Yemen

UN, aid partners appeal for $11.5 million help 650,000 flood victims in Yemen

United Nations agencies and their humanitarian partners today called for $11.5 million to help some 650,000 victims of deadly floods in eastern Yemen to help with food, water and sanitation, health and shelter needs.

Yemen: UN continues aiding recent flood victims

United Nations agencies are continuing to help victims of recent severe floods in Yemen, with the Arabian peninsula nation’s Government estimating that the number of people needing assistance now numbers up to 25,000.

Yemen: UN food agency airlifts supplies to flood victims

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today airlifted 17 tons of high-energy biscuits to assist Yemenis affected by a tropical storm that struck last Thursday, killing 180 people and displacing some 10,000 others from their homes.

UN rushing aid to Yemen after severe flooding displaces 10,000

The United Nations has begun providing assistance to Yemenis affected by recent severe flooding, which has killed 180 people and displaced some 10,000 from their homes.

UN seeks explanation on Yemen’s denial of entry to Eritrean, Ethiopian refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today announced that it is seeking an explanation from the Yemeni Government on recent statements that Eritreans and Ethiopians will be denied access to the Middle East country.

Six missing after attempted sea crossing from Somalia to Yemen – UN agency

Six people are missing after a smuggler’s boat transporting 175 people from Somalia to Yemen ran into difficulties in heavy seas this weekend, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

UN refugee agency praises Yemen for protecting people fleeing Somalia

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) António Guterres today praised Yemen for providing protection to people making the dangerous Gulf of Aden crossing from Somalia, and called for more international support so the country can assist the refugees.

UN refugee chief calls for greater support for Somali refugees in Yemen

The top United Nations refugee official, beginning a five-day visit to Yemen, today called on the international community to bolster its assistance to Somali refugees who have reached the Middle East country after making the perilous crossing of the Gulf of Aden.

UN refugee chief to head to Yemen

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) António Guterres will embark on a five-day mission to Yemen tomorrow to assess the agency's efforts to help refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) first-hand.

Number of people smuggled to Yemen more than doubled – UN refugee agency

The number of people arriving on the coast of Yemen who had been smuggled across the Gulf of Aden from the Horn of Africa has more than doubled this year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced today.