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‘Only God can save us’: Yemen blockade may cause world’s largest famine in decades

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Abdulaziz al-Husseinya, nine years old and suffering from acute malnutrition, Al-Thawra hospital, Hodeidah. Photograph: Iona Craig

Iona Craig reports from Yemen where aid agencies cannot get vital shipments into the war-torn country already gripped by cholera outbreak

November 12, 2017 — Abdulaziz al-Husseinya lies skeletal and appears lifeless in a hospital in Yemen’s western port city of Hodeidah. At the age of nine, he weighs less than one and a half Continue reading ‘Only God can save us’: Yemen blockade may cause world’s largest famine in decades

Yemen war death toll surpasses 7,000 – WHO

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‘More than 7,070 people have been killed and over 36,818 injured’ as of October 25, the WHO says in a statement. Another 21 million people are in need of urgent health services, the UN health agency adds

SANAA, Yemen (Nov. 7, 2016) — Yemen’s 20-month war has killed more than 7,000 people and wounded nearly 37,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, as the UN envoy voiced alarm over the worsening humanitarian situation.  Continue reading Yemen war death toll surpasses 7,000 – WHO

800 Al Qaeda fighters dead as Yemen gov’t forces make gains

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Yemeni troops backed by Arab coalition air strikes killed more than 800 members of Al-Qaeda in an attack on a southeastern provincial capital held by the group for the past year

MARIB, Yemen (Apr. 25, 2016) — Yemeni troops backed by Arab coalition air strikes killed more than 800 members of Al-Qaeda in an attack on a southeastern provincial capital held by the group for the past year, the coalition said Monday, April 25.

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Suicide bomber kills 4 Yemen troops near Aden airport

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Yemeni loyalist forces gather at the scene of a suicide attack on a checkpoint near the international airport in second city Aden on April 17, 2016. Saleh al-Obeidi / AFP
‘A suicide bomber driving a bomb-laden vehicle blew himself up on Sunday upon arrival at a checkpoint near Aden airport’

ADEN, Yemen (Apr. 17, 2016) – Four Yemeni soldiers were killed Sunday, April 17, in a suicide attack on a checkpoint near the international airport in second city Aden, home to a growing jihadist presence, a security official said.

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US strike kills ‘dozens’ at al Qaeda training camp in Yemen

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Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to Yemen’s Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, hold a position during clashes with Shiite Huthi rebels west of the city of Taez, on March 21, 2016. Ahmad al-Basha/AFP
The raids come almost one year since the Saudi-led Arab coalition launched its bombing campaign against Iran-backed Shiite rebels who challenged the authority of the Yemeni government

ADEN, Yemen (Mar. 23, 2016) — US military planes killed dozens of fighters at an Al-Qaeda affiliate’s training camp in a mountainous region of Yemen, the Pentagon said Tuesday, March 22.

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UN demands inquiry into Yemen market bombing

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Local sources blame the Saudi-led coalition fighting Huthi rebels for carrying out Tuesday’s (March 15) strike

UNITED NATIONS (Mar. 18, 2016) — US Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday, March 16, demanded an investigation into an air strike on a market in Yemen that reportedly killed dozens of civilians.

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