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25 Sep 2016 description

Sanaa, Yemen | AFP | Sunday 9/25/2016 - 23:35 GMT

A leader of Yemen's Shiite Huthi rebels on Sunday proposed a truce on the country's border with Saudi Arabia in an exchange for a halt in Saudi-led strikes on his forces.

The proposal, coinciding with a surge in fighting after peace talks were suspended last month, was made by Salah al-Sammad, head of a new council appointed by the rebels and their allies to run the country.

25 Sep 2016 description

Sanaa, Yemen | AFP | Sunday 9/25/2016 - 10:01 GMT

A Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen killed nine members of the same family, including several children, on Sunday in the southwestern rebel-held city of Ibb, witnesses and medics said.

Eleven neighbours were also wounded when the family's house, on the southern edge of the mountain city, was hit during a night of intense air strikes, witnesses said.

Medics at the city's main hospital confirmed they had received nine bodies, including those of women and children.

23 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • ERC O’Brien highlights depth of humanitarian crisis in Yemen at UN General Assembly event

  • GoUK, UN, and OIC announce an additional $100 million to support relief activities in Yemen

  • Violence escalates; NGO suspends operations due to increased insecurity

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Hostilities escalated dramatically across the country after the suspension of the UN-backed peace talks in Kuwait, claiming civilian lives and leaving heavily damaged civilian infrastructure. Airstrikes resumed in the north of the country and in the capital Sana’a, and ground fighting continued in Taiz, Marib, Al Jawf and Sana’a. Humanitarian access and operations were seriously affected.

23 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Since the beginning of the crisis, over 950,000 IDPs and conflict-affected persons have benefitted from IOM’s WASH activities in Yemen.

  • During the reporting period, IOM provided transportation and post-arrival assistance to 305 Ethiopians including four accompanied children returning to Ethiopia from Obock, Djibouti. Since the beginning of the crisis, nearly 2,000 Ethiopians have returned from Yemen having transited through Djibouti.

23 Sep 2016 description
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The Huthi armed group must allow human rights and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to operate freely in the areas of Yemen under their effective control, Amnesty International said today.

23 Sep 2016 description

SG/SM/18131

22 September 2016

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

The Secretary-General condemns the multiple air strikes by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition on 21 September in the Red Sea port city of Hudaydah, Yemen, which killed and injured dozens of people, including children and women. The Secretary-General expresses his sincere condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

23 Sep 2016 description

We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, write to urge you to support the High Commissioner’s call for an international, independent investigation into civilian deaths and injuries in Yemen, a call repeatedly made by national, regional and international civil society organizations.

22 Sep 2016 description

Co-hosts statement issued on behalf of: The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, UK Secretary of State for International Development; Mr Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations; Ambassador Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

22 Sep 2016 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

September 22, 2016

The following is the text of a joint communique on the situation in Yemen from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

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22 Sep 2016 description

Carta abierta de OCHA, PNUD, Comité Internacional de Rescate (IRC por sus siglas en inglés), Consejo Noruego para los Refugiados (NRC por sus siglas en inglés) y el Relator Especial sobre los derechos humanos de los desplazados internos.

22 Sep 2016 description

International Development Secretary announces additional support to the humanitarian crisis and pushes for new action on humanitarian efforts on the ground.

International Development Secretary Priti Patel co-hosted a high-level meeting on Yemen at the UN General Assembly (21 September) to secure urgent and concrete action on one of the worst and most forgotten humanitarian crises of our time.

22 Sep 2016 description

by Stephen O'Brien | https://twitter.com/unreliefchief | United Nations

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

More than 40 out of the 65 million people forced to flee their homes because of violence and conflict are internally displaced

22 Sep 2016 description
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Since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015, UNHRD has supported 6 Partners responding to the crisis by sending 504.47 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.

22 Sep 2016 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Thursday 9/22/2016 - 15:40 GMT

Saudi-led coalition air strikes killed 20 civilians in a rebel-held port city of western Yemen, a government official said Thursday in a rare admission of a possible "error" by the alliance.

The coalition's spokesman, however, said the raid on Wednesday night targeted rebel leaders.

The strikes came as Riyadh faces mounting international scrutiny over civilian casualties in its 18-month campaign against Shiite Huthi rebels and their allies in Yemen.

22 Sep 2016 description

New York, 21 September 2016

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Secretary of State Priti Patel, fellow co-chair Ambassador Hesham Yousef, Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is one of the worst in the world. Over 12 million Yemenis are in desperate need of life-saving assistance; basic services and the economy are in near total collapse. Livelihoods have been destroyed, the price of basic goods has skyrocketed; imports of food, fuel and medicines are severely limited.