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Humanitarians ‘committed’ to staying ‘where people need us’, as Yemeni port battle intensifies

UN staff and other humanitarians “know how important it is” to keep operations going in the crucial Yemeni port city of Hodeida, despite the intensifying battle now under way to recapture it. Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, told UN News about the worst-case scenario.

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News in Brief 14 June 2018

  • UN agencies rushing to provide life-saving assistance in Yemen’s Hodeidah
  • UN rights chief calls for international inquiry into rights abuses in Kashmir
  • Two out of three children live in countries where fathers don’t get paternity leave — UNICEF
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UN rushes to deliver aid as key Yemeni port city is ‘shelled and bombarded’

As the Yemeni port city of Hodeida continues to come under attack from Saudi-led coalition forces on Thursday, seeking to drive out Houthi rebels who control the city, the United Nations and humanitarian partners are rushing to provide life-saving assistance to thousands of vulnerable families there.

Military escalation will have ‘serious consequences’ for Yemeni civilians, warns UN Special Envoy

An attempt by a Saudi-led military coalition to take control of the Yemeni port of Hodeida from opposition Houthi forces “will have serious consequences” on an already “dire” situation for millions of civilians, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen said on Wednesday.

Assault on key Yemeni port would endanger 300,000 children and ‘choke off’ aid for millions more: UNICEF chief

Any attack on the key Yemeni port of Hodeida would deepen one of the world’s worst malnutrition crises and put the lives of an estimated 300,000 children at risk, said the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday.

News In Brief 08 June 2018

  • Libya: UN human rights office, OHCHR, warns of abuses as battle for Derna continues
  • UNICEF: Mali community teaching initiative aims to keep extremists at bay
  • 250,000 people ‘may lose everything - even their lives’ in assault on Yemen’s Hodeidah: UN’s Grande
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Yemen: Human suffering at risk of further deterioration, warns UN aid chief

An escalation in fighting, increasing obstacles to aid delivery and lack of food and fuel, is compounding Yemen’s dire humanitarian crisis, the United Nations top relief official warned on Thursday, calling on all parties to the conflict to end the violence.

News in Brief 11 May 2018

  • DRC Ebola response ramps up as UN agency prepares for 'worst-case scenario'
  • Children are dying now in DRC’s Kasai from malnutrition, warns UNICEF
  • Concern over sharp increase in civilian casualties in Yemen
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'Uphold international humanitarian law' UN chief tells parties to Yemen conflict

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres expressed deep concern on Wednesday over the “recent and sharp escalation” in the Yemen conflict, calling on all parties to make civilian protection a priority.

News in Brief 08 May 2018

  • Yemen airstrike death toll may rise: OCHA
  • Dangers persist for nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: WHO
  • World Food Programme chief visits DPRK
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