The people of Yemen, and others throughout the region, are suffering from human rights violations at the hands of the Saudi and Emirati governments, aided by Trump. The U.S. provides funding to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who continue to fight the Houthi rebels in the country.
A recent United Nations investigation into the civil war in Yemen found that multiple parties have repeatedly engaged in possible war crimes, including targeting civilians with airstrikes, artillery and snipers, arbitrary detentions and killings, torture, sexual violence, and impeding access to humanitarian aid. The same report finds countries who funds this war, including the U.S., to be complicit to war crimes!
The U.S. must withdraw support and help end this war. We must stop supporting war crimes!
Trump has vetoed five bills this year -- four of them have dealt with U.S. support for the Saudi and UAE monarchies and their role in the now four-year-old brutal war and humanitarian nightmare in Yemen.
Congress’s next move will come in September, when the House and Senate will meet to finalize a version of the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). A conference committee of Representatives and Senators is meeting right now to hash out the final details. But this legislation must include House amendments aimed at limiting the U.S. war in Yemen, and prohibiting U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates related to this war.
We must urge the Senate to stop funding this inhumane war. Defunding the U.S. military involvement in the war in Yemen could bring the four-year struggle to an end.
Sign and send the petition: Demand Congress include amendments in the NDAA to stop all funding for U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen.