Highlights/Yemen

International, Politics

Yemen marks 1,000 days of war with no end in sight

As Yemen marked the grim 1,000-day milestone since the beginning of the war that has already killed more than 10,000 people and has brought millions to the brink of starvation, humanitarian aid groups lambasted the international community on Wednesday over» 

International, Politics

Yemen heads for more uncertainty after Saleh’s murder

The death of Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh who was killed by his former Houthi allies last Monday after he betrayed them and switched sides in the bloody conflict was a turning point in the country’s history, says a Canadian» 

International, Politics

Canada ‘deeply concerned’ by fighting in Yemen, calls for humanitarian pause

Canada called for a humanitarian pause in Yemen on Wednesday, amid reports that the Saudi-led coalition intensified air strikes in the country as the Houthi rebels tightened their grip on the capital after killing their former ally, ex-president Ali Abdullah» 

International, Politics

UN and humanitarian agencies sound alarm on Saudi-led blockade of Yemen

The United Nations and humanitarian agencies working in war-torn Yemen are sounding the alarm over the continuing blockade of much of the country’s air, sea and land entry points by the Western-supported coalition of Gulf states, calling on them to» 

International, Politics

No hope in sight to end misery in Yemen: expert

The United Nations has called it a “deplorable, avoidable and completely man-made catastrophe.” Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, told the Security Council earlier this month that the situation in Yemen continued to worsen and ravage» 

International, Politics

Yemen pounded by airstrikes, withered by cholera and famine

The bloody pace of war in Yemen quickened in 2017 increasing the number of civilian deaths and forcing more people to flee their homes, even as the war-torn country deals with the world’s largest cholera outbreak, according to back-to-back reports by» 

International, Society

Canada launches famine relief fund to avert humanitarian disaster

With more than 20 million people in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen at risk of starvation, the federal government has set up an emergency relief fund to encourage Canadians to donate to charities working on the ground to avert» 

Health, International, Politics

Deadly cholera outbreak brings back focus on Yemen’s forgotten war

A deadly outbreak of cholera that has killed at least 124 people in Yemen in the last two weeks has put the limelight back on what many call the Middle East’s forgotten war. Authorities in the rebel-controlled capital Sanaa have» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada condemns deadly air strike in Yemen

Canada has joined the United States in a rare condemnation of a deadly air strike carried out by the U.S.-trained and equipped Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. On Saturday, an air strike on a funeral service in the rebel-held Sana’a killed» 

International, Politics

Aid agencies call on Saudi-led coalition to lift restriction on Yemeni airspace

Twelve humanitarian aid agencies are calling on the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemeni rebels to lift “inexcusable” restrictions on the country’s airspace in order to allow the resumption of humanitarian and commercial flights to the international airport in the capital Sanaa.»