Be a Hero for Yemeni Children, Enrique Iglesias!

Enrique Iglesias — widely known as the King of Latin Pop — partners with Save the Children to help kids in emergency situations. “I’m extremely excited to partner with Save the Children to help kids who need it the most,” he said in 2017. “My heart goes out to the kids around the world who have lived through a humanitarian crisis and have to rebuild their lives from scratch,”

Yemen is the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet. The situation is so severe that every ten minutes a child in Yemen dies from malnutrition as a result of the Saudi-led bombing campaign. But, because it is a manmade crisis created by war and because it is ongoing, there is no opportunity for communities to receive aid to rebuild. Children in Yemen just want to live.

Please add your name to our letter appealing to Enrique Iglesias to act for the children of Yemen by canceling his February 2020 concert in Saudi Arabia.


Dear Enrique Iglesias,

We appeal to you to cancel your February 21, 2020 concert at the Tantora cultural festival in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia.

You have for a long time partnered with Save the Children, in 2017 saying: “My heart goes out to the kids around the world who have lived through a humanitarian crisis and have to rebuild their lives from scratch,” But, in Yemen, because it is a manmade crisis and the Saudi-led war is ongoing, there is no opportunity for communities to receive aid to rebuild. Yemen is the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet. Since 2015, when the war began, around 85,000 children under the age of five have died of hunger and more continue to perish every day. According to the UN, that’s one child every around every ten minutes.

In July 2019, hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj canceled her performance at the Jeddah festival in Saudi Arabia after learning about the terrible human rights abuses committed by Saudi Arabia. “While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression,” she said.

Though Saudi women have recently seen a small increase basic rights as they were granted the right to drive in 2018, the very women who campaigned for this right in Saudi Arabia have since been arrested, imprisoned, and tortured through electroshock, beatings, sexual harassment, and waterboarding. On August 1, 2019, Saudi Arabia announced that they would be doing away with part of their oppressive male guardianship system, finally allowing women to travel without permission from a male relative, but Saudi women still have to get the permission of their male guardian to marry or divorce and they still face state-sponsored misogyny and gender-segregation.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has still not been held accountable for the barbaric murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, whose dead body was chopped up with a bone saw and dissolved in acid to hide the evidence.

We hope for the sake of Yemeni children, Saudi women, minorities, dissidents and journalists — including justice for Jamal Khashoggi —, you will decide to follow Nicki’s Minaj’s lead and cancel your February 21 concert at the Tantora festival in Saudi Arabia.

Sincerely,

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  • michele modglin
    signed 2019-10-07 13:46:11 -0400
  • Jack Stansfield
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  • andy girard
    @GirardAndy tweeted link to this page. 2019-10-03 13:27:21 -0400
    Dear @enriqueiglesias, You work with @save_children but did you know that a Yemeni child dies every 10 mins due to Saudi bombing? Help save Yemeni children by canceling your Feb 2020 concert at #WinteratTantora festival #BoycottSaudi #YemenCantWait https://www.codepink.org/enriquedontgotosaudi?recruiter_id=872760
  • andrew girard
    signed 2019-10-03 13:26:49 -0400
  • African Guy
    signed 2019-10-02 14:12:44 -0400
    Bravo braza!
  • Andreas Ve
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    signed 2019-10-02 12:44:30 -0400
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  • Ayman Hossam Fadel
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    Shariffa Abdullah
  • Saoirse Walsh
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  • karen williams
    signed 2019-09-28 07:20:09 -0400
    This is not to attack Enrique Iglesias personally. It is to make everyone conscious of the disaster in Yemen.
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    Yo Dude?
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