Yemen

Urgent funds needed to run food aid operations in Yemen, says UN agency

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today called on donors to provide an urgent injection of $3.3 million in funds so that it can feed for the next four months nearly 80,000 Yemenis who have been displaced by intermittent conflict in the northwest of the country.

UN refugee agency reports increase in people-smuggling through Gulf of Aden

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports that the rate of smuggling boats reaching the shores of Yemen after crossing the Gulf of Aden has increased during the first half of October, along with the appalling death toll.

UN agency launches new food programme for strife-torn Yemeni province

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a new $1.3 million three-month operation to aid 36,000 people displaced by fighting in north-west Yemen, cautioning that the number of those assisted could rise once security constraints are lifted and the area is fully accessible.

Locust infestation in Yemen ‘threatening and extremely serious,’ UN agency warns

The locust infestation in Yemen remains “threatening and extremely serious” as egg-laying, hatching and band formation of the crop-devouring insects continue, with young immature adults forming small swarms and moving into agricultural land, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned in its latest update.

Plight of refugees crossing Gulf of Aden draws call to action from UN agency

The United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) has used a halt in the annual flow of Somali boatpeople travelling across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen to draw attention to their plight and call for more action to help those who endure such harsh journeys.

Security Council deplores deadly attack at Yemeni tourist site

The Security Council today condemned last week’s suicide car bombing near a popular tourist site in Yemen that claimed the lives of nine people, stressing the need to bring the sponsors as well as the perpetrators of all terrorist attacks to justice.

Secretary-General condemns attack at Yemeni tourist site

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned today’s suicide car bombing near a popular tourist site in Yemen that claimed the lives of nine people, declaring that no cause can justify such acts of indiscriminate violence against civilians.

UN rushes food aid to Yemen following heavy fighting

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced plans to distribute aid to some 20,000 people displaced by heavy fighting in Yemen.

Almost 20 die at hands of smugglers in failed effort to reach Yemen – UN

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today said that at least 18 people died – either by being thrown overboard on the high seas by smugglers or by asphyxiation and dehydration – as they attempted to make the perilous journey across the Gulf of Aden from Somalia to Yemen.

Nearly three dozen more refugees drown in doomed bid to reach Yemen – UN

At least 34 people fleeing Somalia across the Gulf of Aden drowned after being forced overboard by their smugglers in deep waters off the coast of Yemen, the United Nations refugee agency said today, citing its own information as well as reports from survivors and Yemeni officials.