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Yemeni-Americans with the group Liberate Yemen launched a hunger strike on March 29 to demand an end to the Saudi-led and U.S.-backed blockade of Yemen. Considered the worst humanitarian crisis taking place in the world today, the U.N. says millions face starvation and 400,000 children could die if conditions are not improved. President Biden has announced an end to aid for the Saudi offensive, but hunger striker Iman Saleh says the U.S. must end all military aid to the Saudis.

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Jaisal is currently the Democracy Initiative Manager at the Solutions Journalism Network and is a former TRNN host, producer, and reporter. He mainly grew up in the Baltimore area and studied modern history at the University of Maryland, College Park. Before joining TRNN, he contributed print, radio, and TV reports to Free Speech Radio News, Democracy Now! and The Indypendent. Jaisal's mother has taught in the Baltimore City Public School system for the past 25 years. Follow him on Twitter @jaisalnoor.