Crisis in Yemen - Humanitarian and Security Consequences of Military Support to the Region

A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in Yemen, one of the Middle East's poorest nations. The United States and other Western powers have supported the Saudi-led coalition as it battles Yemen's Houthis, promising more assistance in the future but at the risk of strengthening forces such as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. An expert panel will look at the situation in Yemen today and the politics and consequences of adding additional military equipment to the conflict.


William Hartung, Director, Arms and Security Project, Center for International Policy and advisor to Security Assistance Monitor will review the history of US weapons and security assistance to the region, and discuss the likely impact of additional supplies that are in process or under consideration.

Martin Butcher, Policy Advisor, Arms and Conflict, Oxfam International, will discuss how the United Kingdom and other European countries have supplied military assistance to the region and the ongoing public reaction to plans to increase that assistance in light of human rights concerns.

Tariq Riebl, Response and Resilience Team Program Coordinator, Oxfam, will join via Skype to discuss the humanitarian situation in Yemen, drawing upon his work on the ground coordinating relief efforts.


Natalie Goldring, Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University


Center for International Policy's Security Assistance Monitor and the Forum on the Arms Trade.

RSVP HERE for the Event: Crisis in Yemen, October 20, 10:00-11:30AM

Media are especially encouraged to attend.