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New York: More than five years of conflict have left Yemenis “hanging on by a thread, their economy in tatters” and their institutions “facing near-collapse”, the UN chief told a virtual pledging conference on Tuesday, calling for a demonstration of solidarity with some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.  more
Peace in Yemen may be ‘within close reach’, UN envoy tells Security Council

New York : UN Special Envoy for war-weary Yemen, Martin Griffiths, told the Security Council on Thursday, that he believed an end to the fighting “is within close reach”, but ...

Prison shelling in Yemen kills five women and a child: UN rights chief condemns possible war crime

New York : The UN has condemned the shelling of the women’s section of the Central Prison in a district of Yemen’s war-torn Taizz Governerate, in the south of the country, whi ...

Release inmates in Yemen to avert nationwide coronavirus outbreak, experts urge

New York : An international panel of human rights experts called today for the immediate release of political prisoners and detainees in war-ravaged Yemen to help avert a nationwide outbr ...

Rights office concerned over death sentences against 35 Yemeni MPs

New York : The UN human rights office is calling on authorities in Yemen to revoke death sentences imposed against 35 parliamentarians allegedly for treason charges.

Civil war in Yemen made over 3 million people homeless: ICRC

New York: The International Committee of the Red Cross on Sunday said over three million people, the majority of which are women and children, have been made homeless as a result of ongoi ...

Yemen prisoner release boosts hopes of peace at last for war-weary civilians

New York: Hopes for a possible end to the war in Yemen grew slightly on Monday, following the news that nearly 300 detainees have been released as a gesture of goodwill by Houthi forces, ...

‘Let the children live’: UN prepares to ramp up food aid to Yemen as famine risk grows

New York, As the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) prepares to ramp up aid to Yemen, in the face of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, David Beasley, Executive-Director ...

Yemen: Tackling the world’s largest humanitarian crisis

New York, With three-quarters of the population requiring some form of basic assistance to survive, the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, now in its fourth year, has reached unprecedented lev ...

UNICEF appeals for end to ‘war on children’ in Syria and Yemen

New York: Attacks against children caught in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen must stop, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, appealed on Monday.