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Yemen: UN agency provides tents, emergency relief items to people displaced by Cyclone Chapala

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) indicated today that prior to tropical cyclone Chapala making landfall on Yemen last Tuesday, the agency had moved 1,000 tents and 3,000 non-food items kits into a number of governorates to support people in affected areas.

Yemen cyclone downgraded but damage still extensive

A cyclone which was headed for Yemen has been downgraded, but thousands of Yeminis have still lost their homes and land to flooding, according to the UN.

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Yemen: as cyclone weakens, UN warns more than 1 million people could be impacted by flooding

While the United Nations is reporting that Cyclone Chapala – the rare tropical storm that slammed into Yemen’s southern coast yesterday, dumping perhaps a year’s worth of rain in some areas – is expected to weaken to a tropical depression over the next 12 hours, the immediate concern remains the welfare of an estimated 1 million people, mainly in the two governorates of Shabwah and Hadramaut.

‘Severe impact’ feared in Yemen due to rain potential of cyclone Chapala

As cyclonic storm Chapala made landfall this morning in the southwest of Riyan in Yemen with a surface wind speed of 120 to 130 kilometres per hour, United Nations agencies reported that although it had weakened rapidly, the impacts could be severe and challenging.

Powerful cyclone Chapala headed towards war-torn Yemen, warns UN

A strong and rare tropical cyclone, named Chapala, is heading towards the southern coasts of Oman and Yemen and is expected to make landfall on the eastern provinces of Hadramout and Shabwa in war-torn Yemen early Tuesday, the United Nations warned today.

Senior UN official pleads for access to Yemeni city of Taiz to avert humanitarian tragedy

The World Food Programme (WFP) today pleaded for the “‘safe and immediate access” to Taiz, where food aid last reached the besieged city in southern Yemen five weeks ago, warning that “if this situation continues the damage from hunger will be irreversible.”

Yemen: Ban calls for all warring parties to halt operations after Saudi-led airstrikes destroy hospital

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition that hit the Hayadeen Medical Hospital in the Sa’dah governorate, which is run by Médecins Sans Frontières with support from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Despite raging conflict, scores of refugees continue to arrive in Yemen by sea – UN

The ongoing conflict and the widening humanitarian crisis in Yemen has not deterred nearly 70,000 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants to reach the country by sea causing the Yemini population to ‘bear the brunt,’ said the United Nations refugee agency today.

Peace talks on Yemen conflict soon to get underway

Negotiations aimed at ending the bloodshed in Yemen will soon get underway, aimed at restoring peace to the beleaguered country.

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Yemen: UN envoy says negotiations only way to end country's 'terrible cocktail' of dramatic crises

Stressing that a political solution is key to resolving the "terrible cocktail" of crises in Yemen, the United Nations Special Envoy for the country today announced that preparations have begun for talks between the conflict parties.