Yemen already has been grappling with the spread of multiple diseases, mainly cholera, malaria and chikungunya. Sara Beysolow Nyanti, the Yemen representative of UNICEF, told VOA that children under age 5 accounted for nearly a quarter of these cases, underscoring that the diseases put them at risk of death from any further severe complications, such as COVID-19. Exacerbating the situation, several cities last month were swept by a wave of flash floods, destroying homes, displacing people, and blocking access to drinking water and sanitation. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Spreading ‘Fast and Wide’ Across Yemen
“If we don’t get the funding we need and if more isn’t done to suppress the virus, COVID-19 could engulf Yemen,” said Lise Grande, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, in a statement. … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia confirms virtual donors conference for Yemen with U.N.
FILE PHOTO: U. N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA) Mark Lowcock attends a news conference for the launch of the "Global Humanitarian Overview 2019" at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Decemer 4, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse … [Read more...] about U.N. seeks $2.4 billion for Yemen, warns aid operation nearly broke
Despite his growing popularity, Amr’s family remains poor. He, his mother and his four siblings still struggle to survive in a small house held together with mud bricks. But as Amr gains the attention of music professionals, the family hopes his voice will help lift them further out of poverty. … [Read more...] about Eight-Year-Old Yemeni Singer Enchants Arab World
On March 21, the day after a Russian ship reportedly delivered special operations troops to the port, the Security Council issued a “statement of support” for a “Syrian peace plan” being advanced by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Seeing as the measure is meaningless, the Russians and Chinese didn’t object. The Obama administration considers this to be a great sign of progress. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said: “This is a positive step. The council has now spoken with one voice. It has demanded a U.N.-supervised cessation of violence.” … [Read more...] about Barack Obama’s Mideast Madness