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  • 30 Jan 2019- 07:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAXENBURG, Austria New research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), seeking confirmation of casual links between climate conditions and migration indicates that in specific circumstances, climate conditions can lead to
  • 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
  • 23 May 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Environmental deterioration around the world is occurring at a faster pace than than previously thought, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) warned in a new report. Results from the latest Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6):
  • 9 May 2016- 11:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Fifty-five million people in the Middle East and North Africa are in need of humanitarian assistance due to widespread violence, conflict and extremism in the region, eight United Nations humanitarian coordinators warned in a statement
  • 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
  • 15 Dec 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission this week announced more funds to support humanitarian efforts in war-torn Yemen. The $16 million USD in new funding will bring the EC’s total humanitarian support to the country this year to over $57 million
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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