Why is there a war in Yemen now?
Yemen’s government and the Houthi rebels continue to battle a currency war that has opened up a gulf in riyal values. Fuel shortages force people to turn to firewood to cook food, and logging as a source of work in a ravaged economy. Weapons could be used in conflict in Yemen, say rights groups, which urge Ottawa to cancel exports to Gulf kingdom.
Who is the US Special Envoy for Yemen?
Support aims to prevent ‘very real threat’ of famine in Yemen, US special envoy says, amid ongoing effort to end war. Hans Grundberg to replace Martin Griffiths, who tried to mediate end to the conflict in Yemen for the past three years. In the war-torn country, even the easily preventable and treatable medical issues are proving deadly.
Is the British Embassy in Yemen still open?
Access to food, clean water, fuel and medical supplies is difficult throughout Yemen. There is a high risk of being caught in indiscriminate gunfire or shelling. The operations of the British Embassy in Sana’a have been suspended since February 2015 and diplomatic staff have been withdrawn.
Is it safe for UK citizens to travel to Yemen?
The British government can’t provide any form of assisted departure to British nationals in Yemen. There are no evacuation procedures in place, in line with the FCO’s longstanding policy on assistance in Yemen. The FCO has been consistently advising against all travel to Yemen and for UK nationals to leave Yemen since March 2011.
Where did the Saudi-led coalition strike in Yemen?
The Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi rebels struck military targets belonging to the Iran-aligned movement in the capital, Sanaa, in the early hours of Sunday, residents said.
Why are so many children out of school in Yemen?
In the war-torn country, even the easily preventable and treatable medical issues are proving deadly. More than two million children are out of school because of the continuing war across Yemen, says UNICEF. Drone, heading towards the southwest Khamis Mushait region, was shot down by Saudi air defence, coalition said.