Yemen

‘Yemen is ablaze,’ UN envoy tells Security Council, pressing for peace talks to end civilian suffering

Citing the disastrous humanitarian consequences of the crisis in Yemen, the United Nations special envoy on the situation told the Security Council today that the ongoing violence has left the country “bleeding and its cities collapsing,” and he added that peace talks are the only way to restore the hope of Yemeni people “after all the suffering…crisis they have been victims of.”

Sounding alarm on widening crisis in Yemen, UN rights office says civilians paying ‘terrible toll’

The United Nations human rights office said today that the humanitarian situation in Yemen’s highland Taiz governorate is deteriorating rapidly in the wake of a recent attack by members of the Popular Committees affiliated with the Houthis which targeted residential areas and left 15 civilians dead, injured 73 others and left homes, shops, a clinic and a school partially destroyed.

Yemen: 3.3 million people in need of critical aid in besieged Taiz, warns UN health agency

The top United Nations health official in Yemen is appealing for unrestricted access to Taiz, where “innocent lives are at risk” in the besieged highland city where more than 3.3 million people are in critical need of health assistance, safe drinking water, food and fuel.

Yemen: UN envoy completes visit to Saudi Arabia as part of efforts to secure peace

The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen today concluded a visit to Saudi Arabia before his briefing to the Security Council this week on his preparations for peace talks that he hopes will “lead to concrete benefits for the Yemeni people and the foundation for sustainable peace.”

More than half a million children now risk 'severe malnutrition' in Yemen – UNICEF

Yemen’s spiralling crisis has caused “alarming malnutrition levels” among children because of the limited availability of and lack of access to food due to blocked or damaged delivery routes and restrictions on food and fuel imports caused by the conflict, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today.

"Strong logic" for Yemen talks amid terrorist gains

Talks to decide the future of Yemen could take place before the end of October despite the “deep mistrust” between those involved, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, said Thursday.

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Civilians killed by air strikes at Yemeni wedding party ‘deeply disturbing,’ says UN humanitarian chief

The top United Nations humanitarian official today said he was “deeply disturbed” by the news of civilians being killed by coalition air strikes that hit a wedding party in Yemen’s Dhamar Governorate yesterday.

Houthis reaffirm acceptance of Security Council resolution aimed at ending violence in Yemen – UN

The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has welcomed the latest statements by the Houthis reaffirming their acceptance of a UN Security Council resolution aimed at ending the country’s months-long conflict, the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Over 500 children dead, 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition owing to Yemen violence – UN

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today underscored the devastating toll six months of violence has taken on the children of Yemen, where at least 500 have lost their lives and more than 1.7 million are at risk of malnutrition.

Yemen: Ban condemns airstrikes that reportedly struck wedding party and killed over 100

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the airstrikes that reportedly struck a wedding party in Wahijah village, outside of the Red Sea port city of Mokha in Yemen, killing as many as 135 people.