Yemen’s president has called on southern separatists to “stop the bloodshed” and abide by a power-sharing agreement in his first public comments since the secessionists declared autonomy in April. The conflict between the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi constitutes a second[…]
Millions of children in Yemen are at risk of starvation amid the coronavirus pandemic, which is tipping the war-torn nation into further devastation, the United Nations warned, appealing for nearly $500m in urgent humanitarian assistance. In a new report on Friday, UNICEF, the UN children’s fund, said the number of[…]
The United Nations humanitarian chief has warned that Yemen will “fall off the cliff” without massive financial support. Mark Lowcock told a closed Security Council meeting on Wednesday that many more people will starve to death, succumb to COVID-19, die of cholera and watch their children die because they have[…]
The Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen has said its forces intercepted and downed drones launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement towards the Saudi border city of Najran in the first such incident since late March. There was no immediate comment from the Houthi group about the attack, which comes after[…]
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. The Aden-based government also called for urgent global assistance to help[…]
The United States on Wednesday announced it would provide $225m in emergency aid to Yemen to support food programmes, and called on the Houthis to do more to allow aid operations to operate “independently and neutrally”. US Secretary of Mike Pompeo told a news conference that the funding Washington is[…]
Yemen has reported its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus, its health minister told Yemen TV late on Wednesday. Yemeni authorities also reported five confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the first time the war-torn country has reported multiple cases. The United Nations has said it fears the disease could[…]
Authorities in five southern provinces in Yemen have rejected a separatist group’s claim to self-rule, further heightening tensions among ostensible allies in the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels elsewhere in the country. The separatists’ Southern Transitional Council (STC), which is backed by the United Arab Emirates, scrapped a peace deal[…]
The number of people facing acute food insecurity could nearly double this year to 265 million due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, according to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The impact of lost tourism revenues, falling remittances and travel and other restrictions linked to the coronavirus pandemic[…]
Coronavirus outbreaks across the Middle East threaten to shatter the lives of millions of already destitute people in conflict zones, and could fuel socio-economic upheaval, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday, Reuters reports. Curfews and lockdowns imposed as public health measures to stem spread of[…]
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