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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 10 Dec 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, UNited States The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week issued a joint appeal for $94 million USD in funding over the next year to assist refugees, returnees and migrants fleeing the
  • 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
  • 18 Nov 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAADA, Yemen Airstrikes by the Saudi-led Arab coalition have destroyed a water project in Yemen’s Saada province, Yemeni news agency Saba reported this week, quoting an unnamed security source. The source said the strikes targeted a farm in the Al
  • 12 Nov 2015- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PALISADES, NY, United States Due to the effects of global warming, many regions worldwide that depend on snowmelt to feed water sources are at risk of future shortages, according to a new study led by researchers from Columbia University’s Earth
  • 21 Oct 2015- 11:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIZ, Yemen Continued fighting has limited provision of humanitarian aid-- including food, water, fuel and healthcare-- in the southern Yemeni governorate of Taiz, the World Health Organization warned this week. “The situation in Taiz is alarming,” said
  • 15 Oct 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIZ, Yemen Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have prevented entry of relief materials, drinking water and medicine into the besieged southern Yemeni city of Taiz, according to residents and government officials. Locals reported that Houthi fighters
  • 13 Oct 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Yemen has received no new shipments of fuel in the week since President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi pledged to allow deliveries to through, the United Nations said on October 12th. "In a letter to UN Secretary-General (Ban Ki
  • 18 Sep 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The United States on September 16th announced another $89 million USD in humanitarian aid to help those affected by the ongoing conflict in Yemen. The funds will be used to provide emergency food assistance, safe drinking
  • 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
  • 19 Jun 2015- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE In the kick-off panel discussion at the SIWW Technology and Innovation Summit (STIS) this week, participants focused on key drivers for innovation in the water industry. Drivers for Innovative Solutions PWN Technologies CEO Jonathan Clement