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  • Yemen conflict: Houthi rebels driven back in Aden

    news BBC, 15 Jul 2015 (6 years ago )
    Pro-government militiamen have made further advances against Houthi rebels in the southern Yemeni city of Aden. Fighters backed by Saudi-led coalition air strikes were reported to have taken the main seaport as well as the neighbouring district of Mualla. It comes a day after they regained con...
  • Yemen conflict: Civilian deaths 'amount to war crimes'

    news BBC, 18 Aug 2015 (6 years ago )
    All sides in the conflict in Yemen have left a "trial of civilian death and destruction" and may have committed war crimes, Amnesty International says. A report documents hundreds of cases in which people have been killed or injured in their homes since March. It accuses the Saudi-led coalitio...
  • Yemen conflict: 'Islamic State car-bomb' strikes Sanaa funeral

    news BBC, 30 Jun 2015 (7 years ago )
    The Islamic State (IS) militant group say its Yemeni affiliate carried out a car-bomb attack at a funeral attended by Shia Houthi rebels in the capital. Dozens of people were injured, reports say. An unconfirmed report says many people were killed. The blast happened near a military hospital i...
  • Yemen arrivals increase as Horn of Africa mixed migration hits all-time highs

    news In Yemen, Edward Leposky on mobile +967 71 222 4022 In Nairobi (UNHCR regional hub): Kitty Mckinsey on mobile +254 735 337 608 In Geneva, Andrej Mahecic on mobile: +41 79 200 76 17, 30 Aug 2012 (9 years ago )
    The flow of refugees and migrants from the Horn of Africa across the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea towards Yemen continues to exceed previous records. In the first seven of 2012, more than 63,800 people made this perilous journey compared to 48,700 during the same period last year - a 30 per cent inc...
  • World Refugee Day 2014 - Dadaab

    news UNHCR, 13 Jun 2014 (8 years ago )
    UNHCR and partners will lead the refugee community in Dadaab to commemorate World Refugee Day on 20th June. The global theme for this year is- “One family torn apart by war is too many.” The community has agreed to commemorate this day by conveying to the world, messages of peace through a campaign ...
  • World Humanitarian Day: UNHCR pays tribute to courage and sacrifice of aid workers

    news UNHCR - Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:32 GMT: Thomson Reuters Foundation, 19 Aug 2014 (7 years ago )
    Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. GENEVA, August 19 (UNHCR) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Tuesday paid tribute to the enormous contribution made every year by humanitarian workers while noting that their wo...
  • Women charged with financing Somali group al Shabaab -U.S. prosecutors

    news Reuters, 23 Jul 2014 (7 years ago )
    WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) - Three women were arrested on Wednesday on charges of conspiring to raise money for Somali insurgent group al Shabaab, the Justice Department said. The women, two living in the United States and one living in the Netherlands, are believed to have directed a network ...
  • With displacement at a record high, UNHCR urges rethink of global humanitarian financing

    news UNHCR - Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:37 GMT, 30 Sep 2014 (7 years ago )
    Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. GENEVA, September 30 (UNHCR) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warned today that the global humanitarian system has become dangerously overstretched by new crises in the Middle Ea...
  • Why is the US sending its warships to Yemen?

    news Al Jazeera, 22 Apr 2015 (7 years ago )
    Whenever the US starts talking about weapons of war, I tend to focus on the details. I have to say there are more than a few of those missing when it comes to what the United States plans to do in Yemen. We know the US is sending the USS Theodore Roosevelt to patrol off the coast. That will bring...
  • Why al-Shabab has gained foothold in Kenya

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 05 Apr 2015 (7 years ago )
    Kenya grieves for 148 lives gone too soon. My country is in shock at the cold-blooded murder of young students in their hostels and lecture halls at Garissa University College. Garissa is the place where I grew up and after Thursday's gruesome attack, life will never be the same again. The scale ...