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23 Sep 2016 description

SG/SM/18131

22 September 2016

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General condemns the multiple air strikes by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition on 21 September in the Red Sea port city of Hudaydah, Yemen, which killed and injured dozens of people, including children and women. The Secretary-General expresses his sincere condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

22 Sep 2016 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Thursday 9/22/2016 - 15:40 GMT

Saudi-led coalition air strikes killed 20 civilians in a rebel-held port city of western Yemen, a government official said Thursday in a rare admission of a possible "error" by the alliance.

The coalition's spokesman, however, said the raid on Wednesday night targeted rebel leaders.

The strikes came as Riyadh faces mounting international scrutiny over civilian casualties in its 18-month campaign against Shiite Huthi rebels and their allies in Yemen.

20 Sep 2016 description

Sanaa, Yemen | AFP | Tuesday 9/20/2016 - 08:57 GMT |

Aircraft of the Saudi-led coalition hit the UNESCO-listed Old City of Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa on Tuesday after the rebels fired a missile at Saudi Arabia overnight.

The missile launched at the King Khalid air base outside the city of Khamis Mushait on Monday evening was intercepted by the kingdom's air defences and its launcher destroyed, the coalition said.

But it sparked intensive retaliatory air strikes in the early hours of Tuesday.

16 Sep 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 11-17 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

16 Sep 2016 description
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Executive Summary

Large-scale conflicts are a major challenge for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

14 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Les pays participant aux deux sommets sur les réfugiés devraient s’engager à renforcer leurs offres de réinstallation et d’aide

13 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

At Global Refugee Summits, Commit to Resettlement and Aid

(New York, September 13, 2016) – The massive refugee crisis demands an unprecedented global response, Human Rights Watch said today. At two summits on September 19 and 20, 2016, at the United Nations, world leaders should take bold steps to share responsibility for millions of people displaced by violence, repression, and persecution.

08 Sep 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Phasing out of wheat production completed
  • Cereal import requirements forecast stable in 2016/17
  • Plans to gradually cut some subsidies implemented, food prices mostly stable

Wheat production phased out

05 Sep 2016 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Monday 9/5/2016 - 16:09 GMT

At least 26 fighters were killed in clashes on Monday between pro-government troops and rebels over control of an oil-rich region east of the Yemeni capital, military sources said.

"Pro-government forces launched a military operation today to retake Sarwah," a loyalist military source said of the only part of Marib province still held by the rebels who have controlled nearby Sanaa since September 2014.

05 Sep 2016 description

Situation Générale en août 2016 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-octobre 2016

04 Sep 2016 description

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Sunday 9/4/2016 - 11:25 GMT

Cross-border shelling from Yemen killed a Saudi woman on Sunday and wounded two other citizens, the kingdom's civil defence agency said.

The shelling at 2:00am local time (1100 GMT) in the southern Jazan region killed a woman and wounded a man and his son, according to the agency's spokesman Major Yehia al-Qahtani.

02 Sep 2016 description

General Situation during August 2016 Forecast until mid-October 2016

02 Sep 2016 description

CrisisWatch is a monthly early warning bulletin designed to provide a regular update on the state of the most significant situations of conflict around the world.

Global Overview, August 2016