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  • 27 Jul 2018- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan UNICEF has called repeated attacks on water systems in Yemen "deplorable". Geert Cappelaere, the agency's regional director for the Middle East and North Africa said in a July 24 statement that: “Continuous attacks on water
  • 13 Jun 2018- 12:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Saudi-led Arab coalition forces were behind a June 11 airstrike that hit a newly constructed Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) cholera treatment center (CTC) in Abs, Yemen. The facility was empty at the time
  • 26 Mar 2018- 07:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN Jordan Yemen Rainy Season Approaches; Time Is Lost as Aid Is Delayed; “Peanuts” Jibe At Trump; Three Years Of War Is “More Than Enough” The United Nations has warned that Yemen is likely to be hit by another cholera outbreak within a few weeks. As
  • 17 Nov 2017- 11:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Three cities in Yemen have stopped providing clean water in recent days, putting close to a million people at risk of a renewed cholera outbreak and other water-borne diseases. "The water and sewage systems in Hodeida, Sa&#039
  • 5 Sep 2017- 11:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The heads of the three food agencies of the United Nations (UN) this week made a joint call for greater investment in long-term activities that strengthen people’s resilience to drought and the impacts of climate shocks. Speaking at
  • 31 Jul 2017- 11:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid signed a $33 million USD commitment July 30th with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help combat the cholera epidemic in Yemen. The new MoU is a
  • 26 Jun 2017- 10:10 by Local Press Report RIYADH teleSUR Saudi’s new Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, who recently replaced his cousin as next in line to the throne, ordered a $67 million donation. Ironically, Saudi Arabia has contributed to the instability – and by extension the
  • 13 Sep 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA'A, Yemen United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein expressed concern today, 13th September, over ongoing Saudi air strikes, calling for an independent international inquiry into rights violations in the
  • 18 Aug 2016- 07:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIZ, Yemen Airstrikes by Saudi fighter jets on August 16th destroyed a water tank in a village in Yemen’s Ahkom region, cutting off supply to some 20,000 people, Yemen’s official news agency, Saba, reported. The Saudis, who conducted dozens of air
  • 18 May 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations’ $1.8 billion USD humanitarian aid appeal for Yemen is only 16 percent funded, the UN director of humanitarian operation in Yemen said this week. John Ging told a news conference that there had been “a
  • 24 Feb 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar Some $2.5 billion USD is needed to support humanitarian relief work in war-torn Yemen, participants heard at a conference this week organized by Qatar Charity along with 13 regional and international organizations. The conference, themed
  • 18 Feb 2016- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations is seeking $1.8 billion USD for its 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, which aims to meet critical needs throughout the war-torn country. The plan includes providing food assistance for nearly 9 million
  • 9 Feb 2016- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA’A, Yemen Airstrikes by Saudi fighter jets destroyed a reservoir in the Al Nahdin district of Sana’a on February 7 th. The reservoir, built at a cost of $4 million USD, had a capacity of 5,000 cubic meters and supplied water to at least 30,000 people
  • 1 Feb 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon International watchdog group Human Rights Watch on January 31st accused Iranian-backed Houthi rebels of confiscating humanitarian aid and vital supplies being brought into the Yemeni city of Taiz. Houthi rebels "should immediately
  • 25 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIZ, Yemen The United Nations last week called on factions in Yemen to allow sustained access to the central city of Taiz, where residents lack medical supplies, food, water, fuel and other basic needs. “I appeal to authorities and groups to work with