Yemen

Yemen: ‘worrying outbreak’ of dengue fever prompts UN health agency appeal for safe humanitarian corridor

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing for a safe corridor to reach more than 3 million people in war-torn Yemen’s most populated governorate, Taiz, where “an extreme spike” in cases of dengue fever has been recorded over the past two weeks.

WHO appeals for “safe corridor” in Yemen

Warring parties in Taiz governorate in Yemen are being urged by the World Health Organization (WHO) to observe a ceasefire and demilitarize hospitals and health facilities to allow the safe delivery of humanitarian aid.

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Yemen: warning of ‘a lost generation,’ UN child rights envoy urges end to grave violations against children

Alarmed by the dramatic increase in grave violations against Yemen’s children, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict has called on all parties to respect their obligations under international law to safeguard civilians from harm, including children.

Civilian needs mount in Yemen as medical supplies dwindle – UN health agency

Life saving medicines, trauma kits and blood bank supplies are urgently needed in war-ravaged Yemen, where nearly half the country’s health facilities have shut down, leaving thousands of injured civilians with fewer and fewer places to seek emergency assistance, according to the UN health agency.

“No substitute” for seeing humanitarian needs first-hand

There is no substitute for seeing the humanitarian needs of people first-hand according to the top UN relief official.

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UN health workers vaccinate millions of children against polio and measles in war-ravaged Yemen

Nearly a quarter of all health facilities in Yemen are no longer operating fully – with more expected to close down in the coming weeks – resulting in “catastrophic consequences” for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure who are dependent on life-saving support, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

Security Council strongly condemns seizure of United Arab Emirates embassy in Yemen

The United Nations Security Council today condemned “in the strongest term” the storming and seizure of the United Arab Emirates embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, by the Houthis on the 17 August 2015.

At Security Council, UN relief chief cites 'incomprehensible' scale of human suffering in Yemen

Just back from Yemen and “shocked” by what he saw there, the top United Nations humanitarian official told the Security Council today that the scale of human suffering is nearly incomprehensible, and that unless stakeholders get the parties to stop the fighting and return to the negotiating table, soon “there will be nothing left to fight for.”

Yemen conflict a “particular tragedy” for children: UNICEF

Nearly 400 children have been killed in Yemen since violence escalated in March, according to a report released on Wednesday by the UN children’s agency, UNICEF.

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Killing or maiming an average of eight children a day, ‘brutal’ Yemen conflict must end – UNICEF

An average of eight children are killed or maimed every day in Yemen as a direct result of the conflict that has gripping the country since April, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).