SIGN THE PETITION
END AUSTRALIAN ARMS SALES FUELLING THE WAR IN YEMEN
Australian businesses are selling weapons to countries waging a war in Yemen. A war which has claimed the lives of 85,000 children through bombs, disease and famine. The Australian Government has so far refused to ban weapon sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates - both countries are accused of war crimes in Yemen and the diverting of weapons to militia groups who have slaughtered children.
We want 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.
Australian Weapons in Yemen:
The Australia Government has confirmed it provided $36 million in funding to a Canberra arms company exporting a weapons system for missiles and machine guns destined for Saudi Arabia. The company is sending 500 units overseas, with our Defence Department unable to guarantee the weapons will not be used to harm civilians. Despite UN reports alleging war crimes occurring in Yemen, the Australian Government is continuing to grant licenses for arms companies to export to countries involved in the fighting.
On 9th August 2018, Khaled* was on a school bus bombed by an aircraft belonging to the Saudi-Led Coalition.
*Name has been changed to protect identity