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Yemen: UN condemns terrorist attack on Sana’a mosque

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s terrorist attack at the al-Bolayli mosque in Yemen’s capital Sana’a, which happened during prayers for the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Yemen: UN chief ‘extremely concerned’ at escalating ground fighting and airstrikes

The United Nations Secretary-General today voiced extreme concern at the escalating ground fighting and airstrikes that have caused further devastation to Yemen’s cities and an ever-growing number of civilian casualties in recent days.

International push needed to end child rights violations in Yemen – UN official

Describing the current situation in Yemen as “beyond tragic” for all affected by the hostilities, a senior United Nations official said it is “ever more important” for both the Security Council and the international community to promote political dialogue aimed at ending violations against children.

UN officials condemn ‘virtual silence’ about escalating violence in Yemen

Two senior United Nations officials today condemned “the virtual silence” about the increasing impact on civilians of the escalating conflict in Yemen, and urged leaders from all sides to refrain from manipulating religious identities for political purposes.

Welcoming upcoming talks, Security Council calls on Yemeni parties to speed up peace efforts

The United Nations Security Council today welcomed the announcement on the upcoming Yemeni peace talks and commended the decision by the Government to participate in them along with other parties.

UN envoy on Yemen welcomes commitment of parties to upcoming peace talks

The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen today welcomed the commitment of the Government, the Houthis and the General People’s Congress to participate in peace talks that he will convene in the region next week.

Humanitarian “catastrophe” unfolds in Yemen

The humanitarian situation for people living in war-torn Yemen has reached catastrophic proportions, according to the United Nations.

Four out of five Yemenis, that’s 21 million people, need assistance as a result of an ongoing conflict between government forces and rebels.

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Ban, Security Council condemn terrorist attack on Yemeni mosque that leaves more than 30 dead

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the members of the United Nations Security Council today strongly condemned the suicide attack against a mosque in the northern Jarraf district of Sana’a in Yemen.

Yemen: UN emergency fund releases $15 million for critical aid operations

The head of the United Nations humanitarian wing today released an emergency allocation of $15 million to help alleviate the “almost incomprehensible” scale of human suffering in Yemen where a “shocking” four out of every five Yemenis are lacking in such basic items for survival as clean water, food, fuel, and medicines.

Yemen: UN calls for unimpeded access to people in need as fighting intensifies in southwestern region

Air strikes, armed confrontation and looting across Taiz governorate in Yemen have exacerbated an already desperate situation, dramatically escalating humanitarian suffering, the United Nations relief wing warned today, urging unimpeded access to those in need.