“We are hearing distressing reports of people with high fever and serious breathing difficulties being turned away from health facilities that are either full or unable to provide safe treatment,” U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock told reporters Thursday on a call with other agency officials. “Unfortunately, people are suffering and dying at home.” … [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.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.N. agencies trying to help the millions at risk from the conflict in Yemen are nearly broke, U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock said on Thursday, announcing a drive to raise some $2.4 billion next week to pay for the world biggest aid operation. … [Read more...] about U.N. seeks $2.4 billion for Yemen, warns aid operation nearly broke
He attends school in the morning. In the afternoons he used to sell water bottles to help support his family, who only last year were each living on less than $1 a day. Now, he makes extra money singing for weddings, fans and several major Arabic news channels. … [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