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Yemen pushes polio immunization in bid to stem outbreak
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni health worker Fairouz Sanad lugs a coolbox of polio vaccines from house to house, dripping the liquid into children’s mouths hoping to stop an outbreak of the paralysing virus largely eradicated globally. But in populations with low vaccination rates - common in remote parts of war-torn countries like Yemen - the weakened polio virus used in vaccines can circulate and mutate, also causing paralysis. This is called a vaccine-derived polio outbreak. Sanad, a volunteer, is taking part in a three-day campaign finishing Monday run by the World Health Organisation and U.N. children’s agency UNICEF to vaccinate children across Houthi-controlled north Yemen. The August outbreak was detected in the country’s remote north-west, in areas not reached by vaccines for a long time, UNICEF said in September.
Persons: Abdel Nasser, , Sanad, WHO’s Nasser Organizations: United Nations, World Health, UNICEF, WHO, ” UNICEF Locations: Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Houthi, Sanaa, immunisations
ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi forces in Yemen carried out a series of air raids on barracks used by the Iran-aligned group in and around the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday, according to local residents. The reported air strikes came after a Houthi missile attack on Saudi oil facilities in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. Saudi-led coalition forces intervened in Yemen’s war in March 2015 to restore the Yemeni government ousted from power in Sanaa by the Houthis in late 2014. Houthi forces have staged many missile and drone strikes on civilian airports and oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, including on the capital Riyadh. Cross-border attacks by Houthi forces, who control most of north Yemen, have escalated since late May when a ceasefire arrangement prompted by the coronavirus pandemic expired.
Locations: ADEN, Yemen, Saudi, Iran, Sanaa, Red Sea, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, Cross
RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemeni Houthi forces fired a missile that struck a Saudi Aramco oil company distribution station in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea city of Jeddah, a Houthi military spokesman said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A view shows branded oil tanks at Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia October 12, 2019. Over the almost six-year-old war, Houthi forces have carried out many missile and drone strikes on civilian airports and oil infrastructure in Saudi, as well as on the capital Riyadh. The Saudi-led coalition says it intercepts many attacks, and has responded with air strikes on Houthi-held territory. Cross-border attacks by Houthi forces, who control most of north Yemen, have escalated since late May when a truce prompted by the novel coronavirus pandemic expired.
Persons: Maxim, Yahya Sarea, ” Sarea Organizations: Reuters, Saudi, REUTERS, Saudi Aramco ”, Google, Aramco, Saudi Arabia Locations: RIYADH, DUBAI, Saudi Aramco, Saudi, Red Sea, Jeddah, Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Jeddah . State, Eastern Province, , Quds, Sunday, Sanaa, Iran, Riyadh, The Saudi, Houthi, Red
“The sniper kept on firing,” Mohamed Abyad, the uncle of the child also named Mohamed, told NBC News. Mohamed Faisal,10, was killed in a sniper attack last month in Yemen, his uncle said. Mohamed was only 10 when a suspected Houthi sniper killed him. That was in October — the deadliest month for Yemeni children and their families so far this year, according to Save the Children. And as the Yemeni war continues, the chance for respite for Yemeni children feels remote.
Persons: ” Mohamed Abyad, Mohamed, Mohamed Faisal, Abyad, Mohamed’s, , Houthi, , , Jamal Khashoggi, Xavier Joubert, Mohammed Huwais, ” Michael Page, Charlene Gubash, Saphora Smith Organizations: NBC News, NBC, , Saudi, Associated Press, United, United Arab Emirates, Getty, International Committee, Human Rights Watch, Reuters Locations: Saudi, Iran, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Sanaa, Riyadh, Dali province, New York City, London, United Arab, AFP, York, Cairo
Yemen aid workers fear possible U.S. blacklisting of Houthis
  + stars: | 2020-11-19 | by ( Lisa Barrington | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
DUBAI (Reuters) - Humanitarian agencies say a possible U.S. designation of Yemen’s Houthi group as a foreign terrorist organisation would prevent lifesaving aid to the conflict-riven country, where fears of famine are rising. President Donald Trump’s administration has been threatening to blacklist the group, sources have told Reuters, as part of its “maximum pressure” campaign against Tehran. Two separate sources told Reuters around a dozen American aid workers had left the country this week. Other sources said an informal note had been sent to American aid workers last week, in anticipation of potential safety concerns in Houthi-controlled areas. Aid workers also worry a designation - with the increased burden on banks’ compliance mechanisms - would impact Yemenis’ access to financial systems and remittances from abroad, as well as complicating imports and raising goods prices further.
Persons: Khaled Abdullah Washington, Donald Trump’s, Allah, Jan Egeland, , Begum Organizations: Reuters, REUTERS, Norwegian Refugee Council, NRC Locations: DUBAI, Sanaa, Yemen, America, Israel, Tehran, Houthi
FILE PHOTO: People stand in line to receive vouchers at a food distribution center supported by the World Food Program in Sanaa, Yemen June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Khaled AbdullahUNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock said on Tuesday he would use $100 million from the world body’s emergency fund to help seven countries try to avert famine fueled by conflict, spiraling economies, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Some $30 million will be spent in Yemen, $15 million each in Afghanistan and northeast Nigeria, $7 million each in South Sudan and Democratic Republic of the Congo and $6 million in Burkina Faso. Lowcock said $20 million had also been set aside in anticipation of a worsening situation in Ethiopia. Nearly $500 million has been paid into the U.N. Central Emergency Response Fund in 2020.
Persons: Khaled Abdullah UNITED, Mark Lowcock, Lowcock, ” Lowcock, Organizations: World Food, REUTERS, Khaled Abdullah UNITED NATIONS, Reuters, United Nations, Democratic Locations: Sanaa, Yemen, Afghanistan, Nigeria, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of, Congo, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia
Saudi-led coalition says destroyed five drones fired by Houthis
  + stars: | 2020-11-13 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: 1 min
CAIRO (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition said on Friday it had intercepted and destroyed five explosive-laden drones launched towards Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis on Thursday. The Saudis have regularly accused the Houthis of using drones and missiles to attack Saudi Arabia. Yemen has been locked in conflict since 2014 when the Houthis seized Sanaa, the capital, and then much of the country’s north. Fighting escalated in March 2015 when the Saudi-led coalition intervened to restore the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
Persons: Sanaa, Abd, Rabbu Mansour Hadi Organizations: Yemen’s Locations: CAIRO, Saudi, Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s Iran, Yemen
DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition on Monday destroyed two explosive-laden drones launched by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group in the direction of Saudi Arabia, Saudi state TV said. The Houthis did not confirm the two incidents reported by the Saudi TV channel, which cited a coalition spokesman. Yemen has been locked in conflict since 2014, when the Houthis seized Sanaa, the capital, and then much of the country’s north. Fighting escalated in March 2015 when the Saudi-led coalition intervened to restore the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
Persons: Sanaa, Abd, Rabbu Mansour Hadi Organizations: Reuters, Yemen’s, TV Locations: DUBAI, Saudi, Yemen’s Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
Yemen crisis: How you can help
  + stars: | 2015-04-06 | by ( Cnn Staff | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +9 min
Photos: Unrest in Yemen The sky over Sanaa, Yemen, is illuminated by anti-aircraft fire during a Saudi-led airstrike on Friday, April 17. Hide Caption 4 of 42Photos: Unrest in Yemen Central Sanaa is covered in dust on Friday, April 3. Hide Caption 6 of 42Photos: Unrest in Yemen Militiamen loyal to Hadi take positions on a street in Aden, Yemen, on Thursday, April 2. Hide Caption 11 of 42Photos: Unrest in Yemen Members of Yemen's General People's Committee deploy in Aden, Yemen, on Wednesday, March 25. Hide Caption 13 of 42Photos: Unrest in Yemen Yemenis stand in front of burning tires during an anti-Houthi protest in Taiz, Yemen, on Tuesday, March 24.
Persons: Houthi, Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, Sanaa, Hadi, Hadid, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Saleh, Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemenis, Yemen Houthis, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh Organizations: Houthi, CNN, Saudi, Yemen's, People's, Southern Movement, Houthis, Yemen, Saturday Locations: Yemen, Sanaa, Saudi, Bani Matar, Yemen Central, Aden, Iran, Jabal, Islam, Taiz, Al Badr, Shabwa, Ataq, Houthi, Marib, Sanaa, Hadi, Shiite-dominated, Yemen, Marib
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