Yemen

  • May 16, 2016

    In his latest update on the Yemeni peace talks currently under way in Kuwait, the UN envoy for the conflict-torn country has reported that the two delegations discussed proposals to bridge the gap between their respective visions, reaching consensus on some issues.

  • May 13, 2016

    The food security and nutrition situation in Yemen will turn into a humanitarian disaster unless urgent funding is accessible for the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to deliver timely aid, the UN agency has warned.

  • April 20, 2016

    The latest official government figures, collated by Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), reveal that the UK approved £2.8 billion worth of arms sales to Saudi Arabia since the bombing of Yemen began.

  • April 18, 2016

    UK military personnel have provided nearly 400 hours of targeting training to Saudi forces since the start of a Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen, it has emerged.

  • April 11, 2016

    It has emerged that the British government is directly involved in the covert US programme in Yemen, including secret drone strikes, despite having denied such involvement for several years.

  • March 28, 2016

    In the year since the Saudi-led bombardment of Yemen began, thousands of Yemeni civilians have died and millions have been left without access to vital infrastructure, clean water or electricity.

  • March 24, 2016

    Following “extensive” consultations with Yemeni leaders and regional partners, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen has announced that parties to the conflict have agreed to a nation-wide cessation of hostilities beginning at midnight on 10 April, in advance of the upcoming round of peace talks, scheduled for 18 April in Kuwait.

  • March 15, 2016

    Law firm Leigh Day, representing Campaign Against Arms Trade, has begun formal legal action in the High Court to challenge the government's decision to export arms to Saudi Arabia. This follows increasing evidence that Saudi forces are violating international humanitarian law in Yemen.

  • February 29, 2016

    Condemning an apparent airstrike in Yemen that reportedly killed at least 32 civilians in a market northeast of Sana'a on 27 February the UN Secretary-General has called for a prompt and impartial investigation into the incident, which saw a death toll among the highest from a single bombing in recent months.

  • February 5, 2016

    Campaign Against Arms Trade has welcomed the International Development Committee's call for the UK to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia and end its opposition to calls for an independent international inquiry into allegations of alleged abuses of international humanitarian law in Yemen.