Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – “stop the war” announced 25 November as day for saying no to Yemen war.
In a joint statement that signed by more than 400 institution around the world we read, since 2015, the Saudi-led bombing and blockade of Yemen have killed tens of thousands of people and devastated the country. The U.N. 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 death rates in the world: It kills 1 in 4 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.
It continues, the war is only possible because Western countries — and the United States and Britain in particular — continue to arm Saudi Arabia and provide military, political and logistical support for the war. The Western powers are active participants and have the power to stop the world’s most acute human crisis.
At the end of statement, it has been asserted that the disaster in Yemen is man-made. It is caused by the war and blockade. It can be ended.
It ended, people and organisations from the Yemen, UK, US, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, India, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, and across the world, are coming together to call for an end to the war in Yemen and solidarity with the people of Yemen.