Yemen

In phone conversation with Yemeni President, Ban expresses concern about uptick in fighting

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced concern about the escalation of fighting in Yemen in a telephone conversation with the country's President, the United Nations has confirmed.

Some 8.6 million people in urgent need of medical help in Yemen, says UN agency

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today warned that the “unnecessary loss of innocent lives cannot go on” and spotlighted the increasingly dire medical situation in Yemen, where it says the health and lives of millions of people are at risk, and health facilities, staff and patients are under attack in widespread violations of international humanitarian law.

Ban calls for postponement of Yemen consultations, urges 'soonest possible' return to dialogue

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has requested that his Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, postpone the planned consultations aimed at seeking a peaceful and Yemeni-led political transition process in the country, according to a United Nations spokesperson.

Yemen: UN rights office urges all parties to adhere to international law as civilian toll grows

As the number of civilian casualties in the Yemen conflict tops 1,000, the United Nations human rights office today urged all parties – coalition forces, the Yemeni armed forces, Houthis and other non-State armed groups – to adhere strictly to their obligations under international law and do all in their power to protect civilians.

Ban announces ‘inclusive consultations’ on Yemen; urges good faith engagement

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, said today that he is pleased to announce the launch of inclusive consultations aimed at restoring momentum towards a Yemeni-led political transition process, according to a statement released by his Spokesman.

Amid ongoing fighting in Yemen, UN agencies urge ‘predictable pauses’ for humanitarian aid

Yemen’s five-day ceasefire aimed at allowing the delivery of critical aid to the country’s beleaguered civilian population did not last long enough for providing the necessary relief, according to the United Nations humanitarian agencies.

Ban urges all sides in Yemen to renew commitment for extension of humanitarian pause

Stressing that Yemenis have faced “tragic levels of suffering and violence” in recent months, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all sides in the conflict to refrain from any actions that undermine the safety and security of the country’s airports, seaports and transportation infrastructure, and to join consultations without preconditions.

As humanitarian pause holds in Yemen, UN aid airlift arrives with critical supplies

The first of six airplanes from the United Nations refugee agency bringing urgently needed aid supplies landed safely in Yemen today boosting relief stocks in the war-ravaged country, on the third day of the temporary humanitarian pause, the Organization has confirmed.

Pause in fighting “not enough to reach everyone in Yemen”

A negotiated pause in fighting in Yemen appears to be holding but concerns remain that warring parties cannot be relied upon to allow humanitarian agencies to distribute desperately needed aid.

The warning comes as the humanitarian ceasefire enters its third day.

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Yemen: UN chief hails important humanitarian pause as critical aid reaches civilians

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spotlighted the importance of Yemen's humanitarian ceasefire as the United Nations and its partners ramp up critical relief efforts to civilian populations in need, according to a spokesperson for the Organization.