Yemen

Renewed violence hampering returns to northern Yemen, reports UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency today voiced alarm at the escalation of violence in northern Yemen, which has led to a number of deaths and injuries in recent days and is marring prospects for the return of displaced people to their homes.

Returns to northern Yemen sluggish, UN refugee agency reports

Despite the peace agreement signed months ago between the Government and rebels in Yemen, its slow implementation is keeping many who were uprooted by the violence from returning to their homes in the country’s north, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

UN sounds alarm over children malnutrition in conflict-hit parts of Yemen

Children in the conflict-affected province of Sa’ada in northern Yemen are suffering from high levels of malnutrition, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported, saying that in one area, three in four children were found to be malnourished.

Yemeni children head back to school thanks to UN-supported campaign

An estimated half a million children in Yemen, including some from refugee and internally displaced families and other conflict-affected youngsters, are headed back to classrooms as part of a major campaign organized by the education ministry, United Nations agencies and their partners.

UNICEF sounds alarm about increasingly violent clashes in southern Yemen

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is voicing grave concern about the situation in southern Yemen after a steady increase in the number of violent clashes between Government troops and militants in recent weeks.

Clashes spark new displacement in southern Yemen, UN agency reports

Fresh fighting between Government forces and militants has driven thousands of people from their homes in south-east Yemen, the United Nations refugee agency said today, voicing hope that all possible measures are being taken to prevent casualties among civilians.

Migration season across Gulf of Aden off to a deadly start, UN agency reports

The United Nations refugee agency reported today that one person has been killed and others have drowned crossing the Gulf of Aden to start new lives in Yemen, indicating that mixed migration across the body of water has kicked off a new season.

Northern Yemen still volatile five months after ceasefire, says UN agency

The situation in northern Yemen remains volatile more than five months after the signing of a ceasefire between Government forces and rebels, the United Nations refugee agency said today, citing reports of renewed clashes and ongoing difficulties in delivering humanitarian assistance.

UN warns that aid operations in northern Yemen remain drastically under-funded

The United Nations is expressing concern about the humanitarian situation in northern Yemen, where the needs of the local population displaced by ongoing fighting vastly outstrip the funds provided so far by donors.

Lack of funding undermining agencies’ efforts to aid conflict-hit Yemenis – UN

United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners are striving to continue providing assistance to more than 320,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in conflict-affected areas of Yemen despite limited funding and access difficulties due to insecurity, a UN office reported today.