Since 2016, the Saudi and U.A.E.-led Coalition, as well as the internationally-recognized government of Yemen, have promised to provide monetary assistance to civilian victims of a tiny fraction of their airstrikes..
Over more than seven years of war in Yemen, even though the warring parties represent multiple, different authorities, they share the same unlawful behaviors, including torturing detainees and subjecting them to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
the Government has a moral obligation not to look away. Boris Johnson, in particular, has a moral obligation not to. He, and his Government, have repeatedly made a choice to continue arming Saudi Arabia, with the most terrible consequences for the people of Yemen.
In the context of extreme food insecurity, such as in the case of Yemen, the destruction of sources of food and water has the potential to cause significant civilian harm.
“My friends … weren’t remotely related to any military group. They were sitting here just like you right now,” a friend of two victims said after a drone strike killed both his friends and burned their beehives.
When President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated in January, his administration will face a host of formidable challenges. Key among them is ending U.S. support for the military intervention in Yemen that is being led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The precarious margin of rights and freedoms praised by political pluralism after the year 90 has been completely undermined by the ongoing war in Yemen since mid-2014, in light of the domination of powers that appear multi-headed whose practices, however, are marred by a single arrogant behavior when it comes to public life and the rights and freedoms of civilians.
Recent UN calls for a ceasefire in Yemen to curb the spread of Covid-19 may be absent from front pages in the UK, but their significance for the prospects of bringing an end to Yemen’s catastrophic war will not be lost on Yemenis.
Mwatana has documented the impact of U.S. drone strikes in Yemen for the last seven years. In the nearly 20 years since the United States began carrying out these attacks, it has never fully acknowledged the civilian cost, nor provided civilian victims the acknowledgment, apology, and redress they deserve.