Yemenis – what have they done to us?

l agree with your editorial in the Evening Standard (1st of March 2020) “Don’t cut Yemen Aid” but they  neglect to mention the government maintaining its arms sales in the region.  

An almost 50 per cent reduction in Aid monies to Yemen is unforgiveable in the pressing famine conditions emerging in Yemen but more so when our government continues to maintain its arm exports to Saudi Arabia in their war against the Yemeni people. This when our ally the US under Biden has ceased these sales since the beginning of the year.

I ask simply what have the Yemenis done to us to deserve this from us particularly during a global pandemic when calls for a ceasefire on all conflicts by the UN have not been heeded.  

The above letter was published in the Evening Standard on the 5th of March 2021.