UN asks United States for accountability after drone strikes on wedding in Yemen

UN asks United States for accountability after drone strikes on wedding in Yemen

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) Al-Baida YEMEN, WESTERN ASIA: Independent United Nations human rights experts today voiced serious concern about recent lethal drone airstrikes, allegedly conducted by United States forces in Yemen, and stressed the need for accountability as a result of their use. According to local security officials, 16 civilians were killed and at least 10 injured […]

Yemen children continue to be injured and killed from landmines, says UN agency

Yemen children continue to be injured and killed from landmines, says UN agency

UNOCHA reporting from Yemen – WNN Improve It (WNN/UNOCHA) Sana’a, YEMEN, WESTERN ASIA: Thirteen-year-old Nakhlah Ramadhan was tending sheep with her younger sister Fatima on the outskirts of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, when she stepped on a landmine. She was killed instantly; Fatima was seriously injured. In neighbouring Bani Al-Harith District, Safa’a Luqman and her […]

Yemen suffers from low humanitarian aid funding for basic needs says UNOCHA

Yemen suffers from low humanitarian aid funding for basic needs says UNOCHA

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNOCHA) Sana’a, YEMEN, WESTERN ASIA: The UN has warned that efforts to find a political solution to the insecurity that has plagued Yemen since 2011 could be undermined unless support for humanitarian programmes is quickly and dramatically increased. This warning came as UN agencies and partners released their revised humanitarian appeal for 2013. […]

UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay says Yemen violence ‘appalling’

UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay says Yemen violence ‘appalling’

WNN Breaking (WNN) GENEVA: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday deplored the killing of unarmed civilians by shooting and shelling in Yemen since last week, in a renewed escalation of violence despite pledges by the Government to the contrary. “Unarmed civilians, including very young children, have been shot and left dead […]