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Reaction to Court decision to allow an appeal on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

4th May 2018

Shane Stevenson Oxfam's Country Director in Yemen said: "We welcome the Court of Appeal's decision. The UK should not continue to sell arms where there is the real likelihood that they will exacerbate what is already the world's largest humanitarian disaster. Yemen is on  the brink of famine and homes, hospitals and schools have been destroyed in a brutal war. An end to the fighting is desperately needed. It's hard for the UK to be an effective peace maker whilst we are also an arms dealer."