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Missile and drone attack kills at least 30 in south Yemen

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A missile and drone attack on a key military base in south Yemen has killed at least 30 troops, a Yemeni military spokesman said. It was one of the deadliest attacks in the country’s civil war in recent years. Mohamme...

Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths to take on top UN humanitarian job

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The Yemen special envoy, Martin Griffiths, is to take on the role of UN humanitarian relief coordinator, succeeding another British diplomat, Mark Lowcock, in a move that may mark a reset in the stalled peace process ...

No impact assessment made of Yemen aid cuts, minister admits

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The UK government has admitted that no assessment has been carried out of how “dire” the impact of the 60% cut in foreign aid to Yemen will be. MPs demanded to know what impact the aid cuts would have on women, disab...

‘If we don’t give, people don’t eat’: Yemen focus of UK Ramadan giving

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The Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, which started this week, is the biggest period of giving for UK Muslims. According to research by the Muslim Charities Forum, in 2018 the UK’s estimated 3.5 million Muslims donate...

Liquid gold: beekeepers defying Yemen war to produce the best honey

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According to the Qur’an a lone sidr tree, or jujube, marks the highest boundary of heaven. On earth, amid the harshness of the Yemeni desert, the sweetness of sidr honey is a symbol of perseverance. Yemen has long bee...

UN calls for inquiry into fatal fire at Yemen detention facility

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The UN has called for an independent inquiry into a horrific fire at a detention facility in Yemen’s capital Sana’a that left dozens of Ethiopian migrants dead and more than 170 injured. Human Rights Watch said on Tue...

Yemen war: mass displacement fears as fighting intensifies in Marib

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Residents in the Yemeni province of Marib are bracing for what could be the worst mass displacement of the war as a Houthi rebel offensive intensifies, leaving more than 2 million people trapped. Marib, which is contr...

Keir Starmer attacks ‘unconscionable’ cut in aid to Yemen

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Boris Johnson has been accused of an “unconscionable” decision of cutting aid to war-ravaged Yemen, at a bad-tempered PMQs in which the prime minister accused Keir Starmer of prioritising the Arab country over the UK....

UK under pressure over plan to slash aid for Yemen by 50%

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Yemenis and international aid organisations have urged the UK to reconsider reported cuts of up to 50% of its support for humanitarian efforts in the country’s devastating civil war. The UN is hoping to raise $3.85bn ...