Continued Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE Undermine Congressional Authority

In May 2019, the Trump Administration approved a new shipment of arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) valued at $8 billion, as part of an ‘emergency’ sale meant to bolster regional allies and counter regional aggression. By tagging the sales as for an ‘emergency’ the administration is able to avoid Congressional[…]

The US must end its arms trade with Saudi Arabia

On 26 March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition announced it would launch airstrikes against targets in Yemen in an effort to defend and support the elected government run by President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi. From the beginning of the coalition’s engagement through August 2018, the UN estimates that the coalition – with significant levels of United[…]

ADHRB at HRC40: the impact of the war in Yemen on access to food

1 March 2019 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) takes this opportunity at the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council, during the Clustered Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on food and Independent Expert on foreign debt to raise concerns about the impact of the war in Yemen on the[…]

65 NGOs Call on Congress to End US Involvement in the Yemen War

Today, ADHRB and 64 other nongovernmental organizations sent a letter to Congressmen Khanna, Massie, Pocan, and Jones thanking them and applauding them for introducing House Concurrent Resolution 81 and forcing a debate and vote on ending unauthorized U.S. military involvement in Yemen’s civil war. Representatives Ro Khanna (D-Calif), Thomas Massie (R-Ken), Mark Pocan (D-Wis), and Walter Jones[…]