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Yemenis protest to press for rebel withdrawal

09/30/2014 13:20 GMT

SANAA, September 30, 2014 (AFP) - Hundreds took to the streets of Yemen's capital on Tuesday for the second protest this week demanding that Huthi rebels who seized control of Sanaa leave.

The rebels overran the capital 10 days ago in a lightning offensive and have maintained a strong military presence, conducting patrols and manning checkpoints.

Known as Huthis, the Shiite rebels have refused to quit Sanaa despite a UN-brokered deal to give them more influence with the Sunni-dominated government.

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IMF Loan to Help Yemen Tackle Reforms, Attract Aid

  • Home-grown economic reforms get strong support of IMF and Friends of Yemen
  • Reforms tackle corruption, smuggling to benefit all population, especially the poor
  • Savings from untargeted subsidies will finance social transfers and job-creating investments
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Beekeeping saves lives

Nashon Tado

Saleh Ozloq from Al-Fanh, Sakin Wuais, in Khanfar District is one of the beneficiaries of a beekeeping project that is supported under NRC's livelihood programme in Abyan. He can tell about a rapid development of the business.

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Yemen child marriage: minister calls for ban after death of eight-year-old girl

Report
Guardian

Huriya Mashhoor urges parliament to set minimum age of marriage at 18 as international condemnation intensifies

Yemen's human rights minister has vowed to ban child marriage after the reported death of an eight-year-old girl on her wedding night.

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Sana'a power vacuum hampers aid response

Report
IRIN

There has been no final tally of families displaced in the fighting, but the Yemen Red Crescent Society's initial estimates put the internally displaced persons figure at 3,000 households.

IRIN:

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Militants kill 20 in two separate Yemen attacks - sources

Source: Reuters - Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:08 GMT

Author: Reuters

  • Islamist militants target Shi'ite Houthi movement

  • Chaos in Arab country worries U.S., Saudi Arabia (Adds another attack by al Qaeda)

SANAA, Sept 28 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber linked to al Qaeda drove a car laden with explosives into a hospital used as a base by Yemen's Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement on Sunday, killing at least 15 people, and five more died in an ambush in the south of the country.

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Yemen Situation Report 01-15 September 2014

Highlights

  • In September, WFP is targeting 3,491,212 beneficiaries under two protracted relief and recovery operations (PRRO).

  • The country office is undergoing preparatory work to extend PRRO 200305 for one year and to draft a new special operation from January.

In numbers

25.8 million population
41% food insecure
19% severely food insecure
13% children under 5 wasted
41% children under 5 stunted

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Yemenis stage first protest against rebels ruling Sanaa

09/28/2014 16:27 GMT

SANAA, September 28, 2014 (AFP) - Hundreds of Yemenis took to the streets of Sanaa Sunday to demand the withdrawal of Shiite rebels, in a first protest against the insurgents since they overran the capital last week.

In eastern Yemen, meanwhile, a suicide bombing struck a hospital used by the rebels, tribal sources said, without giving a casualty toll.

Protesters from the February 11 Revolution movement marched along the main Zubairi road in Sanaa chanting slogans against the Huthi rebels who remain in control of most of the city.

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Yemen rebels clash with Hadi forces, US embassy 'targeted'

09/27/2014 17:21 GMT

by Hammoud Mounassar

SANAA, September 27, 2014 (AFP) - Yemeni Shiite rebels who have overrun the capital clashed with presidential guards Saturday as they ignored a demand to leave the city following a UN-brokered peace accord.

But while rebels appeared to rule most of the city, Al-Qaeda claimed to have fired a rocket that struck near the US embassy in Sanaa, although the mission said it was unlikely the target.

Fighting erupted overnight after Huthi rebels tried to occupy the home of the national security chief, witnesses said.

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Yemen Unrest: MSF Supports Public and Private Hospitals in Sana'a

Over the past week, clashes between Al Houthi militants and elements of the Yemeni army in Sana’a have intensified, despite the signing of an agreement to stop the fighting. Health facilities have been receiving large numbers of wounded.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has responded to the increasing needs of public and private hospitals in Sana'a and has made medical donations to three hospitals, as well as to the Yemeni Red Crescent.

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‘Friends of Yemen’ Focus on Consolidating Conditions for a Peaceful Transition

Report
World Bank

NEW YORK, September 24, 2014 – The eight ministerial level meeting of the ‘Friends of Yemen’ welcomed the recent Peace and National Partnership Agreement that averted a civil war in Yemen, and called for a renewed commitment to compromise and dialogue to ensure the success of the political and economic transition. Further progress on reforms was urged to give all Yemenis a stake in the country’s future, along with measures to address the needs of the most vulnerable population, while donors were reminded of the necessity of fulfilling their pledges of support at this critical juncture

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Security Council press statement on Yemen

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The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Samantha Power (United States):

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Yemen leader warns of civil war, rebels cry 'victory'

09/23/2014 19:54 GMT

by Hammoud Mounassar

SANAA, September 23, 2014 (AFP) - President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi warned Tuesday of "civil war" in Sunni-majority Yemen, vowing to restore state authority, as Shiite rebels cried victory over their apparent seizure of much of the capital.

Yemen "is facing a conspiracy" and "the danger of slipping into civil war," Hadi said in a speech at the presidential palace, two days after rebels took most other key state institutions in Sanaa virtually without a fight.

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Yemen deal brings little solace

Report
IRIN

SANAA, 23 September 2014 (IRIN) - With northern rebels claiming the capital Sana'a and Al-Qaeda militants increasing their attacks in the south, Yemen's security crisis is likely to continue, experts believe. While a new agreement between the Houthis rebels and the government may have temporarily reduced fears of all-out civil war, the country's political, security and economic crises are unlikely to ease, leading NGOs to fear increasing humanitarian needs.

IRIN:

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Fighting in Sana’a displaces hundreds

Report
Yemen Times

Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki (author), Mohammad Al-Qalisi (photographer)

SANA’A, Sept. 21—Hundreds of families were displaced and dozens of houses were destroyed or damaged during clashes that took place between the military and Houthi militants.

Between last Tuesday night and Sunday, a number of residential neighborhoods in Sana'a witnessed shelling and gunfights, forcing many residents to flee to safety.

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Secretary-General Welcomes Signing of Peace, National Partnership Agreement in Yemen, Expects its Implementation without Delay

SG/SM/16168

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

The Secretary-General welcomes today’s announcement of the signing of the Peace and National Partnership Agreement in Yemen. He has been following recent developments with grave concern and considers today’s commitment by all the key parties to cease hostilities and work together for a new democratic Yemen a positive step towards political stability and peace in the country.

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Yemen peace holds as toll mounts from week of clashes

09/22/2014 18:31 GMT

by Hamoud Mounassar

SANAA, September 22, 2014 (AFP) - A peace accord appeared to be holding in Yemen Monday after a week of clashes between Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen that the government said killed at least 200 people.

The Huthi rebels, who waged a decade-long insurgency in the mountainous north before launching a bid for power in Sanaa last month, were seen in the capital guarding government offices and army bases alongside troops.

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PM quits as Shiite rebels seize Yemen government HQ

09/21/2014 16:18 GMT

by Hammoud Mounassar

SANAA, September 21, 2014 (AFP) - Shiite rebels seized the Yemeni government headquarters Sunday and the premier resigned as violence raged despite a UN announcement of a power-sharing deal to end days of fighting, officials said.

Prime Minister Mohamed Basindawa stepped aside, accusing President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi of being "autocratic", senior officials said.

State news agency Saba reported Basindawa's resignation, but without giving the reason.

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Yemen clashes ground planes, close schools

09/20/2014 14:40 GMT

by Hammoud Mounassar

SANAA, September 20, 2014 (AFP) - Flights to the Yemeni capital were suspended for a second straight day Saturday as the toll mounted from clashes between pro-government forces and rebels despite UN efforts to reach a ceasefire.

Forces allied to the government have been battling to halt Shiite rebels who have swept into Sanaa from their stronghold in the rugged northwestern mountains.

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