(BBC) – A pledging conference to raise funds for Yemen is taking place in Geneva on Tuesday, amidst what the UN describes as “the world’s largest humanitarian crisis”. Before the conflict between the Saudi-led coalition, supporting Yemen’s government, and Houthi rebels began, Yemen was already the poorest country in the Middle East. Now, after two years of […]

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(UN News Centre) – Despite daunting challenges, United Nations agencies and partners in war-torn Yemen have completed a major nationwide polio inoculation campaign, vaccinating nearly five million children under the age of five against the paralyzing disease. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)-UN World Health Organization (WHO)-World Bank supported campaign was launched in February and saw thousands of […]

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(Save the Children) – Amal barely survived after a bomb ripped through her school late last year, killing her friends and teacher, and injuring her brother. Now the children can’t sleep at night, haunted by visions of blood and shrapnel-torn skin. “I have to stay up with my children all night,” explains Amal’s father. “So they […]

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(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Child marriage has soared in Yemen as families struggle to feed their children amid a conflict that has left the country on the brink of famine, the U.N. children’s agency said on Monday. More than two thirds of girls in Yemen are married off before they reach 18, compared to half […]

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(NRC) – Two years of full-scale war has driven Yemen to the verge of famine. 17 million people, or two out of three Yemenis, do not know from where they will get their next meal. “People have started dying quietly in their homes,” said the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Secretary General, Jan Egeland. “We are witnessing […]

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(Reuters) – After two years of war, orphans in the Yemeni capital Sanaa have only one dream – to survive. The al-Shawkani Foundation for Orphan Care is located around 100 meters (yards) from the al-Nahdain mountain, widely believed to be an arms depot that has been repeatedly bombarded by Saudi-led coalition’s fighter jets. Link

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(BBC) – At least 31 people have been killed after a boat carrying Somali refugees was targeted in a helicopter attack off the coast of Yemen, the International Organisation for Migration says. Women and children were among those killed when the vessel was hit near the Bab al-Mandeb strait, the IOM said. Images from the scene […]

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