American citizens and nationals remain trapped in Yemen. Hostilities throughout the deeply impoverished country broke out last month and as yet the U.S. administration has done little to help Americans stuck in Yemen. The U.S. embassy in Sana'a, closed since February 2015, issued limp emergency messages on its website to U.S. citizens in Yemen with vague suggestions on how they may hope to leave the country—the most recent evacuation communiqué was issued more than a month ago. Following a temporary ceasefire, Saudi-led coalition airstrikes have resumed against Houthi targets in Yemen. That temporary lull in fighting should have been an opportunity for the U.S. to evacuate its citizens still in Yemen. Meanwhile, other governments have been picking up the slack, India has rescued 4,500 people including some Americans. U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI), whose district is home to a large population of Yemenis and Yemeni-Americans, has been urging Secretary of State John Kerry to do more for U.S. citizens in Yemen. Last week an Amendment proposed by Dingell to the National Defense Authorization Act, expressing the sense of Congress "that the President should exercise all available authorities to evacuate United States citizens and nationals from Yemen as soon as possible." The statement will at least demonstrate to those stranded Americans that they are not forgotten, but there must be concrete steps to get Americans in Yemen to safety.

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