Humanitarian crisis in northern Yemen intensifying, UN cautions

As heavy fighting between the Government and rebels in northern Yemen enters its fourth week, the humanitarian crisis in the country is deepening, the United Nations refugee agency warned today.

UN refugee agency distribute food aid to thousands of refugees in Yemen

The United Nations has shipped much needed food supplies to thousands of mainly Somali refugees in Yemen as they mark the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast during daylight hours.

Yemen and UN launch urgent appeal for aid funding following clashes in north

The United Nations, the Yemeni Government and several humanitarian organizations have launched an urgent appeal for $23.5 million to provide food and shelter to an estimated 150,000 people who have been displaced by recent fighting in the north.

Northern Yemen’s humanitarian situation unravelling, warns UN refugee agency

Continuing clashes between Government forces and rebels have trapped civilians inside a city in northern Yemeni city, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today, stressing that the humanitarian situation is deteriorating daily.

As fighting worsens in Yemen, UN calls for safe corridors for aid and civilians

The United Nations refugee agency has called for the establishment of safe corridors in northern Yemen so civilians can flee heavy fighting between Government forces and rebels and humanitarian workers can reach the displaced to deliver much-needed aid.

UNICEF head speaks out against violence in northern Yemen

The head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for “immediate and secure” access to people uprooted by escalating clashes – mostly children and women – between Government forces and rebels in northern Yemen.

UN assisting civilians trapped amid fighting in northern Yemen

The United Nations is helping civilians caught up in violence between Government troops and rebels in the mountains of northern Yemen, with the world body estimating that over 100,000 people have been affected by the upsurge in fighting.

Yemen : UN releases emergency funds to help people trapped by fighting

The United Nations has released over $200,000 in emergency funding to meet health needs in northern Yemen , the scene of deadly fighting between Government troops and rebels.

Secretary-General voices concern at civilian impact of fighting in northern Yemen

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expressing concern about escalating hostilities in the mountains of northern Yemen, where civilians are reported to be trapped in the middle of deadly fighting between Government forces and rebels.