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New York, Aug 21 (JEN): 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, 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. more
UN food aid to Yemen will fully resume after two-month break, as Houthis ‘guarantee’ delivery

New York, Aug 10 (JEN): Life-saving food aid distribution is set to resume to 850,000 people in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, following guarantees by Houthi opposition forces that the ...

Yemen: UN Envoy ‘guilty’ of optimistic hope that war is ‘nearing the end’

New York, July 19 (JEN): With Yemen once again at a “crucial moment” the UN Special Envoy trying to facilitate peace there told Security Council members on Thursday that despi ...

UN Security Council offers Yemen Special Envoy ‘their full support’

New York, June 12 (JEN): Security Council members issued a statement on Monday offering “their full support” to the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, after he had ...

World Food Programme accesses Yemeni frontline district for first time since conflict began

New York, June 1 (JEN): Amid the world’s largest humanitarian crisis still unfolding in Yemen, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has gained access to the rebel-held northern distric ...

UN monitoring team in Yemen verifies pullout of armed forces from crucial port zones

New York: The UN team set up to monitor the ceasefire agreement between warring parties in Yemen has formally verified the pullout of armed Ansar Allah, or Houthi forces, from port zones ...

Food for millions in Yemen at risk of rotting in key Red Sea port, warns UN

New York: Desperately needed food aid for millions of Yemenis “is at risk of rotting” in a key Red Sea storage facility because conditions are too unsafe to reach it, UN Speci ...

Million across Yemen ‘just a step away from famine’, with food available but inaccessible

New York: While nearly 10 million people across Yemen remain “just a step away from famine”, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator has spoken of his deep concern tha ...

World’s human rights watchdog spotlights Afghanistan, Yemen and 12 others: Here’s the scoop

New York: The United Nation Human Rights Council (HRC) kicked off its Universal Periodic Review, or UPR, on Monday at the Palais des Nations in Geneva to examine the human rights situatio ...

‘We cannot lose momentum’ on the road to peace in Yemen, UN envoy warns

New York: “The difficult part” of reaching a lasting political settlement in Yemen “is still ahead of us” said the UN Special Envoy on Wednesday, urging the Securi ...