The blockade is pushing Yemen towards a tipping point from which it will not easily return – Jamie McGoldrick, UN humanitarian chief

“There are 7 million people in this country who are living a hand to mouth existence, they don’t know where their food comes from; we in the humanitarian community are left to feed them because they have no means to feed themselves. And the blockade basically cuts off commercial and humanitarian supplies and therefore prices … Continue reading The blockade is pushing Yemen towards a tipping point from which it will not easily return – Jamie McGoldrick, UN humanitarian chief

Scenes of devastation in Sanaa after at least 25 Saudi-led air strikes pounded Yemen’s capital

  Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded Yemen's capital with at least 25 air strikes overnight, targeting Sanaa's densely populated neighbourhoods in apparent retaliation for the killing of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh by Houthi rebels. Photos show the devastation caused by the strikes, which struck government buildings, palaces and bridges. A Houthi fighter walks through … Continue reading Scenes of devastation in Sanaa after at least 25 Saudi-led air strikes pounded Yemen’s capital

How Bad Are Things In Yemen? We Asked An Aid Worker Holed Up In A Basement

MALAKA GHARIB For the past couple days, Johan Mooij has been holed up in his basement. He's the country director for CARE in Yemen, and the recent airstrikes sent him underground for safety. Despite the destruction, disease and starvation he's witnessed in his two months in Sanaa, he's also seen countless examples of hospitality, concern … Continue reading How Bad Are Things In Yemen? We Asked An Aid Worker Holed Up In A Basement

Major escalation in the war on Yemen on the cards

Yemen's exiled president ordered troops to advance on Sanaa hours after his predecessor was killed by Houthi rebels, officials said, as heavy fighting continued in the capital.... Saudi-led warplanes meanwhile pounded the rebel-held Yemeni capital before dawn on Tuesday, residents said. At least seven strikes hit the presidential palace in a densely populated residential neighbourhood in … Continue reading Major escalation in the war on Yemen on the cards

Yemen diphtheria cases soar amid dire vaccine shortage: WHO

Source Twenty-two people have died of suspected diphtheria in conflict-ravaged Yemen, the World Health Organization said Friday, warning that a port and airport blockade had created a dire shortage of vaccines. The WHO said it had so far registered 197 suspected cases of diphtheria, a highly contagious and sometimes deadly infection that mostly affects the … Continue reading Yemen diphtheria cases soar amid dire vaccine shortage: WHO