(Al Jazeera) – At least 55 people, including women and children, have been killed in Yemen‘s Red Sea port city of Hodeidah in air raids carried out by a Saudi and UAE alliance battling Houthi rebels,  the rebel-run health ministry said. In a statement issued late on Thursday, the ministry said the attacks, which targeted the city’s Public al-Thawra Hospital and a busy fishing port, wounded […]

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(Save the Children) – A fresh wave of violence that’s seen bombing escalate and deadly clashes erupt south of Hodeidah City is putting the lives of thousands of children in extreme danger, Save the Children is warning. Even before the latest increase in violence, an average of 6,238 people-half of whom are children-were fleeing Hodeidah Governorate […]

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(Save the Children) – At least one explosion went off Thursday evening in the vicinity of the main hospital in Hodeidah, Yemen, where Save the Children runs a diphtheria treatment center. Save the Children staff, some of whom were near the area when the blasts occurred, reported chaos and captured videos of smoke rising up from […]

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(Norwegian Refugee Council) – As fighting has continued near Hodeidah, the site of Yemen’s most important port, over 35,000 families have been displaced from the governate since 1 June, according to the UN. Still, most people remain unwilling or unable to leave behind their homes and everything they own. “People in Hodeidah are still living in […]

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(Al Jazeera) – More than 121,000 people have recently fled Yemen‘s port city of Hodeidah due to fierce attacks by Saudi-led coalition forces, according to a new UN report. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released a report on Wednesday reporting that humanitarian partners have verified more than 17,350 households (over 121,000 people) have been displaced since […]

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(The Ferret) – More than 10,000 children were killed or maimed in conflicts during 2017, according to a new United Nations (UN) report, which has prompted critics of the arms trade to accuse the UK of complicity in human rights abuses. Citing “unspeakable” violence, the UN has verified more than 21,000 “grave violations” of children’s rights from January to December 2017, an […]

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(Al Jazeera) – The United Nations decried on Tuesday the impact that the war in Yemen has had on children where about 2,200 minors have been killed in instances where they were being forced to fight or died of preventable diseases.  “Since 2015, more than half of health facilities have stopped working, and 1,500 schools have been damaged due to […]

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(Human Rights Watch) – I held my breath yesterday, waiting for the US State Department to issue its latest annual list of governments implicated in the use of child soldiers. Last year’s list was a disaster: then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson overruled his own staff and left blatant violators – Afghanistan, Burma, and Iraq – off the list. […]

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