UN launches massive appeal to save Yemen’s people
Pledging conference seeking record amounts of money to provide life-saving aid for some 19 million of most destitute victims of four-year civil war
WFP calls for biometric system to prevent food aid theft in Yemen
Biometric registration system implemented in Aden has successfully weeded out people not entitled to food assistance
Famine focus in Yemen overshadows health, medical needs
More people are dying from diseases and lack of health care than from the war itself
Charity says Yemenis face ‘double threat’ of cold, hunger
More than half a million displaced people in war-torn Yemen face the "double threat" of famine and freezing temperatures as winter sets in, an aid group said Wednesday.Oxfam said some 530,000 displaced people are in mountainous areas, many living in makeshift shelters with no insulation or weatherproofing."Freezing temperatures could be ...
UN envoy: Warring parties in Yemen agree to meet in Sweden
The U.N. envoy for Yemen announced Friday the country's internationally recognized government and rival Houthi Shiite rebels have agreed to attend talks aimed at ending their three-year war, which has created the globe's worst humanitarian crisis by pushing the Arab world's poorest country to the brink of famine.Martin Griffiths told ...
UN agency urges open access for aid to Yemen
The regional chief of the U.N. children's agency said Saturday that Yemeni authorities are making it difficult to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid and warned that impeding relief efforts could plunge the country into famine.Geert Cappelaere told The Associated Press in an interview from Yemen that recent U.S. calls for a ...
UN chief urges Yemen combatants to seize momentum for peace
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Yemen's warring parties on Friday to seize the momentum for peace and avert what could be the world's worst famine in decades. The U.N. chief's appeal came days after the Trump administration demanded a cease-fire and the launch of U.N.-led political talks to end the war ...
UN humanitarian chief says danger of ‘big famine’ in Yemen
The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that "there is a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen."Mark Lowcock told the Security Council that this famine would be "much bigger than anything any professional in this field has seen during their working lives."He said "the ...
Key battle in Yemen’s war risks tipping country into famine
With American backing, the United Arab Emirates has resumed an all-out offensive aimed at capturing Yemen's most vital port, Hodeida, where Shiite rebels are digging in to fight to the last man. Thousands of civilians are caught in the middle, trapped by minefields and barrages of mortars and airstrikes.In this ...
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