New US-UK-supported offensive on Hodeidah threatens to plunge 14 million into famine

Source: Reuters Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition launched on Friday a "vast offensive" to take full control of the port city of Hodeidah, the internationally recognised government based in the southern city of Aden said. The announcement came as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warned that many people remained trapped … Continue reading New US-UK-supported offensive on Hodeidah threatens to plunge 14 million into famine

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Yemen death toll five times higher than previous estimate, researchers say

At least 56,000 people have been killed in armed violence in Yemen since January 2016, independent research group finds Source: Middle East Eye   At least 56,000 people have been killed in armed violence in Yemen since January 2016, according to data collected by an independent research group, a tally that is more than five … Continue reading Yemen death toll five times higher than previous estimate, researchers say

Anti-Yemen coalition about to destroy UNESCO world heritage site of Zabid?

Source: Gulf daily news A picture taken on February 24, 2018, shows a view of the ancient city of Zabid, a UNESCO World Heritage Site currently on the list of World Heritage in danger, in Yemen's western Hodeidah province. (AFP / ABDO HYDER) Residents and international organisations fear the coalition's warplanes may hit the town … Continue reading Anti-Yemen coalition about to destroy UNESCO world heritage site of Zabid?

This Wednesday – protest against Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the UK

Saudi Prince Not Welcome - Protest Mohammad bin Salman Visit Weds 7 March | 17:00 10 Downing Street London Facebook Event »  #SaudiPrinceNotWelcome Theresa May has invited the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to visit Britain on the 7th-9th March. Bin Salman is the second most senior member of the Saudi regime. He currently … Continue reading This Wednesday – protest against Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the UK

Yemen conference in London this Saturday

International Conference YEMEN: WAR, POLITICS AND HUMAN TRAGEDY 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10th March, Central London Yemenis arose in the 2011 Arab Spring in a revolt against the regime. Since 2014, the on-going political strife has erupted into a full-blown humanitarian catastrophe, claiming hundreds of thousands of civilians due to armed violence, starvation, and the … Continue reading Yemen conference in London this Saturday

Key Documents for understanding the new Saudi ‘aid plan’ for Yemen

The Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations plan - announced 22nd January 2018, just 2 days after the UN's Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen - seeks to divert even more supplies away from the country's main ports of Hodeidah and Saleef, in order to monopolise control of aid in coalition hands and continue starving the population into … Continue reading Key Documents for understanding the new Saudi ‘aid plan’ for Yemen

New UN Humanitarian Response Plan paints dire picture of impact of US-UK-Saudi war

Extracts from the report's introduction (published 20th Jan 2018): Yemenis are facing multiple crises, including armed conflict, displacement, risk of famine and disease outbreaks that have created the worst man-made humanitarian crisis. Some 75 per cent of the population – 22.2 million people – are in need of humanitarian assistance, including 11.3 million people in … Continue reading New UN Humanitarian Response Plan paints dire picture of impact of US-UK-Saudi war