Humanitarian situation in Yemen ‘tense and volatile,’ says UN agency

The situation in northern Yemen, where Government forces have been fighting rebels, remains “tense and volatile,” the United Nations refugee agency reported today, noting that civilians are unable to leave Sa'ada and there is still no humanitarian access to the embattled city.

Humanitarian crisis worsens in north Yemen fighting, UN reports

The humanitarian crisis in northern Yemen, where 150,000 people have been driven from their homes by fighting between Government and rebel forces, continues to worsen, with the lack of drinking water posing a particularly serious concern, the United Nations reported today.

As fighting resumes in Yemen, UN agency renews call for aid corridor

The United Nations refugee agency today renewed its appeal to allow humanitarian aid to reach civilians displaced and stranded by fighting in northern Yemen, where clashes renewed over the weekend despite an announced two-week suspension of military operations.

UN officials speak out against Yemeni air raids resulting in civilian deaths

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations human rights chief today voiced their deep concern about recent air strikes in northern Yemen – part of military operations against rebels based in the region – that have resulted in civilian casualties.

UNICEF sounds alarm in Yemen after deadly air raid on camp for displaced

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today voiced deep concern at reports that many civilians have died following an air raid on a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Yemen, where Government forces are fighting Shiite insurgents.

Urgent support needed for ‘neglected’ humanitarian crisis in Yemen – UN

A senior United Nations official today appealed to the international community to bolster its support to assist 150,000 people uprooted by conflict in Yemen, a humanitarian crisis that he said has largely gone unnoticed and could worsen.

Yemen: UNICEF chief deplores death of 12-year-old bride

The head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has stressed that the tragic deaths of a 12-year-old Yemeni child-bride and her baby after three days in labour underscores the urgent need to better protect girls against early marriage.

In war-torn northern Yemen, UN official assesses needs of 150,000 displaced

A senior United Nations humanitarian official is on a four-day visit to Yemen to assess the needs of tens of thousands of people uprooted by armed conflict in the north as the world body seeks to arouse international donor awareness to the crisis.

Yemen: UN appeal remains unfunded as thousands flee fighting through desert

The United Nations voiced increasing alarm today over the plight of 150,000 people driven from their homes by fighting in northern Yemen, noting that the $23 million emergency appeal it launched nine days ago has not yet received a single cent.

Yemen: UN humanitarian official to visit war-torn north amid mounting crisis

A senior United Nations humanitarian official is slated to set off for Yemen today to assess the needs of tens of thousands of people uprooted by the armed conflict raging in the north between Government forces and rebels.