humanitarian crisis

How to Stop People Dying From Aid Shortages? Tackle Roots of Crises

By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, May 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women in Niger travel miles by donkey cart to health centres in the hope of getting food for their malnourished infants, leaving their vegetable gardens unattended and chores undone, only to be turned away with nothing. Children in Somalia and Democratic Republic of Congo find

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Yemen’s Food Crisis Deepens as Banks Cut Credit for Shipments

By Jonathan Saul, Maha El Dahan and Mohammed Ghobari LONDON/ABU DHABI, March 6 – Banks have cut credit lines for traders shipping food to war-torn Yemen, where ports have been battlegrounds and the financial system is grinding to a halt, choking vital supplies to an impoverished country that could face famine. Lenders are increasingly unwilling

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Yemen Central Bank Stops Guarantees For Rice, Sugar Imports

DUBAI, Feb 20 – Yemen‘s central bank has told traders and local banks it will no longer provide lines of credit for the import of sugar and rice at the official exchange rate, merchants and local bankers said on Friday. The move takes immediate effect and is likely to further deepen the country’s humanitarian crisis.Yemen is in the

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Red Cross Delivers Medical Aid to Taiz in Yemen “Breakthrough”

GENEVA, Feb 14 – The Red Cross said on Saturday it had entered the war-torn Yemeni city of Taiz for the first time since August, delivering three tons of life-saving medical supplies to four hospitals treating the wounded. Taiz has been one of the hardest-fought fronts in a war in which local militias and forces

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The Loss of Yemen

The Tragic state of a Great Nation  By Tamara Khamis Once known as the Arabia Felix, Yemen has now been reduced to a place of regional armed conflict, rebel fighting and destruction. The relatively vibrant life that once filled the streets of the capital has been replaced with fear, violence and an eerie silence. The

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