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  1. Saudi-led coalition slams UN statement on Yemen as 'biased'Read the original story

    Thursday Dec 28 | WAAY

    The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen says a statement from the United Nations official in charge of delivering aid to the war-torn country is "biased" and "undermines the UN's credibility." In a statement released Thursday to mark 1,000 days of conflict, the UN's Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, said he was "deeply disturbed" by the mounting civilian casualties.

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  2. Saudi-led coalition slams UN statement on Yemen as 'biased'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 28 | GantDaily.com

    The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen says a statement from the United Nations official in charge of delivering aid to the war-torn country is "biased" and "undermines the UN's credibility." In a statement released Thursday to mark 1,000 days of conflict, the UN's Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, said he was "deeply disturbed" by the mounting civilian casualties.

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  3. Airstrikes in Yemen Kill 68 Civilians in a Single DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 28 | The New York Times

    Airstrikes on a market and a farm in Yemen killed at least 68 civilians in a single day, including eight children, the United Nations said on Thursday. The two attacks occurred on Tuesday, making it one of the bloodiest days for civilians so far in Yemen's civil war .

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  4. Yemen war: Saudi-led strikes 'kill 68 civilians in one day'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 28 | BBC News

    The United Nations says two air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen's civil war killed at least 68 civilians in a single day this week. Humanitarian co-ordinator Jamie McGoldrick said Tuesday's first raid, on a busy market in Taiz province, left 54 people dead.

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  5. Saudi-led airstrikes claim 136 lives in 10 days in YemenRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 19 | Newkerala.com

    Geneva [Switzerland], Dec 20 : At least 136 civilians were killed in airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen in 10 days. The United Nations has expressed concerns over intensified airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition.

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  6. Over 130 Civilians Killed in 11 Days in Airstrikes in YemenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 19 | Scoop

    According to Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights , 136 civilians and non-combatants - including women and children - have been killed and another 87 injured in airstrikes in Sana'a, Sa'ada, Al Hudaydah and Taizz governorates in the period from 6 to 16 December. "We urge all parties to the conflict to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law, including their obligation to respect the principles of distinction, proportionality and precaution," Mr. Colville told the press at a regular media briefing in Geneva Tuesday.

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  7. Over 130 civilians killed in 11 days in airstrikes in Yemen, reports UN rights officeRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 19 | United Nations

    A child's bicycle lies amid rubble of a destroyed house in Yemen's capital, Sana'a. Photo: OCHA/Charlotte Cans 19 December 2017 – Voicing deep concern over the surge in civilian casualties in Yemen in airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, following the killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh earlier this month, the United Nations rights office has urged all parties to the conflict to ensure that civilians are protected.

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  8. Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill 136 in Yemen in 10 Days: UNRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 19 | Al Bawaba

    According to U.N., a total of 5558 civilians have been killed and 9,065 others injured in Yemen since March 2015 The United Nations on Tuesday warned of recent intensified airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, which killed at least 136 civilians in Yemen in ten days. "We are deeply concerned at the recent surge in civilian casualties in Yemen," Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a news conference in Geneva on Tuesday.

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  9. Aid Agencies Brace for New Humanitarian Emergency in YemenRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 16 | Voice of America

    The U.N. refugee agency reports aid agencies are bracing for another humanitarian emergency in Yemen as people flee from intensified fighting in frontline areas on Yemen's west coast. The UNHCR says it has received reports that more than 1,400 people have fled from Hudaydah and Taizz governorates in the past few days.

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  10. Hostilities flare on Yemena s west coastRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2017 | Scoop

    Following recent fighting in the capital, Sana'a, and neighbouring governorates, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has received reports of new displacement from Hudaydah and Taiz governorates. "UNHCR and partners are still assessing the situation, but initial reports are that more than 1,400 people have fled from Taiz and Hudaydah to the Ash Shamateen district in Southern Taizz, and Al Fayoosh district in Lahj," UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch told reporters on at the regular press briefing in Geneva.

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  11. Hostilities flare on Yemen's west coast, sparking new displacement - " UN refugee agencyRead the original story

    Dec 15, 2017 | United Nations

    UNHCR staff consult with community leaders and local authorities in the Dharawan settlement for internally displaced people in the outskirts of Sana'a, Yemen. Photo: UNHCR/Shabia Mantoo 15 December 2017 – As hostilities intensify in frontline areas on Yemen's west coast, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday that it is bracing for further displacement and a spike in humanitarian needs.

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  12. Yemen: Ali Abdullah Saleh Leaves Behind Grim LegacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2017 | Juan Cole

    The killing of former longtime Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, on December 4, 2017, underlines the need for governments to support the new United Nations expert panel to investigate abuses by all sides to Yemen's war, Human Rights Watch said today. Saleh, implicated in numerous abuses during his 33-year-long rule of Yemen and during the current conflict, was reportedly killed by Houthi forces while trying to leave the capital, Sanaa.

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  13. Yemen: The situation worsensRead the original story

    Nov 8, 2017 | Crofs Blogs

    Jens Laerke, for the United Nations Office of the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs , said that there had been dramatic developments in Yemen over recent days. Humanitarian operations were currently blocked as a result of the closure of air and sea ports in Yemen ordered by the Saudi-led coalition.

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  14. Press briefing on YemenRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2017 | PressReleasePoint

    Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville Location: Geneva Date: 7 November 2017 Subject: Yemen We are deeply concerned by a series of attacks in Yemen over the past week that have killed dozens of civilians -- including several children -- and we appeal to all parties to respect international law governing armed conflict. Civilians must never be put in harm's way during any conflict.

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  15. Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on Saudi...Read the original story

    Nov 7, 2017 | PressReleasePoint

    We write in advance of the pre-sessional working group for the 79th session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child to share research by Human Rights Watch that we hope the Committee will use in its review of Saudi Arabia's compliance with the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflic t . As the leader of a coalition of states that began military operations against the Houthis and allied forces in Yemen in March 2015, Saudi Arabia has committed numerous violations of international humanitarian law, including unlawful attacks that have killed and maimed children.

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  16. UN calls on parties to Yemeni conflict to respect international humanitarian lawRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Expressing horror at continued violence perpetrated by all parties to the conflict in Yemen, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country has called on the conflicting sides to uphold their obligations under international humanitarian law. "In particular, I ask [the parties] to adhere to the principles of distinction between civilians and combatants and proportionality in the conduct of hostilities and refrain from directing attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure," said Jamie McGoldrick, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, in a statement on 5 November 2017.

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  17. Parties to 'brutal conflict' in Yemen must act in line with...Read the original story

    Nov 6, 2017 | United Nations

    The city of Sa'ada in the Sa'ada Governorate has been heavily hit by airstrikes during the conflict in Yemen . Photo: OCHA/Philippe Kropf 6 November 2017 – Expressing horror at continued violence perpetrated by all parties to the conflict in Yemen, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country has called on the conflicting sides to uphold their obligations under international humanitarian law.

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  18. UN chief stresses importance of resolving conflict to prevent famine in AfricaRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2017 | Xinhuanet

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday stressed the importance of conflict resolution to address the root cause of famine in some African countries. Despite more aid from the international community, the numbers of people at risk of famine have grown in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and northeast Nigeria, Guterres told the Security Council.

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  19. UNs Top Human Rights Body Should Establish Yemen InquiryRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2017 | PressReleasePoint

    ... ture, and forced disappearances. A Houthi-Saleh artillery attack hit this home in a residential neighborhood in Taizz, Yemen on September 15, 2017. The attack, along with another that afternoon, killed three children and gravely wounded nine more.

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  20. UN's Top Human Rights Body Should Establish Yemen InquiryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | Humans Rights Watch

    ... ture, and forced disappearances. A Houthi-Saleh artillery attack hit this home in a residential neighborhood in Taizz, Yemen on September 15, 2017. The attack, along with another that afternoon, killed three children and gravely wounded nine more.

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