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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...
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.
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...
13 Aug 2020 SANA'A
A team of NASA-funded researchers has been using satellite and ground-based data to forecast the risk of cholera in Yemen and other countries. The map shows the forecasted risk of cholera in Yemen from August 10 to September 6, 2020. It was created with the Cholera Prediction Modeling System, which incorporates NASA precipitation data, air temperature data from NASA’s MERRA-2 reanalysis product, and population data...
25 Jun 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
An open letter, signed by thirty international agencies and charitable organisations, pleads for fulfilment of commitments for aid to Yemen.The 15 June letter "rom "The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) actors in Yemen" identifies that COVID-19 is spreading throughout Yemen, one of the most water scarce countries in the world...
3 May 2020 SANA'A, Yemen
Since mid-April, more than 100,000 people across conflict-torn Yemen, but particularly Aden, Abyan, Lahj and Sana’a City, have been affected by heavy rain and flash flooding that has contaminated water supplies, damaged roads, bridges and power, and cut access to basic services.UNICEF has warned that over 5 million children under the age of five are facing a heightened threat of cholera and Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)...
23 Jun 2019 WASHINGTON DC
It is important to take an inclusive and tangible approach to protecting civilians by protecting the environment during armed conflicts. In recent decades, the link between conflict, the environment and the protection of civilians has become painstakingly clear. From Iraq to Ukraine, Libya to Yemen, dozens of incidents have surfaced where environmental damage resulting from conflict has led to acute or chronic health risks to civilians and their communities, undermining their socioeconomic development.
23 Jun 2019 SANA'A
Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis launched a projectile into southern Saudi Arabia Wednesday, which the Arab coalition said landed near a desalination plant without causing damage or casualties. The Houthis, who threatened last month to attack 300 vital military targets in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen, announced via their Al Masirah TV that a cruise missile they fired had struck an electricity station in Shuqaiq.
19 Apr 2019 OXFORD, United Kingdom
Aid agencies in Yemen reported this week that they are unable to reach at least 40,000 people that are suspected to have cholera. Citing continued fighting, checkpoint and permit restrictions on access to remote areas, the agencies now fear that the country could experience the world’s worst outbreak, exceeding rates of cholera that occurred in 2017...
26 Mar 2019 BEIRA, Mozambique
Governments and humanitarian agencies have warned of the risk of water-borne diseases in the wake of Cyclone Idai. The death toll has risen above 750 in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi which Idai hit March 14. Aid workers are trying to restore electricity and water and prevent outbreaks of cholera, which is already endemic in Mozambique...
24 Mar 2019 NEW YORK NY, United States
"Water Under Fire": Children Might Survive The Bullets, Die From Unsafe Water, Poor Sanitation, Hygiene
In protracted conflicts children younger than 15 are, on average, nearly three times more likely to die from diarrhoeal disease linked to unsafe water and sanitation than violence directly linked to conflict and war, according to a March 2019 UNICEF advocacy alert.For younger children, the impact of unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene is greater: Children under 5 are more than 20 times more likely to die from diarrhoeal disease linked to unsafe water and sanitation than violence in conflict...
18 Mar 2019 CAIRO
Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmad Abul Gheit said Saturday the phenomenon of water shortage became a source of social and economic instability in some Arab countries. The manifestations of this problem have been clearly seen in Syria, Yemen and Palestine, he said at the opening session of the fifth meeting of the Arab Water Council (AWC)...