Support Campaign for Yemeni Children
The World Federation of Teachers Union, FISE, an affiliated member of WFTU, condemns the ongoing assassinations and blockades imposed by Saudi Arabia and its allies against Yemen.
The war that has broken out as a result of the competition for the crucial geostrategic region with the full support of the US has begun since March 2017 and continues up to date with devastating consequences for the people and especially for Yemeni children.
According to UN figures, it has cost the lives of more than 8,750 people, while the number of the injured reaches the 50,600. Thousands of schools and health centers have been damaged or completely destroyed. Two million children suffer from acute malnutrition and more than 11 million children are in desperate need for humanitarian aid.
It is estimated that every 10 minutes a child dies from diseases that can be avoided, but there are fears that Yemen’s “greatest starvation” of the last decades may occur.
The continuing assassinations and the partial- but equally devastating air, land and maritime embargo imposed on the people of Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its allies- make it even harder to send any humanitarian aid.
The World Federation of Teachers Union, FISE, calls on trade unions around the world to strengthen the anti-imperialist struggle and the struggle against imperialist attacks. Today is Yemen and tomorrow will be other countries of geopolitical and strategic importance.
FISE is urging the World Federation of Trade Unions to embrace the child support campaign in Yemen. It sets Monday, 22nd January 2018 as the day when workers’ unions and teacher unions will submit a resolution of condemnation in the Saudi Arabian embassy or corresponding services in their country.
- We demand the termination of the murderous attacks
- Removal of the blockades
- Peace in both Yemen and surrounding areas