Washington, DC – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) and Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-TX), along with Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Joe Wilson (R-SC), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism, released the following joint statement calling for the end to the Houthi siege of Marib.

“The ongoing Houthi assault on Marib is a catastrophe that threatens to further exacerbate the devastating humanitarian crisis in Yemen. We call on the Houthis to immediately end this siege. All parties to the conflict should agree to and uphold a ceasefire. An immediate end to the fighting is urgently needed to prevent further suffering of innocent Yemenis.”