Mohammed Saleh Al Fakhi (42) with his son Muntab Mohamed (19) stand in the ruins of a destroyed school in Amran governorate. “Why are they targeting Yemeni citizens? What is our fault? We are normal citizens. We don’t have weapons, we don’t have rockets, we don’t have anything. We are peaceful citizens only looking to feed our families and children,” Mohammed said.
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Eight days into a renewed offensive on Hodeidah city, civilians are reporting relentless airstrikes ... mortars and missiles on the outskirts and within 5km of the main port.
"The position has deteriorated in an alarming way in recent weeks. We may now be approaching a tipping point, beyond which it will be impossible to prevent massive loss of life" Mark Lowcock told UN Security Council.
The Fund has allocated another US$90 million to respond to needs identified in the re-prioritized Humanitarian Response Plan and to provide life-saving assistance to people in newly accessible areas and areas facing severe access constraints.
Information documented by the Group of Regional and International Experts on Yemen strongly suggests that parties to the armed conflict have perpetrated, and continue to perpetrate, violations and crimes under international law.
Some 3.7 million children may be at risk of missing out on a new school year as more than 143,000 teachers in north Yemen have not been paid for over two years. UNICEF continues to enhance its resource mobilization.
Yemen has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the region. Today, the maternal death rate is likely significantly higher, as the conflict has cut off access to health services, medicines, food and livelihoods.
"Yemen is already facing a severe shortage of drinking water, which is directly linked to outbreaks of cholera... Attacks on water infrastructure jeopardize efforts to prevent another outbreak," said ED Fore.
Airstrikes near a reproductive health centre and public laboratory in Hodeidah hit and damaged a sanitation facility in Zabid and a water station, which supplies the majority of the water to Hodeidah City.