Ethiopian migrants remain stranded in Yemen

Early this week more than 200 Ethiopian migrants were returned to their country from Yemen on a flight chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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Despite challenges, Yemen can achieve peaceful democratic transition – UN envoy

Yemen faces a number of challenges in its ongoing democratic transition, including the restructuring of the military and an acute humanitarian crisis, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today, while adding that the country can have a successful outcome.

During UN envoy’s visit, Yemeni authorities commit to stop recruiting child soldiers

A visiting United Nations envoy today secured commitments by the authorities in Yemen to end the recruitment and use of children in the country’s armed forces.

Yemeni parties reach agreement paving way for holding of national dialogue – UN envoy

The United Nations envoy for Yemen said today that an agreement has been reached to resolve the last contentious issue of the allocation of seats for the all-inclusive national dialogue conference that is a key element of the country’s democratic transition.

On anniversary of peace pact, UN official urges Yemenis to move forward with transition

Marking the first anniversary of the signing of Yemen’s peace agreement, a senior United Nations official today called on the country’s leaders to address pending issues that will enable the launch of the national dialogue – a key element of the democratic transition.

Yemen: Ban welcomes progress with democratic transition, says process must be ‘irreversible’

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Yemen to build on progress made over the last twelve months since the signing of a historic transition agreement which helped end violence in the country and set it on a path of democratic transition.

Growing number of internally displaced Yemenis returning to their homes – UN refugee agency

The United Nations refugee agency today announced that it is seeing growing numbers of internally displaced people returning to their homes in southern Yemen – the first major fall in displacement there in 18 months.

Security Council calls on Yemenis to ensure transition milestones are met on time

Commending the progress made by Yemen in its democratic transition, the Security Council today called on all parties to continue to honour the timetable for achieving key milestones along that path, including the upcoming national dialogue.

Lauding Yemen’s progress, Ban calls for continued support to protect ‘fragile gains’

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Yemen for the progress it has made in its democratic transition and called on the international community to support the Middle Eastern nation so it can ‘protect its fragile gains’ and address its humanitarian needs.

Yemen sliding into humanitarian crisis, warns UN food relief agency

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up operations in Yemen, where more than 10 million people – almost half the country’s population – are estimated to need food assistance and the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate.