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Yemen: Ban welcomes Saudi-led coalition's announcement of humanitarian truce

New York, Jul 27 (IBNS): Welcoming the announcement by the Saudi-led Coalition of a unilateral five-day humanitarian pause in Yemen, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on all parties to the conflict to suspend military operations and facilitate safe, unhindered access of relief workers to desperate populations throughout the crisis-riven country.

Yemen: UN chief welcomes announcement of humanitarian ceasefire

New York, July 10 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the decision by Yemeni stakeholders to implement a humanitarian pause in the country's ongoing conflict and has reiterated his belief that the only sustainable solution to the crisis is through “peaceful and inclusive dialogue and negotiations,” the United Nations confirmed on Thursday.

Yemen: despite major obstacles and insecurity, UN continuing to deliver aid to displaced

New York, July 4 (IBNS): The United Nations is working to deliver humanitarian aid in war-torn Yemen despite widespread insecurity, port delays and severe restrictions on access, several of the Organization's agencies and partners confirmed Friday, citing efforts to provide everything from emergency shelters to food and other basic necessities to tens of thousands of people displaced by fighting and airstrikes.

Yemen: Amid unfolding humanitarian "catastrophe," Ban calls for end to hostilities

New York, July 3 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon repeated on Wednesday his call for an immediate end to the fighting in Yemen to help stem the unfolding humanitarian "catastrophe" in the country.

As Yemen crisis deteriorates, UNICEF says children at increasing risk of disease, hunger

New York, July 1 (IBNS): The ongoing conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the country's health system and has exposed millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

Yemen: Ban deplores attack on UN compound in Gulf country, calls for full investigation

New York, June 30 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the Coalition-led airstrikes on a United Nations compound in the Yemeni city of Aden, which resulted in serious structural damage and one casualty, a spokesperson for the Organization said today.

Yemen: UN envoy optimistic for humanitarian truce amid 'constructive political engagement'

New York, June 25 (IBNS) Yemeni stakeholders remain on the path towards reviving a much-needed political transition despite the country’s ongoing hostilities, the United Nations Special Envoy for the Gulf state, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said on Wednesday as he urged all parties to observe a humanitarian truce aimed at helping the delivery of critical relief aid to Yemeni civilians.

Yemen: UN reports uptick in civilian deaths as fighting in country continues

New York, Jun 17 (IBNS) The civilian cost of the Yemen crisis continues to grow amid the country’s ongoing hostilities, according to the latest figures released today by the United Nations human rights office (OHCHR).

As chaos deepens in Yemen, UN expert warns of 'worst case scenario' displacement

New York, Apr 9 (IBNS): The United Nations expert on the human rights of internally displaced persons today urged the international community "to prepare for massive displacement and humanitarian crisis as conflict torn Yemen further descends into chaos and civilians flee the fighting."

Yemen: UN chief strongly deplores terrorist bombings, urges continued peace talks

New York, Mar 21 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks against two mosques in Yemen on Fridaythat have reportedly left dozens of people dead and wounded.

'Yemen is collapsing before our eyes, 'UN chief warns, urging international support to end crisis

New York, Feb 13 (IBNS) Amid a dangerous political and humanitarian crisis and a seething secessionist movement, Yemen sits on the brink of collapse, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned the Security Council today, reminding the international community of its "solemn obligation" under the UN Charter to help the country prevent an escalation of the conflict and re-launch its political process.

Yemen: UN special envoy welcomes release of abducted presidential aide

New York, Jan 28 (IBNS) The United Nations envoy on Yemen has welcomed the release today of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's chief of staff, and urged the opposition group Ansarallah which had abducted the official last week "to undertake steps that would be in the best interest of all political sides and the people of Yemen."

UN rights chief urges more global attention to 'wanton' violence in Yemen

New York, Jan 10 (IBNS) The top United Nations human rights official appealed on Fridayfor more international attention to be focused on Yemen and the plight of Yemenis as deepening insecurity and “utterly intolerable” violence in the country continue to wreak a terrible toll on civilians.

Yemen: UN Security Council hails new peace accord, warns against violent disruptions

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Welcoming a recent peace pact signed between the Yemeni Government and its opponents, the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday called for its full and immediate implementation, an immediate end to all attacks and threats, and the rapid formation of a new government.

Yemen: Ban welcomes signing of UN-brokered agreement as step towards peace, stability

New York, Sept 23(IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for the implementation “in full, without delay” of a newly-agreed peace deal in Yemen which strives to end violence that has killed and displaced hundreds of people in recent weeks.