Global Ministries part of a national coalition demanding an end to US military support of war on Yemen
Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ is among 68 national organizations that signed a letter released Wednesday by the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), MoveOn, Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation, Demand Progress, Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) and the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. In an effort to strengthen the recently announced temporary truce and further incentivize Saudi Arabia to stay at the negotiation table, the groups urged Congress “to cosponsor and publicly support Representatives Jayapal and DeFazio’s forthcoming War Powers Resolution to end U.S. military participation in the Saudi-led coalition’s war on Yemen.”
FCNL reports that, while the truce has had a positive impact on Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, UN officials warn that millions are still in need of urgent assistance. In Yemen today, roughly 20.7 million people are in need of humanitarian aid for survival, with up to 19 million Yemenis acutely food insecure. A new report indicates that 2.2 million children under the age of five are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition over the course of 2022 and could perish without urgent treatment.