Humanitarian crisis in Yemen
Yemen truce Warring parties in Yemen extend truce by two months

The agreement reached on August 2 will extend the UN-mediated truce that was first put into effect in April, with the eventual goal of a peace agreement

Yemen ceasefire Saudi-led coalition announces ceasefire in Yemen for Ramadan

However, a top Houthi leader termed the act meaningless considering the siege of the country. On March 26, the Houthis had announced a three-day ceasefire with the offer to make it permanent if the Saudi-led coalition ceased hostilities and lifted the blockade

Saudi-led war in Yemen Seven years of Saudi atrocities on Yemen

The war in Yemen, backed by the US and the UK, has caused the death of over 110,000 people and completely destroyed the Arab world’s poorest country. Around two-third of its total population of nearly 30 million is now dependent on some kind of international humanitarian aid 

UN conference for Yemen UN aid conference for Yemen falls short amid warnings of widespread famine and deaths

At the UN pledging conference for Yemen, Gulf countries that are party to the war in Yemen, like Saudi Arabia and the UAE, failed to commit any aid

Protests in Yemen Thousands protest across Yemen denouncing fuel crisis induced by Saudi-led blockade

Protesters condemned the United States for providing military, intelligence and diplomatic support to the Saudi-led coalition’s military intervention in Yemen. They also criticized the international community for its silence and inaction

UNSC resolution against Houthis Yemen UNSC extends arms embargo on Houthis, continues to ignore Saudi-led coalition crimes in Yemen

In a strongly worded statement, the UNSC labelled the Houthis as a ‘terrorist’ group despite human rights groups warning against such a move due to its adverse humanitarian and diplomatic consequences for the civilian population in Yemen

Funding shortage Yemen crisis 8 million Yemenis at risk of starvation due to funding shortage, escalation in violence, say UN officials

UN special envoy Hans Grundberg and UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths also highlighted the drastic rise in civilian casualties over the last few months

Pope Francis urges peace, vaccine access in 2021 Christmas message

The Pope centered those caught in overlooked tragedies in his annual Christmas address, continuing his commitment to progressive change and work with movements for justice

World Food Program to reduce rations for war-torn Yemen due to funds deficit

The UN agency has said that it urgently requires USD 813 million in donations to continue its food assistance programme in Yemen until May 2022 and an additional USD 1.97 billion for the rest of 2022

US weapons sale to Saudis US senate rejects resolution seeking ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The resolution presented jointly by some Republican and Democrat senators sought to limit the sale of US weapons to Saudi Arabia due to its involvement in the war in Yemen and its alleged war crimes

Hodeidah in Yemen UN calls on warring parties in Yemen to restart talks as thousands displaced in Hodeidah

The strategically important port city of Hodeidah witnessed a sudden withdrawal of the Hadi regime’s forces in several areas, leading to close to 6,000 civilians being internally displaced

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.