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‘No Time to Lose’ UN Special Envoy Tells Security Council, ‘Yemen Cannot Wait’

Human Wrongs Watch

One month ago, the United Nations top Yemen envoy told the Security Council the country was facing “a crucial moment” in the course of its long and bloody conflict, and on Tuesday [20 August 2019], he again urged members to acknowledge that recent infighting around the Government stronghold of Aden were “a clear sign” that the conflict must be brought to a swift, peaceful end.


© UNHCR/Saleh Bahulais | Shaker Ali sits in front of what used to be a marketplace in Aden, Yemen. (22 June 2019)

Desert Locust Outbreaks in Yemen and the Horn of Africa

Human Wrongs Watch

ROME (FAO)* – Desert Locust summer breeding, amplified by heavy rains, can pose a serious threat to agricultural production areas of Yemen, Sudan, Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia and northern Somalia during the next three months, FAO on 25 July 2019 warned.

Photo: ©Ministry of Agriculture of YemenA mature swarm flying over a village near Abyan, Yemen, looking for suitable areas to lay eggs that will hatch after about two weeks.

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Yemen: UN Special Envoy ‘Guilty’ of Optimistic Hope that War Is ‘Nearing the End’

Human Wrongs Watch

With Yemen once again at a “crucial moment” the UN Special Envoy trying to facilitate peace there told Security Council members on Thursday [18 July 2019] that despite the dangers of being over optimistic, he could not help thinking the country could finally be “nearing the end of its war.”

© UNICEF/Saleh Baholis | Children sitting next to their tent at the Al-Meshqafah camp in Yemen. (26 February 2019)

“It was not me, but a very senior and wise official in the region who recently said that this war can end this year”, said Martin Griffiths.

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Every Two Hours One Woman and Six Newborns Die from Complications During Pregnancy or Childbirth in Yemen – UNICEF

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More than four years of conflict have taken a devastating toll on children – and their parents.

20190614_Yemen_Parenting_PRUNICEF/UN0318233/Aljaberi | Newborn girl born on 31 Dec 2018 lies in nursery at 22 May Hospital in Dolaa Hamdan, Sana’a Governorate.

SANA’A, Yemen, 14 June 2019 (UNICEF)*  – More than four years of armed conflict have brought Yemen’s essential public services to the brink of total collapse. The first to feel the effects are, invariably, the nation’s most vulnerable: mothers and babies.

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Food Aid Tripled for Troubled Ituri Province in DR Congo, to Respond to the World’s ‘Second Largest Hunger Crisis in the World, after Yemen’

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2 July 2019 — Food aid is being tripled for troubled Ituri province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to respond to what the World Food Programme (WFP) has described as the world’s second largest hunger crisis in the world, after Yemen.

WFP/Jacques David | The World Food Programme (WFP) held massive food distributions in the Ituri provice, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where thousands of persons had fled from their villages due to ethnic clashes. 21 March 2018.

In addition to worsening hunger, communities in north-east DRC face a deadly Ebola outbreak and inter-ethnic clashes that claimed at least 117 lives between 10 and 13 June, according to a recent report by the UN human rights office, OHCHR.

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Yemen: Maternal and Newborn Health ‘On the Brink of Total Collapse’ – UNICEF

UNICEF/Fuad | An infant who was born prematurely receives treatment in Alsabeen Hospital, Sana’a, Yemen (2018). Children born since the conflict escalated in Yemen face huge challenges in their physical, cognitive and social development

According to UNICEF, one woman and six newborns die every two hours from complications during pregnancy or childbirth.

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Yemen: Six Months Following Ceasefire Agreement, Tens of Thousands Newly Displaced, More Children Losing Lives to Mines, and Key Supply Routes Shut Down

11 June 2019 (Norwegian Refugee Council)*  Violence in Yemen continued unabated in the six months following the landmark Stockholm Agreement, with tens of thousands of people newly displaced, more children losing their lives to mines, and key supply routes shut down.

Hodeidah Port, Yemen. Photo credit: Suze van Meegen, Norwegian Refugee Council.


“The Stockholm Agreement remains nothing but ink on paper if warring parties and their backers do not act now,” warned Mohamed Abdi, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Yemen Country Director.

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’15 Million Children in Yemen Are Asking You to Save Their Lives’ – UNICEF Chief to Security Council

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“Fifteen million children in Yemen are asking you to save their lives” the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) told the 15 members of the Security Council on Wednesday [15 May 2019], in an impassioned plea for action to end four years of fighting which has left at least 7,300 children killed or seriously injured. 

© UNHCR/Rashed Al Dubai | A UNHCR staff member talks to displaced children and others in Yemen’s Hajjah Governorate. (21 March 2019)

Migrants in Yemen Languish in Detention as Ramadan Begins

Aden, 7 May 2019 (IOM)*Some 3,000 migrants continue to be held in two temporary detention sites in Yemen’s Aden and Abyan governorates. Among those detained are Ethiopian nationals, many practicing Muslims, who are embarking on thirty days of Ramadan fasting while detained. 


Some 3000 migrants are detained in temporary detention sites in Yemen, many of whom are fasting for Ramadan. Photo: Olivia Headon / IOM 2019

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