Last night the US government announced it is ending support for Saudi-led bombing of Yemen. UK has licensed at least £5.4 billion worth of arms to Saudi forces since war began in 2015, although the real total will be far higher. Saudi-led bombing has created the worst humanitarian crisis in the world Campaign Against Arms
UK has licensed at least £218 million worth of arms to Egypt since the 2011 uprising Licences include small arms, ammunition and armoured vehicles. UK has also provided police and military training Today marks 10 years since ‘day of anger’ that marked start of Egyptian uprising Campaign Against Arms Trade has called
Joe Biden has repeatedly pledged to end US support for the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen US-made weapons have played a key role in the war, which has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis US is by far the largest provider of arms to Saudi Arabian forces. UK is second largest seller. Campaign
UK has provided training to international police forces accused of torture and other abuses In 2019 Police College provided training for forces in Bahrain, Nigeria and Hong Kong, despite ongoing repression Since 2012, Police College has provided training for at least 12 countries listed as ‘human rights priority countries’ by government Campaigners have called for
Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has filed a Judicial Review application into the legality of the UK government's decision to renew arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition that is bombing Yemen: "The government may think that the widespread destruction of schools, hospitals and homes can be dismissed as 'isolated incidents' but we do not."
Value of UK arms sales to coalition bombing Yemen is at least 6.5 times higher than value of aid Saudi-led forces are using UK-made fighter jets, bombs and missiles in ongoing bombardment UK Parliament to debate crisis in Yemen later today Ahead of a House of Commons debate later today, Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)
UK has provided military training for 18 countries on Foreign Office list of ‘human rights priority countries’ since 2018 Militaries receiving training include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel and Kazakhstan Training for repressive regimes include commando training,
CAAT comments as MPs debate resumption of arms sales to Saudi Arabia