The war waged by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition of Arab states against Houthi rebels fighting Yemen's government has brought Yemen to the brink of collapse. Famine and a cholera epidemic has turned Yemen into the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe of our time. More than 22 million people, three-quarters of the country's population, are in need of humanitarian assistance. The panelists will discuss the Yemen catastrophe.
Sama'a Al-Hamdani is a Washington, DC-based independent political commentator and Yemen analyst and a president of the Yemen Cultural Institute for Heritage and the Arts.
Tasleem Mulhall is a Yemeni-British artist and an ambassador for the British nonprofit Freedom Charity, and a spokesperson on child marriage for The Independent Yemen Group.
Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies; The Promise Institute for Human Rights; The Markaz Arts Center for the Greater Middle East