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  • 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 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
  • 25 Nov 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA'A, Yemen Some 21.2 million people in Yemen-- 82 percent of the population-- are in need of some type of assistance to meet their basic needs, with some 19.3 million lacking access to clean water and sanitation, according to the United Nations
  • 5 Nov 2015- 10:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA'A, Yemen Cyclone Chapala, the category 4 storm that hit Yemen this week, has killed at least five people, injured more than 30 and displaced over 40,000, according to local officials and the United Nations. The UN Office for the Coordination of
  • 31 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA'A, Yemen Airstrikes carried out early Sunday (August 30th) by a Saudi-led Arab military coalition targeted a water bottling facility in northern Yemen’s Hajja province, killing over 30 people-- at least 17 of them civilians-- and injuring many
  • 24 Aug 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA'A, Yemen Food and fuel shortages, alongside water scarcity, have left Yemen “one step away” from famine, the UN World Food Program (WFP) warned last week. The agency’s recent assessment of food security in the war-torn country found that over
  • 15 Jul 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA’A, Yemen Fuel shortages, which have affected water supply, food distribution and health care in Yemen, could ultimately be responsible for more deaths than the ongoing fighting in the country, international humanitarian relief agency Oxfam warned
  • 2 Jul 2015- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA'A, Yemen The United Nations this week declared a “level-3” emergency-- the highest-level humanitarian emergency-- in Yemen, where it says 13 million people lack adequate food and more than 9 million lack access to clean water. Fighting between
  • 16 Aug 2012- 08:26 by Local Press Report SANAA The Yemen Times A campaign, launched in Sana’a last month under the slogan “Water a Matter of Life,” continues its mission to gather a million signatures from residents in different governorates to support the right of having access to healthy and pure
  • The US Agency for International Development (USAID) will increase its assistance to Yemen to a total of $118 million USD to deal with the deteriorating water and sanitation situation in the country.
  • 5 Apr 2012- 11:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS Sixty-one percent of households in Honduras do not have access to water services due to the lack of proper water supply infrastructure, according to Jaime Vargas Tabarini, director of local NGO A Roof for My Country-Honduras.
  • 15 Nov 2010- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YEMEN, SANA'A The discovery of bombs in air freight from the troubled Middle East country of Yemen earlier this month has highlighted the importance of supporting the nation's government as a bulwark against terrorist activities. Yet this has
  • 15 Nov 2010- 13:48 by Local Press Report YEMEN, SANA'A Japan on November 10 extended two grants for projects in health and water in Yemen. The grants totalled $199,586 USD. One grant will go toward a project for Improving Water Supply System in al-Mouza' district, Tail governorate. It
  • 27 Sep 2010- 14:47 by Local Press Report YEMEN, SANA'A Sana (Yemen) Japan is providing two grants for health and water projects in Yemen's Ibb and Tail governor ates, the Japanese embassy said in a press release. The grants are worth a total of $204,293 USD. The goal is to provide medical
  • 13 Sep 2010- 20:58 by Local Press Report Japan, SANA'A Saba (Yemen) Japan is providing funds to improve the water supply system at Wadi Al-Shagan in Jawf province as part of the "Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects." The project aims to supportsmall-scale