In a State of Mourning: US Gun Contracts, the Middle East and the Victims Affected
In a State of Mourning: US Gun Contracts, the Middle East and the Victims Affected.
Several innocent and vulnerable people in the Middle East have lost their lives due illicit firearm contracts formed by the United States.
In a State of Mourning: US Gun Contracts, the Middle East and the Victims Affected – the Countries Impacted
YEMEN: There has been an ongoing conflict in Yemen that has been fuelled by arms sales and transfers from the United States to other countries, which has called for gun-control there and has led a coalition of Arab states in support of the Yemeni government. The conflict has resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of people in the region, including many civilians.
Reports indicate that dozens of Yemeni civilians, most of them children, were recently killed when an airstrike by U.S.-backed forces hit a bus in the rebel-held city of Dahyan.
IRAQ: The United States has provided significant military aid and weaponry to the Iraqi government for multiple reasons. While this does not suggest the reasons are nefarious, some of these weapons have ended up in the hands of non-state actors, including extremist itself, which they have used to carry out attacks against Iraqi and coalition forces.
As a result, many Iraqi civilians continue mourn lives lost as of the result of U.S. firearm contracts.
To support this cause for peace and gun-control in the Middle East, please send appeals to the human rights bodies below Urging Them to Protect the Middle East from the United States’ Gun Contracts:
 Al-haj, A. (2018, August 9). Yemen rebels say Saudi coalition airstrike in North Kills 50. AP NEWS. Retrieved April 15, 2023, from https://apnews.com/article/yemen-ap-top-news-houthis-middle-east-international-news-3e5674e9d42f4ee19e582203128d1f92
 Kotsonis, S., & Chakrabarti, M. (2023, March 30). The American invasion of Iraq through an Iraqi’s eyes. On Point. Retrieved April 15, 2023, from https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2023/03/30/20-years-of-chaos-in-iraq-through-iraqi-eyes