Yemen

News in Brief 22 July 2020

  • 'Alarming levels' of food insecurity in Yemen
  • 40 million pre-schoolers locked out by COVID
  • Rights experts call for Tanzania to end crackdown
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News in Brief 21 July 2020

  • Yemen: COVID linked to more IDPs
  • Deforestation slowing, but not enough: FAO
  • Rights experts call for Ethiopia protest probe
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COVID-19 scapegoating triggers fresh displacement in Yemen, warns migration agency

COVID-19 fears have prompted fresh displacement in war-torn Yemen, and forced many of those on the move to sell what little they have to survive, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.

News in Brief 16 July 2020

  • Yemen: 11 dead in second airstrike in three days
  • Nuclear testing legacy is ‘cruellest’ environmental injustice, warns rights expert
  • Alarm over rise in women prisoners; mental health effects of COVID measures
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Yemen oil tanker wreck: Time running out to avert ‘looming environmental, economic and humanitarian catastrophe’

Time is fast running out for getting a UN team of experts aboard the Yemeni oil storage vessel Safer, before it spills its cargo of 1.148 million barrels of light crude oil into the Red Sea, triggering what would likely be a massive environmental and economic catastrophe, the Security Council heard on Wednesday.

INTERVIEW EXCLUSIVE: Concerns and hopes of Yemenis at heart of UN plans for better future

In a wide-ranging interview for UN News on Wednesday, Martin Griffiths, the UN’s Special Envoy in Yemen, addresses the protracted peace process in the country, and the enormous challenges that still need to be overcome.

News in Brief 14 July 2020

  • Thousands of Ethiopian migrants stranded in Yemen: IOM
  • Burundi needs more than a new President to break cycle of violence
  • UN human rights office alarm at Bahrain death sentences
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In Yemen, thousands of Ethiopian migrants stranded, COVID-19 likely widespread

Tens of thousands of Ethiopian migrants have been stranded in war-ravaged Yemen where they continue to be subjected to arbitrary detention and exposure to COVID-19 infection, forcible relocation and abuse, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.

News in Brief 10 July 2020

  • Wildlife crime affects us all by bringing animal pathogens closer to humans: UN report
  • Floods across South Asia, more rainfall forecast, warn weather experts
  • Waiting to declare famine ‘will be too late for Yemenis on brink of starvation’: WFP
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Waiting to declare famine ‘will be too late for Yemenis on brink of starvation’

In Yemen, fears of famine have resurfaced as UN humanitarians also warned on Friday that 360,000 severely malnourished children could die unless they continue to get treatment and aid is stepped up. In an urgent appeal for funding, the World Food Programme (WFP) said that it needs $200 million per month to maintain assistance in the war-torn country.