of the earth. – Baha’i Faith Writings

  2. Why can’t supplies reach the border, be inspected, and taken in by the people of Yemen?

  3. Please Lift the Blockade in Yemen Now! These People Are Dying And Need Our Help Now! We Should Be There to Save as Many Lives as Humanly Possible!


  5. Showing kindness is not a sign of weakness but greatness!

  6. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    why is it impossible to mail these food supplies from here or anywhere else to yemen or anywhere else for the starving people?

  7. Gillian Miller says:

    Of course Iran is arming rebels. It is easier to block everything rather than search all imports especially as weapons can be missed. I’m not advocating for blocking imports but one should consider that Israel has to do that with Gaza and manages.

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