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Sen. Sanders On Resolution To End U.S. Support For Saudi-Led War In Yemen

A man inspects the wreckage of a bus at the site of a deadly Saudi-led coalition airstrike in August in Saada, Yemen.
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A man inspects the wreckage of a bus at the site of a deadly Saudi-led coalition airstrike in August in Saada, Yemen.

UNICEF has declared the bloody war in Yemen the worst ongoing humanitarian disaster in the world. More than 2 million people are displaced, and more than 85,000 children have died from war-induced famine, with millions more people on the brink of death by starvation. On Thursday, the Senate passed a resolution under the War Powers Act that would end U.S. support for the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen. 

The resolution was sponsored by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with Republican Sen. Mike Lee and Democrat Chris Murphy. On Monday, Sanders spoke to Vermont Edition about the crisis in Yemen, and what his resolution does to address it.

Broadcast on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Update 12/13/18 3:45 p.m. This post text was updated following the Senate vote Thursday.

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