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06 Apr 2011 description

INTRODUCTION

"The shooting started from different buildings around the same time and continued for more than 30 minutes."

An eyewitness describing to Amnesty International an attack on a protest camp in Sana'a on 18 March 2011 which reportedly left 52 people dead.

04 Apr 2011 description
report UN News Service

5 April 2011 – The United Nations human rights office today called on the Government of Yemen to immediately halt the use of force against people exercising their right to peaceful protest, noting that over 100 people have reportedly been killed since the demonstrations began.

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) also called on the Government to fulfil its earlier commitment to establish a commission of inquiry into recent allegations of killings and abuse by Government forces.

04 Apr 2011 description

The Dutch government made a decision yesterday to suspend a major portion of its aid to governmental institutions in Yemen. 'We are suspending funding to institutions that have any connection whatsoever with the Yemeni government,' said Ben Knapen, Minister for European Affairs and International Cooperation. The move is intended as a political signal that the Netherlands deplores the actions of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime.

04 Apr 2011 description
report IRIN

TAIZ, 5 April 2011 (IRIN) - Mohammed Munif's three daughters were stunned by the sight of their teacher bleeding from the head after being hit by a stone during a protest, and further traumatized when their 12-year-old brother Ahmad was hit by a stray bullet in Yemen's highland city of Taiz on 3 April.

"I was on my way back from school when the police were firing at protesters in the neighbourhood," said Ahmad, who was receiving treatment at a local clinic. "A stray bullet hit me on my back below my neck."

04 Apr 2011 description
  • At least 409 wounded - doctors

  • Security forces block thousands from marching on palace

  • U.S. now seeks to ease Saleh out of office-report (Adds report U.S. wants Saleh out of office, paragraphs 7-9)

SANAA, April 4 (Reuters) - Police using live rounds and tear gas wounded more than 400 protesters who tried to march to a presidential palace in Yemen's Red Sea city of Hudaida early on Monday, doctors said.

04 Apr 2011 description
report IRIN

SANAA, 4 April 2011 (IRIN) - More than 300 people have reportedly been killed and several hundred others injured in nationwide protests against the rule of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh over the past two months. Below is a timeline of key events from 11 March to the present:

[Timeline of 2011 protests upto 10th March 2011]

03 Apr 2011 description

On the Issues by Mary Hope Schwoebel

April 4, 2011

Amid the upheavals in Yemen, USIP's Mary Hope Schwoebel discusses the role of women in the political protests and how it is likely to affect their future status.

What has been the traditional role of women in Yemeni politics?

03 Apr 2011 description
report Human Rights Watch

At Least Six, Possibly Ten Killed After Security Forces Open Fire in Taizz

(New York, April 4, 2011) – President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen should immediately order security forces to cease using unlawful lethal force against protesters, Human Rights Watch said today. At least six and possibly more than 10 people were killed on April 4, 2011, when security forces who report directly to Saleh's relatives opened fire on a largely peaceful anti-government protest in the highland city of Taizz.

02 Apr 2011 description
report Yemen Times

Mohammad bin Sallam

Published:04-04-2011

Sana'a, April 3rd - The protests and demonstrations in the squares of change and freedom, which have been ongoing for more than 2 months in the squares of freedom and change throughout the republic, are continuing in their call for President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his regime to leave.

02 Apr 2011 description
report Yemen Times

Shatha Al-Harazi

Published:04-04-2011

SANA'A, Apr. 3 — As President Ali Abdullah Saleh threatens civil war and the separation of the country if anti-government protests continue, tribal leaders and opposition parties accused Saleh of leading the country towards civil war and separation.

01 Apr 2011 description

In Côte d'Ivoire, the security and humanitarian situation deteriorated as civil war reignited.

01 Apr 2011 description

01.04.11 | España

ACCIÓN HUMANITARIA

• Desde el fin de semana pasado la Oficina de Acción Humanitaria de la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo mantiene un convenio con la Unión Médica Árabe que ya ha permitido introducir 14 toneladas de material médico y nutricional en Libia.

• España ha destinado asimismo 1.250.000 euros para las crisis en Costa de Marfil y puesto a disposición 2.000.000 para atender el llamamiento de Naciones Unidas para Yemen.

01 Apr 2011 description

01.04.11 | España

ACCIÓN HUMANITARIA

• Desde el fin de semana pasado la Oficina de Acción Humanitaria de la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo mantiene un convenio con la Unión Médica Árabe que ya ha permitido introducir 14 toneladas de material médico y nutricional en Libia.

• España ha destinado asimismo 1.250.000 euros para las crisis en Costa de Marfil y puesto a disposición 2.000.000 para atender el llamamiento de Naciones Unidas para Yemen.

31 Mar 2011 description

To see this News Alert with links to sources, click here.

In this News Alert...

Yemen: UN warns of humanitarian crisis as clashes continue across country

Sudan / Darfur: Tens of thousands fleeing into IDP camps in recent months

Sudan / Abyei: Continuing clashes cause increasing displacement

Sudan / Southern Sudan: Juba demolitions leave hundreds displaced

Mexico: National census reveals further evidence of displacement

Pakistan: …

31 Mar 2011 description

Headlines:

Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access main Concerns in Libya Valerie Amos meets HRH Princess Haya in Dubai

Conflict hampers Assistance in Yemen

Kyrgyzstan in Transition from Emergency to Recovery

Gender Training online

31 Mar 2011 description

Headlines:

Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access main Concerns in Libya

Valerie Amos meets HRH Princess Haya in Dubai

Conflict hampers Assistance in Yemen

Kyrgyzstan in Transition from Emergency to Recovery

Gender Training online

31 Mar 2011 description
report Yemen Times

By: Abigail Fielding-Smith

Published:31-03-2011

As politicians wrangle over Yemen's political future and rival military factions patrol the streets of the capital, another major crisis is looming over Yemen, the country's failing economy, and its one which requires more than meetings and empty rhetoric to resolve.

For some time, people have warned that unless drastic reform measures are taken, Yemen faces economic catastrophe. As this deficit-ridden, corruption-hampered economy struggles to generate jobs for the 3% population growth rate, unemployment continues to …

31 Mar 2011 description

Foreword by Foreign Secretary William Hague

I am delighted to introduce the 2010 Human Rights Command Paper. Our coalition government is determined to strengthen the human rights work of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as part of our commitment to a foreign policy that has the practical promotion of human rights as part of its irreducible core.