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Yemen Shiite rebels agree to end Sanaa clashes: negotiators

09/19/2014 13:01 GMT

SANAA, September 19, 2014 (AFP) - Yemeni Shiite rebels agreed Friday to halt fighting with Islamists and troops just north of the capital that has killed dozens of people this week, negotiators linked to UN mediation said.

"Rebel chief Abdelmalek al-Huthi designated two of his deputies to sign a deal in Sanaa in the coming hours, or tomorrow," one of the negotiators told journalists in Huthi's northern stronghold of Saada.

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Schools on wheels come to Taiz

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Yemen Times

Mohammad Al-Khayat (author)

Shakeeb Jaber did not imagine a day when he would be able to read and write. But when the impossible became possible, the 12-year-old was over the moon.

“When I used to see children going to school, carrying their papers and notebooks, I used to feel ashamed, asking myself: Why can’t I go to school like them? I never imagined that I would be able to read and write until the Mobile School came along,” Jaber reminisces.

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Hundreds of Yemeni families in need of aid, UN humanitarian office warns

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UN News Service

18 September 2014 – Clashes were today reported in Marib, Yemen, where United Nations humanitarian partners estimate that about 300 families are displaced and cut off from aid.

“Serious security risks” are hampering efforts by international organizations in Marib, which is located east of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, a UN spokesperson told journalists in New York.

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Yemen clashes kill nearly 40 as UN envoy presses rebel talks

09/18/2014 20:03 GMT

SANAA, September 18, 2014 (AFP) - Fighting between Shiite rebels and Sunni Islamists backed by troops killed nearly 40 people outside Sanaa Thursday, as the UN envoy huddled in the rebel stronghold to try to end Yemen's political crisis.

Fighting raged between the rebels, known as Huthis or Ansarullah, and fighters of the Islah (Reform) party in Shamlan, just north of the capital, where rebels have been camped for weeks.

It has spread to Iman University of religion which belongs to top Islah cleric Abdulmajid al-Zindani, they said.

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Justice in Transition in Yemen: A Mapping of Local Justice Functioning in Ten Governorates in Yemen

This research is part of a three-year United States Institute of Peace (USIP) project that explores how Yemen’s rule of law and local justice and security issues have been affected in the post-Arab Spring transition period. A complement to other analytical and thematic pieces, this large-scale mapping provides data on factors influencing justice provision in half of Yemen’s governorates. Its goal is to support more responsive programming and justice sector reform. Field research was managed by Partners-Yemen, an affiliate of Partners for Democratic Change.

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When aid becomes a business

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Yemen Times

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

Visiting the food distribution center of the Islamic Relief Organization (IRO) on Marib Street on the outskirts of Sana’a makes one fully realize the suffering that internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Yemen endure.

A woman in her seventies stands in a long line under the burning sun, waiting for 50 kilos of flour, two and a half liters of oil, and four kilos of beans.

This is the monthly amount of staple foods each person receives from the IRO in Sana’a.

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Clashes in capital after Houthis seize nearby village

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Yemen Times

Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki (author)

SANA’A Sept. 17—The Houthis took control of Al-Qabel village in Bani Al-Harith district, north of the capital Sana’a, on Tuesday after several hours of fighting. Clashes also broke out on Tuesday evening in Shamlan area in the capital, leaving seven dead, according to Houthi sources.

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Security Council 2140 Sanctions Committee discusses interim report of Panel of Experts on Yemen

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On 10 September 2014, the Security Council’s 2140 Sanctions Committee met to discuss the interim report of the Panel of Experts on Yemen, presented by its Coordinator.

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UN rights office urges impartial probe into killing of protesters in Yemeni capital

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UN News Service

16 September 2014 – The United Nations human rights office today called on Yemeni officials to conduct an “independent, prompt and effective investigation” into the killing earlier this month of nine protesters in the capital, Sana’a.

“As Yemen faces various internal challenges, it is more crucial than ever that violations of international human rights law are not swept under the carpet,” said Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Yemen: Humanitarian Snapshot (August 2014)

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The humanitarian crisis in Yemen continues to be characterised by conflict, political instability, extreme poverty, lack of basic services, weak rule of law, and impact of natural disasters. Consequently, an estimated 14.7 million people need some form of humanitarian aid. About 10.1 million live in governorates with high food insecurity and malnutrition. Humanitarian partners have scaled-up the response, but funding and access remain key challenges.

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Yemen: Key Humanitarian needs (August 2014)

Humanitarian needs and the underlying context in Yemen remain largely unchanged since 2013. An estimated 14.7 million out of 25 million people require some form of humanitarian aid. More than half of the people do not have access to safe water, about one million children under 5 are acutely malnourished, and about 10.6 million people are food insecure.

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Situation of human rights in Yemen - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (A/HRC/27/44)

The present report is the fifth periodic report on the human rights situation in Yemen submitted by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions 18/19, 21/22 and 24/32. It provides an updated assessment of the overall human rights situation in Yemen from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014, particularly against the backdrop of the recommendations contained in previous High Commissioner’s reports and Council resolutions 18/19 and 21/22. The

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Yemen army, tribes clash with Shiite rebels

09/15/2014 17:43 GMT

SANAA, September 15, 2014 (AFP) - Shiite Huthi rebels clashed Monday with Yemeni army forces and loyalist tribes northeast of Sanaa as a UN envoy kept up mediation efforts, tribal sources said.

Fierce gunfights erupted when rebels attacked troops and armed tribesmen in the flashpoint Al-Ghayl district of Jawf province, tribal sources said.

The attack was in attempt to regain control of areas seized by the army, they said.

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Local EU Statement on the Occasion of the International Day of Democracy "Engaging Youth on Democracy" (15/09/2014)

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The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the European Union Heads of Mission in Yemen:

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Lethal Force Against Houthi Protesters

At Least 9 Dead, 67 Wounded

(Sanaa) – Yemeni authorities should immediately investigate the use of unnecessary lethal force against demonstrators in Sanaa on September 7 and 9, 2014. It should hold military personnel and other security forces found responsible to account. Altogether eight protesters and an ambulance driver were killed and at least 67 were wounded.

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Yemen rebels, officials to meet with UN to solve crisis

09/12/2014 19:14 GMT

SANAA, September 12, 2014 (AFP) - Shiite rebels and Yemeni officials met Friday seeking to fine-tune a deal to end a standoff sparked by calls for the government to quit but failed to make headway, a UN diplomat said.

Even so, the two sides agreed to meet again in the presence of UN envoy Jamal Benomar, who has been in Sanaa since Thursday, in a renewed effort to clinch an agreement, the diplomat said.

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Yemen Monthly Market Watch July 2014

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  • The overall market monitoring information in July 2014 shows that wholesale and retail food prices have continued to rise – as fuel shortages and rising fuel prices have pushed up milling and transportation costs. As a consequence, household purchasing power has weakened and the food security situation of poor households, who mainly depend on food purchases, has continued to deteriorate during the month of reporting.

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Hodeidah Governorate Fisheries Sector Needs Assessment (April 2014)

ACTED report highlights challenges and opportunities in Hodeidah’s fisheries sector

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Families struggle to restart livelihoods in Amran

When Nabil Nasher and his family returned to their home in Kheyar village in northern Yemen in August, it was already too late to farm. To support his family, 40-year-old Nasher was forced to sell qat, a popular narcotic chewed by many people in Yemen. He now earns only US$4 per day.

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