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25 Oct 2016 description

Saudi Arabia - With support from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KS-Relief), IOM is building up the institutional capacity of immigration and coastguard officials in Somaliland who are at the forefront of the humanitarian response to help thousands of migrants and refugees fleeing the conflict in Yemen.

21 Oct 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 16-22 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extremely drug-resistant TB.

20 Oct 2016 description

RIYADH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomes a contribution of US$6 million from the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) to support displaced Syrians inside their country as well as Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Vice President and Managing Director of the Saudi Fund for Development Youssif bin Ibrahim Al Bassam, and Representative and Director of Gulf Office Abdallah Al-Wardat signed the agreements at a ceremony in Riyadh today.

15 Oct 2016 description

Situation Générale en septembre 2016
Prévision jusqu'à’mi-novembre 2016

14 Oct 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 9-15 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

13 Oct 2016 description

As the conflict in Yemen continues, civilian casualties are reaching alarming levels. At least 10,000 people have been killed and thousands wounded since March 2015, at a rate of thirteen civilian casualties per day.

12 Oct 2016 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

12 Oct 2016 description

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Wednesday 10/12/2016 - 08:28 GMT

Saudi Arabia announced an easing of its 18-month air blockade of rebel-held areas of neighbouring Yemen on Wednesday to allow the evacuation of hundreds of wounded from a deadly weekend air strike.

More than 140 people were killed in Saturday's raid on the wake for the father of a rebel leader in the Yemeni capital Sanaa that drew worldwide condemnation, including from key Riyadh ally Washington.

07 Oct 2016 description

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Friday 10/7/2016 - 12:54 GMT |

Cross-border rebel shelling from Yemen killed one person and wounded a mother and child in southern Saudi Arabia on Friday, the kingdom's civil defence said.

The victims of the 7:00 am (0400 GMT) shelling by Huthi rebels in the Jazan region were all Yemeni residents of the kingdom, spokesman Yahya al-Qahtani said.

05 Oct 2016 description

Riyadh, 5 October 2016

I would like to thank the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as well as the Government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for the warm welcome I have received on my second visit as the UN’s humanitarian chief. I would also like to thank the Kingdom for its generosity towards those in the world who have the least.

05 Oct 2016 description
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Investment will help Vaccine Alliance partners save children’s lives through immunisation in Yemen

Riyadh, 5 October 2016 – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has agreed to contribute US$ 25 million to support childhood immunisation programs through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The multi-year pledge from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will contribute towards efforts to immunise children and support health system strengthening in Yemen.

03 Oct 2016 description
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General Situation during September 2016 Forecast until mid-November 2016

03 Oct 2016 description

By: Keith Cressman, Alice Van der Elstraeten and Clare Pedrick


30 Sep 2016 description
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The people of the Arab region face an uncertain future. Millions are fleeing their homes to escape violence and millions more remain trapped by conflict or in occupied territory. The expanding population is placing increasing strain on the environment through unsustainable consumption of limited water supplies and abundant energy resources. The rentier economy that prevails in many countries has proven unable to adapt to new realities or absorb the growing and increasingly youthful labour force.

30 Sep 2016 description

29 September 2016 AI Index: MDE 31/4917/2016

Item 10: Technical assistance and capacity building for Yemen in the field of human rights - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Thank you Mr Vice President,

Nearly 1,500 more civilians have been killed in Yemen in the year since this Council failed to create an international inquiry into the conflict. This brings the total civilian casualties to 3,799 deaths and more than 6,700 wounded since the Saudi Arabia-led coalition began airstrikes in March 2015.

30 Sep 2016 description

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Friday 9/30/2016 - 09:30 GMT |

Shelling from Yemeni rebels killed a Saudi border guard and wounded three civilians including a Bangladeshi, the interior ministry said on Friday.

The Tuwal district of Jazan, on the Saudi frontier with Yemen, came under fire on Thursday afternoon, wounding the border guard corporal, a ministry statement said.

He died on the way to hospital.

Two Saudis and a Bangladeshi national were wounded by Huthi rebel shelling of Tuwal the same day, the Civil Defence agency said in a separate statement.