The sanctions that come with Trump's bogus terror designation of the Houthis will block humanitarian aid to as many 20 MILLION people. While the Houthis need to be held accountable for their abuses, this is a politically motivated and egregious misuse of the U.S. terrorist designation that amounts to collective punishment and will only deepen U.S. complicity in the crisis in Yemen. It’s got to be immediately reversed.
President-elect Biden has signaled broad support to change course on Yemen, but the incoming administration is obviously facing multiple pressing issues as he takes office —that means it’s on activists like us to raise the alarm and build a groundswell of support to avoid unnecessary suffering.
In short, we need to get LOUD and make this urgent demand a priority — NOW.