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‘Act urgently’ to stave off catastrophic famine in Yemen: Guterres

New York: Yemen is in “imminent danger of the worst famine the world has seen for decades”, the UN chief warned in a statement released on Friday, calling for urgent action on the part of the international community to “stave off catastrophe”.

Rights experts urge UAE to halt repatriation of Yemeni nationals

New York: The repatriation of 18 Yemeni nationals previously held at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, should be halted, as their lives could be in danger, UN-appointed human rights experts said on Thursday.

Yemen’s warring parties agree to free more than 1,000 prisoners

New York/IBNS: At the end of a week-long meeting in Switzerland, the parties to the conflict in Yemen reached what the UN envoy there called “a very important milestone”, in agreeing to release a first group of detainees.

Yemeni gov't, Houthi rebels agree to swap 1,081 prisoners

Sanaa/Xinhua: The Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels reached a deal on Sunday to exchange 1,081 prisoners during UN-sponsored talks in Switzerland, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths said on Twitter.

Despite ‘compromises’, peace remains elusive in Yemen, says President, calling for international support to save his country

New York: The President of Yemen on Thursday called on the international community to end the suffering of Yemenis through ensuring “decisive and active” pressure on “the Houthis and Tehran,” and for the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions demanding an end to the violence his country faced.

‘Tens of millions of Yemenis’ devastated by unabated war and COVID-19

New York: More than five years of war have “devastated the lives of tens of millions of Yemenis”, with experts estimating that up to one million may have been affected by COVID-19, the UN chief told the General Assembly on Thursday.

Famine threat returns to Yemen, amid upsurge in fighting

New York: The spectre of famine has returned to Yemen as donor countries fail to make good on their 2020 pledges, amidst an upsurge in fighting, fresh hurdles for aid deliveries, and ongoing efforts to nail down a nationwide ceasefire, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

Fresh war crimes fears highlighted in new Yemen report

New York: The war in Yemen continues to ravage the country and its people, senior UN-appointed rights investigators said on Wednesday, in a call for an international probe into suspected war crimes, and sanctions against the perpetrators.  

Shelling kills 2 children in Yemen's Hodeidah: medics

Sanaa/Xinhua: Two children were killed on Tuesday when mortar shelling hit residential houses in Yemen's southern Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, local medics told Xinhua.

Urgent solution needed to address fuel woes in war-torn Yemen

New York: The UN Special Envoy for Yemen has called on all parties to urgently work together with his Office, in order to find a solution that ensures people in the country can access basic fuel supplies, amid major shortages in areas controlled by the Houthis, formally known as Ansar Allah.

Guterres ‘deeply concerned’ over environmental threat posed by stricken oil tanker off Yemen coast

New York: The UN chief is “deeply concerned” about the condition of the FSO Safer oil tanker, moored off the western coast of Yemen, his spokesperson said on Friday.

Yemen: Human right violations against journalists, coming ‘from all quarters’

New York: Unparalleled rights violations and abuses against journalists are being carried out by all parties to the armed conflict in Yemen, the UN human rights chief said on Thursday

Yemen: Crisis reaches new low, top UN officials tell Security Council

New York: The humanitarian crisis in Yemen has never been worse, with conflict escalating, famine on the horizon, the economy in tatters and COVID-19 out of control, senior UN officials told the Security Council on Tuesday as they issued a fresh call for an immediate ceasefire.

COVID-19 scapegoating triggers fresh displacement in Yemen, warns migration agency

New York: COVID-19 fears have prompted fresh displacement in war-torn Yemen, and forced many of those on the move to sell what little they have to survive, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.

Concerns and hopes of Yemenis at heart of UN plans for better future

New York: In a wide-ranging interview for UN News on Wednesday, Martin Griffiths, the UN’s Special Envoy in Yemen, addresses the protracted peace process in the country, and the enormous challenges that still need to be overcome.