Yemen

Country Yemen
Capital Sana'a
Continent Asia
Currency Yemeni rial(YER)
Languages Arabic

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North Yemen became independent of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. The British, who had set up a protectorate area around the southern port of Aden in the 19th century, withdrew in 1967 from what became South Yemen. Three years later, the southern government adopted a Marxist orientation. The massive exodus of hundreds of thousands of Yemenis from the south to the north contributed to two decades of hostility between the states. The two countries were formally unified as the Republic of Yemen in 1990. A southern secessionist movement in 1994 was quickly subdued. In 2000, Saudi Arabia and Yemen agreed to a delimitation of their border.

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A cry for help: Millions facing famine in Yemen - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

A cry for help: Millions facing famine in Yemen
Aljazeera.com
The UN has warned that 17 million Yemenis will be in famine unless the world sends urgent humanitarian help. Antonio Guterres, the UN chief, issued a call to action on Tuesday at the aid conference held in Geneva where donor countries pledged almost ...
Yemen aid not reaching intended recipients, say activists on groundThe Guardian
Donors pledge $1.1B to Yemen, with 'one hand tied behind their backs'Devex
Donors pledge $1.1 billion for war-torn YemenTribune-Review
BBC News -Washington Post -Huffington Post
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UN, Russia Warn Against Attack on Main Yemeni Port - The Wire

The Wire

UN, Russia Warn Against Attack on Main Yemeni Port
The Wire
Geneva: UN and Russian officials warned on Tuesday against any attack by Saudi-led coalition forces on the Houthi-held Yemeni port of Hodeidah, the aid lifeline for a country where millions of people are in desperate need of food. The warring factions ...
UN Appeals for $2.1 Billion to Avoid Starvation in YementeleSUR English
Trump Is Inadvertently Arming Al Qaeda in YemenNewsweek
'March for bread' protesters reach key Yemen portTimes Now
IRINnews.org -The News International -Vocativ
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As the world ignores Yemen, war tears apart the ancient country's social fabric - The Independent

The Independent

As the world ignores Yemen, war tears apart the ancient country's social fabric
The Independent
More than 10,000 dead. Approximately 19 million people in desperate need of humanitarian aid, including 7.3 million on the brink of famine. The figures in Yemen's two-year-old civil war are staggering but they don't convey the daily suffering of ...



Yemen: A #breadmarch to save Hodeidah port - The New Arab

The New Arab

Yemen: A #breadmarch to save Hodeidah port
The New Arab
The hundreds of activists were joined by civilians who took part in the arduous 200 kilometre march from Sanaa to Yemen's west coast. One of the organisers of the march, Edrees al-Shami, told The New Arab that 83 people were treated for heatstroke, ...



Poverty, famine, and the death that overshadows Yemen - Mission Network News

Mission Network News

Poverty, famine, and the death that overshadows Yemen
Mission Network News
Yemen (MNN) Every ten minutes, a child in Yemen dies from a preventable illness, according to UNICEF. The country's civil war continues to exacerbate the poverty here, and add to the thousands of deaths that have occurred over the last two years.



UNHCR braces for further displacement as Yemen conflict intensifies - UNHCR

UNHCR

UNHCR braces for further displacement as Yemen conflict intensifies
UNHCR
As the conflict intensifies on Yemen's western coast, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is preparing for up to half a million more people like Hadiya and her family to be displaced. Since the beginning of the year, hostilities inTaizz have displaced almost ...

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Building Resilient Rural Livelihoods Is Key to Helping Yemen - The Wire

The Wire

Building Resilient Rural Livelihoods Is Key to Helping Yemen
The Wire
The severe food security crisis in Yemen needs not just an immediate humanitarian response but also a long-term political solution.
Resilient rural livelihood, key to YemenJordan Times

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20 soldiers killed or injured in Yemen - Sky News - Sky News Australia

Sky News Australia



#FacingFamine: Update on Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and ... - ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb

#FacingFamine: Update on Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and ...
ReliefWeb
Key Messages Twenty million people in 4 countries - Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen - are at an elevated risk of famine, and a further 10 ...

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Yemen: Mounting fears for civilian safety as Hodeidah offensive looms - Amnesty International

Amnesty International

Yemen: Mounting fears for civilian safety as Hodeidah offensive looms
Amnesty International
Fears are growing for the safety of civilians in the strategic western port city of Hodeidah amid reports that a major offensive by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition is ...

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