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

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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

Saudi blockade uses “threat of starvation as an instrument of war” – UN panel of experts

From the introduction to the Final Report of the UN Panel of Experts on Yemen, 26th January 2018: "Following the missile attack on Riyadh on 4 November 2017, the Saudi Arabia-led coalition ordered the closure of all land crossings into, and all seaports and airports in Yemen. Entry points under the control of the government … Continue reading Saudi blockade uses “threat of starvation as an instrument of war” – UN panel of experts

Yemen is set to become the worst humanitarian crisis in 50 years – UN Chief

Source: Al Jazeera, 5th January 2018 People in war-torn Yemen are facing a situation that "looks like the Apocalypse", the UN's humanitarian chief has told Al Jazeera, warning that the country could become the worst humanitarian disaster in half a century. The Arab world's poorest country has endured nearly three years of war between Houthi rebels and Saudi-backed forces … Continue reading Yemen is set to become the worst humanitarian crisis in 50 years – UN Chief

Saudi-led air strikes kill 136 civilians in 11 days – U.N.

Air strikes by the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen have killed at least 136 civilians and non-combatants since Dec. 6, the U.N. human rights spokesman said on Tuesday. Other U.N. officials said the coalition was maintaining tight restrictions on ships reaching Yemen even though 8 million Yemenis are on the brink of famine with the … Continue reading Saudi-led air strikes kill 136 civilians in 11 days – U.N.