ACTION ALERT: End the US-Saudi War on Yemen

March 17th, 2023 - by Peace Action, ActionNetwork and a growing International coalition

ACTION ALERT: End the US-Saudi War on Yemen

Peace Action, ActionNetwork and an International Coalition

(March 16, 2023) — March 25th marks the eighth anniversary of the beginning of the Saudi-led coalition’s bombing of Yemen. We cannot let there be a ninth!

Please join a coalition of US and international groups including Peace Action, Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation, Action Corps, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Stop the War UK, World BEYOND War, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Roots Action, United for Peace & Justice, Code Pink, International Peace Bureau, MADRE, Michigan Peace Council, and more for an online rally to inspire and enhance education and activism to end the war in Yemen.

Confirmed speakers include Senator Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Ro Khanna, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib.


We need a greater global demand for an end to warmaking, including:

  • the sanctioning and indicting of the Saudi, US, and UAE governments;
  • the use of the War Powers Resolution by the US Congress to forbid US participation;
  • a global end to weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE;
  • a lifting of the Saudi blockade, and the complete opening of all airports and seaports in Yemen;
  • a peace agreement;
  • the prosecution of all guilty parties by the International Criminal Court;
  • a truth and reconciliation process; and
  • the removal from the region of US troops and weaponry.


The war on Yemen has been one of the worst crises on Earth for years. It is a Saudi-US collaboration for which both US military involvement and US weapons sales are necessary. The UK, Canada, and other nations are providing weapons. Other Gulf Kingdoms, including the UAE, are participating.

Despite the current pause in bombings in Yemen since April 2022, there is no structure in place to prevent Saudi Arabia from resuming airstrikes, nor to permanently end the Saudi-led blockade of the country.

The possibility of a Chinese-facilitated peace between Saudi Arabia and Iran is encouraging, but does not make peace in Yemen or feed anyone in Yemen. Providing Saudi Arabia with nuclear technology, which it clearly wants in order to be closer to possessing nuclear weapons, must not be part of any deal.

Children are starving to death every day in Yemen, with millions malnourished and two-thirds of the country in need of humanitarian aid. 

Almost no containerized goods have been able to enter Yemen’s principal port of Hodeida since 2017, leaving people in desperate need of food and medical supplies.

Yemen needs some $4 billion in aid, but saving Yemeni lives is not the same priority for Western governments as fueling the war in Ukraine or bailing out banks.


World BEYOND War is a global network of volunteers, chapters, and affiliated organizations advocating for the abolition of the institution of war.