Tweet Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab
Tell Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, that you want to see UK action on Yemen. Here are some tweets to get you started:
- After 4th year of conflict, 24 million Yemenis need aid. Yemen can't afford a 5th yr. As #penholder on #Yemen, UK support on the Security Council for ceasefire is urgent and necessary @DominicRaab #YemenCantWait @unauk
- Four years of conflict in Yemen. As @UN Security Council lead on Yemen, the UK must urge commitment to ceasefire and encourage Saudi Arabia to adhere to it @DominicRaab @unauk #YemenCantWait
- In Yemen there are 13 new civilian casualties per day, the majority caused by Saudi-led airstrikes. The UK must stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia and call for Security Council action for peace @DominicRaab #YemenCantWait
- A child dies every 10 mins in Yemen. The UK must use its close relationship with Saudi Arabia to urge them to maintain a ceasefire & continue peace talks without preconditions @DominicRaab #YemenCantWait @unauk
Make a Statement and Tweet it:
- Make a statement on why we need UK action on Yemen. Tweet a photo of yourself, holding this template placard, explaining to the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab why you think #YemenCantWait and why the UK must act now. You can use our humanitarian briefing and our 'key asks' in the blue box below to guide you.
- Tweet it. Remember to tweet @DominicRaab and @unauk and use the hashtag #YemenCantWait
- Send it to us. If you don't have Twitter or Facebook, send your photo to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us via Facebook and we will post it for you!
Here's a reminder of what we're calling for:
Immediately cancel all arms export licenses and transfer of weapons which might be used in Yemen whilst their remains a clear risk that these will be used to commit serious violations of international humanitarian law.
End all military assistance the UK is giving parties to Saudi Arabia and other coalition partners.
Establish a thorough independent inquiry into how the UK's arms export control processes have enabled illegal activity which has potentially lethal ramifictions for innocent people in Yemen to take place.
Hand over the UK's "penholder" responsibilities for drafting Security Council resolutions on Yemen to a member state with more credibility on this issue.
Put the upmost diplomatic and public pressure on all parties to the conflict to agree to ceasefire talks covering the entire country, and to join peace negotiations leading to a lasting political settlement. To ensure peace talks are inclusive and include Yemeni women, youth and civil society.