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Pope appeals for children of Yemen ahead of trip to UAE

Categories: Articles:Peacemaking, Articles:Social Justice, Articles:Human Rights, Articles:Arms Trade | Published: 04/02/2019 | Views: 810

Pope Francis highlighted "the humanitarian crisis in Yemen", where "the population is exhausted by the long conflict and many children suffer from hunger, but it is not possible to access food stores."  Independent Catholic News.

The UAE is a member of the Saudi-led coalition in the war against Yemen which broke out in March 2015. (The UK is the second largest supplier of arms to Saudi Arabia, after the US. From April 2015 - September 2016 the UK approved more than £3.3bn in military sales to the kingdom, according to CAAT).
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