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YEMEN: “THE
WORLD’S
WORST
HUMANITARIAN
DISASTER”

Our November Peace Action of Staten Island meeting will include a talk and discussion led by Ibraham Qatabi and a short video, “Inside Yemen”
SATURDAY, NOV. 18
5:30 – 8:00pm
Unitarian Church of Staten Island
312 Fillmore St.

Doors open at 5 pm for Potluck repast. Program begins at 5:30 pm.  Program is free and open to the public.

PHOTO: Yemenis protest Saudi airstrikes in front of U.N. headquarters on the second anniversary of Yemen’s war. (Photo by Mallory Moench for Voices of NY)
This under-reported conflict is taking an enormous toll on the already-struggling people of Yemen. More than half are food-insecure and don't have access to clean water. Two million are internally displaced. More
than 10,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed. A cholera epidemic has exceeded 600,000 cases and caused over 2000 deaths.
The Saudi-led coalition, with U.S. support, has been blamed for most of the civilian casualties. The Houthis have also been accused of human rights violations.

PHOTO: Ibrahim Qatabi presenting on 23rd September 2016, Geneva International Centre for Justice on human rights violations in Yemen. http://www.gicj.org

Ibraham Qatabi is a Yemeni American political analyst and a human rights advocate and organizer. He is also a legal worker for the Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). Mr. Qatabi serves as a UN-U.S. advisor to Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkol Karman of Yemen, and was a lead advisor on the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.  He previously interned in the Terrorism/Counter-Terrorism section at Human Rights Watch in New York. As an expert on Yemen and Middle Eastern affairs, he has lived and traveled extensively in the Middle East. 

During the Arab Spring, Qatabi co-founded the Yemeni American Coalition for Change (YACC) to support peaceful change and the democracy movement in Yemen.

Following President Trump’s Muslim Ban, Mr. Qatabi helped mobilize the community, organized Know Your Rights events, and connected individuals and families with legal counsel. Mr. Qatabi remains involved in advocacy campaigns around the Muslim ban, immigration and other related national security issues and involved in a range of community service work.

Mr. Qatabi is a native Arabic speaker and frequent commentator on Yemeni affairs on various cable news networks, including Al Aljazeera, RT (Arabic and English), and Alhurra TV, among others.


Ongoing: 

Every Saturday 11am - 1pm. Vigil in solidarity with victims of humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Union Square Park New York, NY. South end of park near statue of George Washington on horseback. 

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