Hunger Ward - 6 Years War in Yemen


Yemen is experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. A war has been raging for almost 6 years, with dramatic consequences for the civilian population. 21 million people are dependent on humanitarian aid, or about 66 percent of the population. To mark the anniversary on March 26, the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin is partnering with Aktion gegen den Hunger and the Centre for Humanitarian Action to screen the powerful documentary "Hunger Ward" and hosted a panel discussion on the current situation in Yemen.

a film by Skye Fitzgerald
USA I 2020 I 30 min I OmeU

The film takes an unflinching look at the human-caused famine in Yemen. The documentary portrays the work of Dr. Aida Alsadeeq and Nurse Mekkia Mahdi, who try to save the lives of starving children in one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. It relentlessly shows us, the effects of a forgotten war.

Radhya al-Mutawakel, Mwatana for Human Rights – Co-founder & Chairperson, 
Nominee for the Nobel Peace Price 2021
Willow Rook, Action Against Hunger – Deputy Country Director Yemen 
Ambassador Ekkehard Brose, Federal Academy for Security Policy
moderated by Andrea Steinke, Centre for Humanitarian Action – Research Fellow 

Yemen war: stop arms exports, end hunger

Weapons kill and are the main reason why millions of people in Yemen suffer from hunger. That is why Aktion gegen den Hunger calls on you to sign the petition "Stop Arms Exports, End Hunger"!



Radhya al-Mutawakel is a human rights defender and the co-founder and chairperson of Yemeni organization Mwatana for Human Rights, an independent organization working to defend and protect human rights in Yemen. Al-Mutawakel and Mwatana's recent work has focused on documenting alleged human rights abuses by all parties to the current conflict in Yemen.

Willow Rook is ACF’s head of programmes in Yemen, coordinating activities in health, nutrition, food security, and water and sanitation. She has six years of experience in field operations and programme management in South Sudan, Iraq, Ethiopia and Yemen. Willow holds a Master’s degree from the LSE.

AmbassadorEkkehard Brose has been President of the Federal Academy for Security Policy since October 2019. Prior to this position, he worked as Commissioner for Civilian Crisis Prevention and Stabilization at the Federal Foreign Office, where he was also Co-Chair of the Stabilization Working Group in the intl. Anti-IS Coalition. From 2014 to 2016, he was the German Ambassador to Iraq. Between 2007 and 2013 he held the position of Deputy Ambassador at the German NATO Mission in Brussels as well as of the Economic Envoy at the German Embassy in Moscow. At the German Foreign Office, he previously held executive functions of the Political as well as the European Department. Between 1996 and 2000, Ambassador Brose was Deputy Head of the Office of the Secretary General of NATO in Brussels.

Dr. Andrea Steinke is a research fellow at the Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) in Berlin. She analysis the dynamics of humanitarian interventions and leads the research project on the Humanitarian-Development-Peace-Nexus (Triple Nexus).

24. JUNE 2022