Yemen is ripe for widespread transmission. Many families live in crowded conditions, unable to socially distance and without access to clean water for handwashing, which is important to help prevent transmission of the virus. The head of UNICEF, the U.N. children’s agency, said Thursday that because of budget shortfalls, her agency was even running out of soap. … [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.
FILE PHOTO: U. N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA) Mark Lowcock attends a news conference for the launch of the "Global Humanitarian Overview 2019" at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Decemer 4, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse … [Read more...] about U.N. seeks $2.4 billion for Yemen, warns aid operation nearly broke
Despite his growing popularity, Amr’s family remains poor. He, his mother and his four siblings still struggle to survive in a small house held together with mud bricks. But as Amr gains the attention of music professionals, the family hopes his voice will help lift them further out of poverty. … [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