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21 Oct 2021 SANAA, Yemen
While local and international humanitarian groups have been working to improve water availability in Yemen, without sufficient funding millions of Yemeni lives remain at risk without access to clean water.
17 Mar 2021 New YORK NY, United States
Conflict reduces access to vital resources like water and electricity, and also drives hunger.
UN Secretary General briefs Security Council.
10 Feb 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
US President Joe Biden has announced that he is “ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales”, in a move intended to bring to an end the six-year war that has “created a humanitarian and strategic catastrophe”. Fighting between a Saudi-led Arab coalition backed by the US and UK, and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels has killed more than 100,000 people since March 2015, and displaced 3...
25 Jan 2021 DOHA
The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) announced Sunday that it recently launched a new project to dig wells and rehabilitate water projects in Yemen. About 120,000 people in five governorates – Taiz, Al-Dhalea, Saada, Hajjah, and Rayma – will benefit from the project, with a total cost of $1,097,870...
25 Jan 2021 SANA'A
Yemeni Water and Environment Minister blamed international organizations choosing to establish headquarters in the Houthi-run capital, Sanaa, for causing chaos in humanitarian relief programs. The decision to be based in Sanaa has strained the grip international agencies have over the distribution of aid, especially in areas liberated from Houthis, Sharbaji said...
11 Dec 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
UNICEF Issues Record $6.4 Billion USD Emergency Fund Appeal In The Year Of COVID, Conflict, Climate Crises
UNICEF issued its annual funding appeal on 3 December, seeking an unprecedented $6.5 Billion USD to meet needs through 2021. This is an increase of about 35 Percent more than requested for 2020 and reflects the rise in humanitarian needs and the funding gaps brought on by continued crises and the COVID-19 pandemic...
10 Nov 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
A new, jointly-produced report from a diverse group of organisations working on human rights, peacebuilding and environmental issues has been launched to demonstrate the breadth and complexity of conflict-linked environmental harm.Case studies from Iraq, Syria, Colombia, Yemen, Ukraine, Laos DPR and Senegal direct attention to the environment in relation to armed conflict...
8 Oct 2020 AS-SALIF, Yemen
Security Council Demands Access To Decaying Oil Tanker Which Threatens Yemen Freshwater Resources, Ecosystems
This news article was updated 19 OctoberThe United Nations Security Council has called on Iran-backed Houthis to give experts immediate access to the stricken SFO Safer oil tanker in the Red Sea. The tanker has been stranded and unmaintained for five years north of Yemen's port city Hodeidah.The condition of the tanker, containing an estimated 1,148,000 barrels of light crude oil and anchored 4...
24 Sep 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
Weather-related Disasters And Conflict Displace 14.6 Million; COVID-19 Exacerbates, Compounds Tragedies
An estimated 14.6 million new internal displacements occurred in the first half of 2020, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) has reported.Weather-related disasters accounted for about 9.8 million new displacements. Cyclone Amphan affected about 3.3 million in India and Bangladesh. With the destruction of an estimated 2...
3 Sep 2020 RIYADH
The SAFER Exploration & Production Operations Company (SEPOC), which owns the derelict Safer oil tanker that is anchored off Hodeidah’s coastline, confirmed the need to discharge the oil on board the rundown vessel before an environmental catastrophe takes place. Safer holds around 1.1 million oil barrels on board.
2 Sep 2020 Edinburgh, Scotland
Water security challenges, and related instances of human conflict, are increasing across the world as populations grow, economies expand, and climate change begins to impact the hydrological cycle, says a new report published 2 September.“Ending Conflicts Over Water: Solutions to Water and Security Challenges”, which has been produced by authors from the World Resources Institute (Charles Iceland; Ayushi Trivedi) and the Pacific Institute (Peter Gleick) with the Water, Peace and Security Partnership, describes a global rise in water-related conflict, observing political instability and intensifying driving factors, including population growth, economic expansion, severe and prolonged drought, climate change, pollution, the destruction of natural landscapes, upstream infrastructure development (such as dams and diversions), inefficient water use in agriculture, poor water resources management and weak institutions...
1 Sep 2020 SANA'A, Yemen
Three months of torrential rain and flash floods have left an estimated 300,000 people homeless in war-torn Yemen, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said 28 August.Many of those people newly displaced by the floods had already been forced to flee their homes because of the ongoing conflict in the country...