Oxfam criticized the major countries in the world for exporting billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia during its war on Yemen, in return for providing one-third of those sums as aid to Yemenis suffering the biggest crisis in the world.
Oxfam said that countries in the Group of 20 have exported more than $ 17 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia since the war in Yemen began in 2015.
According to the organization, these countries donated only a third of this amount to support the Yemeni people, who are suffering from the largest humanitarian crisis in the world because of the war.
The director of Oxfam's Yemen office, Mohsen Siddiqi, said that achieving billions in arms export revenues that fuel the conflict in Yemen while providing a small portion of that as aid is unethical.
My friend added that the world's richest countries cannot continue to profit at the expense of the Yemeni people.
Seven months ago, the British newspaper "The Guardian" reported that the British arms manufacturer BAE Systems sold Saudi Arabia weapons and related services for more than 15 billion pounds during the Yemen war.
The US Congress had requested an investigation into the decision of President Donald Trump's administration in May 2019 to sell more than $ 8 billion in military equipment to Saudi Arabia and other countries that had been approved without congressional review.
And a US government report last August warned that the State Department had not fully assessed the risk of civilian casualties from the deal.