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Canada pledges $40M ‘to avert catastrophe’ in Yemen

Canada is pledging $40 million in humanitarian aid for Yemen as the war-ravaged country deals with a deadly outbreak of COVID-19 in addition to a resurgence of cholera, dengue fever, malaria and diphtheria, International Development Minister Karina Gould announced Tuesday. »

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Canada backs UN’s call for global ceasefire amid COVID-19 pandemic

Canada “fully supports” the United Nations appeal for an immediate global ceasefire in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne and International Development Minister Karina Gould said Friday. “Now is the time to put armed conflict on »

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Footage of Canadian LAVs in Yemen raises new questions about Saudi arms deal

Images of what appear to be Canadian-made light armoured vehicles (LAV) captured or destroyed by Houthi rebels during recent fighting in the borderlands between Yemen and Saudi Arabia are triggering fresh calls for Ottawa to cancel its multibillion arms deal »

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Four years on, no end in sight for Yemen war

As Yemen marks Tuesday the fourth anniversary of the conflict that has ravaged what was already the Middle East’s poorest country, turning it into the worst man-made humanitarian crisis in the world, experts see little hope for optimism. With the »

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Yemeni children call for an end to war

Saying adults have failed to protect them, teenagers in Yemen have put to paper their calls for peace, the right to education, free movement and freedom from fear. Next week will mark four years of war in what has become »

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NGOs warn of ‘catastrophic’ famine in Yemen

As delegates from Yemen’s warring parties meet in Sweden for talks to find a solution to the conflict that has ravaged the country for nearly four years, international NGOs are sounding the alarm over a catastrophic famine facing almost a »

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Tens of thousands of Yemeni children dead from hunger, disease

A leading aid group estimates that 85,000  young children have died of hunger and disease in Yemen since the start of civil war in 2015. The United Nations says more than 1.3 million children have suffered from severe acute malnutrition »

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Aid groups raise plight of Yemen’s children ahead of summit in Montreal

Aid groups are urging the participants of the upcoming Women Foreign Ministers Meeting in Montreal to urgently address the crisis in Yemen, warning that more than five million children risk falling into famine in the war-torn country. Canada’s Foreign Affairs »

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Aid group calls on Canada to condemn deadly Saudi-led airstrike on Yemeni school bus

A children’s rights international aid group is calling on Canada to condemn an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition that targeted a school bus, killing and injuring dozens of Yemeni children Thursday in the rebel-held province of Saada near the border »

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Aid groups warn of ‘war on children’ in battle for Yemen’s main port

Humanitarian aid groups are warning of a dangerous escalation of fighting in the western Yemeni city of Hodeidah that threatens the lives of thousands of children caught in the crossfire of the battle for the country’s main port. The Houthi »