December 6, 2017

Bread for the World Applauds Trump’s Call to Allow Aid in Yemen

U.S. Capitol Building. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World today applauds President Donald J. Trump’s request that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia allow food, fuel, and medicine to enter Yemen immediately. The country is facing the world’s largest food crisis, with 7 million people at risk of starvation. Yemen is also suffering from the largest cholera epidemic in history.

The following statement can be attributed to Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World:

“We thank President Trump for calling on the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to fully allow lifesaving food, fuel, and medicine to enter Yemen. The aid will help save the lives of millions of people who are suffering in this conflict not of their making. Children have been particularly affected by this man-made crisis, and we hope the Saudi leadership will immediately allow aid to reach all those who need it.   

“We would also like to thank Sen. Todd Young of Indiana for encouraging President Trump to take this step. Sen Young’s involvement has been critical to bringing this issue to the forefront of the administration’s and the American public’s attention.”   

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

For Faith

For Advocacy

  • Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

    A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.

    For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.

    Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.

    ...

  • Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

    Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.

    Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...

  • Health Care Is a Hunger Issue

    Learn more about the principles that Bread for the World supports regarding health reform.