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Aisha Jumaan & Mira Mehta

Aisha Jumaan & Mira Mehta

Jumaan & Mehta

Dr. Aisha Jumaan is the founder and president of Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation.  The foundation aims to increase awareness among the US public and policymakers about the humanitarian crises underway in Yemen, support relief and reconstruction efforts, and facilitate campaigns to bring peace to the country. Aisha has over 35 years of experience in public health, including viral vaccine preventable diseases, cervical and breast cancer research, surveillance, maternal, child health and nutrition, and primary health care.

Mira Mehta is a junior at Brown University studying economics and international & public affairs.  She is also the co-Student Director of STAND: the student-led movement to end mass atrocities.  The organization aims to educate and empower young people to advocate against atrocities both domestically and around the world.

The WFP's decision to cut aid in Yemen pushes millions closer to famine, weaponising hunger as a tool in political games, write Aisha Jumaan & Mira Mehta.

21 February, 2024