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News in Brief 6 January 2021

  • ‘Conflict trap’ a growing obstacle to sustainable development - UN chief
  • Declaration to fix ‘Gulf rift’ welcomed
  • Rights expert welcomes court’s refusal to extradite Wikileaks' Assange
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Humanitarian “catastrophe” unfolds in Yemen

The humanitarian situation for people living in war-torn Yemen has reached catastrophic proportions, according to the United Nations.

Four out of five Yemenis, that’s 21 million people, need assistance as a result of an ongoing conflict between government forces and rebels.

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