Yemen

ACTIVISTS MEETING TO PLAN EVENTS TO STOP THE WAR IN YEMEN

For seven years our countries have either actively supported or stood by in silence while the forgotten people of Yemen have endured and are still enduring unbearable suffering, their lives and their country being destroyed by a brutal war. Yemen is undergoing one of the largest humanitarian disasters in our time. Eighty percent of the population, or 24 million people, rely on aid and protection assistance, including 14.3 million who are in acute need. Children are dying on a daily basis from bombing or starvation - a recent report on RTE News claimed that 10,000 children had died in the war so far. The UN reports that more than two million children are malnourished, with one in two now suffering from stunted mental and physical growth because of food shortages.

There is still hope if the war stops now as a new UN Development Report (UNDP) notes: "War torn Yemen is among the poorest countries in the world, but recovery is possible if the conflict ends now." [Yemen recovery possible if war stops now: UNDP report | | UN News]

And yet, Saudi Arabia continues to bomb Yemen ruthlessly in a proxy war for regional supremacy.

It is projected that 1.3 million lives will be lost if the war continues through 2030. Many of those deaths will not be due to fighting, but to the impacts of war on livelihoods, food prices, and the deterioration of health, education, and basic services. We cannot let this happen on our watch.

That is why it is urgent for us to ACT NOW, to do whatever we can to bring this war to an end as quickly as possible. Therefore, the Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM) is hosting a meeting of activists at 5.30pm on the 7th of December to organise a new campaign to End the War in Yemen.If you would like to be involved in or support this campaign, we urge you to attend or to send a representative of your group to this meeting.

We sincerely hope we can work together on a number of events that both raise awareness of and call for an immediate end to this horrific futile war.

The meeting details are included below.

In solidarity,

Steering Committee, IAWM

The Irish Anti-War Movement is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: End The War In Yemen. Time: Dec 7, 2021 05:30 PM Dublin

Contact person: Abdulaziz Almoayyad

Email: Z.almoayyad@gmail.com

Phone:00 353 83 4236662

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89165187374?pwd=U1ZkV0hJWjB5dnZCSXpBR2lIaVY5UT...

Meeting ID: 891 6518 7374

Passcode: 234671

Thanks and best regards

Abdulaziz Almoayyad

Yemen recovery possible if war stops now: UNDP report, 231121

https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/11/1106362

War-torn Yemen is among the poorest countries in the world, but recovery is possible if the conflict ends now, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in a report published on Tuesday.

Yemen has been mired in seven years of fighting between a pro-Government Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels, generating the world’s worst humanitarian and development crisis and leaving the country teetering on the brink of famine. The report sends a hopeful message that all is not lost, arguing that its extreme poverty could be eradicated within a generation, or by 2047, if the fighting ceases.

10,000 children killed or maimed during Yemen conflict, Fiona Mitchell, RTE report, 191021

https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2021/1019/1254634-yemen-unicef/

Ten thousand Yemeni children have been killed or maimed since a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia intervened six years ago, according to UNICEF, the United Nations children's agency.

UNICEF says a staggering 15 million people, including 8.5 million children, don’t have access to safe water, sanitation or hygiene as the organisation says that 400,000 children suffer from acute malnutrition.

POLITICANS TO JOIN SAUDI & YEMENI SPEAKERS AT RALLY TO CONDEMN YEMEN WAR; PROTEST TODAY 24 JUNE, 6PM, SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSY.

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM)

PRESS RELEASE – 24 June 2021

• POLITICANS TO JOIN SAUDI & YEMENI SPEAKERS AT RALLY TO CONDEMN YEMEN WAR

• STOP THE WAR ON YEMEN – LIFT THE SIEGE NOW!

• PROTEST TODAY 24 JUNE, 6PM, SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSY, DUBLIN

Several TDs will join Yemeni, Saudi and US Citizens and an Irish Aid Worker at the IAWM’s Rally this evening 24 June at 6pm at the Saudi Arabian Embassy, 6-7 Fitzwilliam Square East in Dublin to condemn the war in Yemen, call for it to be stopped immediately, for the cruel siege to be lifted, for an end to all arms sales and for the Irish Government to support the Yemeni people.

The IAWM is calling on everyone who attends the rally to wear a mask at all times, to socially distance and to follow all Government and HSE guidelines on outdoor assembly.

POLITICANS TO JOIN SAUDI & YEMENI SPEAKERS AT RALLY TO CONDEMN YEMEN WAR, PROTEST TODAY 24 JUNE, 6PM, SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSY

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM)

PRESS RELEASE – 24 June 2021

• POLITICANS TO JOIN SAUDI & YEMENI SPEAKERS AT RALLY TO CONDEMN YEMEN WAR

• STOP THE WAR ON YEMEN – LIFT THE SIEGE NOW!

• PROTEST TODAY 24 JUNE, 6PM, SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSY, DUBLIN

Several TDs will join Yemeni, Saudi and US Citizens and an Irish Aid Worker at the IAWM’s Rally this evening 24 June at 6pm at the Saudi Arabian Embassy, 6-7 Fitzwilliam Square East in Dublin to condemn the war in Yemen, call for it to be stopped immediately, for the cruel siege to be lifted, for an end to all arms sales and for the Irish Government to support the Yemeni people.

The IAWM is calling on everyone who attends the rally to wear a mask at all times, to socially distance and to follow all Government and HSE guidelines on outdoor assembly.

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