Yemen

Yemen crisis could spark new suffering for vulnerable children, UNICEF warns

Progress made in addressing malnutrition and preventable disease in Yemen could be undone if the political crisis continues there, the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF has warned.

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'Yemen is collapsing before our eyes,' UN chief warns, urging international support to end crisis

Amid a dangerous political and humanitarian crisis and a seething secessionist movement, Yemen sits on the brink of collapse, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned the Security Council today, reminding the international community of its “solemn obligation” under the UN Charter to help the country prevent an escalation of the conflict and re-launch its political process.

UN chief welcomes resumption of negotiations to ‘steer Yemen through’ political impasse

The Secretary-General has today welcomed the announcement that the UN-facilitated negotiations in Yemen will reconvene on Monday.

UN chief says ‘challenging period’ in Yemen’s political transition must be overcome

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged parties to the Peace and National Partnership Agreement in Yemen overcome the current impasse so the peaceful democratic transition that was launched in 2011 can be fulfilled.

Yemen: UN special envoy welcomes release of abducted presidential aide

The United Nations envoy on Yemen has welcomed the release today of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's chief of staff, and urged the opposition group Ansarallah – which had abducted the official last week – “to undertake steps that would be in the best interest of all political sides and the people of Yemen."

Yemen: UN chief voices deep concern at crisis as country's leadership resigns

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced serious concern about developments in Yemen following the resignation of the country's President and Prime Minister amid a takeover of the capital by Houthi militants.

UN urges immediate halt to hostilities in Yemen, calls on all sides to abide by commitments

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council today expressed grave concern about the deteriorating situation in Yemen, calling for an immediate ceasefire and the restoration of full authority to legitimate Government institutions.

UN rights chief urges more global attention to ‘wanton’ violence in Yemen

The top United Nations human rights official appealed today for more international attention to be focused on Yemen and the plight of Yemenis as deepening insecurity and “utterly intolerable” violence in the country continue to wreak a terrible toll on civilians.

Yemen: Ban condemns deadly attack on police academy, calls for accountability

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned in the strongest terms today’s attack against a policy academy in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, and called for the perpetrators of the crime to be brought to justice.