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
CAAT has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize alongside our partner Mwatana for Human Rights, a grassroots organisation working in Yemen. But what does this mean for our campaigning?
Nobel Laureate nominates Campaign Against Arms Trade and Mwatana for Human Rights. Nobel Laureate, The American Friends Service Committee and Quaker Peace & Social Witness, announce Campaign Against Arms Trade & Mwatana for Human Rights as their nominees for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Nomination intended to draw attention to the suffering of the Yemeni
The UK supported repression in Bahrain in 2011 with weapons sales, which continued even after the violent repression of protests. Even though the human rights situation has deteriorated in Bahrain in the decade since, the UK continues to bolster the regime with military and political support.
2021 marks 10 years of citizens’ revolt against autocratic regimes in the Middle East and the latest phase in a long history of the UK manoeuvring in the region to further its own economic and military interests.
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As UK refuses to follow US lead, new figures reveal £1.4 billion worth of arms exports licensed to Saudi Arabia in aftermath of decision to resume arms sales. New figures followed decision to resume arms sales after Court of Appeal ban UK-made arms have played a central role in the Saudi-led destruction of Yemen UK
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
Good news! New reports suggest that the US administration has frozen new arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. These developments are a real opportunity to influence the UK government too, and end our deadly deals with Saudi Arabia.