(Al Jazeera) – The Saudi-led coalition that is fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen is responsible for the deaths of scores of children since last summer, a United Nations report says. Al Jazeera obtained excerpts from the confidential report by the UN Office on Children and Armed Conflict, which was sent to the UN Security Council on January 19. Link

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(UNICEF) – UNICEF appealed today for $3.6 billion to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance to 48 million children living through conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies in 51 countries in 2018.  Around the world, violent conflict is driving humanitarian needs to critical levels, with children especially vulnerable. Conflicts that have endured for years – such as those […]

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(The Guardian) – The war in Yemen has killed or injured more than 5,000 children and left another 400,000 severely malnourished and fighting for their lives, according to the UN children’s agency. In a report unveiled on Tuesday, Unicef said nearly 2 million Yemeni children were out of school, a quarter of them since the conflict […]

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(Reuters) – United Nations aid agencies called on Tuesday for the Yemeni port of Hodeidah to remain open beyond Friday, the date set by a Saudi-led military coalition, to permit continued delivery of life-saving goods. Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, where 8.3 million people are entirely dependent on external food aid and 400,000 children […]

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(UN News Centre) – As the brutal conflict in Yemen nears its grim third anniversary, malnutrition and disease are running rampant in the country and virtually every child there is dependent on humanitarian aid to survive, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. “An entire generation of children in Yemen is growing up knowing […]

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(NRC) – On 19 January, the 30-day period set by the Saudi-led coalition in which blockade measures were eased, will expire. This is generating widespread uncertainty about what happens next, leaving millions of Yemeni people hanging in the balance. “What looked on paper to be a good policy for easing the blockade has done very little […]

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(The Guardian) – 2017 was not a good year for my home country, Yemen. In January, after working and studying abroad for four years, I arrived back home. Of course I knew a war had been raging in my country but I was still completely shocked by what I saw. The airport building was destroyed, burned […]

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(Financial Times) – For more than a decade, Mohammed Hassan felt secure in his job inspection and offloading goods as food, oil and medicine were shipped into the Red Sea port of Hodeida. Yemen’s largest cargo port has long been the main artery for the country and Mr. Hassan always believed ships would dock there, […]

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(IRIN) – He’s one of only five kids being treated for malnutrition at a hospital in the Yemeni city of Taiz. It’s not that more children don’t need help – both Taiz City and the wider province have been hard hit by what the UN calls the worst humanitarian crisis in the world – but treatment (or even […]

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