The US House of Representatives has on Thursday voted on a draft resolution regarding the suspension of US support for the Saudi-led coalition in the war on Yemen.
248 members of the House voted in favor of the resolution, while 177 voted against it.
Yemen has been suffering from a Saudi-led military campaign since 2015, which has caused the worlds worst humanitarian crisis, in addition of pushing the impoverished state to the brink of famine, according to a previous statement by the United Nations.
The United States has been supporting the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen with missions to refuel aircraft in the air, as well as support for information gathering and targeting since the start of the war in 2015.
To date, the Saudi-led coalition has displaced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, towns and villages, caused outbreaks of infectious diseases and famine in some areas, and wrought significant destruction of Yemen’s infrastructure.
According to statistics from UN bodies and organizations, hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed and injured, with many more suffering from deteriorating humanitarian conditions, outbreaks of disease and epidemics, especially cholera, and a decline in the volume of cash reserves.
Only an end to the war can bring lasting relief to the children of Yemen. But until then, the international community must continue to put pressure on all sides to urgently address the humanitarian crisis.