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Saudi attacks in Yemen Following Houthis’ strike on UAE, Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen killing 12

The Houthis had used drones and ballistic missiles to launch attacks inside the UAE. The UAE is a partner in the Saudi-led coalition which has been waging a war inside Yemen for the past seven years

Tonga faces significant damage, communications shutdown after tsunami and other stories

Today we look at the situation in Tonga after a volcanic eruption and tsunami, the detention of critically ill Palestinian teen Amal Nakhleh, and more

Sri Lanka floods Heavy rainfall leaves 20 dead in Sri Lanka

At least 20 people have died due to heavy flooding in Sri Lanka, with thousands devastated across the country. The authorities have issued a level-2 warning over possible landslides in south-central areas of Sri Lanka

Afghanistan children Nearly 33,000 children have been killed or maimed in Afghanistan since 2005

According to Save the Children, the actual number of children killed in Afghanistan in the last two decades is likely to be much higher as the data does not include victims of starvation, disease and poverty

Tigray conflict Ethiopia Famine looms over northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region as civil war re-escalates

With seasonal rains on the horizon, the one chance to avert a full blown famine in Tigray and parts of neighboring Amhara and Afar, already reeling under a severe food shortage, may be lost if the fighting does not cease

Mass famine looms in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as civil war spreads and other stories

Today we look at the humanitarian crisis in Tigray as the civil war re-escalates, protests for vaccine equity during Angela Merkel’s visit to the US, and more

Aid agencies warn military blockades restricting vital aid to Tigray and other stories

Today we look at the crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region amid continuing violence, the rising death toll in Israel’s attacks on Gaza, and more

Fighting in Marib, Yemen 65 fighters killed in ongoing battle for Marib

Marib and its surrounding oil fields constitute the last significant area still under the control of the Saudi-backed government of Abdu Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in northern Yemen

Besieged population in Ethiopia’s Tigray region faces starvation, rights violations

“Living in crowded camps, children and families urgently need food, shelter and clean water…Immunizations have ground to a halt, health and water facilities have been damaged or destroyed, and essential supplies looted,” says UNICEF

UN report on Yemen One out of every four children in southern Yemen is malnourished, says UN report

According to the UN report, cases of acute malnutrition among children in war-ravaged Yemen are increasing at an alarming pace because of a severe shortage of food due to the war

COVID cases rise in Afghanistan Afghanistan faces medical emergency as COVID-19 cases rise

Two senior officials in Kunduz province reportedly died due to COVID-19 on June 3. According to observers, the Afghan government does not have adequate testing capacity and tens of thousands of samples are going untested every day

“No prison in Colombia can deal with coronavirus, if they leave us here we are facing the death penalty”

Julián Gil, social leader of Congreso de los Pueblos, talks from prison about the danger faced by thousands of inmates amid the coronavirus pandemic

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