STAND UK is calling upon the UK government to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia which are reportedly being used to fuel the war in Yemen. You can find out more by clicking on the resources to the right.
The Yemeni Civil War began almost 2 years ago, with President Hadi and former President Saleh (spearheading the Houthi rebels) both fighting for control. The conflict quickly degenerated into a “humanitarian catastrophe” and a UN level three emergency. An estimated 10,000 people have died in the Yemeni Civil War and, out of a population of a population of 27.4 million people, 80% of people are reported to be in need of humanitarian assistance. On one hand the UK Government is providing essential humanitarian aid, but on the other, they are simultaneously allowing the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. With mounting evidence for the weapons being used in violation of international humanitarian law, it is necessary that the UK suspends its arms exports to Saudi Arabia.