Appeals & Response Plans
- Yemen: Diphtheria Outbreak - Nov 2017
- Yemen: Cholera Outbreak - Oct 2016
- Yemen: Flash Floods - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
- Yemen: Dengue Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Yemen: Floods - Aug 2013
- Horn of Africa: Polio Outbreak - May 2013
- Yemen: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2012
- Yemen: Floods - Jul 2010
Maps & Infographics
Most read (last 30 days)
- Statement on Behalf of the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, on Mounting Civilian Casualties (28 December 2017)
- Statement by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, on the vital importance of keeping Yemen's entry points open, 11 January 2018 [EN/AR]
- Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock – Statement on the humanitarian situation in Yemen, 5 January 2018 [EN/AR]
- Born into War - 1,000 Days of Lost Childhood [EN/AR]
- UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report (November 2017) [EN/AR]
Brussels, 07 June 2011 - Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Commission Vice President, today established a new Task Force for the Southern Mediterranean. The Task Force will bring together expertise from the European External Action Service, the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and other international financial institutions to act as a focal point for assistance to countries in North Africa which are going through political transformation.
Interviewer: Bernard Gwertzman, Consulting Editor
Interviewee: Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
June 7, 2011
2 February 2011: Thousands of Yemenis opposed to the government take to the streets of Sana’a, Aden and Taiz on the “First Day of Rage”. Protesters are demanding that the Consitution be amended in order to prevent President Saleh to run for another term. In a speech to the nation, Ali Abdullah Saleh promises that he will leave the presidency once his term completed and that his son Ahmed will not be put forward as he next presidential candidate.
KUWAIT, June 7 (KUNA) -- Yemeni Ambassador to Kuwait Dr. Khaled Rajeh Sheikh said on Tuesday that the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) is quick to come to the humanitarian aid of nations affected with natural or social catastrophes.
After meeting KRCS Chairman, Barjas Al-Barjas, he expressed appreciation for the role assumed by Kuwait in support of Yemen through its different crises, which illustrate the warm feelings of cooperation between both sides.
This report is produced by the Humanitarian Country Team in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Yemen country office. It covers the period from 31 May 2011 to 6 June 2011. The next report will be issued on or around 12 June 2011.
I. Highlights/Key priorities
Heavy fighting between government and anti-regime tribal forces have left at least 29 dead and over a hundred injured, including women and children. Hundreds more are displaced within the capital Sana’a.
The general security situation in Yemen remains tense, especially in Sana'a, where fighting has been resumed between government security forces and Hashid federation tribesmen loyal to Sadiq al-Ahmar. Both anti-government and pro-government continue demonstrating across the country. The GCC proposal for the Yemeni president's resignation in a month time has not yet been signed by the Yemen president.
06 Jun 2011 16:17
Petrol prices continue to rise inside Yemen
Still unclear when pipeline repairs to start
(Adds details, trade comment, background)
By Humeyra Pamuk and Jonathan Saul
Publié par Elena Ianchovichina le 6 juin 2011
Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, made today the following statement:
"I am following the situation in Yemen very closely and with the utmost concern. The escalation of violence must stop immediately. I call for an immediate ceasefire and on all sides to exercise the maximum restraint.
Medical treatment in Saudi Arabia may ease Saleh's exit
Saudi Arabia, reaction in Yemen, may offer signals
Events could mark beginning of end to Yemen upheaval
By Reed Stevenson
DUBAI, June 5 (Reuters) - Every minute Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh spends away from his country is one step closer to the end of his three-decade rule.
Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet.
Saleh has shrapnel near heart, burns on face-BBC
Other Yemen officials in Saudi Arabia for treatment
Tensions ease in Taiz as troops leave (Adds Saleh expected in Saudi Arabia)
By Mohamed Sudam and Amena Bakr
SANAA/RIYADH, June 4 (Reuters) - Saudia Arabia brokered a fresh truce in Yemen on Saturday and a Riyadh government source said President Ali Abdullah Saleh was expected to leave the country within hours for medical treatment.
Forces and Gangs Kill Protesters, Attack Medical Workers in Taizz
(Tunis, June 4, 2011) – The Yemeni government’s escalating violence against largely peaceful protesters and medical workers should prompt countries around the world to freeze foreign assets of President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his top security officials, Human Rights Watch said today. Other countries should also ban all exports of arms and security equipment to Yemen, Human Rights Watch said.
By ROBERT F. WORTH and LAURA KASINOF Published: June 2, 2011
WASHINGTON — Even as Yemen’s political crisis deepens, the country is on the brink of an economic collapse so dire it could take years to recover, and hobble efforts to rebuild its fragmented society.
Read the complete story on the New York Times
GENEVA, June 3 (UNHCR) – Two refugees are among those killed in recent clashes in Yemen that have displaced thousands of Yemenis and refugees alike. The UN refugee agency has expressed alarm at the deteriorating situation, which is affecting its ability to help these vulnerable groups.
By Katie Nguyen
LONDON (AlertNet) - Forces loyal to Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh battled with fighters from the country's most powerful tribe in the capital Sana'a on Thursday.
The clashes killed dozens and raised fears of civil war in the poorest Arab country, where Saleh was already struggling to quell a separatist rebellion in the south and a Shi'ite insurgency in the north.
Mohammed bin Sallam and Chiara Onassis Published:02-06-2011
About a week ago, President Saleh addressed the nation, warning that he would retaliate against those who opposed his rule, his patience being worn out. He also said that that whatever blood would be spilled as a result, would be the tribes’ responsibility.
On Sunday the President fulfilled his vows by unleashing his army upon the southern city of Taiz.
Ali Saeed Published:02-06-2011
SANA’A, June 1 — Terror spread in the capital Sana’a after a five-day ceasefire between loyalist military forces and tribesmen from the Hashid confederation was broken last Tuesday night at 1:00 AM.
Witnesses reported heavy fighting in the capital overnight as both sides blamed each other for breaking the ceasefire.
Latest reports from medics operating ambulances near Al-Hasaba put the number of dead at 41. However, the number if expected to rise as fighting continues.
The Yemeni authorities must immediately stop killings of protesters and other human rights violations by their security forces if the country is not to descend into further chaos and possible civil war, Amnesty International said today.