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Children hardest hit as cholera spreads in war-torn Yemen – UNICEF

Children hardest hit as cholera spreads in war-torn Yemen – UNICEF

As the outbreak of cholera in Yemen continues to spread at an alarming rate – with terrible impact on children – the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for immediate support to enable the country’s health workers respond or risk even more deaths from the deadly disease. In a statement yesterday, Meritxell Relaño, the […]

Act before time runs out, urges UNICEF, as Yemen grapples with ‘unprecedented’ cholera outbreak

Act before time runs out, urges UNICEF, as Yemen grapples with ‘unprecedented’ cholera outbreak

Amid an “unprecedented” increase in suspected cholera cases in war-torn Yemen – where medical facilities are teetering on the edge of collapse – the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has stepped up its response but warned that time may be “running out.” “More and more children die every day in Yemen from preventable causes like […]

‘We are not close’ to urgently needed peace deal in Yemen, UN envoy tells Security Council

‘We are not close’ to urgently needed peace deal in Yemen, UN envoy tells Security Council

The United Nations envoy for Yemen today stressed an urgent need for a peace agreement by the warring sides in the country, but confessed that “we are not close” to such an accord due to the failure of the key parties to compromise. “The reluctance of the key parties to embrace the concessions needed for […]

Around 17 million Yemenis face famine unless the world sends urgent humanitarian help

Around 17 million Yemenis face famine unless the world sends urgent humanitarian help

The UN has warned that 17 million Yemenis will be in famine unless the world sends urgent humanitarian help. Antonio Guterres, the UN chief, issued a call to action on Tuesday at the aid conference held in Geneva where donor countries pledged almost $1.1bn. But UN says the amount is half of what is needed to combat […]

Yemenis face ‘torture till death’ in Houthi detention, says ex-prisoner

Yemenis face ‘torture till death’ in Houthi detention, says ex-prisoner

Yemeni prisoners are being “tortured to death” in the Houthis’ secret detention facilities, the Sana’a-based Association of Abductees’ Mothers reported yesterday. Speaking at a session held by the association in the Yemeni city of Ma’rib, the freed journalist, Mohammed Abdu Al-Washahi said that he was held in Al-Wahda police station in the northern Yemeni city of Dhamar on charges of allegedly working with the popular resistance in sending updates on […]

Appeal for $4bn as mix of drought and conflict threatens 20 million in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

Appeal for $4bn as mix of drought and conflict threatens 20 million in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

The risk of mass starvation in four countries – Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen – is rapidly rising due to drought and conflict, the UN refugee agency has warned. About 20 million people live in hard-hit areas where harvests have failed and malnutrition rates are increasing, particularly among young children, the UNHCR said on […]

Arab airlines using Trump’s electronics ban for clever marketing ads, garnering thousands of clicks and reactions online

Arab airlines using Trump’s electronics ban for clever marketing ads, garnering thousands of clicks and reactions online

The UAE’s flagship carrier, Emirates Airline, posted a video on social media with the slogan ‘Let us entertain you’ Arab airlines are using witty marketing and satire to respond to the recent US and UK ban on carry-on electronic goods on inbound flights from Arab countries. The decision, introduced on Tuesday, bars passengers on flights […]

Helicopter Gunfire Kills Dozens of Fleeing Somalis

Helicopter Gunfire Kills Dozens of Fleeing Somalis

More than 30 Somalis have died after gunfire from a helicopter struck their boat off Hodeida’s coast in Yemen. It is not clear who was behind the attack. At least 33 migrants died and dozens of others were wounded after gunfire from a helicopter hit their boat on Friday, an official told AFP news agency. […]

Malaysia police foil Houthi attack on Saudi king

Malaysia police foil Houthi attack on Saudi king

A senior Malaysian police source announced today that four Yemenis who were arrested in Malaysia after plotting to attack Saudi King Salman belonged to the Houthi group. King Salman arrived in Kuala Lumpur on 26 February with a 600-strong delegation for a four-day visit, at the start of a month-long Asia tour. He is currently […]

Sudan and the UAE battle for control of Yemen airport

Sudan and the UAE battle for control of Yemen airport

The Sudanese army has a legitimate right to take over supervisory control of the Aden International Airport in southern Yemen, sources in the Sudanese capital Khartoum said. The claim comes days after a faction of the southern Yemeni army which was protecting the airport, under the supervision of the UAE army, came under attack from […]

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