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28 Aug 2016 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Sunday 8/28/2016 - 09:48 GMT

Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition struck a rebel convoy near a taxi stand in central Yemen, killing seven civilians and nine insurgents, officials said on Sunday.

The air strikes hit three vehicles belonging to the Huthi rebels late Saturday near the Mafraq Sharab junction outside the southwestern city of Taez, a military official said.

Medical sources said hospitals in Taez received the bodies of seven civilians, while military sources said nine rebels were killed and 14 people were wounded.

28 Aug 2016 description

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Sunday 8/28/2016 - 10:09 GMT

Yemen's exiled government has said it welcomes in principle a US-backed plan to resume peace talks with Iran-backed rebels on the basis of forming a unity government.

At a meeting in Riyadh, the cabinet gave an "initial welcoming to the ideas that came out of the meeting in Jeddah," which included US Secretary of State John Kerry, the government's sabanew.net website said late Saturday.

26 Aug 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Geneva, August 26, 2016) – The United Nations Human Rights Council should immediately create an international investigation into abuses in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said today.

26 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

Since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015, UNHRD has supported 6 Partners responding to the crisis by sending 454.2 MT of critical relief items, equipment and medical supplies to Djibouti and Yemen. Most recently, UNHRD dispatched 35 metric tons of medicine to Hoedida on behalf of WHO.

For information about stocks available for emergency deployment through UNHRD’s Loan and Borrow facility, please visit www.unhrd.org or contact unhrd.customerservice@wfp.org.

26 Aug 2016 description

In hopes of breathing life into an economy stagnated by conflict, ACTED relaunches livestock distribution activities in Al Hudaydah and Raymah Governorate.

26 Aug 2016 description

The war continues to rage uninterrupted in Yemen and the country spirals into chaos, with 14.4 million people struggling with food insecurity and 2.82 million persons currently internally displaced, according to the latest UNOCHA figures. However, the governorate of Raymah, in western central Yemen, remains a place of relative calm. Farmers in Raymah continue their long tradition of coffee harvesting and pruning the coffee fruit as the summer seasons comes to an end.

25 Aug 2016 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 25, 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced today nearly $189 million in additional humanitarian assistance in response to the crisis in Yemen, bringing the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for Yemen to more than $327 million in fiscal year 2016. The contribution will help meet urgent humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable people in the Middle East's poorest and most food insecure country, as well as Yemeni refugees in neighboring countries.

25 Aug 2016 description

 Arabic 

GENEVA (25 August 2016) – In light of the gravity of alleged breaches of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in Yemen, and given challenges faced by the national commission of inquiry, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today called on the international community to establish an international, independent body to carry out comprehensive investigations in Yemen.

25 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

Since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015, UNHRD has supported 6 Partners responding to the crisis by sending 452.7 MT of critical relief items, equipment and medical supplies to Djibouti and Yemen. Most recently, UNHRD dispatched 35 metric tons of medicine to Hoedida on behalf of WHO.

For information about stocks available for emergency deployment through UNHRD’s Loan and Borrow facility, please visit www.unhrd.org or contact unhrd.customerservice@wfp.org.

24 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • Yemen’s situation is negatively impacted by halt in the peace negotiation, ongoing hostilities and worsening economic situation. The escalated conflict, higher prices of fuel and basic goods, and a considerable cash shortage are deeply affecting national systems – particularly the health system. Enormous humanitarian needs in Yemen are expected to increase in the coming months.

24 Aug 2016 description
report CARE

Ram Das, Emergency Coordinator at CARE in Yemen, discusses the daily battles and bravery of CARE staff in the face of war.

One year on, and the war in Yemen continues. The majority of Yemenis who have no stake in the war continue to suffer, yet have unwavering hope that things will get better. Some of these brave hearts are within CARE.

23 Aug 2016 description

172.2 M required for 2016
66.0 M contributions received, representing 38% of requirements
106.2 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

23 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • Food prices decrease as post-Ramadan demand declined, yet the minimum food basket cost is 26% higher than pre-crisis level and 13% higher than in April 2016.

  • Fuel commodities are priced lower in July than June, and food prices still much higher in July than in February 2015 (pre- crisis).

  • Sporadic availability of food and fuel commodities continues to be the case across the country. Both fuel and food imports are lower than the needs.

23 Aug 2016 description

172.2 M required for 2016
66.0 M contributions received, representing 38% of requirements
106.2 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation