Yemen

Thursday 13 December 2018

Tamer Kirolos, Save the Children’s Yemen Country Director, said: “The warring parties must implement the steps agreed in Sweden, in line with international humanitarian law. The world will be watching. A ceasefire in Hodeidah, and the reopening of Sanaa

Tamer Kirolos, Save the Children’s Yemen Country Director, said:

“The warring parties must implement the steps agreed in Sweden, in line with international humanitarian law. The world will be watching. A ceasefire in Hodeidah, and the reopening of Sanaa airport to domestic flights,are important first steps to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Yemen.

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Thursday 6 December 2018

Famine or not, 120,000 children in yemen are in a ‘catastrophic’ condition

8-month-old Nabil* gets high-nutrient food to treat his Severe Acute Malnutrition in Aden.

For multimedia content of Nabil* including b-roll, stills and transcripts see here.

 

Save the Children’s Yemen Country Director Tamer Kirolos said:

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Wednesday 21 November 2018

Yemen: 85,000 children may have died from starvation since start of war

Urgent need to reach hundreds of thousands of severely malnourished children before it’s too late, warns Save the Children

SANAA, November 21 – An estimated 85,000 children under five may have died from extreme hunger or disease since the war in Yemen escalated, according to new analysis by Save the Children.

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Wednesday 7 November 2018

Intense fighting reported near save the children health facility in Hodeidah

Aid agency calls for an immediate end to the fighting to avoid any further civilian casualties

November 7, 2018 – Intense fighting has been reported near a Save the Children supported health facility in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah early this morning, damaging one of the pharmacies that supplies life-saving medicines. Shelling has also hit residential areas.

The incident caused widespread panic and demonstrates that heavy fighting has reached the densely populated city, endangering civilians and aid workers alike.

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Monday 5 November 2018

YEMEN STATEMENT: Weekend of heavy bombardment around Hodeidah

Tamer Kirolos, Save the Children’s Yemen Country Director said:

“Save the Children staff in Hodeidah reported almost 100 air strikes over the weekend, five times as many as in the whole first week of October.

“This serious escalation around Yemen’s most important port city could put tens of thousands of children in the line of fire and further choke delivery of food and medicine to a country where we estimate extreme hunger and disease are killing an average of 100 children each day.

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