Ban calls for civilian protection in Yemen, urges ceasefire as fuel shortages hamper relief efforts

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, said today that he is gravely concerned about continued ground fighting and aerial bombardment in Yemen and the impact it has on innocent civilians.

Yemen: UN warns of impact to relief efforts amid ongoing fighting across country

The continuing violence in Yemen has heavily impacted the country’s healthcare facilities and services further aggravating an already precarious humanitarian situation, the United Nations relief arm has warned.

Secretary-General appoints Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed as new special envoy for Yemen

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania as his Special Envoy for Yemen after Jamal Benomar of the United Kingdom stepped down from the role.

Amid rising death toll in Yemen, UN urges humanitarian access, respect for international law

The United Nations human rights office said today that civilians are continuing to die in Yemen, with the total number killed between 26 March and 22 April now estimated at 551, including 31 women and at least 115 children.

Conflict taking ‘immense’ toll on Yemen civilians, UN relief official warns

Escalating conflict in Yemen over the past month has worsened the already large-scale humanitarian crisis, the top United Nations relief official for the country said today, warning that the upsurge in violence has further deepened the hardships faced by ordinary Yemenis.

Yemeni refugees fleeing violence arrive in Djibouti

Escalating violence in Yemen has forced thousands to flee the country in search of safety, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

The UN agency says many people are crossing the Red Sea to the Horn of Africa country, Djibouti.

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UN health agency reports deaths top 1,000 in Yemen, hospitals risk shutdowns amid hostilities

As the United Nations humanitarian wing appealed for “any initiative that can reduce the violence” in Yemen, the World Health Organization (WHO) office in the country reported that the death toll from the fighting topped 1,000 over the past month and warned that main hospitals face shutting down because of critical shortages of power, lack of fuel and oxygen.

Yemen: UN agency warns of deteriorating health situation amid ongoing fighting

The health situation in Yemen is steadily deteriorating as escalating hostilities impede civilian access to critical health services, according to a spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO).

US$274m needed to help “ordinary families” survive Yemen conflict

An emergency UN appeal launched Friday for $274 million to help 7.5 million people directly affected by fighting in Yemen.

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As Yemen fighting surges, UN humanitarian arm issues urgent appeal for country’s civilians

The United Nations has launched an urgent appeal for over two hundred million dollars to help Yemen’s civilians with critical aid amid the country’s intensifying conflict, the Organization’s humanitarian wing confirmed today.