New report from CAAT exposes the real extent of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Majority of sales have taken place using the opaque Open Licence system that obscures true value. CAAT estimates that Open Licences account for the majority of the UK arms trade. The UK has sold over £20
This afternoon parliament is expected to vote on proposals to stop a major cut to the aid budget, which the government claims it has to do for financial reasons. Last year the government announced a £16 billion increase to the military budget. If the cut goes ahead then one country that is likely to be particularly
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CAAT legal challenge granted permission to proceed to High Court
CAAT's legal challenge over the supply of UK weapons for the war in Yemen will now proceed to the High Court.
This March marks six years since Saudi-led forces launched their first attacks on Yemen. Six years of conflict has caused devastation in Yemen. This is six years that shames the UK.
The UK government must now take action to help end this deadly conflict. Every day that this war continues there will be more people killed and more vital services destroyed. The UK must stop its arms sales now, and increase momentum towards peace.
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Bernie Bell, a long-time supporter of CAAT based in Orkney, Scotland, explains what CAAT's Nobel Peace Prize nomination means to her.
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UK cuts aid to Yemen by almost half, despite warnings of the worst famine in decades The humanitarian crisis is a direct result of the devastating war in Yemen, in which UK arms are playing a central role The cut comes less than three weeks after new statistics revealed another £1.4 billion of new arms