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U.S. ‘Should Use Its Leverage’ To Ensure Yemenis Able To Receive Humanitarian Aid

Washington Post: The world’s worst humanitarian crisis could get even worse
Editorial Board

“The world’s worst humanitarian crisis may be about to get much worse. In Yemen, where some eight million people are on the brink of famine and the worst cholera epidemic in history is raging, the country’s most important port has become the target of a new offensive in the three-year-old civil war. Yemeni forces backed by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are seeking to cut off and eventually capture Hodeida, a city of 700,000 that is the entry point of 70 percent of the aid shipments keeping millions of civilians alive. The United States, which supplies the Saudi-UAE alliance with arms and intelligence, should use its leverage to stop this reckless venture…” (5/28).