LONDON, 27 April 2016
Ben Parker

Head of Enterprise Projects

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The British government is coming under increasing pressure about continued arms sales to Saudi Arabia, given its conduct in Yemen, which is alleged to cause disproportionate harm to civilian targets. In the meantime, UK arms manufacturers are selling, and selling.

UK arms exporters were granted licences for military exports to Saudi Arabia worth £2.8 billion.

Updated 26 April 2016 - the final quarter of 2015 showed a steep drop in export licences granted. This makes the daily average £7.7 million (US $11.2m). 

Britain is exporting an average of $11 million of weapons to Saudi Arabia every day.






The scale of humanitarian needs in Yemen is overwhelming. The UK is a significant donor to Yemen but its humanitarian spending is dwarfed by its companies' arms sales.