Category - Yemen

  • July 12, 2017

    Unless the international community contributes $200 million to address the cholera outbreak in Yemen, the United Nations humanitarian arm will be forced to “reprogramme” more resources tagged for malnutrition in the country already facing famine, a senior official said yesterday (11 July 2017).

  • July 10, 2017

    Campaigners said today that they will appeal a High Court decision which allows the UK Government to continue exporting arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen. The verdict came despite global concern over the use of these weapons against civilians.

  • June 27, 2017

    Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world, with suspected cases exceeding 200,000 and the number increasing at an average of 5,000 a day, the United Nations has warned.

  • June 23, 2017

    The newly-appointed Saudi Crown Prince has defended human rights abuses and presided over his country's intervention in Yemen as Defence Minister.

  • May 23, 2017

    On 21 May 2017,  the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine, millions of people from faith communities, organisations and neighbourhoods across the world prayed, tweeted, posted and talked face-to-face about the urgent action needed to aid 20 million people facing famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria.

  • May 22, 2017

    Amnesty International USA has released a response to the news that President Trump has finalised an arms deal with Saudi Arabia during his trip to the country.

  • April 3, 2017

    A family in Yemen is concerned that US drones are trying to assassinate them without charge or trial, international human rights group Reprieve has found.

  • March 28, 2017

    The UK has licensed over £3.3 billion of arms to Saudi Arabia since the beginning of a bombing campaign intended to influence the outcome of the civil conflict in Yemen. It has created a humanitarian catastrophe.  Campaign Against Arms Trade is awaiting verdict of legal action against arms exports being used by the Saudi regime in Yemen

  • March 13, 2017

    Returning  from Kenya, Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia – countries that are facing or are at risk of famine – the top United Nations humanitarian official has urged the international community for comprehensive action to save people from simply “starving to death.”

  • February 13, 2017

    The government of Yemen has reportedly refused permission for the United States to carry out any further ground operations on its soil, after a US raid on a village saw several civilians killed, including children.