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Yemen conflict: 'Fragile’ hopes rise, as violence decreases and life-saving humanitarian funding surges

There are “small signs” of hope for Yemeni civilians caught up in fighting, following a reduction in violence, coupled with a 20 per cent increase in funding for the UN’s humanitarian response, the Security Council heard on Thursday.

Guterres calls for ‘maximum restraint’ following drone assault on key Saudi oil facility

The UN Secretary-General appealed on Sunday for “maximum restraint" following a wave of drone attacks claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen, against two Saudi Arabian-based petroleum processing facilities, which threaten to disrupt global oil supplies. 

UN food agency begins ‘last resort’ partial withdrawal of aid to opposition-held Yemeni capital

The World Food Programme (WFP), the UN’s emergency food relief agency, confirmed on Friday in a statement that it has started a "partial suspension" of aid to areas of Yemen controlled by Houthi opposition forces, including the capital, Sana’a.

UN monitoring team in Yemen verifies pullout of armed forces from crucial port zones

The UN team set up to monitor the ceasefire agreement between warring parties in Yemen has formally verified the pullout of armed Ansar Allah, or Houthi forces, from port zones in the country that are crucial to the flow of humanitarian aid, describing cooperation they have received so far as “very good.”

News in Brief 2 June 2017 (PM)

Plight of thousands of Sahrawi refugees leaves UN chief “deeply concerned”

The plight of tens of thousands of refugees from Western Sahara who stand to have their food rations cut, is a source of deep concern, the UN said on Friday.

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Suffering of Yemen’s children “invisible" to the world: UNICEF

The suffering of millions of children across Yemen has become “invisible to the rest of the world” according to UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) representative in the war-ravaged country.

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News in Brief 28 February 2017 (PM)

UN relief chief “extremely disappointed” by denial of access to Taiz

The UN relief chief Stephen O’Brien has said he’s “extremely disappointed” by rebel fighters’ refusal to allow aid into Taiz city in Yemen.

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News in Brief 10 February 2016 (PM)

Civilians in Yemen trapped by “intense” fighting

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“Serious” humanitarian situation in Yemen city

The humanitarian situation in the besieged Yemeni city of Taizz has been described as “serious” by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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