News Release

Will Biden Policy Starve Yemen?


While Biden stated on Thursday that his bombing of Yemen wouldn’t be “stopping the Houthis” — but he said it would continue.

Meanwhile, Shireen Al-Adeimi charged: “Biden knows fully well that designating the Houthis/AnsarAllah as terrorists will starve Yemenis en masse.”

AISHA JUMAAN,, @AishaJumaan
Dr. Jumaan is president of the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation. She said today: “The U.S. designation of the Ansar-Allah, also known as Houthis as a specially designated Global Terrorist is raising concerns about its impact on the peace process and the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen. With this designation, there is a heightened risk that the peace process could be derailed, as it may further estrange the Houthi and disrupt diplomatic efforts. This, in turn, could lead to the continuation of blockades at vital entry points such as airports, and seaports, exacerbating the already fragile Yemeni economy. Moreover, public servants, who have been awaiting their salaries since 2016 with the start of the peace process, now face further uncertainty and economic hardship. Additionally, the suspension of food distribution by the World Food Programme (WFP) in North Yemen, affecting 9.5 million people, compounds the severe food insecurity crisis in a country where over 17 million people are already at crisis and emergency levels of food security. These combined factors significantly heighten the risk of famine in Yemen, underscoring the urgency of addressing the complex humanitarian and political challenges facing Yemen.”

See prior IPA releases with Dr. Jumaan, including “Biden Threatens Houthis in Yemen as They Try to Force Israeli Ceasefire.”