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Hungry for Change - Yemen

The Republic of Yemen is currently facing the worst humanitarian crisis in its history. According to the United Nations, ten million people—nearly 45% of Yemen’s population—are food-insecure, with five million Yemenis at risk of starvation. Only half of the population has access to clean water. Hundreds of thousands of children are unable to go to school because of violent conflicts, which have also displaced nearly half a million Yemenis from their homes.

On Thursday, September 27, the Friends of Yemen group—including the United States, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and several other powerful nations—will meet in New York City to discuss Yemen’s current situation. Please join me in sending a message to the assembled world leaders and diplomats by 1) signing this petition, which urges the Friends of Yemen to fund the UN Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen, and 2) by fasting or skipping lunch on September 27 to demonstrate your solidarity with those suffering in Yemen.

This petition is sponsored by the Yemen Peace Project. You can learn more about Yemen and the Hungry for Change campaign at

This petition was delivered to:
  • USAID Administrator
    Rajiv Shah
  • UK Foreign Secretary
    William Hague
  • US Secretary of State
    Hillary Clinton
  • Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
    His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs
    HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Koichiro Gemba
  • Director General, Norweigan Agency for Development Cooperation
    Villa Kulild
  • Vice President of the European Commission
    Baroness Catherine Ashton
  • DFID Secretary
    Justine Greening MP
  • Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Guido Westerwelle

William Picard started this petition with a single signature, and now has 313 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.