Yemenis die as UAE and Saudi withhold aid funds: UN

United Nations – Yemenis are dying from cholera, hunger and other ills because Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are not making good on funding pledges they made earlier this year, a top United Nations official warned on Thursday. Mark Lowcock, the UN’s emergency relief coordinator and under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, told the UN[…]

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Thousands flee famine, fighting in S.Sudan

South Sudanese continue to flee their country because of the ongoing fighting and famine. Almost 1000 South Sudanese, many of them women and children, are reaching the Sudanese border daily. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has set up reception centres at the border to provide humanitarian aid[…]

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Famine fears as severe drought grips East Africa

A terrible sense of déjà vu hangs over the Horn of Africa, where fears are growing that a severe drought could soon become a famine. Two years of below-average rainfall have pushed Somalia and Ethiopia to the brink of starvation and nomadic families, who move with the seasons in search[…]

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Wheat imports halted in Yemen, despite famine

Yemen’s biggest traders have stopped new wheat imports amid a crisis at the central bank, documents seen by Reuters show, another blow to the war-torn country where millions are suffering acute malnutrition. Almost two years of war between a Saudi-led Arab coalition and the Iran-allied Houthi movement have left more[…]

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Half of Yemen ‘one step away’ from famine: UN

The United Nations food agency has warned that food supplies in Yemen are deteriorating quickly and the country is at risk of slipping into famine. Ten out of Yemen’s 22 governorates were now classified as facing food insecurity at “emergency” levels, which is one step below famine, the World Food Programme[…]

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UN envoy warns Yemen close to famine

The UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed warned yesterday that the war-torn country is “one step away from famine” as 31 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance compared to just two million two years ago. The UN official told reporters in New York after briefing the[…]

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