Aden, Yemen | AFP | Friday 7/24/2015 - 12:56 GMT
Two airplanes, one Emirati and one Saudi, landed in Aden Friday, bringing humanitarian aid to the southern Yemeni city only hours after its airport came under rocket fire from rebels.
They bring to four the number of aircraft to arrive in the port city since the symbolic reopening of the airport Wednesday, after nearly four months of fierce fighting.
The Emirati plane, which landed at dawn, brought medical supplies from the UAE Red Crescent, an airport official said.
ALGER – Une cargaison de 252 tonnes de dattes faisant partie de la donation annuelle de dattes par le Royaume d’Arabie saoudite au Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) a été dédouanée au port d’Oran dans le cadre de l’assistance humanitaire du PAM en Algérie.
The humanitarian pause scheduled to start on 10 July did not take effect; airstrikes and ground fighting continue across the country. Partial food rations have been distributed in Kharaz refugee camp, WFP still unable to transport additional food to the camp. For the first time since the beginning of the conflict, UNHCR’s partner Al Amal was able to distribute NFIs to 3,377 individuals in Sa’ada governorate.
Ethiopia - IOM has helped 3,478 vulnerable Ethiopian migrants stranded by the conflict in Yemen, including 229 war casualties, to return home. The majority were stranded en route to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Over the past three weeks, 57 of the returnees have required medical assistance. “We were on board a truck which was taking us to the Saudi border when gunmen started shooting at us. Several of us were shot and two men were killed. The truck had to stop and we were captured by armed men,” said Alemat Fitsum, an 18-year-old returnee, who was shot in the arm.
Saudi Arabia has provided 134 metric tones of dates to refugees in the east of the of Cameroon. The donation was handed over by Saudi Ambassador to Cameroon Mohammed Al-Msohr last Tuesday to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
The Saudi National Campaign to Support Syrian Brothers funded medical centers in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan treats 1,800 Syrian patients per week during Ramadan, Medical Director of the Saudi Specialized Clinics Dr. Muhammad Ismail Zoubi said today. The campaign provides health services, including psychological support, to Syrian refuges inside Syria and in neighboring countries.
- In Yemen:
The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) confirmed that as of July 6 there are 1,267,590 IDPs in Yemen.
On 4 July, 12 refugees were killed and several injured when a rocket hit the UNHCRsupported Al Tadamon Kindergarten in Aden, where they had taken shelter.
The HCT endorsed the Guidance Note on the Emergency Response to Internal Displacement in Yemen, stipulating the main programming principles and priorities for the humanitarian response.
On 1 July, a system-wide Level 3 Emergency was activated in Yemen. On the same day, an internal Level 3 emergency was declared by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, with the consequent appointment of a Regional Refugee Coordinator based in Djibouti.
In Yemen, the refugee population in Kharaz camp remains in dire need of food. WFP has been unable to complete the food ration due to lack of access.
Situation Générale en juin 2015, Prévision jusqu'à ’mi-août 2015
La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en juin. De bonnes pluies et au moins deux générations seront nécessaires pour que les effectifs augment cet été dans les aires de reproduction estivale traditionnelles du Sahel septentrional d'Afrique de l'ouest et du Soudan ainsi que de part et d'autre de la frontière indo-pakistanaise.
By Joe Dyke and Annie Slemrod
BEIRUT, 2 July 2015 (IRIN) - Few have heard of it. Even fewer know how it will work. But a newly launched body could revolutionise how Saudi Arabia gives hundreds of millions of dollars of emergency aid every year.
New research and weapons analysis by Amnesty International in Yemen bring into sharp focus the high price civilians continue to pay amid the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition’s airstrikes all over the country and demonstrate a failure to abide by the requirements of international humanitarian law.
In Yemen, findings from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification identified that 10 of the 22 governorates in Yemen (Aden, Al Dhale’e, Lahj, Taiz, Abyan, Sa’ada, Hajjah, Hodeidah, Al Bayda and Shabwa) are facing food insecurity at phase four, the emergency phase before a humanitarian catastrophe/famine.
6/30/2015 - 21:50 GMT
by Jamal al-Jabiri
An attack on Huthi rebel leaders in Yemen's capital claimed by the Islamic State group has killed at least 28 people, medics said Tuesday, in the latest anti-Shiite assault by the Sunni extremists.
Meanwhile, rebels fleeing pro-government forces who captured a jail from them threw open its doors and freed around 1,200 prisoners, a loyalist source said.
In Yemen, UNHCR’s partner the Charitable Society for Social Welfare (CSSW) succeeded in delivering medicine and therapeutic food (Plumpy Nut) by boat to Kharaz refugee camp from Basateen, Aden. UNHCR’s partner Society for Humanitarian Solidarity (SHS) transported 14,000 litres of fuel to Kharaz camp.
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center and the United Nations recently held a round of meetings to discuss the allocation of Saudi pledged aid to Yemen. The two parties were represented by Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah advisor at the Royal Court and general supervisor for the King Salman Center, and Stephen O’Brien, under-secretary-general and emergency relief coordinator for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
In April, Saudi Arabia pledged the entire $274 million sought by the U.N. for emergency assistance in Yemen.
ALGIERS – A shipment of 252 MT of dates, part of the yearly donation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) was cleared at the customs of the Port of Oran in the frame of WFP’s humanitarian assistance in Algeria.