After 1,000 days of conflict, Yemen’s children bear the brunt of an endless war

Today marks the 1,000th day since the Yemen conflict began. Save the Children reports from Sana’a the devastating toll the war has taken on children in the poorest Middle Eastern country. A Saudi Arabia-led coalition on March 26th 2015 commenced a bombing campaign to reinstate their favoured President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and to eliminate anti-government… Read More After 1,000 days of conflict, Yemen’s children bear the brunt of an endless war

Civilians desperate for ceasefire in Yemen

Clashes between Yemen’s warring factions have recently intensified, leaving civilians at risk from the country’s ongoing conflict, which has already destroyed millions of lives. Yemeni children are traumatised while vital aid cannot reach the injured, and people cannot flee contested areas. Humanitarian NGOs have been urging both sides to immediately agree a ceasefire. The rceent… Read More Civilians desperate for ceasefire in Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s blockade hits ordinary Yemenis hardest

In a further move to suffocate Yemen, Saudi Arabia announced on Monday that it would close all Yemen’s land, air and sea ports. While the kingdom claims it is a temporary measure, many have warned it will mostly harm Yemen’s civilians. A statement from the state Saudi news agency, SPA, reported it was to stem the… Read More Saudi Arabia’s blockade hits ordinary Yemenis hardest

Yemen’s deadly cholera crisis now largest recorded and fastest growing

Yemen’s cholera crisis has now broken the record number of cases known in a single outbreak in recent history, and looks set to infect more than a million people by Christmas – including more than 600,000 children – Save the Children reported on Wednesday. The country has been hit by an epidemic of the disease, with the… Read More Yemen’s deadly cholera crisis now largest recorded and fastest growing

Yemenis forced to choose between treating cholera and eating, says Oxfam

Yemenis are being forced to choose between treating cholera and putting food on the table, a new report from Oxfam says, feeding an almost inescapable cycle of poor health and poverty. There have been half a million suspected cholera cases in Yemen this year, the World Health Organisation reported earlier this week, with the country currently… Read More Yemenis forced to choose between treating cholera and eating, says Oxfam