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Yemen Civil War

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Yemen, a small Arabian country bordering Saudi Arabia, is currently embroiled in a civil war. This horrific conflict began in 2012 when the former president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was forced to resign. Saleh was replaced by a harsh and sadistic leader, Abdruhhah Mansur Hadi. Hadi's leadership did not appeal to many Yemeni citizens. It especially did not appeal to Yemeni people of Houthi descent. These Houthis were enraged by Saleh's resignation and Hadi's policies. Consequently, several Houthi rebels organized attacks on the nation's capitol building, in an attempt to assassinate President Hadi. In response, Hadi allied himself with the Saudi Arabian government for protection. Hadi also organized many Saudi Arabian bombing raids over Yemen, in an attempt to extinguish the rebels who oppose him. However, these bombing raids have resulted in the deaths of innocent Yemeni citizens.

The United States government has done little to stop the growing conflict in Yemen. In fact, the US is partially responsible for the dreadful atrocities committed by President Hadi. Under the Obama administration, the US government heavily funded the Saudi Arabian military. With this grant, Saudi Arabia has been able to lead bombing raids over Yemen, which have killed many innocent Yemeni citizens. These actions are simply outrageous and should be condemned by the United States government, rather than funded.

Many individuals have formed organizations and charities to assist the people of Yemen. One notable organization, Save the Children, focuses on the health of children in Yemen. Also, the Islamic Relief USA and Yemen Care are working vigorously to improve the lives of those living in Arabian countries. However, an ordinary individual can make a difference in Yemen by signing this petition. One more signature to this petition is one more voice that stands up against tyranny imposed by Yemen's despot.

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