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

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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.

Ten women killed in Saudi airstrike on wedding party

At least eight women and two girls heading home from a wedding were killed in an air attack in west-central Yemen, a health official told Al Jazeera on Sunday. The Saba news agency linked to the Houthi rebels also reported 10 women in a civilian convoy in the Hreib Karameesh district died in the air … Continue reading Ten women killed in Saudi airstrike on wedding party

The looming attack on Hodeidah will turn Yemen into “a complete horror show” – aid agencies

A battle at the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah threatens to throw Yemen even further into the depths of humanitarian catastrophe, cutting off crucial imports and displacing as many as half a million people. A coalition of anti-Houthi forces, which includes fighters loyal to internationally recognised (but deposed) President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, a … Continue reading The looming attack on Hodeidah will turn Yemen into “a complete horror show” – aid agencies

Bombed into famine: how the Saudi air campaign targets Yemen’s food supplies

At 11.30pm, 10 nautical miles off Yemen’s western Red Sea coast, seven fishermen were near the end of the four hours it had taken to haul their nets bulging with the day’s catch into their fibreglass boat. Suddenly, away from the illumination of the vessel’s large spotlight, one of the men spotted a black silhouette … Continue reading Bombed into famine: how the Saudi air campaign targets Yemen’s food supplies