yemen crisis

Yemen Named as Nation Where Risk of Mass Killing Rose Most in 2016

By Ben Seabrook LONDON, July 20 – Yemen was named on Thursday as the nation where the risk of genocide or mass killing rose the most last year while Syria topped an annual “Peoples Under Threat” index for the third consecutive year. The index, by human rights group Minority Rights Group International (MRG), said vulnerable

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Cholera Outbreak in Yemen Kills 25 People in a Week

SANAA, May 8 – A cholera outbreak in Yemen killed 25 people this week, the World Health Organization said, as two years of war continues to wreak havoc on the impoverished country’s health and sanitation system. The deaths from the diarrhoeal disease which is carried in food and water tainted by human faeces are among

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Veteran aid expert Egeland warns of “Biblical” famine in Yemen

By Tom Miles GENEVA, May 3 – Yemen faces a “famine of Biblical proportions”, veteran aid expert Jan Egeland warned on Wednesday during a visit to the war-battered nation, expressing fury over the failure of the “men with guns and power” to end the crisis. Yemen‘s two years of civil war have pitted the Iran-aligned

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Death of 7-year-old Jamila: Victim of a man-made catastrophe in Yemen

By Abduljabbar Zeyad HODEIDAH, Yemen, May 3 – Eyes half open and sunken deep into their sockets, little Jamila Ali Abdu already looked half dead for most of her 12-day stay at the malnutrition ward ofYemen‘s Hodeidah hospital. Too weak to resist the march of disease and hunger in her war-battered country, the seven-year-old’s tiny

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Civil War Costs Yemen $14 bln in Damage and Economic Losses: Report

By Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON, Aug 17 – The cost from damage to infrastructure and economic losses in Yemen’s civil war is more than $14 billion so far, according to a confidential report seen by Reuters that highlights the effort needed to rebuild the country, where more than half the population is suffering from malnutrition. “The

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Air Strike on Yemen Hospital Kills At Least Seven: Residents, Officials

DUBAI, Aug 15 – A Saudi-led coalition air strike hit a hospital in Yemen’s northern Hajja province on Monday, residents and local officials said, killing at least seven people and wounding 13. A Reuters witness at the scene of the attack in the Abs district said medics could not immediately evacuate the wounded because war

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Yemen: In and Out of Africa

When Yemenis fleeing war make it to Djibouti, they often find Ethiopians heading in the other direction BY Laura Secorun A corpse lies by the side of the road. The man, likely an Ethiopian in his late 20s, is facedown under a bush with his arms stretched out in front of him. He is wearing only shorts

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Saudi-Led Air Strikes on Yemen Capital Resume, Airport Shut: Residents

CAIRO, Aug 9 – A Saudi-led military coalition conducted air strikes on the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Tuesday for the first time in five months, residents said, after U.N.-backed peace talks to end the conflict broke down over the weekend. The Saudi-led coalition is backing Yemeni forces loyal to the exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu

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Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Due to Meet on Yemen With U.N. Chief

By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, June 17 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s powerful deputy crown prince is due to meet U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday, the kingdom’s ambassador said, after the United Nations infuriated Riyadh by briefly blacklisting a Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen. Mohammed bin Salman will be in

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