At least 5,000 migrants attempting to cross to Saudi Arabia detained in Yemen

Police in Yemen have detained at least 5,000 migrants over the last 10 days who were attempting to cross to Saudi Arabia.

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Yemen Report: 860 children and pregnant women 'left to die without medical access'

Pregnant women who experience complications in childbirth and sick children are unable to reach medical care in Yemen in a safe and timely manner according to a report by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

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Yemen: 'great first step' as aid team granted access to grain silo

The United Nations has hailed the first assessment of a major United Nations (UN) aid storage facility in war-torn Yemen a "great first step".

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Yemeni combatants agree on first stage of Hodeida pullback

Yemen's government and the Houthi rebels have agreed on the first stage of a mutual pullout of forces from the port city of Hodeida, a key entry point for humanitarian aid, the United Nations said.

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Food for millions at risk of rotting in Yemen, warns UN

United Nations (UN) Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and UN Emergency Relief Chief Mark Lowcock issued a joint statement warning about the risk of food aid being spoiled because it is too difficult to access.

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Yemen: People trapped by mines in the southwest of the country

In early 2018, fighting intensified along the frontline between the cities of Taïz and Hodeidah by Ansar Allah troops and forces supported by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition, writes Agnes Varraine-Leca.

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Women should have a role in Yemen talks

The evidence from Northern Ireland and elsewhere suggests a lasting solution is more likely if females play a prominent part in peace processes, say Jamille Bigio and Rachel Vogelstein

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Ceasefire signifies hope for 24m civilians facing humanitarian crisis in Yemen: Concern

Ahead of a Seanad motion on Yemen, Dominic MacSorley, CEO of Concern Worldwide, has cautiously welcomed the Hodeidah ceasefire announcement and UN Special Envoy Martin Griffith’s critical involvement in the peace talks.

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Yemen’s warring sides agree ceasefire for Red Sea port

The agreement was reached following peace talks in Sweden.

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UN-sponsored Yemen peace talks open in Sweden

The UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths said the ‘coming days are a milestone’.

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Saudi aggression in Yemen: Our exports support Arab genocide

Though it is more than 170 years since our Great Famine — an Gorta Mór — began its evisceration, it persists as a powerful presence in our consciousness.

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Reader's Blog: Time to audit our water reserves

How much do we know about water beneath our feet? Parts of Ireland had bouts of parching in 2018. Soil, on being dug up, was found to have become dust.

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Reader's Blog: Ireland do little to help with famine in Yemen

In 1847 the Choctaw Indians donated $170 toward famine relief in Ireland.

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Millions of Yemenis edging closer to famine and disease, charity says

A Saudi-led coalition has been fighting Iranian-backed Houthi rebels since March 2015.

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US calls for ceasefire in Yemen and political settlement negotiations

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and defence secretary James Mattis are urging a ceasefire.

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UN warns time running out to prevent Yemen famine

Yemen’s civil war has wrecked the country’s already fragile ability to feed its population of 29 million people.

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'Every time I think of this city it brings me to tears', says Labour MP who wants last days spent in Yemen

Keith Vaz appealed to Middle East Minister Alistair Burt to announce a new round of peace talks.

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UN human rights body highlights Yemen ‘war crimes’ in battle against rebels

Rape and torture were among the crimes committed by the Yemeni government, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the body claimed.

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Trocaire hits out at Govt for not condemning Yemen school bus attack

Trocaire is hitting out at the Government for not responding after a horrific attack on a school bus in Yemen just last week.

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Yemen’s Shiite rebels welcome UN call for Saudi strike probe

UN chief Antonio Guterres has called for an independent investigation into a strike on Thursday that left dozens dead.

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Outcry after air strikes in northern Yemen kills dozens

Children were said to be among the dead after a bus was hit in a busy market town in Saada province.

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Children among the dead after air strike in northern Yemen

At least 20 people, including children, have died after air strikes in northern Yemen targeted a busy market and a bus, Yemeni tribal leaders said.

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SPECIAL REPORT: An Irish doctor's first hand account of working amid conflict in Yemen

In Yemen, more than three years of war have left millions of people without enough income to meet their basic needs.

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Yemen: Understanding the conflict

Here is what is happening in Yemen, now in the fourth year of a civil war, writes Kelly McFarland.

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New bout of heavy fighting in Yemen kills dozens

Amnesty International warned that the ‘the worst could be yet to come’.

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Special report: Testimonies from those living under siege on the front line in Yemen

Since December 2017 the international coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has intensified its airstrikes against the Houthis in northwest Yemen, leaving the inhabitants more exposed than ever.

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Special report: Testimonies from those living on the front line in Yemen

Since December 2017 the international coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has intensified its airstrikes against the Houthis in northwest Yemen, leaving the inhabitants more exposed than ever.

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Saudi air strike on Yemeni wedding a 'violation of international humanitarian law': MSF

Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has described the latest attack on civilians in Yemen as a "serious violation of international humanitarian law".

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Graphic footage of boy clinging to dead father after Yemen wedding bombing emerges

Heart breaking footage has emerged of a young boy clinging to his dead father following the Saudi bombing of a wedding in the northern region of Yemen yesterday.

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Update: Coalition air strikes kill 136 civilians in Yemen, says UN

The UN human rights office says has verified the killings of 136 Yemeni civilians and other non-combatants in air strikes carried out over 11 days this month by the Saudi-led military coalition batting Yemen's Shiite rebels.

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Yemen blockade leads to Diptheria outbreak, 28 deaths reported

The ongoing war and blockade are creating a new threat to public health in Yemen, as a suspected diphtheria outbreak takes hold, the aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) have warned.

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British government criticised for support of Saudi Arabia despite ’illegal acts’ in Yemen

The British Government is foolish to back Saudi Arabia, including with arms sales, while it is carrying out "clearly illegal acts" in Yemen, Liberal Democrat former leader Paddy Ashdown has said.

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Suspected Saudi led strike in Yemen kills at least 26

A suspected Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen has killed at least 26 people, including children in the country’s north.

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'26 children killed' in five Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition waging an air campaign against Houthi rebels in northern Yemen is killing children in what amounts to war crimes, according to an international rights group.

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Huge reaction to Irish journalist’s report on growing human crisis in Yemen

A heart wrenching report by a BBC team lead by Irish journalist and BBC war correspondent, Fergal Keane, on the tragic human cost of the long running war in Yemen has received widespread coverage and plaudits across social media today.

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Saudi-led coalition declares truce over in Yemen conflict

The international coalition Saudi Arabia leads against Shiite rebels in Yemen has officially ended a truce, the Saudi state-run news agency reported.

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35 killed during Yemen airstrikes

Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions across Yemen today as a missile strike on a dairy factory killed 35 workers, authorities said, as both sides disputed who fired on it.

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Saudi Arabia praises US for air campaign in Yemen

The Saudi ambassador in Washington, Adel al-Jubeir, said the US had been “very supportive” of the Saudi-led airstrike campaign in Yemen both politically and logistically.

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Iran issues warning as Saudi Arabia bombs military targets in Yemen

Saudi Arabia has bombed key military installations in Yemen after announcing a broad regional coalition to oust the Shiite rebels who forced the country's embattled president to flee.

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Shiite rebels seize Yemen city Taiz

Shiite rebels backed by supporters of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh seized Yemen’s third largest city of Taiz and its airport today.

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