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Yemen: ‘Choices have been made to abandon these people’, says UN official

The “distressing” situation in Yemen is a result of choices made by “powerful countries and powerful people”, according to a UN official. Sir Mark Lowcock told Sky News “choices have been made to abandon these people”. He added that deciding not to fund the relief operation has been “one of the worst choices” made this […]

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Yemen's children starve amid rising fears of famine

HAJJAH, Yemen (Reuters) – Weighing just 9kg at ten years old, Hassan Merzam Muhammad is so emaciated by the severe malnourishment plaguing hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children like him that he can no longer walk. Fears of famine in Yemen are resurfacing, the United Nations says. A U.N. report Wednesday said Yemen was returning […]

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Saudi-led coalition in Yemen cut from U.N. blacklist of parties killing children

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday removed a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition from a U.N. blacklist, several years after it was first named and shamed for killing and injuring children in Yemen. Guterres wrote in his annual report to the U.N. Security Council on Monday that the coalition would “be delisted […]

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World Briefs: Yemen funding far short of target: UN

Yemen funding far short of target: UN BEIRUT • International donors have pledged about US$1.35 billion (S$1.9 billion) in humanitarian aid for Yemen, far short of the US$2.4 billion the United Nations had said was needed to pull a country shredded by years of war, hunger and disease from the brink of disaster. Mr Mark […]

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Yemeni government, southern separatists, sign Socotra truce

Two sides reach deescalation agreement after clashes erupt near provincial capital of Yemeni island. Fighting on the Yemeni island of Socotra has come to a halt after an agreement was reached between the Saudi-backed government forces and UAE-backed southern separatists.  The deescalation agreement announced late on Friday came after an armed unit of the Southern […]

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Yemen gov't accuses Houthis of covering up coronavirus outbreak

Aden-based government calls for urgent global assistance to help health sector decimated by years of war. Yemen’s Saudi-backed government has accused its Houthi foes of covering up a large outbreak of coronavirus in areas they hold as the United Nations warned that the country could suffer a “catastrophic” food security situation due to the pandemic. […]

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Yemen's PM says the key to restoring peace is to end the armed militia rebellion

CAIRO (Reuters) – Yemen’s Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik said on Wednesday the key to restoring peace in Yemen is to restore the country and its institutions and to end the armed militia rebellion, according to a statement from his office. The separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) on April 25 declared self-rule in Aden and other […]