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Yemen war now ‘chronic emergency’ as millions face hunger

New York: After more than seven years of war, Yemen is living in a chronic state of emergency, marked by hunger, disease and other miseries that are rising faster than aid agencies can reverse, UN relief chief Martin Griffiths told the Security Council on Tuesday, as the Special Envoy for the country called for joint efforts by Yemenis and the international community to break the entrenched cycle of violence.

Yemen: ‘Political will, responsible leadership' needed, to end 7-year war

New York: Seven years into the war in Yemen, UN Special Envoy Hans Grundberg reaffirmed to the Security Council on Wednesday that no long-term solution can be found on the battlefield, urging the warring parties to “talk, even if they are not ready to put down their arms”.

Yemen recovery possible if war stops now: UNDP report

New York: War-torn Yemen is among the poorest countries in the world, but recovery is possible if the conflict ends now, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in a report published on Tuesday.

‘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.

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

New York/IBNS: 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 ongoing fighting in Yemen’s civil war that has raged since 2015. 

Not a single child spared the ‘mind-boggling violence’ of Yemen's war

New York, Feb 26 (IBNS): Four years of “mind-boggling violence” in Yemen “has not spared a single child”, a top UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official said on Monday, on the eve of a pledging conference in Geneva to help alleviate the suffering of millions across the country.

Progress made in UN talks to end Yemen war, Envoy lauds ‘positive and serious spirit’

New York, Dec 12 (IBNS): United Nations-sponsored political consultations in Sweden, involving the warring parties in the Yemen war, have led to progress “on a number of issues,” said Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy for Yemen, at a press conference on Monday.

Yemen war: UN-backed talks to silence the guns begin in Sweden

New York, Dec 7 (IBNS): Highly anticipated UN-brokered consultations about substantive talks which could lead to an end to more than three years of brutal conflict across Yemen, have begun in Sweden. Brutal fighting has left the Middle East nation divided between Government and rebel forces, with millions on the brink of famine, and the economy and society in ruins.

Yemen war: UN-backed talks to silence the guns due to begin in Stockholm

New York, Dec 6 (IBNS): Hopes are high that the warring parties in Yemen will begin long-delayed consultations on Thursday over ending the conflict that has ravaged the Middle East nation for over three years, leaving millions of civilians dependent on international assistance.