(Al Jazeera) – In 2015, Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi established his government in the southern city of Aden after being forced by Houthi rebels to flee the capital, Sanaa. As the threat of the rebels grew, southern forces closed ranks around Hadi to defend the coastal city and other areas in the south with the support of […]

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(Al Jazeera) – At least 20 people have been killed in two Saudi-led coalition air attacks in northwestern Yemen, according to residents and medical personnel. Most of the dead were women and children who were gathering in a tent set up for a wedding party in Hajjah’s Bani Qays district on Sunday, a medical official told Al […]

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(The Guardian) – In an overcrowded nutrition clinic at Alsalkhana hospital in Hodeidah, one of Yemen’s largest cities, around 30 anxious mothers wait with resigned patience to have their children weighed and measured. The first thing you notice about Ayesha*, aged seven months, is her stick-thin legs and distended tummy. She weighs just 3.5kg – the average […]

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(Forbes) – In early April 2018, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres reported that the Yemen crisis had become the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Approximately three quarters (equivalent to over 22 million) of Yemen’s population were in dire need of humanitarian assistance and protection. Of this 22 million, 11.3 million are children. Nearly every child in Yemen is affected by […]

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(Reuters) – An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen killed 12 civilians on Monday in the coastal city of Hodeidah, medics and a witness said, and the Houthi rebels later targeted Saudi Arabia’s southern border area with a missile. Medics and a civilian who saw the wreckage said the air strike had destroyed a […]

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(UNICEF) – Nearly half a million children have dropped out of school since the 2015 escalation of conflict in Yemen, bringing the total number of out-of-school children to 2 million, according to a UNICEF assessment released today. Meanwhile, almost three quarters of public school teachers have not been paid their salaries in over a year, putting […]

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(CARE) – More than 3.25 million women of reproductive age in Yemen are facing increased health and protection risks, the international aid organization CARE warns. Conditions for women and girls are deteriorating rapidly as the conflict in Yemen nears its fourth year. An estimated 1.1 million pregnant and lactating women are malnourished as lack of humanitarian […]

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