Women for Peace demand US Envoy to Yemen use his power to bring an end to Saudi-imposed blockade

Women for Peace demand US Envoy to Yemen use his power to bring an end to Saudi-imposed blockade

US anti-war organisation Women for Peace called on the US Envoy to Yemen to work towards the end of the war and the lifting of the siege imposed on Yemen.

The movement stated that the US-backed Saudi-led coalition has imposed a brutal blockade on the oil derivatives of the Yemeni people, as well as a continued air, land and sea blockade since the beginning of the war.

It stressed that the blockade imposed on the oil derivatives to enter the country has led to an interruption in the delivery of food and humanitarian aid, as well as to electricity supply to homes, hospitals and vital facilities.

According to a report issued by the World Food Program, over 400,000 Yemeni children will likely die of malnutrition by the end of this year.

Women for Peace called on the US Special Envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking, to use his position to pressure Saudi Arabia to lift the blockade completely and to allow fuel ships to enter to the country.

When the US envoy visit Saudi Arabia as planned later this month, the organisation expressed the hope that he would “use his political influence on Saudi Arabia to end the war on Yemen.”

It called on Lenderking to apologise for his statements claiming that oil ships are entering Yemen, demanding he stops lying and falsifying political facts related to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

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