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.
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.
CIREUNGHAS, 12 June 2015 (IRIN) - Unlike its namesake, Jeddah Village boasts no sprawling shopping centres or skyscrapers soaring from the desert sands, but this cluster of homes in Indonesia’s Cireunghas district is intimately tied to Saudi Arabia’s commercial capital: many of the houses were built with money saved by locals who travelled there to work.
Situation Générale en mai 2015, Prévision jusqu'à ’mi-juillet 2015
La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en mai. Aucune reproduction significative n'a eu lieu cette année dans les aires de reproduction printanière de l'Afrique du nord ouest, de la péninsule arabique et de l’Asie du sud-ouest, ou la végétation a continue a se dessécher.
General Situation during May 2015 Forecast until mid-July 2015
The Desert Locust situation remained calm during May. No significant breeding occurred this year in the spring breeding areas of Northwest Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and Southwest Asia where vegetation continues to dry out. During the forecast period, low numbers of solitarious adults are likely to appear in parts of the vast summer breeding areas in the northern Sahel, stretching from Mauritania to western Eritrea as well as along both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border.
In implementation of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi relief plane carrying 100 tons of supplies, including 50 tons of foodstuffs and 50 tons of other supplies, including tents and blankets, arrived in the Comoros.
Upon directive of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, a second plane carrying 28 tons of humanitarian supplies for the people of Nepal arrived in Kathmandu yesterday. The aid consists of tent, blankets, food and medical supplies.
Saudi Ambassador to Nepal Abdulnasser Al-Harthy said that the Saudi relief air lift was suspended for a brief time because of high value of traffic and the limits imposed on large aircraft that carry more than 120 tons.
Scores of casualties in Sana’a have been caused by anti-aircraft munitions shot by the Huthi armed group which detonated after landing in populated areas killing and maiming civilians, said Amnesty International.
During a week-long trip to the Yemeni capital, the organization spoke to medical staff at nine hospitals and residents who said that anti-aircraft weapons were the leading cause of casualties in the capital. Saudi Arabian-led coalition airstrikes against weapons depots in residential areas have triggered further explosions, also killing and injuring other civilians.
The Civil Defense in Najran reported today that indiscriminate shellfire from Yemen killed one civilian and wounded five others in the city of Najran.
The Ministry of Interior reported today that a criminal investigation and explosives clearing teams from Najran Police came under artillery shelling from Yemen while clearing explosive ordnances from residential neighborhood of Rijal in Najran . One officer was killed and three others injured in the shelling.
Saudi Committee for the Relief of the Afghan People ended the third phase of the winter relief project. The $3.2 million project includes the distribution of food baskets and blankets. The relief supplies were distributed in cooperation with Afghan authorities, including the Afghan Red Crescent Society, and the Saudi Embassy in Kabul.
The Committee distributed 55,000 food baskets and 50,000 blankets to 55,000 needy families affected by the natural disasters across Afghanistan.
One child was killed and three other children were injured in Jazan from shelling from Yemen. Maj. Yahya Abdullah Al-Qahtani, spokesman for the Civil Defense in Jazan Region, said that villages in Al-Twaal Governorates came under indiscriminate shelling this morning from Yemen, resulting in the casualties. Maj. Al-Qahtani said that the shells landed in residential neighborhoods at border villages in Al-Twaal Governorate which were launched from Yemeni territory.
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Cécile Pouilly
Date: 22 Mai 2015
We are concerned about a questionnaire on immigration and terrorism that was sent last week by the Hungarian government to every citizen over the age of 18. We are shocked by the Prime Minister's introductory message, which suggests a link between migration and terrorist attacks, including the attack which took place in Paris in early January this year.
Sanaa, Yemen | AFP | Friday 5/22/2015 - 10:20 GMT
Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels across three Yemeni cities on Friday, as Riyadh reported the death of a Saudi child from cross-border fire.
The coalition has stepped up raids on positions held by the Huthi Shiite rebels and their allies since a humanitarian ceasefire ended late on Tuesday.
The latest violence came as the UN's human rights agency said that at least 1,037 civilians have been killed in Yemen since the start of the air campaign on March 26.
Source: Reuters - Thu, 21 May 2015 19:54 GMT
By Mohammed Ghobari and Sami Aboudi
CAIRO/DUBAI, May 21 (Reuters) - Saudi shells hit an international aid office in Yemen on Thursday killing five Ethiopian refugees, a local official said, while violence across the country put United Nations-led peace talks in doubt.
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ERBIL, 21 May 2015 –UNESCO and its partners celebrated today with students, parents and teachers the opening of the newly constructed Tasloja Secondary School for internally displaced persons in Sulaimaniyah.
The ceremony held today marks the opening of the fifth school constructed by UNESCO within the framework of the project ‘Providing access to quality education to adolescents and young adults in conflict-affected areas in Iraq’, funded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Government of Saudi Arabia has signed seven agreements totalling US$ 111.5 million in assistance for Palestine refugees through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The signing ceremony, which took place in Amman, was attended by Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) Vice Chairman and Managing Director H.E. Eng. Yousef Ibrahim Al-Bassam and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl.