SANA’A -Yemeni activists have orchestrated an online campaign encouraging people around the world to boycott products made in the United Arab Emirates, in a move that aims to punish the regime for its crimes against the people of Yemen in the Saudi-led war against the impoverished country.
Dubbed “Boycott the UAE Products,” the initiative has been already endorsed by social media users as well as some key Arab figures, said Abdullah al-Harazi, one of the founders of the “campaign.
He told the al-Khaleej Online news website that the campaign seeks to first produce a list of well-known Emirati firms to avoid harming Arab and Islamic firms that only operate in the country as part of their business.
The ultimate goal of the campaign was pressuring Abu Dhabi into ending its atrocities in Yemen by putting economic pressure on Emirati businesses.
Harazi said that the United Aran Emirates, as the key partner of Riyadh in the war, has caused irreparable damage by aiding the Riyadh regime’s ongoing aerial and maritime blockade which keeps food and medicine from entering Yemen.
He described the situation in Yemen as the world’s current worst humanitarian crisis. The United Nations has also called the situation in Yemen the worst man-made crisis the world currently is faced with.
Harazi said the humanitarian situation is so severe that some Yemeni children only survive by eating leaves.
According to the Yemeni-American Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights, the UAE and its mercenaries committed at least 6,978 cases of grave human rights violations in the southern Yemeni provinces of Aden, Abyan and Shabwah during the month of August alone.