Yemen

UN launches $177 million appeal to tackle mounting humanitarian crisis in Yemen

The United Nations humanitarian arm today appealed for more than $177 million to provide the basic survival needs for some 1.6 million Yemenis suffering from acute poverty and a recent escalation in violent clashes in the country’s north.

Civilians continue fleeing clashes in northern Yemen, UN reports

Thousands of civilians continue to steam out of northern Yemen, where the clashes between Government forces and rebels enter their fifth month, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

UNICEF official draws attention to plight of children in northern Yemen

Children in northern Yemen have little to celebrate on the eve of the Muslim holiday of Eid Al Adha, a senior official with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has stated, drawing attention to the plight of the youngest victims of the ongoing conflict between Government forces and rebels.

Yemen: head of UN agency voices concern at lack of access to conflict displaced

The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today highlighted her continued concern about safe humanitarian access to civilians displaced by fighting in northern Yemen.

UN still concerned over access to civilians displaced by Yemen conflict

United Nations agencies and their partners are continuing to assist civilians uprooted by fighting in northern Yemen, but warned today that access to internally displaced persons (IDPs) that are not staying in camps is still a concern.

Increasing number of Yemenis fleeing embattled north, UN agency reports

The United Nations refugee agency reported today that an increasing number of civilians are fleeing embattled Sa'ada province in northern Yemen as the fighting between Government troops and Al Houthi rebels rages on.

As fighting escalates in Yemen, UN agency repeats call for humanitarian access

The United Nations refugee agency said today it is extremely concerned about the recent escalation of the conflict between Government forces and rebels in northern Yemen, and once again appealed for access to those displaced by the fighting.

Thousands of conflict-displaced Yemenis receive vital UN food aid

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners have provided assistance to almost 100,000 people displaced in northern Yemen by the latest round of fighting between Government forces and Al Houthi rebels, the agency reported today.

UN providing essential health services to displaced persons in northern Yemen

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is providing vital health services to thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have been driven from their homes since clashes between Government forces and Al Houthi rebels resumed across Sa’dah province in northern Yemen in mid-August.

UN agency shocked as displaced Yemenis come under attack

The United Nations refugee agency said it is shocked and saddened at reports that an unknown number of displaced Yemeni civilians have been killed and wounded during an exchange of fire in the strife-torn northern part of the country yesterday.