Join with Avaaz to stop arm sales to Saudi Arabia

What’s happening?

Every minute of every day, guns kill someone’s mother, child, or dear friend. Saudi Arabia are bombing schools, hospitals, even wedding parties in Yemen. What Saudi Arabia is doing in Yemen is disgusting — and they’re doing it with weapons they buy from Europe, the US, and Canada. Weapons are very likely being used to kill innocent civilians in the war in Yemen, including over 600 children. Saudi Arabia is the UK’s largest weapons buyer. They spend millions, sometimes billions of pounds each year on war planes, explosives and guns.

The war in Yemen has led to a major humanitarian crisis — Yemen is on the brink of famine. To stop this, we need to stem the flow of weapons to the Saudis.

Avaaz’s efforts

The European Parliament is hours away from having a proposed EU-wide arms embargo put to a vote — but under heavy Saudi lobbying, some politicians are wavering.

Now more than ever, these leaders need to see that people from every corner of the Earth are looking to them to stand up and say “NO” to Saudi Arabia and their atrocities.

Supporting Avaaz

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How you can help

Sign the urgent petition calling for an arms embargo.

“As concerned citizens from across the globe, we strongly urge you to suspend all arms deals with Saudi Arabia until they end their assaults in Yemen and begin a genuine peace process. With 119 violations of international humanitarian law documented in a recent UN report, it’s unacceptable to look the other way when Saudi Arabia could be using weapons from our countries to indiscriminately bomb civilians.”

Sign now to send your message to members of the EU Parliament, and leaders of the UK, US, Canada, Germany, France, and all other countries that have arms deals with Saudi Arabia.

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/no_more_saudi_arms_deals_loc/?slideshow

 

 

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