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Yemen doctors despair as babies starve in orphaned province

Yemen doctors despair as babies starve in orphaned province

At Nasr Hospital’s emergency room in the Yemeni city of Daleh, a little boy struggles to breathe. He is too tired, or too hungry, to cry. Born with a degenerative neurological disease, his muscles have atrophied to nothing, his tiny joints visible through his pale skin, his stomach distended. The child’s body cannot retain even […]

September 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nearly 5,000 families displaced in Yemen’s Hodeida- UN

Nearly 5,000 families displaced in Yemen’s Hodeida- UN

Nearly 5,000 families have been displaced in Yemen’s flashpoint Hodeida province this month, the UN said Sunday, as violence escalates in the rebel-held Red Sea region. After nearly a month of sporadic clashes, the Yemeni government — backed by Saudi Arabia and its allies — on Wednesday launched a major assault to retake the densely […]

June 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Yemen rebels say Saudi airstrike on police building kills 8

Yemen rebels say Saudi airstrike on police building kills 8

Yemeni rebels say an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition fighting them struck a police building in the rebel-controlled capital, Sanaa, killing eight people. In a statement by their military media unit, the rebels, known as Houthis, say that a child was killed in the Sunday attack that badly damaged a department of records building […]

February 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Yemen facing mass famine unless Saudi coalition lifts blockade

Yemen facing mass famine unless Saudi coalition lifts blockade

Yemen is facing a mass famine that will affect millions of lives unless the Saudi-led coalition ends its blockade and allows aid deliveries into the country, the UN aid chief warned Wednesday. Mark Lowcock, the UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, said that unless the borders are re-opened to aid shipments, “it will be the largest […]

November 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
War-torn Yemen to get cholera vaccines as death toll mounts

War-torn Yemen to get cholera vaccines as death toll mounts

The U.N. health agency and some major partners have agreed to send 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen to help stanch a spiraling and increasingly deadly caseload in the impoverished country, which is already facing war and the risk of famine. A spokesman for the World Health Organization said Wednesday that it didn’t […]

June 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
40 soldiers killed in Yemen anti-rebel offensive- army

40 soldiers killed in Yemen anti-rebel offensive- army

At least 28 Huthi insurgents and 12 Yemeni soldiers were killed Tuesday in the southern province of Shabwa as government forces pushed to capture a rebel enclave, military officials said. The fighting flared when forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi attacked rebels in Bayhan district, on the border between Shabwa and Marib provinces. Bayhan […]

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rocket kills 7 civilians in Saudi as Yemen probe begins

Rocket kills 7 civilians in Saudi as Yemen probe begins

Aug 17, – A rocket fired by rebels in Yemen killed seven civilians in Najran city in the highest reported number of non-combattant casualties in the kingdom’s south since the Arab coalition intervened in Yemen 17 months ago. Saudi Arabia suffered its worst civilian death toll Tuesday in cross-border shelling from Yemen as an anti-rebel […]

August 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Coalition denies targeting Yemen school as 10 children killed

Coalition denies targeting Yemen school as 10 children killed

Aug  14, – Doctors Without Borders, a Paris-based relief agency also known as MSF, said the children were killed Saturday in coalition raids on a school in Haydan, a town in rebel-held Saada province. The Saudi-led coalition Sunday denied targeting a Yemeni school in air strikes that killed 10 children, instead saying it bombed a […]

August 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hunger a weapon of war in Syria, Yemen, Nigeria

Hunger a weapon of war in Syria, Yemen, Nigeria

Aug  08, – More than 50 million people living in 17 conflict-ridden countries are in “severe food insecurity”, two UN agencies warned recently. While grain silos in many Western countries may overflow this winter, tens of millions of people risk going without food as hunger is being used more than ever as a weapon of […]

August 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
UN asks Saudis to do more to prevent child deaths in Yemen

UN asks Saudis to do more to prevent child deaths in Yemen

Aug  02, – Ban reported to the Security Council on his controversial decision to temporarily remove the coalition from the UN list of shame pending a review, triggering an outcry from rights groups. The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen must do more to address “very serious concerns” about the killing of children, UN Secretary-General Ban […]

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