The Crisis in Yemen
Date(s) - 06/23/2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Coalition for Peace Action and New Jersey Peace Action
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The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is catastrophic. COVID’s spread is evident, with cases already reported in multiple regions of the country. Many experts believe the actual numbers are far higher that what’s been reported in the press.
After five years of United States military support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen, Yemenis are especially vulnerable to this outbreak. As much as 80% of the population are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. They are currently living with immune systems weakened by hunger and the spread of cholera and other diseases.
As the virus spreads among the weakened population, made up largely of women and children, they will have access to only half the country’s healthcare facilities, with the rest having been destroyed or closed as a result of the conflict.
It is a recipe for a humanitarian disaster the breadth of which the world has not seen in a very long time.
Please join us for a discussion on the situation with Aisha Jumaan and Hassan El-Tayyab and learn what we, as caring citizens, can do to alleviate the suffering.
The Crisis in Yemen
Aisha Jumaan, MPH, PhD – Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation
Dr. Jumaan has over 20 years of experience in public health including viral vaccine preventable diseases, cervical and breast cancer research, surveillance, maternal, child health and nutrition, primary health care, and women in development.
Aisha is currently working with as an Independent consultant coordinating health related projects in Yemen. Between 2010 and 2012, Aisha supported the CDC’s Field Epidemiology training Program. Prior to that, she was the director for HPV Vaccines: Evidence for Impact project at PATH. She was with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1995 to 2008. She served as team leader for varicella and zoster vaccination program. Previous positions within CDC have been with the National Immunization Program, the Division of Cancer Control and Prevention, the Nutrition Division, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. She has also held the position of assistant professor at the Rollins School of Public Health, Epidemiology Department at Emory University.
Aisha also worked in her native home, Yemen, with UNFPA and UNDP. She also participated in health-related program development, evaluation, and training activities for Peace Corps. She was an assistant professor on the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana’a University, and consulted on research projects for various ministries, USAID, Save the Children, and Dutch Embassy.
Aisha Jumaan earned her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC., her Masters in Public Health from Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., and her BA, Biology from Mills College, Oakland, Ca.
Hassan El-Tayyab – Legislative Manager for Middle East Policy, Friends Committee on National Legislation
Hassan El-Tayyab is FCNL’s lead lobbyist on Middle East policy. He is also responsible for representing FCNL with the various coalitions that work on these issues.
Prior to joining FCNL in August 2019, he was co-director of the national advocacy group Just Foreign Policy, where he led their lobbying work to advance a more progressive foreign policy in the Middle East and Latin America. He played a major role in the successful passage of the War Powers Resolution to end US military aid to the Saudi-UAE coalition’s war in Yemen.
Hassan’s passion for foreign affairs is rooted in his desire to make life better for people in the Middle East, including his extended family in Jordan. He is convinced that advancing a more peaceful and diplomacy-based foreign policy in the Middle East is critical, not only for the family he loves, but for peace and stability worldwide.
His writings and commentaries have been featured in numerous news outlets, including The Intercept, The Hill, Truthout, Al Jazeera, and more. Hassan holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island.
Webinar moderated by Jeff Hoey, Executive Director of New Jersey Peace Action