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It is a matter of grave concern that, according to a UN estimate, twenty million people are facing starvation in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria...," states an editorial. "It is indeed disturbing to note that man-made disasters like war and famine continue to bleed nations while international politics fails to come ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Coalition airstrikes kill 16 rebels in Yemen: military official.

Sixteen rebels have been killed and 24 wounded in 24 hours of air raids by a Saudi-led coalition targeting the insurgents in Yemen, a military official and medics said Saturday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Lessons From the Deadliest Chemical War .

Paul Iddon Security, Why didn't World War II go 'chemical'?  Since the end of World War I, the only substantial chemical attacks in warfare have occurred in East Asia and the Middle East. Japan poisoned Chinese troops with gas in the 1930s. Egypt dumped poison gas on Yemen in the 1960s, and Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein ...

- The National Interest - US

UN says over 100 civilians killed each month as Yemen war enters third year.

An average of over 100 civilians a month are dying in Yemen's war which enters its third year this weekend, most killed by the Saudi-led coalition's air strikes and shelling, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday.

- France24 - FR

Yemen on the brink of famine, says UN.

A third of Yemen's 22 provinces are on the brink of famine, the UN said on Friday, warning that 60 percent of the war-ravaged country's population was going hungry. Yemen, long one of the world's poorest nations, has seen its food security deteriorate dramatically since its civil war escalated two Copyright @ 2017 The New ...

- Albawaba - UK

100 Civilians Killed a Month in Yemen War - UN.

100 Civilians Killed a Month in Yemen War - UN...

- MENAFN - JO

Over 100 civilians killed in a month in Yemen Conflict.

Over 100 civilians killed in a month, including fishermen, refugees, as Yemen conflict reaches two-year mark GENEVA – Two years and more than 13,000 civilian casualties later, the conflict in Yemen continues to rage, with an intensification ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Yemen's Banking Problems Could Have Dire Humanitarian Implications.

Following a visit to Yemen earlier this month, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme declared that it was "a race against time" to avoid famine in the country. Her assessment was echoed in a subsequently released multiagency report on the crisis, which found that 17 million Yemenis are food insecure, up by ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Famine Could Kill 20 Million in Africa and Yemen—Why the Deafening Silence?.

Patrick LawrenceAs with the threat to kick 24 million off health care here, unchecked power is bringing humanity to a grave crisis.

- The Nation - US

Famine and hunger crisis.

Famine and hunger crisisMillions of people are facing starvation across East Africa, Yemen and north-east Nigeria. Oxfam is on the ground in each of these regions, providing food, clean water and sanitation to families who are in desperate need of assistance. We urgently need to scale up our response to save more lives. You ...

- Oxfam International - UK

Decline of ancient trade route deepens Yemeni food crisis.

Source: Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: Yemen The two-year-old civil war has severely restricted the flow of food into the main Yemeni cargo ports of Hodeidah and Salif on the Red Sea, while the country is on the brink of famine.A two-year-old civil war has severely restricted the flow of food into the main ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Yemen rebel missile kills Saudi soldier

A Saudi soldier was killed by a missile fired by rebels in Yemen that struck a military base near the border, the Interior Ministry said Friday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Decline of ancient trade route deepens food crisis in Yemen war

Captains of small wooden dhows are carrying food and wares from the United Arab Emirates to war-torn Yemen.

- The Daily Star - LB

Two years on, Saudi intervention in Yemen leaves trail of death

Civil war and geopolitical rivalries have brought Yemen to the brink of collapse two years since a Saudi-led intervention against Houthi rebels. With famine looming, all signs point to the situation getting worse.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

UNHCR brings relief to desperate Yemenis displaced by war

Vital aid deliveries reach thousands in embattled coastal district of Mokha, where many live out of doors without adequate water or sanitation.

- UN - INT

UNHCR reaches embattled Mokha with emergency aid

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Yemen After weeks of intense negotiations, UNHCR has reached the embattled district in Yemen's western governorate of Taizz, where hostilities have escalated since January.This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Matthew Saltmarsh – to whom quoted text may ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

100 civilians killed a month in Yemen war, most by coalition: UN

An average of 100 civilians a month are dying in Yemen's war which enters its third year this weekend, most killed by the Saudi-led coalition's airstrikes and shelling, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Third of Yemen provinces on brink of famine: UN

A third of Yemen's 22 provinces are on the brink of famine, the U.N. said Friday, warning that 60 percent of the war-ravaged country's population was going hungry.

- The Daily Star - LB

Two years on, Yemen conflict targets children, food trucks and even fishermen's boats - UN

The conflict in Yemen is raging, the United Nations human rights chief today warned, urging those fighting to work towards a ceasefire and to allow humanitarian aid to get through to millions of people in need.

- UN - INT

Police: Somali Pirates Take Over Somali Vessel to Use as Floating Base

Pirates have seized control of a Somali fishing boat to use as a base from which to attack larger ships, police said on Friday, a week after Somali pirates hijacked their first commercial vessel since 2012. Ten Yemeni crew aboard the boat were dumped on shore, officials told Reuters. "We understand that pirates hijacked the ...

- Voice of America - US

Somali pirates take over Somali vessel to use as floating base, say police

BOSASSO , March 24 — Pirates have seized control of a Somali fishing boat to use as a base from which to attack larger ships, police said today, a week after Somali pirates hijacked their first commercial vessel since 2012. Ten Yemeni...

- The Malay Mail - MY

US, UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia more than 10 times amount of humanitarian aid sent to Yemen

Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the United States and Britain for transferring arms to Saudi Arabia to use in its war in Yemen. Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab.

- Albawaba - UK

Yemen rebel missile kills Saudi soldier

A Saudi soldier was killed by a missile fired by rebels in Yemen that struck a military base near the border, the interior ministry said Friday

- The Daily Star - LB

In Yemen, UNHCR reaches embattled Mokha with emergency aid

- UN - INT

America's Hands Are Tied in Yemen

Ari Heistein Security, Middle East Trump was right to choose the policy option that best protected U.S. interests, though imperfect. There is undoubtedly a degree of internal tension within Trump's policy towards Yemen, because of the complex array of forces on the Yemeni battlefield, but U.S. policy on the matter is hardly ...

- The National Interest - US

Yemen children dream of school as war keeps them out

Roua Ahmed's classes ended abruptly when her school in Yemen was bombed, but she still clings to her dream of getting an education

- The Daily Star - LB

International, independent probe of alleged violations in Yemen needed - UN deputy rights chief

Describing the situation in Yemen as one of the world's worst humanitarian crises - 'and one that is entirely man-made' - the United Nations human rights deputy chief today urged the national commission of inquiry to fulfill its mandate of investigating all alleged violations of international and Yemeni laws.

- UN - INT

ICRC: 'time to ring alarm bell on mass starvation in Africa'

The world has got only four months to save millions of people in Yemen and Somalia from starvation, the International Committee of the Red Cross says. The ICRC's Ewan Watson tells DW it is time to ring the alarm bell.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Two years on, Arab coalition action in Yemen proven necessary

Gulf states are hopeful the new US administration led by President Donald Trump will be less accepting of Iranian expansionist goals

- GulfNews - AE

Starvation looms in four African states

The International Committee of the Red Cross is appealing for $400 million to help those most affected by the humanitarian crises in Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria.

- Cape Times - SA

'Gross violations': Amnesty International denounces Saudi use of UK, US arms in Yemen

Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the United States and Britain for transferring arms to Saudi Arabia to use in its war in Yemen. The rights group said the two countries had together sent more than five billion dollars worth of arms to Riyadh since a Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015. Copyright ...

- Albawaba - UK

'Shots Fired' Stars Talk About Making Timely Series As Real Events Swirled

Shots Fired, the 10-hour event series that bows tonight on Fox, first premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival and could not feel more of the moment. From creators Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood and featuring a stellar ensemble including Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James and Tristan Mack Wilds, the ...

- Deadline.com - US

Two years on, Yemen stuck in 'quagmire'

Deadly fighting, a rise in extremism, the threat of famine -- two years after Saudi Arabia intervened against Iran-backed rebels, Yemen is more unstable than ever

- The Daily Star - LB

Amnesty condemns US, UK over Yemen arms

Amnesty International Thursday condemned the United States and Britain for transferring arms to Saudi Arabia to use in its war in Yemen

- The Daily Star - LB

Millions in Yemen are being knowingly pushed to the brink of famine

Millions in Yemen are being knowingly pushed to the brink of famine23 March 2017Fighters in the Yemen war and their international backers are wilfully pushing the country to the brink of famine, Oxfam warned today - ahead of the two-year anniversary of the escalation of the war.

- Oxfam International - UK

Vital Oil Shipping Lane Becomes Target In Yemen's Civil War

Yemen's strategic Red Sea port, through which some 4 million barrels of oil flow daily to Middle Eastern markets, is becoming a focal point in the proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and China is the only power with the economic deal-making leverage to keep this from becoming much more than a proxy battle. The Red Sea ...

- OilPrice.com - US

ICRC: Only Months Left to Avert Famine in Africa and Yemen

A three- to four-month window remains to avert a famine that could potentially kill millions of people in three African countries and Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross warns.  The Swiss humanitarian agency said speed was of the essence to prevent a tragedy of massive proportions in Somalia, Yemen, South ...

- Voice of America - US

Amnesty condemns US, UK over Yemen arms

Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the United States and Britain for transferring arms to Saudi Arabia to use in its war in Yemen.

- France24 - FR

Millions in Yemen pushed to the brink of famine

Source: Oxfam Country: Yemen Ahead of the two-year anniversary of the escalation of the war, Oxfam warns that 70 per cent of the population is in need of humanitarian aid.Fighters in the Yemen war and their international backers are wilfully pushing the country to the brink of famine, Oxfam warned today, ahead of the two ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Time Short to Avert Starvation in Yemen and Somalia, Red Cross Says

The aid agency needs $300 million to deliver assistance to five million people in Yemen, Somalia and northeast Nigeria as well as areas of South Sudan.

- New York Times - US

New Fox show 'Shots Fired' delves into the justice system and race

'Shots,' which premieres on March 22, depicts two deaths likely linked to a sheriff's department – one of which receives far more attention from the government. Sanaa Lathan and Stephan James star in the 10-episode series.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

ICRC calls for massive scale-up of operations to tackle hunger crisis

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross Country: Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen The ICRC is appealing for $400m to help those most affected by the humanitarian crises in Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria. The funds will ensure 5 million vulnerable people receive essential aid.The ICRC is ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Yemen and Somalia 'months away' from famine

Conflict-hit countries have only 3-4 months before millions are at risk of famine, Red Cross says.

- Al Jazeera - QA

13 stunning photos that show why Oman is the next big destination for luxury travelers

@BettyAbarcaNestled between the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen, Oman is rich with history and gorgeous landscapes that change from desert to mountains all the way out to its gorgeous coastline. Oman's Ministry of Tourism recently announced a plan that would make the tourism industry a major source of income ...

- Business Insider - US

Inside the Pulitzer Center, a 10-year-old nonprofit with 571 publication partners that has supported 715 projects and facilitated a total of 6,168 stories

James Warren / Poynter: Inside the Pulitzer Center, a 10-year-old nonprofit with 571 publication partners that has supported 715 projects and facilitated a total of 6,168 stories  —  Iona Craig, a prototypical high-wire journalist without much of a safety net, recently found herself in a broken-down car with no ...

- Mediagazer - US

The children of Yemen: Inside Sanaa orphanage that is braving nearby air strikes

Reuters photographer Khaled Abdullah has documented the lives of the children at al-Shawkani Foundation for Orphan Care, who have born the brunt of the country's collapse.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Iran steps up support for Houthis in Yemen's war: Sources

Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen's rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shi'ite ally in a civil war whose outcome could sway the balance of power in the Middle East, regional and Western sources say.

- Zee News - IN

Why victims and survivors of atrocities need a right to the truth

When heinous atrocities and human rights violations are committed, knowing the truth about what happened to the victims matters. In many conflicts raging around the world today, among them those in Syria, Yemen, and Nigeria, legal norms meant to protect civilians are being utterly disregarded, with brutal consequences for ...

- The Conversation - UK

Yemen: Much-needed aid finally reaches city of Taiz

Photo gallery | An intense battle for control of Taiz has placed both the city and its people in a state of siege, leaving communities completely cut off from supplies.

- ICRC - INT

“Massive scaling up urgently needed to tackle hunger crisis” says ICRC’s Director of Operations

News release | The ICRC is appealing for $400m to help those most affected by the humanitarian crises in Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria.

- ICRC - INT

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