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Actiedag stop oorlog in Jemen

11-3-2020 ENAAT, het Europese netwerk tegen wapenhandel, heeft 25 maart uitgeroepen tot actiedag tegen het leveren van wapens aan Saoedi-ArabiŽ en bondgenoten voor gebruik in de oorlog in Jemen. Op die dag is het 5 jaar geleden dat de oorlog in Jemen begon. Een goede aanleiding om de wapenleveranciers aan te spreken.

 

ENAAT schrijft:

On the fifth anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition's military intervention in Yemen, join our demand for an EU-wide arms embargo against all members of the coalition.

The UN calls the war in Yemen the "world's worst man-made humanitarian disaster". Thousands of civilians have been killed in the conflict. Millions have suffered, and continue to suffer, from famine and disease. The Saudi-led coalition's airstrikes are one of the main causes of civilian casualties. Attacks have hit hospitals, schools, buses and residential areas.

European arms companies are profiting from the war in Yemen and the suffering it has caused, by supplying arms to members of the Saudi-led coalition. These exports are authorised and supported by European governments despite the fact that they contradict EU criteria on arms sales.

This war is also "Made in Europe" and we must continue to resist it here. On the 5th anniversary of the beginning of the war, we will speak with one voice to the arms companies, national governments and to the EU: Stop Arming the Saudi-led coalition!

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Bron: ENAAT