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01 Nov 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Trump Administration Should Publish Policy, Strengthen Protections

(Washington, DC) – US President Donald Trump’s reported rule changes for targeting terrorism suspects increase the risk of drone strikes killing civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. The Trump administration should immediately publish its new policy on targeted killings outside conventional battlefields and strengthen protection for civilians.

01 Nov 2017 description
report Voice of America

Medics and a Yemeni health official say at least 26 people have died in an airstrike in northwestern Yemen.

The airstrike Wednesday hit a hotel and neighboring market in Saada province, which is located near the border with Saudi Arabia.

Houthi rebels, who took control of Yemen's capital three years ago, blamed a Saudi-led coalition for conducting the airstrike.

Rights groups have accused the coalition of bombing civilian areas since launching its operation in support of Yemen's internationally recognized government in March 2015.

01 Nov 2017 description

SHABWA, Yemen, 1st November, 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, today launched an operation to distribute 5,000 food baskets to vulnerable and underprivileged families in the Merkhah As Sufla District of Shabwa Governorate in Yemen.

Mohammed Saif Al Muhairi, Head of the ERC Team in Shabwa, said that thousands of families will benefit from the aid, adding that the ERC aims to improve the lives of local people by providing them with their immediate needs, including humanitarian, relief and development assistance.

01 Nov 2017 description

Protection des personnels de santé et personnels humanitaires dans les conflits*

C’est pour moi un honneur de prendre la parole devant vous ce matin, et je remercie la France d’avoir organisé cette réunion importante.

Depuis la dernière fois que je me suis adressé au Conseil sur ce sujet, les attaques brutales contre les blessés et les malades, les personnels de santé, les ambulances et les installations médicales se sont poursuivies sans relâche.

01 Nov 2017 description

HADRAMAUT, 31st October, 2017 (WAM) - The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has delivered a submersible pump for the Rudud water project in Wadi Hadramaut, which will provide water supply to over 5,000 people.

The aid is part of the assistance provided by the UAE to ease the burden of the people in the liberated areas of Yemen.

01 Nov 2017 description

RIYADH, 31st October, 2017 (WAM) -- King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid has signed an agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for Emergency Care and Health Activities in Yemen, which will benefit 3,430,000 people, in implementation of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.