Human rights groups call on Tillerson to address Yemen crisis

A group of 19 humanitarian and human rights nongovernmental organizations are calling on US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to use all diplomatic means at his disposal to end the blockade of aid to Yemen, warning the war-torn nation faces a rapidly deteriorating situation that "puts millions of civilian lives at risk."

In a letter sent Monday to Tillerson, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Defense Secretary James Mattis, the coalition of NGOs highlighted the increasingly dire humanitarian crisis in Yemen stemming from "almost 1,000 days of war."It calls on the US and the international community to work toward achieving several specific objectives aimed at addressing the situation in Yemen:Obtaining agreement from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirat...