Day after day Nabil al-Hakimi, a humanitarian official in Taiz, one of Yemen’s largest cities, went to work feeling he had a “mountain” on his shoulders.
At the age of 13, Mohammed was an unflinching fighter for Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
The number etched on the bracelet around Mohammed’s wrist gave the 13-year-old soldier comfort as missiles fired from enemy warplanes shook the earth beneath him.
Farouk Baakar’s mistake was taking a selfie.
Farouk Baakar was on duty as a medic at al-Rashid hospital the day a bleeding man was brought into the emergency room with gunshot wounds and signs of torture.
A prominent Yemeni rights group has documented heavy damage from ground fighting and airstrikes to at least 34 archaeological sites over the past four years and urged the international community to protect Yemenis’ “collective memory.”
The United Nations Children’s Fund regional director says local Yemeni authorities are making it “impossible” for the delivery and distribution of much-needed humanitarian aid in Yemen and warned that impeding relief efforts could accelerate famine conditions.
The U.N. children’s agency on Wednesday suspended cash transfers to 9 million of Yemen’s most impoverished citizens under pressure from Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
Many families with starving children in an isolated pocket of northern Yemen have no food except the boiled leaves of local wild vine, a sign of how some are falling through the cracks of international relief efforts trying to prevent widespread death from famine around the country.
A senior U.S. official acknowledged Wednesday that the United Arab Emirates had paid money to tribal leaders in Yemen to rout al-Qaida militants from their strongholds in the war-torn county.