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@nytimes, @spaydl: Report the UN's Famine Warning for Yemen

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@nytimes, @spaydl: Report the UN's Famine Warning for Yemen

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Petition Statement

Report the UN famine warning for Yemen. Acknowledge the U.S. role in the war causing the famine risk.
There are currently 7,363 signatures. NEW goal - We need 7,500 signatures!

Petition Background

United Nations and other international aid officials have been warning that Yemen is on the brink of famine. "Donald Trump’s Shift On Yemen Risks Plunging The Country Into Famine," the Huffington Post reports, warning that the Trump Administration may be giving Saudi Arabia a green light to attack and close the critical port of Hodeidah, blocking Yemen's food imports. [1] "Yemen war causing world's worst food crisis," Vatican Radio reports. [2] "'Time running out': 1.4 million children could die from famine in Africa & Yemen, says UNICEF," RT reports. [3]

But a search of recent stories on the New York Times' website only turns up wire stories, not a regular New York Times article. [4]

Urge New York Times editors to press for prominent Times coverage of the UN's famine warning for Yemen, and acknowledgement of the U.S. role in bringing about the famine risk by supporting Saudi Arabia's war, by signing our petition.

UPDATE 2/24: Since we launched our petition, the New York Times has run an article that reported the UN famine warning for Yemen. [5] That's a good start. Sign our petition to continue to press the New York Times for prominent coverage of the Yemen emergency.


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