Join with Avaaz to be a lifeline for Yemen’s people
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. With the raging cholera epidemic and the rainy season coming, the people of Yemen need humanitarian aid now more than ever. 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.
Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. The Avaaz community campaigns in 15 languages, served by a core team on 6 continents and thousands of volunteers. They take action — signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments, and organizing “offline” protests and events — to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform the decisions that affect us all.
Our leaders are turning a blind eye to the crisis in Yemen. But Avaaz is unique — their money comes from ordinary citizens with no policy agenda. Together, we can be a lifeline for Yemen’s people.
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How you can help
20 million Yemenis desperately need aid. Join with Avaaz to support them;
- 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.