The United Nations calls for cease fire and negotiation in Yemen!

After the violent clashes that erupted few days ago in the vicinity of the Maasheq presidential palace in KRITER district in the city of Aden between the Presidential Guard forces and the Southern Transitional Council gunmen.

The United Nations  expressed grave concern over the recent escalation in the southern city of Aden because of the repercussions on the lives of the people of the region, calling on both parties to the conflict to stop fighting and start negotiations.

The ICRC delegation in Yemen has confirmed on its official Twitter account that 200,000 people in Aden have lost access to clean water, stressing the need to ensure that the wounded and sick have access to health facilities and the protection of health-care workers.

“It’s a matter of life and death,” they Said

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on both parties to the conflict, the internationally recognized forces of the Yemeni government, and other forces of the Southern Transitional Council, to stop hostilities and ensure the application and respect of international humanitarian law and human rights.

Guterres urged both sides to start a dialogue to resolve their differences and respond to the concerns of all Yemenis.

U.N. Yemen envoy ‘alarmed’ by military escalation in Aden

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Martin Griffiths, the special United Nation envoy for Yemen expressed concern about a few military step-up within the southern port town of Aden, the seat of Yemen’s internationally recognized government, and he needed dialogue.

“I am frightened by the military escalations in city nowadays, together with reports of clashes within the locality of the Presidential Palace. I am deeply involved by the recent rhetoric encouraging violence against Yemeni institutions,” he expressed on Twitter.Reuters

Yemen calls for investigations on the UN aid file

The Yemeni government called on Tuesday for declassification of UN investigations on corruption in the international aid file in Yemen

Information Minister Muammar al-Iryani said in a statement that the United Nations should review the operations carried out by its agencies in Yemen over the past years and make the results transparent.

Al-Iryani called for revealing the fate of hundreds of millions of dollars of food supplies, medicines and aid, while accusing the “Houthi” militias of stealing and looting the aid .

The minister said: “The internal investigation documents of the United Nations and the information gathered by the Associated Press from interviews with aid workers about the performance of the United Nations agencies, revealed the magnitude of the Houthi infiltration,

Political and financial corruption, nepotism and mismanagement of relief efforts in Yemen are a scandal that affects the reputation and balance of this organization.

The information contained in the investigation on the extent of corruption, cronyism, fraud, recruitment irregularities and the deposit of millions of dollars in aid to employees’ accounts, suspicious contracts, the disappearance of tons of food, medicine and fuel that end up delivered to the Houthis.

Al-Iryani pointed out that the investigation reveals the fate of billions of dollars allocated to humanitarian relief programs in Yemen since 2015, and confirms the government’s talk about the Houthis infiltration of UN agencies operating in their areas of control.

He renewed his demand for a transparent investigation into the financial and administrative corruption of its agencies in the country.

The government has repeatedly accused the Houthis of looting humanitarian aid in Yemen, saying the group was “stealing food from hungry mouths.”

YEMEN: UN official meet the houthis to discuss the conflict in a Meeting in Muscut

The Omani capital Muscat on Tuesday witnessed a bilateral meeting bringing together a UN official and a leader of the Huthis militias to discuss the Yemeni conflict.

The head of the Houthismilitias delegation, Mohamed Abdel Salam, discussed with Muscat Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations in Yemen, MoinShraim, the proposals to overcome the stumbling block in the implementation of the agreement on the province of Hodeidah (west) ) And  the opening of Sanaa International Airport.

These talks are paving the way for a new round of consultations and the resumption of comprehensive political discussions and transitional arrangements.

The United Nations is struggling to find a political solution to end the houthis war in Yemen, which has made most of the population in need of humanitarian assistance.

On December 13, 2018, the government and the Houthis reached an agreement in Stockholm to deal with the situation in the coastal province of Hodeidah (west), as well as the exchange of prisoners and detainees.

But the implementation of the agreement faces many obstacles because of the houthis refusing to respect and apply all the conditions of the agreement.

UN report: 24.1 million Yemenis need humanitarian assistance

A report published by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Monday that malnutrition continues to affect millions of Yemen’s population for the fifth year in a row and remains a factor affecting their well-being, especially children.

“UNHCR continues to be active in providing assistance to internally displaced persons, returnees to their homes and members of the host community for displaced people throughout Yemen,” the report said, noting that “24.1 million Yemenis are in need of humanitarian assistance and 3.56 million have been displaced since March 2015 “He said.

“On July 17, UNHCR conducted a one-day mission to the governorate of Amran (south of Sana’a) to verify the construction of 23 multi-purpose shelters for IDPs in the province under Houthi rule since the end of 2014,” the report said.

For the fifth year in a row, Yemen is witnessing a war between pro-government forces and Huthi militants accused of receiving Iranian support and controlling the provinces, including the capital Sanaa since September 2014; since March 2015, an Arab military alliance led by Saudi Arabia has supported government forces Confrontation of the Houthis terrorists.

Yemen: NO withdrawal of Houthi from Hodeidah , NO UN inspection

The internationally recognized  Yemeni government tied on Wednesday the implementation of the  UN inspection and verification mechanism at the ports of Hodeidah  to the withdrawal of the Huthi militia from the Red Sea coastal city of Yemen.

No withdrawal no IVM

The Deputy Foreign Minister of Yemen, Mohammad Hadrami, said that the implementation of the mechanism “will only be achieved in the required way if  the implementation of the Hodeidah agreement (the withdrawal of Houthis from the city and ports of Hodeidah agreed upon the Stockholm Agreement) is implemented .”

Al-Hadrami warned of “the dangers of the deterioration of the status of Safer oil floating tank in the port of RasIssa in Hodeidah and the

Houthiscontiniousobstruction and opposition to the UN teams to reach it, despite the government’s efforts to avoid a serious environmental disaster that will affect Yemen and the whole region.”

The meeting discussed  the operation of  mechanism implementation in the ports of the Red Sea in accordance with the Stockholm Agreement and discussing the risks of the deterioration of the floating saafer tank in RasIssa.

The Yemeni Deputy Foreigne  Minister said that the  Houthis, “are responsible of the obstruction of the international assessment to  Saffar,” which contains more than one million barrels of oil, calling on the

United Nations to “bear its legal and moral responsibility and put pressure on the Houthis by all means.”

“The mechanism is keen to facilitate the smooth flow of goods and services to Yemeni ports while ensuring compliance with the arms embargo pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 2216,” the head of the United Nations verification and inspection mechanism said. Praising the interaction and keenness of the legitimate government to address the status of the reservoir and provide all the necessary facilities for the United Nations team. “

The United Nations verification and inspection mechanism was established in Yemen in 2015 with the Alliance accusing the Houthis of smuggling Iranian missiles and weapons through Yemeni ports under their control, including Hodeidah.

Yemen: Rejects any unilateral measures & stresses the importance of applying the tripartite mechanism

The Yemeni government demands to implement the redeployment process in accordance with the agreed concept of operations, implement the tripartite monitoring mechanism, focus on completing each phase of redeployment before beginning any subsequent stages and confirm the implementation of the second phase of redeployment.

The Yemeni ambassador to the United Nations, Abdullah al-Saadi, said in his speech to the Security Council on Thursday that he doesn’t accept any unilateral measures and mock withdrawal by the Huthi militias, which constitute a clear violation of the text and the spirit of the Stockholm Agreement and the relevant Security Council resolutions.

He stressed the importance of opening the crossings and roads to facilitate movement and avoid restricting the movement of United Nations personnel in the city of Hodeidah.

He stressed the importance of correcting the process of redeployment and avoiding the negative aspects that have occurred during the last period regarding the first stage of the redeployment according to agreed concepts and tracks, removing the army, mines, and tunnels in the city of Hodeidah and the ports of Hodeidah, Salif and Ras Issa.

He pointed out that the Houthi militias and since the conclusion of the Stockholm agreement didn’t stop their violations and attacks against cities and public facilities and doesn’t respect international humanitarian law and human rights law, Houthis kept on launching aircrafts and ballistic missiles on the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia and the targeting of international maritime navigation, pointing to the support of the Iranian regime to the Houthi militias to smuggle weapons and military technology what clearly indicate that the Houthis have no intentions to stop the war.

The Yemeni government called on the international community and the Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities to maintain regional and international security and peace, to take measures to hold the Iranian regime accountable for its destructive role in the region and to prolong the war in Yemen by supplying Houthi militias with weapons and missiles that threaten the security and stability of the country and the region.

Yemen: The Mothers of the Yemenis sentenced to death hold the UN RESPONSIBLE for their children safety

The Association of Mothers of the Kidnapped Yemenis in Sanaa, hold the international community and the United Nations responsible for the safety of the 30 Yemenis sentenced to death by the Houthi militias.

Dozens of mothers staged a protest on Thursday in front of the office of the UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, urging them to intervene to save their relatives lives.

“The g abandonment of our children and the unfair trials and treatments lasted for more than three years, it is a major violation that led to illegal trials,” the mothers said in a statement.

The mothers called on all human rights organizations, human rights activists and media channels to support them to stop these violations and release the kidnapped victims.

The association accuses the Houthi militias backed by Iran of brutalizing and torturing the 30 detainees who have been sentenced to death.

The Association of Mothers of Detainees has founded more than two years ago and is a community-based non-governmental organization concerned with alleviating the suffering of the mothers of abductees, those forcibly disappeared and their families, and seeking to maintain their safety and release.

On July 9, the Specialized Criminal Court in the capital Sana’a, under the control of the Huthis, decided to execute 30 detainees, including the leader of the Reform Party, Nasr al-Salami, and the professor of linguistics at Sana’a University, Yusuf al-Boab.

The Houthi court accused them of belonging to an armed and organized gang to carry out bombings, assassinations, communications and “enemy support”, which the detainees strongly deny and accuse the Houthis of using the judiciary power for political revenge.

The verdicts were condemned and denounced by the Yemeni government and political and human rights components.

In recent days, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Amnesty International have condemned the death sentences. The Commission said any politically motivated charges should be rejected, while Amnesty called them “a mockery of justice and an emphasis on the judiciary power becoming a tool of repression rather than justice.

“The Houthis control the capital Sana’a and several Yemeni provinces since the end of 2014, The government accuses them and international and local human rights organizations of carrying out arresting several of their opponents,

Yemen… The United Nations reached an agreement with the Houthis to resume the distribution of food

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The World Food Program (WFP) chief has reached an initial agreement with Yemen’s Houthi group Ansar Allah to resume the distribution of food aid in the areas it controls.

“The agreement will allow the rapid distribution of food in Sana’a, although the two sides have not formally signed the agreement yet,” said WFP World Program Director David Paisley.”

I can say that we have made great progress,” he said. “There are about 30 million people living in Yemen, more than two-thirds of whom are food insecure, and that means20 million women, men, boys, and girls.

“The ceasefire in the port of Hodeidah may finally allow us to focus on the political process before the end of this summer,” warned UN envoy Martin Griffith of Yemen.

Millions of Yemenis suffer from malnutrition after four years of civil war, but the United Nations suspended food aid distributions in the Houthi control areas last month after accusations of “embezzlement” and failure to deliver aid to its beneficiaries.

United Nations: UAE efforts have helped normalize life in Yemen

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Representatives of the United Nations organizations, the World Health Organization, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) praised the UAE’s active role in providing humanitarian assistance and development programs in the western coast of Yemen, which had a major role in the normalization of life , during a meeting that was attended by representatives of United Nations organizations, Mohammed Al Junaibi, Director of Humanitarian Affairs of the UAE Red Crescent in Yemen, on the West Coast , to discuss mechanisms of cooperation and partnership in humanitarian work along the West Coast.

Al-Junaibi presented complete information on the nature of projects carried out by the UAE through the UAE Red Crescent Authority in the West Coast, including the rehabilitation and furnishing of 47 schools, 24 fish landing centers, 22 health centers, 31 projects in the solar water sector, In the electricity sector and various community projects for capacity development and promotion, in order to raise the level of income of Yemeni citizens in different cities and villages of the West Coast, and help them to improve their living conditions.

Representatives of United Nations organizations praised and encouraged The ongoing efforts and activities of the UAE, including campaigns to combat cholera, malaria and other activities that have contributed to serving the Yemeni citizens along the West Coast.

The Yemeni people also expressed their gratitude to the UAE support and help in a major popular march Hundreds of Abyan children gathered in the streets of Zanzibar at the invitation of the “Youth Forum of the Governorate”, holding flags of the UAE, to express their appreciation and thanks for the humanitarian and military efforts they have made to strengthen security and stability and to confront the Houthis war.

Participants showed slogans supporting the UAE, And denouncing the desperate attempts to undermine the UAE efforts and its important role and contribution within the Arab alliance, explaining that the UAE was the first to respond to the fraternal appeal and call for help, and to provide assistance and support to Yemen.

The UAE Red Crescent Society continued to provide relief assistance to alleviate the suffering of poor and needy families in various liberated Yemeni governorates as part of the humanitarian emergency response.