This is 2016 and yet one in three women worldwide still experiences or has experienced some form of physical or sexual violence, usually perpetrated by someone she knows. Moreover, millions of women and girls have been subjected to other forms of violence and harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation, which affect an estimated 200 million women and girls, or child marriage, with one in three girls in developing countries being married off before the age of 18.
The blockade on Taiz imposed by Houthis is preventing water and food to be transferred into the city. The humanitarian situation has worsened tremendously in the past month. Citizens in Taiz are forced to buy Al Kawthar drinking water from the black market with double and sometimes triple the price. People cannot afford mineral bottled water, and those who can afford them cannot find shops that sell them.
Around 15 civilians were killed and others injured in Dar Saad, Sheikh Othman, and Mansoora areas in Aden as Houthi militants backed by forces loyal to the Ex President Ali Abdullah Saleh continued bombing these locations on Thursday, according to medical sources.
A second aid shipment carrying food and medical aid sent by the UAE Red Crescent arrived in Aden on Sunday. Yemeni officials said that the shipment weighed 460 tonnes and was delivered by sea through the port in Aden.
The UAE Red Crescent are currently distributing around 225 tonnes of food to those in need. The local designated aid coordinator said that the UAE Red Crescent had also delivered a shipment containing 1,200 tonnes of medicine and medical supplies to Aden last week.
The Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted Nuqom Mountain in the capital, Sana’a after a 5 day truce. The strikes were followed by a series of huge explosions which caused great panic to the residents.
Najeeb Adel who lives in Al Zubairi said,” the raids did not stop since last night, the explosions are so intense it feels like an earthquake.” Residents said that the raids were extremely heavy and that warplanes were flying at a low altitude.