Seed the Commons is one of more than 300 organizations in 17 countries to have signed a joint statement, World Says No to War on Yemen. This Monday, we will join the Bay Area Car Caravan for Yemen. We urge all Bay Area residents to join us.
If you care about human rights, and especially the right to food, don’t ignore this crisis. Yemen is now the stage of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. In 2018, Save the Children estimated that 85 000 children had died of hunger since 2015. In 2020, UNICEF estimated that 2 million children under the age of 5 were suffering from acute malnutrition.
From the organizers of the car caravan: The war is only possible because Western countries -- and the United States and Britain in particular -- continue to arm Saudi Arabia and provide military, political and logistical support for the war. The disaster in Yemen is man-made. It is caused by the war and blockade. It can be ended.
We demand that right now our governments:
*Stop foreign aggression on Yemen
*Stop weapons and war support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
*Lift the blockade on Yemen and open all land and seaports
*Restore and expand humanitarian aid for the people of Yemen.
Bay Area residents, RSVP here to meet at 12pm this Monday at 444 Spear St., San Francisco, for a socially distanced protest. For those who reside elsewhere, please join the World Says No to War on Yemen - Global Online Rally.