Join CODEPINK as we fast for Yemen. As you know, the humanitarian situation in Yemen is dire, with children in particular suffering extreme malnutrition and starvation. Recent military escalations, including the bombing of Saudi oil refineries, have brought the conflict back into the global public consciousness, and reports indicate the Houthis have reaffirmed to the UN their willingness to engage in talks.
Against this backdrop, we believe there exists a moment of opportunity -- to mobilize people worldwide to take part in an action of mass solidarity that ramps up pressure on the warring parties to come to the table and secure a lasting peace for Yemen.Specifically, we are calling on people across the world to skip one meal a day for 3 days -- next Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (1st-3rd October) -- and share a photo of their empty plate on social media, tagging the warring parties (i.e. Saudi Arabia, Houthis, UAE) together with their relevant national government department, and using #FastActionForYemen
#FastActionForYemen Campaign Details:
- Action: Fast one meal a day for 3 days + share a picture of your empty plate
- Duration: 3 days -- next week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (1-3 October).
- Hashtag: #FastActionForYemen
- Targets: Saudi, Houthi and UAE officials -- @AdelAljubeir @abdusalamsalah @MohamedBinZayed