Manufacturing Disaster: War & Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

September 27, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The war waged by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition of Arab states against Houthi rebels fighting Yemen's government has brought Yemen to the brink of collapse. Famine and a cholera epidemic has turned Yemen into the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe of our time. More than 22 million people, three-quarters of the country's population, are in need of humanitarian assistance.  The panelists will discuss the Yemen catastrophe.

Sama'a Al-Hamdani is a Washington, DC-based independent political commentator and Yemen analyst and a president of the Yemen Cultural Institute for Heritage and the Arts.

Tasleem Mulhall is a Yemeni-British artist and an ambassador for the British nonprofit Freedom Charity, and a spokesperson on child marriage for The Independent Yemen Group.

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern StudiesThe Promise Institute for Human RightsThe Markaz Arts Center for the Greater Middle East