Stop Australian arms sales to Saudi Arabia and United Arabic Emirates

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Yemeni People have been under fire since March 2015.

Saudi and Emirati led coalition have been targeting civilians, residential neighbourhoods, schools, school busses, markets, hospitals, and every vital facility in the country, leaving tens of thousands of victims, including children, women, and elderlies.

The siege imposed on all Yemeni ports had contributed to the suffering of the Yemenis. The Saudi and Emirati led coalition has been preventing ships that carry oil and fuel, medications, and even food from entering the country. Thus, Yemen is considered "the largest humanitarian crisis in the world" as at least 80% of the population (over 24 million people) are in need of humanitarian assistant.

In March 2020, UNICEF estimated that 2 million children under the age of 5 suffer from acute malnutrition and require treatment.

Saudi Arabia and United Arabic Emirates are using the arms and weapons they buy from other countries to worsen the humanitarian situation in Yemen and to target the civilians.

Australia is one of the countries which export arms to Saudi Arabia and UAE. A document was leaked in 2019 that contains information of an arms shipment sent to Saudi Arabia.

The Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) is a part of the Australian Arms Control Coalition which is calling on the Australian Government, since 2019, to halt exporting weapons to the aforementioned countries. The matter was brought to the attention of Australian officials, and they were addressed and urged to take a step in the right direction and stop selling their arms to the countries which violate human rights.

Even though there was an argument that there is no evidence of using Australian weapons in Yemen, but providing Saudi Arabia and United Arabic Emirates with the arms is enough to encourage them to continue their brutal war to destroy every living being in Yemen.

Recently, the United States of America and Italy blocked arms exports to Saudi Arabia and UAE over the war crimes committed in Yemen.

So, help us call on the Australian Government to:

  1. Stop selling Australian arms to Saudi Arabia and UAE
  2. Pressure Saudi Arabia & UAE to end the blockade on all Yemeni ports
  3. Send urgent humanitarian aids to the Yemeni people
  4. Urge Australia's allies and assist to reconstruct Yemen