99 organizations call for freezing arm sale to Saudi, UAE, ending war on Yemen

SANA’A, Feb. 11 (Saba) – Dozens of worldwide human rights organizations called for freezing on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, ending war, and lifting siege on Yemen.

In a joint statement, Saba received a copy of, almost 99 human rights organizations and networks confirmed that the continuation of the siege and the war for over six years made Yemen undergoes the largest humanitarian crisis the world has ever seen since the end of the II World War, in addition to killing and wounding tens of thousands of civilians, destroying the infrastructure and the lack of access to necessary food and medicine.

Nearly 80 percent of the people, including 12 million children, are in a pressing need for urgent humanitarian aid because of the aggression and siege, the statement read, stressing the importance of lifting the blockade on the country, especially reopening Sana’a International Airport and Hodeida seaport.

The human rights organizations hailed the decisions of the administration of US President Joe Biden and the Italian government to freeze arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, considering that a step in the right direction. They also called on all countries, especially Britain and France to do the same and to call off all arms deals.

They said that such moves will contribute positively to stopping the war and bloodshed in the country and to bring peace through a Yemeni-Yemeni dialogue.

Source: Yemen News Agency