SHAFAQNA – The Mona Relief Organisation, Veritas-Consulting and its affiliate: the Veritas Centre for Strategic Studies have partnered up this 2017 towards not just conflict resolution in Yemen, but RECONSTRUCTION.
Our goals are many — raise awareness to Yemen’s plight, denounce war crimes, promote peace and social cohesion, help towards education, defend human rights, speak on behalf of those who have been silenced … Our task is enormous but we shall not waver in our duty.
Yemen is precious! Yemen remains the beating heart of Arabia, the very land which for thousands of years has spoken a light onto the region. With Yemen’s disappearance it is a part of all our History we are abandoning to the evil of Wahhabism.
The one land that was spoken to life by non other then the First Imam of Islam – Imam Ali (AS) stands to be obliterated for its spoke allegiance when others wanted rejection.
Yemen needs all of our combined strength and generosity!
By abandoning Yemen to fight alone we are forfeiting our future, our traditions, our history … we are what we leave behind and what we stand lo leave are rubble’s. Our children cannot be raised on rubbles, rather they should be taught to rise again.
Beyond the obvious devastation of war lies one reality too few of us have dared look square in the face: Yemen is unravelling art the seams under a religious and cultural genocide.
Yemen has been exploded and starved for its people have refused to bow to Wahhabism dogma. Yemen has been ravaged and its history pillaged for that its people held tight to Islam pluralism and proclaim that in religion there shall be no compulsion.
The land that came to Islam under the invitation of Imam Ali (AS) has been burnt beyond recognition so that its mosques would be made silent, and so that its history would be re-written.
Yemen has lost over 16,000 of its sons and daughters to war.
Over 50,000 have been injured.
2.5 millions have lost their homes.
3 million children live in a state of famine.
90% of Yemen is food insecure.
In the devastating landscape of Yemen, such NGOs as the Mona Relief Organization have been stubbornly shining a light – determined to answer the evil of war with solidarity. Backed by a dedicated team of volunteers, those NGOs are making a real difference.
YEMEN’S RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL CAPITAL HAS BEEN DECIMATED – YEMEN’S CHURCHES, YEMEN’S MOSQUES, YEMEN’S SYNAGOGUES, YEMEN’S UNESCO HERITAGE, YEMEN’S SHRINES, YEMEN’S MEMORY, YEMEN’S FUTURE … NO GROUND WAS HOLD SACRED!
YEMEN’S WAR IS ABOUT THE SOUL OF A PEOPLE!
For all of our heart and dedication we continue to rely on the generosity of our donors.
Veritas-Consulting ambitions now to draw a comprehensive aid and reconstruction program in Yemen to reclaim the heritage that was lost and assist communities in rebuilding their lives – not under any tutelage but in a fashion that suits them and in keeping with their traditions.
Yemen is losing its religious and cultural identity and we owe to preserve those treasures fascism is working to obliterate – if not for ourselves then for our children.
If Yemen was already the poorest, most socio-economically unstable country in the Arabian Peninsula, March 2015 War literally exploded whatever stability there was to have in Yemen.
Income per capita dropped from $2 per day to less than $1 per day. Yemen civilian infrastructures have all but collapsed under the burden of war – either through direct hits or as a result of the punishing blockade the country has found itself under.
War put it simply has generated a humanitarian crisis of biblical proportion, with famine and disease as its foot-soldiers.
Yemen’s reality today is one of suffering, hunger, despair, and death. Yemen in many ways, has become a grand moratorium, and aid will need to flow at an unparalleled pace if we are to salvage what is left of this broken nation.
Beyond the simple human cost of this war, we ought to realise that it is also Yemen’s cultural, religious and historical heritage which has been declared war to.
It is therefore important that resources are reserved for such reconstruction and preservation work.
Because aid has become an absolute necessity for 26 million people – Yemen total population, we absolutely need to approach distribution, and need assessment by first drawing an accurate humanitarian map of Yemen through data gathering, and analysis.
A more scientific approach to humanitarian aid is required if we are in fact to help towards Yemen reconstruction, while avoiding the usual pitfalls: corruption, abuses of power, tribal entanglements.
Veritas-Consulting will organise this May a conference on Yemen on the back of a fact-finding mission to Yemen. We will attempt to expose the many grave human rights violations Yemen was subjected to. We will also issue a research paper we intend to make available tooth state and non-state actors at an international level.
An exclusive documentary will premiere at the conference with exclusive interviews from world renowned experts, humanitarians, politicians, activists and state officials.
The conference will host such personalities as US State Senator Black from Virginia, Carla Otiz, Prince Ali Seraj of Afghanistan, US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Dr. John Andrew Morrow, and several more influential personalities.
£150,000 of all the money raised will go towards the organisation of Yemen 2017 Conference and the financing of our documentary.
£50,000 will be spend towards our research paper and the distribution of our analysis to Universities, NGOs, state agencies and other international bodies so that we could bear witness of the genocide Yemen was made to suffer through under deafening silence.
We ask for your support! Let us not allow for OUR COLLECTIVE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS TO BE FORGOTTEN!