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Civil Society Letter to Congress on Yemen (04 Dec 2020)

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In this letter, NRC and 29 organisations call on the United States Congress to speak out unequivocally on the humanitarian consequences for Yemen if plans to designate Ansar Allah as a terrorist organistion go ahead.

If this move goes ahead, a General License and exemptions must be issued to mitigate impacts on humanitarian aid operations and Yemeni civilian population. A designation without safeguards would exacerbate hunger in Yemen at a time when famine alarms have been sounded loudly. It will create insurmountable hurdles for delivering aid, criminalise aid workers and devastate Yemen’s economy.