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Yemen bus attack just the latest outrage against civilians: UN agencies

Yemen bus attack just the latest outrage against civilians: UN agencies

An air strike on a busy market area in Yemen that reportedly killed scores of people including more than 20 children on a bus, is likely the worst attack on youngsters in the conflict so far, and the latest in a recent spate of violence targeting civilians, UN agencies said on Friday. According to the […]

UN chief condemns air strike that hit school bus in northern Yemen, killing scores of children

UN chief condemns air strike that hit school bus in northern Yemen, killing scores of children

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday condemned an air strike by pro-Yemini Government coalition forces, which killed scores of children who were on board a bus travelling through a busy market area in the northern province of Saada. While the exact death toll remains to be confirmed, initial news reports indicate that the number of […]

Yemen: Attacks on water facilities, civilian infrastructure, breach ‘basic laws of war’ says UNICEF

Yemen: Attacks on water facilities, civilian infrastructure, breach ‘basic laws of war’ says UNICEF

Ongoing violence and attacks on civilian infrastructure in Hudaydah directly threaten hundreds of thousands of children and their families in Yemen, according to the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in a statement released on Wednesday. “Attacks against civilian facilities and services are unacceptable, inhumane and in breach of the basic laws of […]

UN envoy departs Yemen after failed talks with Houthi leaders

UN envoy departs Yemen after failed talks with Houthi leaders

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths left Sanaa on Tuesday, wrapping up a four-day visit during which he spoke with leaders of the Shia Houthi rebel group. Griffiths will now head to Jordanian capital Amman, a source at Sanaa’s airport told reporters on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to media. The […]

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 […]

Will international community help avert Yemen famine?

Will international community help avert Yemen famine?

Famine in Yemen is considered a “real possibility” this year. More than three million people – including 460,000 children – are acutely malnourished and the situation is deteriorating on a daily basis. The UN says 7.3 million Yemenis do not know where their next meal is coming from. The crisis has been brought on by […]

Hotel Used By Yemen Prime Minister Bombed

Hotel Used By Yemen Prime Minister Bombed

A hotel in Aden housing Yemen’s prime minister and his cabinet has been hit by a rocket attack, residents say.There are reports of casualties, though not among ministers staying there. The Qasr hotel has been used a seat of government since a Saudi-led coalition forced Houthi rebels from Aden, Yemen’s second city. The Houthi rebels […]

96,000 children are starving and close to death in the port city of al-Hodeidah in Yemen

96,000 children are starving and close to death in the port city of al-Hodeidah in Yemen

The UN children’s agency says 96,000 children are starving and close to death in the port city of al-Hodeidah. It estimates nearly 8,000 children will suffer from severe malnutrition in the southern port city of Aden in the next year. Already, almost two million children across the country do not have enough food or water. […]

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