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Senior UN official appeals for aid to stop ‘unprecedented’ spread of cholera in Yemen

With more than 100,000 people in Yemen believed to be at risk for cholera, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country is appealing to Governments for urgent financial and political support.

“Cholera continues to spread at an unprecedented rate throughout Yemen affecting men, women, and children who have for more than two years withstood the consequences of a conflict that is collapsing institutions and social safety nets,” the UN humanitarian coordinator in the country, Jamie McGoldrick.

USA | Why Is Donald Trump Lunching With a Saudi War Criminal While Yemenis Are Starving?

by Medea Benjamin

While President Trump sat down for a sumptuous meal at the White House on Tuesday, March 14 with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, millions of Yemenis are going hungry thanks to Trump’s lunch guest.

Prince Salman is only 31 years old, but as the king’s favorite son, he was put in charge of the nation’s two most critical sectors: the economy and the military. A brash defense minister, the young prince made the disastrous decision to interfere in an internal conflict in neighboring Yemen. Starting in March 2015, Prince Salman started a bombing campaign against the Yemeni Houthis, a group the Saudi rulers consider aligned with Iran. The bombing has gone on, relentlessly, for the past two years. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein said that possible war crimes had been documented with “alarming frequency” since the Saudis became engaged.

Yemen on brink of famine, warns UN food relief agency chief, appealing for resources and access

Unless the international community provides additional resources and authorities in Yemen allow aid workers access to hungry people, families in some of the war-torn country’s most food insecure areas will die, warned the head of the United Nations emergency food programme.

UN appeals for $2.1bn as millions face famine in Yemen

UN children’s fund says 63,000 Yemeni children died last year of preventable causes and 12 million need life-saving assistance.

The United Nations appealed on Wednesday for $2.1bn to provide food and other life-saving assistance to 12 million people in Yemen who face the threat of famine after two years of war.

France | Yémen : 10.000 civils tués dans l’indifférence générale

Le bilan du nombre de civils tués au Yémen, où une coalition menée par l’Arabie saoudite mène depuis mars 2015 des frappes aériennes pour défendre le pouvoir en place face à une rébellion, a encore été réévalué ce lundi à la hausse par l’ONU.

Cette guerre dont l’Occident ne parle pas. Et pourtant, pas moins de 10.000 civils ont été tués au Yémen depuis le début de l’intervention d’une coalition menée par l’Arabie saoudite en mars 2015, a indiqué ce lundi 16 janvier un porte-parole de l’ONU. Les Nations unies ont ainsi revu à la hausse leur estimation du nombre de victimes civiles (7.000 auparavant).