LACSN Solidarity with the Yemeni Community – A Statement

Toronto, September 8, 2018

 

The Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network (LACSN) a democratic, non-profit and independent organization based in Toronto, that brings together various grassroots groups, networks and organizations that carry out work in solidarity with progressive and democratic transformation processes taking place in Latin America and the Caribbean.

I stand today on behalf of LACSN in solidarity with the people of Yemen. LACSN strongly condemns the deadly air strike in Yemen, which killed 22 children and four women.

For the past 4 years, the western backed Saudi-led coalition have targeted everything in Yemen. The list includes hospitals, factories, bridges, water tanks, power stations, school, universities, wedding halls and even cemeteries! This has caused a severe damage to the Yemeni economy and tens of thousands of people have lost their lives.

LACSN members stand in unity condemning the continuous attacks on the people of Yemen, where women and children are victims of this horrendous attacks.

We call for a cease fire and for a peaceful end.

We call to stop the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia

We call to save the people of Yemen

Stop the slaughter

The people united will never be defeated!

 

Magdalena-LACSN

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For the past 4 years, the western backed Saudi-led coalition have targeted everything in Yemen. The list includes hospitals, factories, bridges, water tanks, power stations, school, universities, wedding halls and even cemeteries! This has caused a severe damage to the Yemeni economy and tens of thousands of people have lost their lives. According to a recent UN report, Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and more than 75% of the population need humanitarian aid and protection because of the Saudi imposed blockade on Yemen.

Recently the coalition added a new target to their list: children. On August 9th, in the city of Sada’a, Saudi’s jet have targeted a school bus with a 500-pound laser-guided bomb. 51 people who died in the airstrike, 40 of which were children, and 79 people were injured.

5 days ago, an attack killed at least 22 children and four women fleeing fighting in the Al Durayhimi district, which sits south of the port city of Hodeidah.

On September 8th, The Yemeni Community in Canada and their friends in the Canadian community will go on a protest to request the Canadian government to condemn such massacres and cancel the arms deal they have with Saudi.

Please join us and show support to the Yemeni people and help save their lives!