Yemen: Endless suffering of children continues due to war, aid crisis 

The Yemen conflict killed or maimed 2,600 children as hostilities intensified in 2019 and 2020; that’s according to a new report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed conflict in the country. 

Yemen asks international community to exert pressure on Houthi coup leaders and their sponsors to ‘end bloodshed’

The war in Yemen has caused a human catastrophe, torn society apart, and triggered “waves of mass displacement, repression and enforced disappearance”, the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs said on Monday, the final day of the UN General Assembly’s annual debate. 

News in Brief 27 September 2021


  • Global tourism slump is an emergency for many nations: Guterres 
  • Yemen: Endless suffering of children after years of conflict and aid crisis 
  • Iran not allowing full monitoring access, says UN nuclear watchdog  
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Millions in Yemen ‘a step away from starvation’

The crisis in Yemen, now in its seventh year of war, continues unabated, with thousands of people displaced and millions “a step away from starvation”, the UN Humanitarian Relief Coordinator said on Wednesday during a high-level side event on the margins of the 76th General Assembly.

King of Saudi Arabia says peace is top priority for his country 

The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, said on Wednesday that promoting peace is his Kingdom’s top priority in international affairs. 

News in Brief 20 September 2021

  • Getting sustainability back on track, only way to save planet: Guterres
  • Guterres condemns Yemen executions by Houthis  
  • R&D investment rose in many areas during COVID: UN report 
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UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva: Climate warning, Afghanistan, Burundi, Yemen

In this week’s show, an appeal for support for Afghanistan’s people from António Guterres, who also warns that we’re at a “tipping point” for climate action; we also hear from the fifth and final Commission of Inquiry report on Burundi – it’s still talking of crimes against humanity…. And an interview with UN-appointed independent human rights expert Dr Ardi Imseis, on Yemen’s unrelenting conflict and its impact on the country’s most vulnerable people.

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News in Brief 14 September 2021


  • First humanitarian flight to Kabul marks ‘turning point’: WFP 
  • After 10 years of war in Syria, siege tactics make their return 
  • Unremitting suffering in Yemen in spotlight at Human Rights Council 
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Yemen: As conflict drags on, ‘no quick wins’ – UN envoy

The complexities of the years-long war in Yemen “multiply as the conflict drags on”, the country’s new UN envoy told the Security Council on Friday, adding that he was “under no illusions about the difficulty of the task” at hand.

UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – Afghanistan, DR Congo, Tigray and Yemen

In this week’s show, aid to Afghanistan in the international spotlight, a deadly bacterial meningitis alert in northeastern DR Congo, Yemen’s “unbearable” war drags on, and alarming developments in northern Ethiopia, where the “hungry season” has started, as conflict escalates across Tigray’s borders.

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