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Finance Ministry approves 3 mln riyals loan to Electricity Corporation
[14 November 2018]
Hodeidah local authority condemns aggression attacks on travelers in Hodeidah
[14 November 2018]
Yemen's coffee production will reach 50 thousand tons by 2025 : Minister of Agriculture
[13 November 2018]
Industry Ministry's employees rally to denounce Saudi-led attacks on Hodeidah port
[13 November 2018]
Two rallies in Mahwait condemn aggression coalition’s attacks on Hodeidah
[13 November 2018]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Army foils Suadi-led mercenaries’ infiltration in Hodeida
[14 November 2018]
Army foils Saudi-led mercenaries' infiltration in Asir
[14 November 2018]
Army destroys 12.7-mm machine gun of Saudi-led mercenaries in western coast
[14 November 2018]
Army fires missile on mercenaries' new camp in Merib
[14 November 2018]
Army carries out attacks on mercenaries' sites in Merib
[14 November 2018]
 
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At least army launches 1451 targeting operation against coalition's invaders in west coast : Report
[12 November 2018]
Report: Series of Saudi' airstrikes hit provinces in the 24 hours
[12 November 2018]
2 Civilians killed, 13 injured in aggression coalition-led crimes over past hours : Report
[11 November 2018]
Army carries out military attacks, rocket, artillery shelling on enemy sites
[10 November 2018]
Saudi-led coalition, its mercenaries continue targeting civilians in Hodeidah, Saada
[10 November 2018]
 
  International
PM, OCAH discusses coordination of humanitarian interventions
[14 November 2018]
Moscow offers vision for settlement in Libya
[14 November 2018]
US T-38 supersonic military jet trainer falls down in Texas, pilot killed
[14 November 2018]
Putin begins his visit to Singapore meeting Singaporean President
[13 November 2018]
In response to US threats, Tehran vows to protect its oil tankers
[13 November 2018]
  International
From south to north .. No to starvation and occupation in Yemen
[16/October/2018]


SANAA, Oct. 16 (Saba) – Before the embargo, Yemen was suffering from the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the United Nations, with 7 million people on the brink of famine and another 900,000 stricken by cholera. Those conditions have now grown far worse — and yet the Saudis persist with their siege.

Yemen's 28 million people depend on imports for up to 90 percent of their basic needs, including food, fuel and medicine.

The vast majority of those imports come through the port of Hodeida, in northern Yemen, which along with the capital, Sanaa, is under the control of Houthi.

U.N. humanitarian officials warned that the shutdown would quickly lead to an emergency.

Now their predictions are coming true. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, Sanaa, Hodeida and three other crowded cities — with 2.5 million people in all — have lost access to clean drinking water because of a lack of fuel.

Several provinces are down to a five-day supply of the fuel needed to operate flour mills, without which the millions dependent on food handouts will starve.

Craig said, “There has been a long history of political assassinations in the country going way back, even preceding Ali Abdullah Saleh’s time in politics.

It’s hard to overstate how badly Saleh robbed Yemen. Some estimates say he personally stole $60 billion during his 33-year rule, much of it U.S. cash meant to help fight al-Qaeda.

The figures of the crisis are staggering and near-impossible to grasp: 22.2 million in need of assistance, 8.4 million people severely food insecure, and a further 10 million that could fall under the same category by the end of the year.“It is bleak”, UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock told the Security Council “We are losing the fight against famine.

Hundreds of thousands of families no longer have a regular source of income – including teachers, health workers, water and sanitation workers and other public servants, they have not been paid a regular salary in two years.

Currently, over 150 relief organizations, including eight UN agencies, are working around the clock to provide food, shelter, nutritional assistance, protection services and much more to millions of Yemenis whose lives have been uprooted by the conflict.

However, the needs continue to outpace the response capacity and humanitarian workers face critical challenges every day.



Mona Zaid

Saba
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UPDATED ON : Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:40:19 +0300