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Following criticism by Oxfam of the UK's failure to ban the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia despite Yemen humanitarian crisis, Kate Osamor MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, said

"The Tory government’s persistent refusal to ensure that British weapons aren’t used in the brutal bombing of civilian areas in Yemen is very disturbing.  It is a violation of the international arms trade treaty which is harming the very people the treaty is designed to protect.  The government needs to start taking responsibility for the consequence of selling arms to Saudi Arabia, it cannot allow the flagrant abuses of humanitarian law in Yemen to continue. Theresa May needs to stop shirking her responsibilities under international law and start putting human rights before profit."

Press Release: Kate Osamor MP's statement following Oxfams criticism on the U.Ks failure to ban the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia

Following criticism by Oxfam of the UK's failure to ban the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia despite Yemen humanitarian crisis, Kate Osamor MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, said "The...

Responding to the report Refugee Youth Service on conditions for unaccompanied child asylum seekers in Calais, Kate Osamor, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for International Development said:

“The Government needs to urgently intervene to help almost 800 vulnerable children living alone in the Calais camps. It is unacceptable that in the 21st Century children who have fled wars are living in such conditions. 

 

“The Government needs to respond to the plight of the most vulnerable victims of the refugee crisis and act now.  They can start by helping to move children with family links to the UK from the cesspit of the Calais camps.”

 

Press Releaase : The Government needs to urgently intervene to help almost 800 vulnerable children living alone in the Calais camps

Responding to the report Refugee Youth Service on conditions for unaccompanied child asylum seekers in Calais, Kate Osamor, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for International Development said: “The Government needs...

Kate Osamor MP, Labour’s Shadow International Development Secretary, responding to events in Aleppo, said:

 “We are witnessing a catastrophic human disaster unfold in Aleppo, a city the combined size of Birmingham and Glasgow. It is time for the all the warring parties to listen to the United Nations demand for a weekly 48 hour ceasefire so food, water and medical aid for the starving and the sick be delivered.

 “Whilst humanitarian corridors will provide some short term relief in Aleppo, the people of Syria need a long term and sustainable cessation solution and that must start with a complete cessation violence. I hope the government are fully engaged in discussions on how to bring this conflict to an end.”

NEWS FROM LABOUR: We are witnessing a catastrophic human disaster unfold in Aleppo - Osamor

Kate Osamor MP, Labour’s Shadow International Development Secretary, responding to events in Aleppo, said:  “We are witnessing a catastrophic human disaster unfold in Aleppo, a city the combined size of...

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