Yemen

News in Brief 31 December 2018

  • International cooperation leads to a winning world, says UN chief
  • ‘Stealing’ food from hungry Yemenis ‘must stop immediately’
  • Afghanistan’s new presidential elections set for July 2019
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‘Stealing’ food from hungry Yemenis ‘must stop immediately’, says UN agency

After uncovering evidence that humanitarian food supplies are being diverted in Yemen’s Houthi-controlled capital, Sana’a, and other parts of the country, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has demanded an immediate end to the practice.

Yemen: Committee brings warring parties to the table in Hudaydah, builds on ceasefire

Yemen’s warring parties have begun the process this week of implementing a comprehensive ceasefire agreement across the key rebel-held port city of Hudaydah, raising hopes that groundbreaking consultations convened by the UN in Sweden can lead to a lasting peace through further talks next year.

News in Brief 28 December 2018

  • UN experts censure Sudan for violence against peaceful protesters
  • Pledge to pay salaries of Yemen civil servants, welcomed by UN
  • 2018: Highest death toll since 2014, for the occupied Palestinian territory
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UN ceasefire monitoring chief tours Yemeni port of Hudaydah

The head of the UN team which is monitoring and helping implement a ground-breaking ceasefire across Yemen’s crucial port city of Hudaydah, had his first face-to-face meeting with authorities there on Monday.

Warring parties in Yemen must ‘fully respect’ Hudaydah ceasefire – UN Security Council

The United Nations Security Council on Friday endorsed the agreement reached between the Government of Yemen and leaders of the opposition Houthi movement, at the recent UN-backed talks in Sweden, and authorized the deployment of an advance team to facilitate the monitoring and implementation of the Stockholm Agreement.

INTERVIEW: Scene is set for more face-to-face talks on an end to war in Yemen

2018 has been “terrifying” for Yemenis, who have suffered from a conflict characterised by indiscriminate military attacks, and the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.  UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths spoke with chief of our UN News Arabic service, Reem Abaza, after the Yemen political consultations in Sweden, that led to a ceasefire in the port of Hudaydah.

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UN-led Yemen ceasefire monitoring team gets ready to begin operations

A UN-led team tasked with overseeing  the ceasefire  which came into effect on Tuesday around a number of critical Yemeni ports, has begun planning operations with a conference call to discuss the general outlines of its work, including agreement of a code of conduct, the UN Spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Security Council welcomes Yemen breakthrough, but lasting peace remains a ‘daunting task’

Senior UN officials briefed the Security Council on the details of a UN-brokered ceasefire in Yemen on Friday in and around the key port city of Hudaydah, which is expected to restore a humanitarian lifeline to millions across the country, and kickstart imports of commercial goods.

News in Brief 14 December 2018

  • Yemen ceasefire deal: ‘Potential’ now to restore humanitarian lifeline to millions
  • DRC pre-election violence must end, says UN Human Rights chief
  • Nicaraguan NGOs under risk from de-registration ruling – OHCHR
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