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refugees' suffering has been completely inadequate and insufficient.

The same "international community" has been profiting since the start of the war on Yemen from selling weapons and military equipment to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and their allied coalition. The U.S. and its western imperialist allies are directly responsible for the war and destruction in Yemen. Yet, they purposely turn a blind eye to the suffering of millions of displaced Yemenis internally and internationally. Imperialists Complicity and Hypocrisy in the War

Since the start of the war, the United States has only accepted over 50 refugees from Yemen! In contrast, the U.S. has provided political, logistical, and military support to Saudi Arabia to carry out the war under the guise of restoring legitimacy and stability to the region. Over five years of Saudi-led war on Yemen only achieved death and destruction with no peace or stability in sight. Saudi Arabia was the largest importer of weapons globally in 2015-2019 and the United States was its biggest supplier with billions of dollars' worth of arms sales. In his last days in office, U.S. President Donald Trump is pushing to complete a $500 million arms sale to the Saudi Kingdom and a $23 billion arms sale to the United Arab Emirates.

The U.K. government also continues to profit from weapons sales and to provide military training to Saudi Arabia. An article published on September 23, 2020, in Declassified UK, an investigative journalism website, exposed that Saudi combat aircraft pilots continue to receive training in the U.K. by the British Royal Air Force. Just like the U.S. and the U.K., Canada also has blood on its hands as it also continues to profit from selling arms to Saudi Arabia and other countries in the military coalition. According to data from the "Canadian International Merchandise Trade Database," Canada has exported over $600 million worth of "Tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, motorized, and parts" to Saudi Arabia just in the period between July and October 2020. In contrast, Canada contributed $220 million in humanitarian assistance for Yemen since the war in 2015. Canada's amount of money made selling weapons Continued on page 37

JOINT STATEMENT:

World Says No to War on Yemen

‫ رفض الحرب عىل اليمن‬:‫بيان مشرتك‬

CALL TO PROTEST INTERNATIONALLY MONDAY, 25 JANUARY 2021

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.

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. The disaster in Yemen is man-made. It is caused by the war and blockade. It can be ended.

People and organisations from the Yemen, UK, US, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Spain, 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. We demand that right now our governments:  Stop foreign aggression on Yemen.  Stop weapons and war support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.  Lift the blockade on Yemen and open all land and sea ports.  Restore and expand humanitarian aid for the people of Yemen. We call on people around the world to protest the war on January 25, 2021, just days after the U.S. presidential inauguration and the day before Saudi Arabia’s ‘Davos in the Desert’ Future Investment Initiative. We ask individuals and organisations everywhere to call for protests -- with masks and other safety precautions -- in their towns and cities on that day and make clear that the WORLD SAYS NO TO WAR ON YEMEN.

۲۵ ‫دعوة لالحتجاج دوليا يوم االثنني املصادف‬ ۲۰۲۱ )‫يناير (كانون الثاين‬ ‫ قتل القصف والحصار الذي قادته‬۲۰۱۵ ‫منذ عام‬ ‫السعودية العربية عىل اليمن عرشات االالف من‬ ‫ وقد وصفته األمم املتحدة عىل انه‬.‫اليمنني ودمر البلد‬ ‫ حيث ان نصف سكان‬.‫أكرب ازمة إنسانية عىل األرض‬ ‫اليمن عىل حافة املجاعة والبلد يشهد اسوء انتشار‬ ‫لوباء الكولريا يف التاريخ الحديث واالن اليمن مير‬ ‫بأسواء معدل وفيات لفريوس الكورونا يف العامل حيث‬ ‫ باإلضافة‬.‫ اشخاص يصابون بالفريوس‬٤ ‫ من‬۱ ‫انه يقتل‬ ‫اىل ذلك ادى تقليص ووقف املساعدات عن البلد اىل‬ .‫املزيد من حالة جوع خطريه بني السكان‬ ‫ومع ذلك ال زالت السعودية العربية تصعد من حربها‬ .‫عىل اليمن وتزيد من تشديد الحصار‬ ‫الحرب ممكنة فقط بسبب استمرار الدول الغربية‬ ‫(بالتحديد الواليات املتحدة وبريطانيا) بتسليح‬ ‫السعودية العربية وتستمر باإلسناد العسكري‬ ‫ تعترب القوه الغربية‬.‫والسيايس والتسويقي للحرب‬ ‫مساهم فعال ومتلك السلطة إليقاف اخطر ازمة‬ .‫إنسانية يف العامل‬ ‫الكارثة يف اليمن هي من صنع االنسان وسببها الحرب‬ . ‫والحصار ومن املمكن انهائها‬ ‫الناس واملنظامت يف الواليات املتحدة واململكة املتحدة‬ ‫واليمن وأسرتاليا وبنغالديش وكندا وتشييل وفرنسا‬ .‫وأملانيا والهند وإيطاليا وبولندا وإسبانيا وسويرسا‬ ‫وعرب العامل مجتمعون للمطالبة بأنهاء الحرب يف‬ ‫ نحن نطالب‬. ‫اليمن ومتضامنني مع شعب اليمن‬ : ‫حكوماتنا بالتايل‬ ‫ ان توقف االعتداء األجنبي عىل اليمن‬ ‫ ان توقف االسناد التسليحي والحريب للسعودية‬ ‫العرببة واالمارات املتحدة‬ ‫ ان ترفع الحصار عىل اليمن وتفتح جميع املوانئ‬ ‫البحرية‬ ‫ ان تعيد وتوسع املساعدات اإلنسانية لشعب‬ ‫اليمن‬ ‫نناشد البرش حول العامل ان يحتجوا عىل الحرب يف‬ ۲۰۲۱ )‫ يناير (كانون الثاين‬۲۵ ‫يوم االثنني املصادف‬ ‫بعد أيام قليلة فقط من التنصيب الرئايس للواليات‬ ‫املتحدة ويوم واحد قبل موعد عقد مبادرة االستثامر‬ .)‫املستقبلية املسامة ب (دافوس يف الصحراء‬ ‫نناشد األشخاص واملنظامت يف كل مكان بان يحتجوا‬ ‫(يجب ارتداء األقنعة الواقية للسالمة) يف مدنهم‬ ‫وبلداتهم يف ذلك اليوم وان يوضحوا ان العامل يرفض‬ .‫الحرب عىل اليمن‬

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