Yemen

News in Brief 11 December 2018

  • Progress made in UN talks to end Yemen war, Envoy lauds ‘positive and serious spirit’
  • UN launches appeal for 5.6 million Syrians living outside war-torn country
  • Dismay at prison sentences for Myanmar activists
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Progress made in UN talks to end Yemen war, Envoy lauds ‘positive and serious spirit’

United Nations-sponsored political consultations in Sweden, involving the warring parties in the Yemen war, have led to progress “on a number of issues,” said Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy for Yemen, at a press conference on Monday.

News in Brief 7 December 2018

  • Protecting migrants’ lives at sea is a ‘primary concern’, say UN agencies
  • More than half world’s population using the Internet
  • 123 civilians die in Yemen every week: UNHCR
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News in Brief 06 December 2018

  • UN-brokered Yemen peace talks open in Sweden
  • UN envoy hails first step towards resolving Western Sahara future
  • Clean transport solutions presented at UN climate conference
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Yemen war: UN chief urges good faith as ‘milestone’ talks get underway in Sweden

The Yemeni Government and the Houthi opposition have gathered at United Nations-sponsored political talks, close to the Swedish capital, Stockholm, aimed at ending nearly four years of brutal war in the country.

Yemen war: UN-backed talks to silence the guns begin in Sweden

Highly anticipated UN-brokered consultations about substantive talks which could lead to an end to more than three years of brutal conflict across Yemen, have begun in Sweden. Brutal fighting has left the Middle East nation divided between Government and rebel forces, with millions on the brink of famine, and the economy and society in ruins.

News in Brief 04 December 2018

  • Global aid appeal targets more than 93 million most in need next year
  • Yemen’s warring parties ‘yearning’ for end to conflict: WFP chief
  • War used as ‘selling point’ by people smugglers to ship migrants to Yemen
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Global aid appeal targets more than 93 million most in need next year

Conflict has pushed tens of millions of people into a situation where they are in urgent need of help, the UN’s relief chief said on Tuesday, in an appeal for funds that could top $25 billion to support life-saving aid projects in over 40 countries next year.

Evacuation of wounded Yemenis from rebel-held capital may bolster fresh peace talks

A United Nations chartered aircraft has transported some fifty badly injured Yemenis from the capital Sana’a to hospitals in Muscat, the capital of Oman, for treatment, the UN envoy for the war-torn country has announced.

News in Brief 30 November 2018

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