Peace & Justice is supporting an International Day of Action on Yemen
Since 2015, the Saudi-led bombing and blockade of Yemen have killed tens of thousands of people and devastated the country. The United Nations calls this the largest humanitarian crisis on earth. Half the country’s people are on the brink of famine, the country has the world’s worst cholera outbreak in modern history, and now Yemen has one of the very worst Covid-19 death rates in the world: It kills one in four people who test positive. The pandemic, along with withdrawal of aid, is pushing more people into acute hunger.
And yet Saudi Arabia is escalating its war and tightening its blockade. The war is only possible because Western countries — and the United States and Britain in particular — continue to arm Saudi Arabia and provide military, with UK soldiers providing logistical support for the intentional targeting of civilians and complicit in war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Western powers have the power to stop the world’s most acute human crisis.
The disaster in Yemen is man-made. It is caused by the war and blockade. It can be ended.
Please join the online protest on 25 January and post about the campaign on social media – let’s make sure the situation in Yemen is shared far and wide.
Due to the lockdown restrictions, the protests will largely be online. You have to register for the event.