End the War on Yemen

National Governments and the United Nations

The war on Yemen has been one of the worst crises on Earth for years. It is a Saudi-U.S. collaboration for which both U.S. military involvement and U.S. weapons sales are necessary. The UK, Canada, and other nations are providing weapons. Other Gulf Kingdoms, including the UAE, are participating.

Despite the current pause in bombings in Yemen since April 2022, there is no structure in place to prevent Saudi Arabia from resuming airstrikes, nor to permanently end the Saudi-led blockade of the country. The possibility of a Chinese-facilitated peace between Saudi Arabia and Iran is encouraging, but does not make peace in Yemen or feed anyone in Yemen. Providing Saudi Arabia with nuclear technology, which it clearly wants in order to be closer to possessing nuclear weapons, must not be part of any deal.

Children are starving to death every day in Yemen, with millions malnourished and two-thirds of the country in need of humanitarian aid. Almost no containerized goods have been able to enter Yemen’s principal port of Hodeida since 2017, leaving people in desperate need of food and medical supplies. Yemen needs some $4 billion in aid, but saving Yemeni lives is not the same priority for Western governments as fueling the war in Ukraine or bailing out banks.

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To: National Governments and the United Nations
From: [Your Name]

I support the sanctioning and indicting of the Saudi, U.S., and UAE governments; the use of the War Powers Resolution by the U.S. Congress to forbid U.S. participation; a global end to weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE; a lifting of the Saudi blockade, and the complete opening of all airports and seaports in Yemen; a peace agreement; the prosecution of all guilty parties by the International Criminal Court; a truth and reconciliation process; and the removal from the region of U.S. troops and weaponry.