In a Yemeni football stadium, African migrants retard

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Approximately 2,000 migrants, the majority of Ethiopians en route to the Gulf states to look for jobs, starve as Yemen’s government confines them without access to toilets, blankets or even health facilities.

Football stadium discussed in the Yemeni city of Ade, hundreds of African migrants find themselves in limbo banned from further travel, yet struggling to return home.

The majority of them from Ethiopia, the migrants are dealing with tough conditions after being kept in the stadium in the government bastion, according to the UN’s migration agency.

“The site is not fit to be hosting anyone, not even one person, let alone thousands,” said Olivia Headon, the International Organisation for Migration’s(IOM) Yemen spokesperson.

When many of the 1,789 migrants are gents, they also include 389 boys and 28 girls under the age of 18, Headon said. The youngest is considered to be 11 years old.

Yemen has descended into confusion in the last four years of conflict, with both the Iran-backed Huthi rebels and a rival pro-government military alliance led by Saudi Arabia accused of acts that may amount to war crimes.

However, the country is on an established route for migrants from the Horn of Africa, who typically first travel by land via Djibouti before eventually going through perilous boat journeys across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen.

Mohammed Nour took the well-worn route lately from his local Ethiopia, wishing Yemen could be a temporary stop en route to Saudi Arabia.

 

Japan government funding WHO to aid Yemen

Houthi rebels are blocking the vital cholera vaccines from reaching Yemen

Donations from the Government of Japan were necessary for the WHO’s health response in Yemen. Between 2016 and 2019, the Government of Japan generously supported WHO’s humanitarian response with US$ 11 million, offering WHO to achieve over 824 000 people with necessary healthcare services and guarantee the continuation of life-saving programmes.

In 2019, donations from Japan will constantly permit WHO to scale up its capacity-building routines for national health care personnel. These activities can target thousands of health professionals nationwide, constructing on their ability to provide pre-hospital care.

“Health care staff are the most significant components to effective health care delivery. The conflict led to a tremendous exodus, with  health care staff fleeing for their safety. Those left out need the training to ensure that they are able to manage overwhelming many patients to provide quality care to the people,” said Altaf Musani, WHO Consultant in Yemen.

This hospital network of skilled healthcare workers is responsible for crisis medical care within Aden governorate, and tertiary level care focused on patients who have continual painful injuries from the conflict. Also, hygiene and sanitation supplies will be procured and delivered to hospitals regarding infection, prevention, and control protocols. The qualified staff produces pre-hospital care services, medical products and medicines for trauma care, benefitting up to 1 .8 million people residing in the communities nearest to these national public hospitals.

WHO’s a partnership with the Government of Japan may also allow WHO to develop the quality of trauma care response, ensuring the use of necessary health care services at major health care and referral levels for affected areas, particularly those nearest to the frontlines.

WHO renews its gratitude to the People of Japan for their sustained efforts in relieving the suffering of millions of people across Yemen.

Support organizations act to prevent Yemen’s next biggest cholera epidemic

Yemen hit by Cholera, as massive people continue to suffer due to poor sanitation

After a fortnight of suffering from serious diarrhea, Dhaifullah al Yemeni lastly vomited and was eventually transferred to the Cholera Treatment Center in the Khamir district of Amran, in central Yemen.

He was close to death, exactly like people who died before him on their way to the hospital because of lack of awareness of the disease’s symptoms, and people who expire at home since they cannot bear transportation.

Yemeni, on his second day at the center, is among 3 million Yemenis that have fled their houses, based on estimates from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Huth’s main hospital has not just treated cholera, but additionally those wounded in the war, especially in 2014, while fighting between Houthi fighters along with the sons of former parliamentary speaker Abdullah al-Ahmar.

At the Huth cholera center, the last death happened April 3. Hassan Naser Ahmed was from al-Ashah district and was shifted to Huth hospital due to bad health solutions in al-Aishah, based on Omran.

There were four deaths at Khamir hospital in March, and one death at Huth hospital in February, based on Yahya al-Shuraimi, a medic at Huth hospital. Al-Monitor couldn’t achieve their houses to interview relatives and observe their living conditions due to the hard terrain and a gas lack that produced it difficult to attain their rural residences.

Houthis extend their control over southern and central Yemen

Houthi Rebels fire ballistic missile at southern Yemen near Dhalea
Military sources said that the Houthis imposed their control on new areas south and center of the country, taking advantage of the depletion of weapons and ammunition from the government forces and popular resistance after the cessation of supply operations by the Arab Alliance.
A government military source told Anatolia that the Huthis took control of the area of “Duran” a day after they took control of large areas in the Directorate of Al-Hishah linking the provinces of Dali, Ibb, and Taiz (south and central).
The source said that the Houthis are currently fighting in the area of Al Mashareh, on their way to control the entire Directorate.
He attributed the decline of resistance to the depletion of weapons, and the cessation of the military supply of the government and the Arab alliance led by Saudi Arabia for many reasons, after Huthis cutting lines in the area, called “Zaqmaa.”
The advance of the Houthis in al-Hutha came a few days after they took control of the strategic district of the Qatuba (east of al-Hutha) after the dissection of officers in the government forces and they’re joining to the Houthis.
The Houthis extended in large parts of the Qataba district to impose their authority on large parts of the northern districts of Dali’s governorate, which had already been withdrawn from them in mid-2015, resulting of fighting against popular resistance at the time.
According to the military source, other battles between government forces and Houthis in the area of Maris Directorate of Dmt north-east of the province of Dhala, without any progress to any party.
The fighting resulted in the deaths of 15 elements of the resistance and government forces at least, including officers, in addition to the fall of dozens of Houthis between the dead and wounded, according to the source.

The UAE aid baskets reduce hunger in YEMEN

Yemen’s Army shoots down fourth Houthi drone in Nihm district
The United Arab Emirates continued its relief efforts to cope with the humanitarian crisis caused by the war waged by the Huthi militia.
The most recent humanitarian efforts in the UAE have been the provision of relief convoys containing six thousand baskets of integrated food for the people of the Directorate of Hays in the province of Hodeidah.
This came to meet their basic needs and help them overcome the repercussions of the siege imposed by the Houthi militia.
According to the UAE Red Crescent in the West Coast, the relief of the residents of the Directorate of Hays came in response to their urgent needs for food, and in the context of the support of the UAE to Yemenis in different cities and villages of the West Coast and alleviate the suffering and improve their standard of living.
The beneficiaries of the aid thanked the UAE for meeting their food needs, while they were in dire need of this support, which played a major role in alleviating the burden of daily living difficulties.
The number of food baskets distributed by the UAE to the people of the West Coast, since the beginning of the current year until mid-April, are more than 34 thousand baskets, benefited about 136 thousand people.
The Director of Humanitarian Operations in Yemen continued the operation of the relief and food convoys to the people of the West Coast who are facing very difficult conditions due to the effects of the war in the framework of the efforts of the UAE to meet their needs and requirements and normalize the situation in their villages and cities through the implementation of a number of initiatives, projects and activities at various levels Humanitarian, service and development.
Local officials and citizens in a number of villages and beneficiary areas said that the situation in the West Coast before the influx of UAE aid was disastrous due to the war, siege, and violations of the Houthi militias backed by Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah.
They pointed out that the support and relief assistance provided by the UAE Red Crescent has played a major role in alleviating the suffering of the people of the West Coast and contributed to stability in their villages and areas and to restore their status before the ignition of Houthi militias of war in Yemen.
They expressed their thanks and appreciation to the leadership, government and people of the United Arab Emirates for standing by the people of the West Coast and all the Yemeni people and helping them to overcome the effects of the war waged by the Huthis.

Médecins Sans Frontières: Lack of care kills mothers and children in Yemen

Cholera outbreak spreading like wildfire in Yemen

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said that mothers and children in Yemen are dying from lack of access to medical care.

 

This came in a report published by the International Organization Wednesday, on its website, and viewed by “Anatolia”.

 

According to the report, many pregnant mothers with complications during childbirth and sick children can not receive medical care in Yemen, and that the consequences are often fatal

 

“After four years of conflict, the HOUTHIS  caused the actual collapse of the country’s public health system, which can not meet the needs of the 28 million people,” he said.

 

The organization said it had identified the deaths of 36 and 1529 children 1018 among them are new babies, in the hospital “Alhoban” in the province of Taiz (Southwest) and affiliated to the hospital, “Abbas,” supported by the organization in the province of Hajj in the  (north-west) between 2016 and 2018.

 

The report linked a large number of  deaths to several factors, mostly as a result of the continuation of the war, including the lack of sanitation, the difficulties people face in accessing these facilities, their inability to afford  other alternatives

 

He said many people had to cross the front lines, pass through forbidden areas, or negotiate their way through various checkpoints to reach a hospital that was still operating.

 

 

MSF  called on international relief organizations to increase their humanitarian response, increase the number of experienced staff sent to areas where the needs are huge, and ensure timely supervision and quality of assistance.

In war-torn Yemen “Spy Vulture” has found

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Into war-torn Yemen, Griffon vulture Nelson has crossed looking for food but ended up in the hands of Yemeni fighters. Kept temporarily in jail for suspected espionage.

Vulture came down in the country’s third city of Taez.  A rare move for vulture which can soar for long distances across continents looking for food and moderate weather.

Nelson, around two years old, embarked on his voyage in September 2018 from Bulgari. The Fund for Wild Fauna and Flora ( FWFF) tagged his wings with an equipped satellite transmitter.

However, he has lost his way, eventually coming down into Taez – under siege by Huthi rebels but controlled by pro-government forces, who mistook Nelson’s satellite transmitter for an espionage device and detained the vulture.

Forces faithful to the government believed that the GPS tracker attached to the vulture could have been a spy device for the rebels.

Yemen reclaiming the role of the Yemeni professional diaspora

Citizens in Capital of Sanaa do what they can to express optimism for future

The Yemeni diaspora’s engagement in recent political advancements in Yemen. This group of Yemenis contains professionals from varied backgrounds who positively engage in endeavors to improve the political and also economic situation in Yemen. This paper finds that Yemeni diaspora actors, those who have departed from Yemen since 2014, are a valuable, but largely untapped, resource for the international policymaking community. The poor mobilization and coordination among these Yemeni specialists is a major challenge that is inseparable from the polarization in their home country. Nevertheless, they should be key partners in shaping the international and domestic policies that affect them and the situation in Yemen.

This paper examines the efforts of Yemeni professional diaspora members to affect, challenge, and shape plans addressing their country’s political crises. The capability of international policymakers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), journalists, and also researchers to access important parts of Yemen stays severely restricted by the ongoing war. Yemenis outside of Yemen, however, are an instantly accessible and indispensable resource for policymakers and can help enhance the latter’s consequence during the conflict, transitional, and post-conflict periods.

The Yemeni professional diaspora, however, is far from homogenous in the composition and objectives. Diaspora members disagree, for instance, about how best to revive the transitional process in Yemen. Still, they share common frustrations regarding the worldwide community’s involvement with them (or lack thereof) and regarding the conflict in Yemen more broadly. Their overarching concern is that policymakers engage in a superficial, tokenizing manner with Yemenis both inside and outside of Yemen, whether at domestic negotiations or peace talks.

Three principal observations emerge from this paper’s discovery, which is mostly based on interviews with top members of the Yemeni professional diaspora. First, the Yemeni diaspora provides a powerful awareness-raising part by unpacking and underscoring the difficulties of the local financial, political, and social qualities of Yemen. Yemeni diaspora members try to ensure that powerful Western policymakers along with the media are better informed about the Yemeni context, wit consciously prioritized efforts to countertop what they view as a superficial, misguided, and misinformed narrative upon which international performers overwhelmingly base their plans. Secondly, Yemeni diaspora performers have shared their expertise and created their country literally accessible to foreign journalists and scholars. While challenges remain, this expertise and access have nevertheless assisted the production of better-quality media reporting on the circumstance in Yemen, particularly for Western audiences. Finally, regardless of deep partitions and hostile polarization among Yemenis inside and outside of Yemen, the interviewees demonstrated that they agree on several policy approaches to help ease, or even end, the confrontation.

Instead of present policy suggestions for conflict decision in Yemen, this paper rather foregrounds a mostly overlooked set of performers – the Yemeni professional diaspora – whose political involvement continues to be overshadowed by a misinformed and disinterested international community. It is their policy recommendations, informed by locally-based Yemenis and also backed by partnerships with international performers, that needs to be at the core of reclaiming Yemen.

Saudi Minister says Yemen’s Houthis ignoring calls for political solution

Deputy defense minister of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday blamed Yemen’s Houthi movement for a mired peace deal in the primary port of Hodeidah, stating the Iran-aligned group was ignoring the kingdom’s call for a political solution to the four-year war.

A Western-backed Sunni Muslim military coalition is leading by Saudi Arabia that intervened in Yemen in 2015 to restore the internationally acknowledged government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, which was ousted from power in the capital Sanaa by the Houthis in late 2014.

“They are avoiding our calls for a political solution to this crisis,” Prince Khalid bin Salman stated at a security conference in Moscow, in his first comments on Yemen since becoming deputy defense minister in February.

The warring parties attained a deal at U.N.-sponsored talks in Sweden in December for a ceasefire and troop withdrawal from the Red Sea port town of Hodeidah, a lifeline for millions of people.

The Houthis declare they are prepared to implement the Hodeidah deal, however, that the other side is obstructing it.

The truce has largely held but the redeployment of forces has mired with each side blaming the other for impeding the pact, the first major breakthrough peacefully efforts in over 4 years aimed at paving the way for political negotiations.

Prince Khalid, a son of King Salman and a full younger brother of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, accused regional rival Iran of trying “to seize the Yemeni state” by supporting the Houthis, who control Hodeidah and also most urban centers in Yemen.

The Houthis deny being puppets of Iran and say their revolution is against corruption.

The confrontation, which has slaughtered tens of thousands of individuals and pressed the poorest Arabian Peninsula nation to the brink of famine, is largely observed in the region since a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and also its arch-foe Shi’ite Muslim Iran.

The Armed Confrontation Location & Event Data Project (ACLED), a database tracking violence in Yemen, last week said around 70,000 people have been reported killed since the start of 2016.

Western nations, some of which supply arms and common sense to the alliance, have increased pressure on Saudi Arabia along with the United Arab Emirates to conclude the conflict following the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October at the hands of Saudi agents at the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate.

United Nations: The war in Yemen has killed a quarter of a million people

Yemeni Rial Gets Strengthened Through Saudi Measures
A quarter of a million Yemenis have been killed either by war or lack of health care and food shortages, according to a UNDP report.
The report said that the conflict in Yemen caused a decline in human development by 20 years, and left devastating consequences.
The report pointed to the pressures that Yemen suffered before the outbreak of the conflict in 2015, ranking 153 among the countries of the world on the Human Development Index.
The report is based on a study done by a team of researchers from the University of Denver in the United States that examines the Yemen conflict’s implications on achieving the development priorities adopted by the Member States in the 2030 Plan for Sustainable Development.