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Stop Australian defence exports to war-crime accused Saudi Arabia
21 February 2019

The Yemen war has now been raging for nearly four years.

The UN has found that actions taken by the Saudi led coalition in Yemen, including rape, torture and using child soldiers as young as eight, may amount to war crimes. 

85,000 children are already dead – and one child continues to die every 10 minutes as a result of the war in Yemen.

It was revealed in Senate Estimates this week that a licence had been granted to an Australian company that sold 500 weapons mounting systems to Saudi Arabia. It was also confirmed that the Government had given the company $36 million in taxpayer funded assistance to develop weapons systems destined for Saudi Arabia.

In contrast, Australia has spent just $23 million in direct aid to Yemen in almost four years.

Save the Children is calling on the Australian Government to immediately ban defence exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. 

It is time to stop the war on children.

Sign the petition now.

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