A lifeline for Yemen

Honestly, this is as bad as it gets.

In Yemen, every 10 minutes a child dies from malnutrition, 500,000 people have been hit by the worst cholera epidemic ever recorded -- and a savage Saudi bombing campaign is cutting off all aid access.

It’s an apocalyptic scenario for these innocent people -- but we can help.

Most of us have never heard of this nightmare because Saudi Arabia has blocked foreign journalists from the country. They want to keep the impact of their campaign out of the headlines -- so that our governments can keep selling them tanks, missiles, and ammunition.

And it's working -- our leaders are turning a blind eye. But Avaaz is unique -- our money comes from ordinary citizens with no policy agenda. We can be a lifeline for Yemen's people:
  • Smuggling reporters into the country to expose what’s happening;
  • Going after donor countries to increase humanitarian funding, now;
  • Lobbying countries like Canada and the UK to stop supplying the weapons that make all this possible.
The sad truth is: if we don’t do this, no one will. 20 million(!) Yemenis desperately need aid -- chip in and let's get to work.

Photo credit: Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters