Humanitarian crisis in Yemen
More than 10,000 children killed or injured in war torn Yemen

Latest UN figures state that a total of 3,455 children were killed and more than 6,600 wounded in the fighting in Yemen between March 2015 and September 2021.

UNICEF report Yemen Over 10,000 children killed or wounded in Yemen: a ‘shameful milestone’, says UNICEF 

UNICEF appealed for urgent financial help to the tune of USD 235 million from the international community to avoid the humanitarian crisis in Yemen from escalating further and putting thousands of children’s lives at risk of death and starvation

Thousands protest wage cuts and neoliberal reforms in Uruguay and other stories

Today we look at the general strike against wage cuts in Uruguay, the ITJP report on the custodial torture of Tamil people in Sri Lanka, and more

ICC on Yemen war crimes ICC asked to investigate Saudi-led coalition’s war crimes in Yemen

While leading coalition members Saudi Arabia and UAE are not signatories to the Rome Statute of the ICC, others which have participated in numerous human rights violations and crimes against humanity, fall under the ICC’s jurisdiction, opening up the possibility of investigation and prosecution

South African court orders judicial review of permits for arms export to Saudi Arabia and UAE

The court also ordered the government body responsible for implementing the country’s  National Conventional Arms Control Act to publicly disclose the names of all South African companies that have obtained permits to export weapons to the two Arab countries

With the battle for Marib, Yemen is at a crossroads

A battle is going on for control of the vital city of Marib in Yemen. The nature of the engagement has also led to proposals of a ceasefire and behind-the-scenes talks. However, it is essential that the US not play a disruptive role

Activists and anti-war groups slam US decision to proceed with arms sales to UAE

The Joe Biden administration had earlier suspended its predecessor’s decision, pending review, to sell USD 23 billion worth of arms including 50 advanced F-35 fighter jets and 18 MQ 9-B unmanned Aerial Systems to the UAE

Yemeni protesters storm presidential palace in Aden

The protesters, many of whom were government employees, were protesting the delay in the payment of their salaries and the deteriorating economic conditions

US to remove terrorist tag for Houthis

The Biden administration reversed the decision of its predecessor to declare the Yemeni group Ansar Allah as part of its list of foreign terrorist organizations and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist

Anti-war groups and opposition demand the UK government suspend arms sale to Saudi Arabia

The demand to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia has gained widespread support in the UK and across party lines in the parliament following Joe Biden’s announcement for the same last week

US ends support to Saudi war in Yemen Anti-war activists welcome US decision to end support for offensive operations in war on Yemen

Joe Biden has however emphasized that his administration will continue its support to Saudi Arabia’s defense and protect its sovereignty. Several activists have expressed apprehensions that this may become a justification for future aggression

Petition against US drone strikes in Yemen Yemeni families petition Inter-American Commission against US drone strikes

34 members of two Yemeni families were killed in six drone strikes and one special operations raid conducted by the US military between 2013 to 2018. In total, the seven US military operations led to 48 deaths, including 17 children

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