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'Significant progress' made towards lasting ceasefire in Yemen, UN Special Envoy tells Security Council

UN Special Envoy for war-weary Yemen, Martin Griffiths, told the Security Council on Thursday, that he had been in intensive negotiations with the warring parties in Yemen over a lasting peace deal, with "significant progress" made, especially towards making the UN's call for a complete silencing of the guns, a reality.

As Yemen relief operations face funding gap, timing of surge in violence ‘couldn't be worse’

The situation in Yemen is “very fragile”, the top United Nations humanitarian official there has warned, noting that as many as 13 people have been killed and at least 70 wounded over the past three days during clashes in two governorates.

“Harrowing” situation for people in Aden, Yemen

The situation for people living in the Yemeni port city of Aden has been described as “harrowing” by the top United Nations relief official in the country.

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At least 11 Somalis perish in latest Gulf of Aden boat tragedy, UN reports

At least 11 people have drowned and another 34 are missing in the latest boat tragedy in the Gulf of Aden, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

At least 18 dead in latest smuggling tragedy off Yemeni coast – UN

Eighteen people drowned and another 29 are missing and presumed dead after the smuggling boat they were travelling in capsized amid rough weather this week off the coast of Yemen, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

Refugee exodus across perilous Gulf of Aden soars by 70 per cent, UN reports

Over 50,000 people fleeing war and poverty made the nearly always perilous and sometimes deadly voyage in smugglers’ boats across the Gulf of Aden from Somalia last year, a 70 per cent increase over 2007, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. At least 590 drowned, often at the hands of the smugglers, and nearly 360 others went missing.

At least 20 people dead after being forced overboard in Gulf of Aden – UN agency

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today that at least 20 people drowned off the coast of Yemen on Monday and two others were reported missing after smugglers forced them overboard into the deep waters of the Gulf of Aden during a journey from the Horn of Africa.

About 100 feared dead in latest Gulf of Aden smuggling tragedy – UN

Around 100 people are believed to have died off the coast of Yemen after being forced overboard by smugglers in the Gulf of Aden, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

Calmer weather has led to rise in human smuggling across Gulf of Aden – UN

The United Nations refugee agency said the number of people crossing from the Horn of Africa to Yemen in August was three times the number of arrivals for the same month last year, as smuggling resumed earlier than usual due to calmer weather in the Gulf of Aden.

At least 56 die as perilous people smuggling resumes across Gulf of Aden, UN reports

At least 56 Africans have died violently, some reportedly beaten or doused with acid by smugglers, as the new season of people smuggling gathers steam across the Gulf of Aden in a perilous exodus that takes tens of thousands of Somalis and Ethiopians to Yemen every year, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.