Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 430 - Yemen War Mosaic 430

Yemen Press Reader 430: 4. Juli 2018: Hodeidah: „Pause“ beim Angriff; UN versucht Katastrophe abzuwenden; Humanitäre Lage verschlimmert sich – Filme: Hungerkrise im Jemen ist menschengemacht ...
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... Amerikanische Bomben töten Zivilisten – Landminen – Die Huthis – und mehr

July 4, 2018: Hodeidah: “Pause” of assault; UN tries to abvert catastrophe; humanitarian situation is detoriating – Films: Yemen hunger crisis is man-made; American bombs killing civilians – Land mines – The Houthis – and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

Für wen das Thema ganz neu ist / Who is new to the subject

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp1b1 Am wichtigsten: Kampf um Hodeidah: Deutsch/ Most important: Hodeidah battle: German

cp1b2 Am wichtigsten: Kampf um Hodeidah: Englisch / Most important: Hodeidah battle: English

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp2a Allgemein: Saudische Blockade / General: Saudi blockade

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

cp6 Südjemen und Hadi-Regierung / Southern Yemen and Hadi-government

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms Trade

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification




(Kein Stern / No star)

? = Keine Einschatzung / No rating

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

pH = Pro-Houthi

pS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

Für wen das Thema ganz neu ist / Who is new to the subject

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Einführende Artikel u. Überblicke für alle, die mit den Ereignissen im Jemen noch nicht vertraut sind, hier:

Yemen War: Introductory articles, overviews, for those who are still unfamiliar with the Yemen war here:

Neue Artikel / New articles

The PBS documentation in cp1, and the Southfront report and film on the Houthis in cp1


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UNICEF: 8 Things You Need to Know About the Yemen Crisis

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is worsening by the day. More than 22 million Yemenis – that’s three-quarters of the population – need humanitarian assistance and protection. More than 11 million of them are children. The conflict has made Yemen a living hell for its children

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is worsening by the day. More than 22 million Yemenis – that’s three-quarters of the population – need humanitarian assistance and protection. More than 11 million of them are children. The conflict has made Yemen a living hell for its children.

The war in Yemen today: the battle for the Red Sea port city Hodeidah endangers the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in the city.

Key developments in the Yemen crisis: what the battle for Hodeidah means for Yemen's children

The city and surrounds of Hodeidah are one of the most densely populated areas in Yemen. There are around 600,000 people in Hodeidah, including 300,000 children, caught in the fighting.
The United Nations fears that as many as 250,000 people – more than 100,000 children – may lose everything, even their lives, if the current situation escalates.
Hodeidah is the single most important point of entry for the food and basic supplies to Yemen. Close to 70% of the country’s imports, including commercial and humanitarian goods, enter through Hodeidah and Saleef to the north. Suspension of port activities will have a catastrophic humanitarian impact on children across the country.
More than 11 million children in Yemen are already in need of humanitarian assistance.
More than half the health facilities in Yemen are not functioning due to damage or a lack of operating budget and staff. Many health workers have not been paid for over a year.
In 2018, an estimated 1.8 million children are acutely malnourished across the country, including nearly 400,000 severe acutely malnourished children fighting for their lives.
Collapsing water and sanitation systems in Yemen have cut off 8.6 million children from regular access to safe water and sanitation, increasing the risk of diseases spreading.
Nearly 2 million children are out of school across the country. The education of another 4.5 million children is at risk due to teachers not being paid for over a year.

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PBS reporting on Yemen, by Jane Ferguson

Film: Yemen's spiraling hunger crisis is a man-made disaster

One of the poorest countries in the Middle East, Yemen's war has pushed it to the brink of famine. A Saudi blockade has slowed the flow of food and helped push prices up. Markets and businesses are ruined from airstrikes. Millions are destitute. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson smuggled herself across front lines to report on what's happening inside the world's worst humanitarian disaster.

Jane Ferguson:Life is slipping away from Maimona Shaghadar. She suffers the agony of starvation in silence. No longer able to walk or talk, at 11 years old, little Maimona’s emaciated body weighs just 24 pounds.

Watching over her is older brother Najib, who brought her to this remote hospital in Yemen, desperate to get help. The nurses here fight for the lives of children who are starving.

Mariam Al-Fakih (through translator): Because of the war, she is suffering from malnutrition. Her father is jobless. Most of the families in Yemen are jobless.

Jane Ferguson: Every day, she says she sees these sorts of cases. People have lost work. Therefore, they have no money. Therefore, there’s just no food in the house.

You were never supposed to see these images of Maimona. A blockade of rebel-held Northern Yemen stops reporters from getting here. Journalists are not allowed on flights into the area. No cameras, no pictures.

The only way into rebel-held Yemen is to smuggle yourself in. And for me, that means being dressed entirely as a Yemeni woman with a full-face veil just to get through the checkpoints.

I traveled across the embattled front lines to see what’s actually happening inside what the United Nations is calling the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.

The Houthis cautiously welcomed me in and, once I was there, watched me closely.

The hunger here and this human catastrophe is entirely manmade. Yemen was already one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, and the war has pushed an already needy people to the brink of famine.

In the midst of political chaos in Yemen after the Arab Spring, Houthi rebels from the north captured the capital, Sanaa, in 2014, before sweeping south and causing the country’s then president to flee. Neighboring Sunni, Saudi Arabia, views the Houthis, from a Yemeni sect close to Shia Islam and backed by rival Iran, as an unacceptable threat along their border.

So it formed a military coalition of countries in 2015, determined to defeat the Houthis and reinstate the old president. Crucial military support for the campaign is provided by the United States, a longtime ally of Saudi Arabia.

After three years of aerial bombardment and fighting on the ground, the coalition has so far failed to dislodge the rebels. What the campaign has done is devastate the economy, leaving two-thirds of the population relying on food aid for survival, and over eight million people on the brink of starvation.

I traveled across this country to see for myself what that looks like. Since ancient times, Yemenis have lived securely in villages perched high up on mountaintops. But now they can’t hold off the hunger, like in Rafeah village.

Because most of the people in these areas are so desperately poor, they cannot afford to transport their children into the towns to the hospitals whenever their malnutrition gets so bad their lives are in danger. And so many of the worst cases are in small villages scattered all around these mountain ranges just like this.

Hannah and her little brother Ali are frighteningly thin. Their grandma tells me food prices shot up beyond their reach when the fighting started.

Dhabia Kharfoush (through translator): One month after the war started, we were starving. We are dying from hunger, and we don’t know what to do. =


Film: American-made bombs in Yemen are killing civilians, destroying infrastructure and fueling anger at the U.S.

War rains down from the sky in Yemen, where an aerial bombing campaign by Saudi-led and American-backed coalition hammers much of the north. The U.S. military supports the campaign against the Houthi rebels with logistics and intelligence, and sells the Saudis many of the bombs it drops on that country. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson smuggled herself across front lines to report this series.

Inside rebel territory in Yemen, the war rains down from the sky. On the ground, front lines have not moved much in the past three years of conflict.

Instead, an aerial bombing campaign by the Saudi-led and American-backed coalition hammers much of the country’s north, leaving scenes like this dotted across the capital city, Sanaa, and beyond.

A few weeks before I arrived, this gas station was hit. Security guard Abdul Al Badwi was in a building next door when it happened. He says six civilians were killed.

Why did they target here?

Can’t explain why they would have targeted something like this.

Elsewhere in the city, a government office building was recently hit. Another pile of rubble, another monument to the civilian deaths of this war.

When this building was hit, it was mostly clerical workers in offices who were injured. And you can still see their blood smeared all over the walls as they were evacuated after the airstrike – By Jane Ferguson =


How we got the images you weren’t meant to see in Yemen

My fixers and I had considered many different ways of getting into this city from hopping on a bus to traveling with a camel caravan, even taking a snaking route from the east with Bedouin smugglers. In the end, we settled on driving north dressed in a full Islamic face veil. We would simply hope that the soldiers did not ask about my ID papers. Traditional custom in Yemen often prevents officials from personally addressing women they don’t know. There was no way I could bring my male cameraman, so I would have to hire a local crew once inside.

Crossing the front lines was a simple, silent drive. A slight hum of tension gripped the inside of the car as everyone fell quiet watching the surrounding countryside. As the more formal, uniformed checkpoints ended, some heavy weaponry and a tank could be seen tucked into the hillsides around us before we reached the rebel checkpoint. Questions were asked and answered and we drove on. We had crossed over. I would now have to wait for my Sana’a contacts to arrive and drive me north.

In Sana’a’s streets, there are beggars everywhere. Thin hands paw at car windows and children with dirty rags pretend to clean cars before making eye contact with drivers and raising their hands to hungry mouths. Yemen was always poor, but now it has fallen off a cliff.

The beggars continue when you drive out into the countryside. The winding roads that snake through the mountains are dotted with ragged children holding their hands out. Groups of them carry shovels and dump dirt into potholes until coins are tossed out of cars and they scramble through the dirt shoulder-to-shoulder to collect them.

The hospitals do have a presence of Houthi rebels. Rebel posters were pasted onto the walls of Hajja’s main government hospital, and permissions were needed to enter. Every doctor was closely watched when doing interviews. They looked nervous and exhausted. Many of the doctors had stopped receiving their government salaries back in 2016, but the United Nations’ UNICEF organization stepped in, keeping the malnutrition wards staffed at least.

Once inside, there is an unnerving quiet to the children’s ward. The healthier babies cry, but many just stare blankly. It’s not immediately clear if their eyes look too big or their faces too small. Malnourishment can have very few tell-tale signs to an untrained eye — perhaps just a paleness, a smallness. As the scale continues, some children have lost hair or had their hair turn orange, some have swollen bellies, or no belly to speak of, or bones sticking out through wilted skin. Some of them have aged faces, with skin that wrinkles when they cry.

Their parents have exhausted all “coping mechanisms” as the aid organizations would say. To you or I, that’s anything we would turn to if a salary suddenly stopped: savings, relatives, a cow or some chickens in the backyard, a line of credit at the local grocery store. After three years of war, most people have exhausted all of those. Sweet tea and bread is keeping an untold number of people here alive, barely. It’s especially tough on the babies as mother’s cannot produce enough high nutrient milk when they themselves are not eating nearly enough. – by Jane Ferguson


An Excellent Report on the War on Yemen

Jane Ferguson’s first report from last night was very well done, and I expect that the next two reports will be as well. Media coverage of the war on Yemen and the U.S. role in it is rare and often leaves out important details, but I am pleased to say that Ferguson’s reporting does an excellent job of explaining the origins of the conflict and highlighting the destructive effects of the Saudi coalition bombing campaign and blockade on the civilian population.

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The Problem of Landmine Proliferation in Yemen

The United States should take the lead in preventing the spread of landmine use beyond the Arabian Peninsula, thereby upholding decades of norm-building efforts.

In early June 2018, as UAE-led coalition forces were gearing up for anti-Houthi operations in Hodeida, a delegation from Yemen was detailing the challenges it faces from landmines at the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention in Geneva. Since then, the Yemeni government has signed an agreement with a British company to conduct de-mining operations; Saudi Arabia has launched a new project for landmine clearance in Yemen; and the UAE has been conducting mine-awareness seminars in Hodeida. The renewed focus on landmines marks a response to the Houthis’ mass production and deployment of their own landmines, thus raising the possibility that landmine clearance—an issue championed in the 1990s and resulting in the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty—will again need to be on the international community's radar.


Landmines have plagued Yemen for decades.


The Houthis may not be the first warring party to use landmines in Yemen, but they are using them at an astonishingly high rate. Landmines differ slightly from the more commonly known improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Unlike IEDs, which are defined by how they are made (i.e., “improvised”), landmines are defined by their mode of activation. They are “victim activated,” meaning they are detonated by the presence or contact of a person or vehicle. These definitions can overlap and occasionally do in Yemen, but many of the landmines in Yemen are mass produced, not improvised.

During the course of the current war, the Houthis have laid landmines along the coast, along the border with Saudi Arabia, around key towns, and along transport routes linking back to Sana to create defensive perimeters or set the stage for retreat. Among other examples, Houthi-planted landmines impeded the coalition's progress in Marib in 2015, in Midi and Harad in early 2016, along the border in Saada governorate in 2016, and in Taizz and Hodeida in early 2017. The Houthis also left a trail of landmines as they retreated from Aden, Lahij, al-Bayda, and Marib governorates in 2015 and 2016.

The sheer scale of Houthi landmine use raises questions about their source and supply. Yemen is not supposed to have domestic stockpiles of landmines

It is not clear how the Houthis are acquiring the components necessary to make thousands of identical landmines. They may have sourced basic materials, like PVC piping or metal cylinders, from local Yemeni factories. They also may be getting an external supply from a benefactor like Iran. Tracking the origin of the components could help the coalition ultimately cut off the supply.


Landmines will remain a formidable challenge in the postwar era. As a result, de-mining will be a key issue in peace negotiations, just as it was in Saudi-Houthi talks in 2016. De-mining talks with the Houthis would likely focus on the northern provinces and the Saudi-Yemen border. Separate de-mining talks may also be needed for the south, especially since landmine-removal processes often get tangled up in the controversial politics of landownership there. The United States should encourage these talks.

Although it is a nonsignatory to the Mine Ban Treaty, the United States has led international efforts to disarm mines in conflict zones since the 1990s and should continue to do so. Ignoring landmine proliferation could seriously weaken decades of norm-building work and encourage copycat efforts in other areas, where the United States has troops deployed. In Yemen, removing landmines could also aid counterterrorism efforts by ensuring groups like AQAP cannot collect them for future use or repurpose them for other types of explosives. Investing in landmine removal—an area where relatively little spending can have a large impact—could also help the United States assert itself as an ally of Yemen with an interest in the well-being and security of civilians in the postwar period.

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The Houthis and War in Yemen


The movement of Ansar Allah (Supporters of Allah), also known as the Houthis, is a paramilitary group of Zaidi Shi’ites, acting in Yemen. This is one of the moderate streams of Shia Islam, which has more than 10 million followers around the world and accounts for a third of Yemen’s population. In dogmatic matters, Zaidis took a position which is close to Sunni Islam, relying primarily on the Koran and the Sunnah. In contrast to other Shi’ites, Zaidis do not recognize the doctrine of the Hidden Imam, “prudent concealment” of their faith (taqiya), and they reject anthropomorphism and unconditional predestination.


Members of the Houthi family have a significant prescience in the political leadership of the movement. However, the leadership is not fully concentrated in their hands.

On November 28, 2016, when the Houthis formed the National Salvation Government, the members of the movement occupied only 10 out of 36 ministries: (Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Minister of Justice, Defence Minister, Minister of Civil Service and Insurance, Transport Minister, Education Minister, Information Minister, Minister of Legal Affairs, Minister of Electricity and Energy, Tourism Minister). On 2 October 2016, Abdel-Aziz bin Habtour was appointed as Prime Minister of the newly formed government.

A special role in the structure of the Houthi forces is occupied by Yemeni Missile Forces(5th and 6th missile brigade), who are responsible for conducting missile strikes against targets in Yemen and Saudi Arabia and for converting a stock of around 200 V-755 SAMs from the S-75/SA-2 system into ballistic missiles. Service, assembly and conversion of missiles are carried out by forces of its own research division — the Missile Research & Development Center. Various Soviet surface-to-air missiles turned into ballistic missiles are known as Qaher-1, Qaher-2 and Qaher-2M.


Goals of the movement include combating weak economy and political marginalization in Yemen, and fighting for the autonomy of regions in which majority of the population is Zaidi. From the statements of high-ranking officials of the movement, one can draw a conclusion about what Ansar Allah wants to achieve. Their aims include seeking government accountability, fighting corruption, ensuring people have access to public services, fighting for fair fuel prices, employment opportunities for ordinary Yemenis and stopping Western intervention in the country’s affairs. They also declared their desire to establish a democratic non-sectarian republic in Yemen.

As for religion, the leaders of the movement claim that their actions are aimed at combating the expansion of Salafism, which comes from neighboring Saudi Arabia and protecting the community against discrimination based on religious grounds. The slogan of the movement is “Allah is the greatest. Death to America, death to Israel, a curse on the Jews, victory to Islam”. This does not mean that the Houthis want to destroy the US or Israel. According to Ali al-Bukhayti, the spokesperson and official media person of the Houthis, this slogan means that the movement is against interference in the affairs of Yemen of the US and Israel, which help Saudi Arabia and its allies.

Background of the conflict and the Saudi-led intervention

General Course of the War

Main Events

Missile war

Until the early 1990s, the Yemen Arab Republic (YAR) and the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, commonly referred to as South Yemen, had been actively purchasing Soviet missile systems 9K72 (SCUD) and 9K79 (Scarab), which were widely used during the 1994 civil war. By the mid-2000s, the Yemeni army had four artillery brigades, one of which was equipped with field artillery, and three: the 1st, 26th and 89th artillery brigades, were equipped with the operational-tactical missile systems. All three brigades were part of the Yemeni Republican Guard. Their main task was to protect the capital of Sana’a. In the early 2000s, the Yemeni army withdrew Luna-M short range artillery rocket systems and replaced them with Hwasong-6 tactical ballistic missiles, which were acquired from North Korea. Pyongyang also assisted in the organization of missile services, and the necessary training of personnel. However, under the pressure of the US, since 2003, the parties’ cooperation has been terminated. According to data provided to the US Congress, 24 “Tochka” and 18 “Scud” complexes were in service in Yemen as well as some stockpiles belonging to them in 2004. According to the US analytical center “Jamestown Foundation”, in the 2000s the government of Yemen purchased 45 Hwasong-6 missile systems from the North. In the 2000s, Iran was responsible for supplying Yemen with missile systems and missiles. Its missiles are compatible with Soviet and North Korean launchers such as SCUD (for example, “Shehab-2”). In addition, they are even more powerful and long-ranged than their Soviet and Korean counterparts. However, at present Iran does not have the opportunity to supply their Houthi allies with new missiles. The naval blockade makes it is almost impossible to deliver large-scale weapons to Yemen. Perhaps the production of these missiles or their partial assembly from the previously supplied components is already established in Yemen itself.

From the onset of the operation of the Arab coalition in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and its allies tried to destroy stockpiles of heavy weapons and ballistic missiles. However, this goal was not fully achieved. Units of the Yemeni military, which united with the Houthis, managed to retain the bulk of the mobile missile systems and rocket reserves, which subsequently allowed them to launch regular missile strikes on Saudi Arabia.

Actions of the Houthis against air and naval forces of the coalition


Fighting at sea

Humanitarian situation in Yemen


The Ansar Allah movement has developed its own media strategy to spread their ideas. This strategy largely borrows the ideas of Lebanese Hezbollah. It consists of the release of news stories, videos, dissemination of information through newspapers and forums in social networks. Like the Hezbollah media, the media of Ansar Allah is religious in nature and focuses on combating the US-Saudi invasion. Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, the current leader of the movement, makes speeches that are very similar to those of the Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah.

In 2011, the movement launched its official satellite TV channel, Al-Masirah

Sources of income and financing

Currently, the bulk of external financing comes from Iran and the Yemeni diaspora abroad. At the start of 2010’s around 1.5 to 2 million Yemenis lived outside the country, mainly in the oil-producing countries of the Persian Gulf (about 800 thousand in Saudi Arabia) as well as in Djibouti and Indonesia. Small Yemeni diasporas exist in the UK (the largest is in western Europe – up to 80,000 people), the US and Canada. According to Yemeni government sources, up to 4 billion annually was contributed from foreign workers from Saudi Arabia alone. However, with the beginning of the conflict, the flow of money has dried up. Even before the outbreak of hostilities against the Houthis in 2013, the bulk of workers from Yemen were deported by the Saudi leadership and currently the number of workers from Yemen there is minimal.

A number of experts believe that Iran’s financial assistance does not exceed 10-20 million dollars a year. It should be noted that the Islamic Republic’s capacity to provide assistance to Yemen is now limited, as Iran is also providing financial assistance, weapon and personnel to Hezbollah as well as to Shia militias in Syria and Iraq. Moreover, Yemen is currently under a sea and land blockade. Therefore, the possibilities to assist the Houthis are severely limited. Several Iranian vessels captured by the forces of the coalition in 2014 contained rockets for multiple rocket launchers, MANPADS, RPG-7 grenade launchers, explosives, cartridges, small arms and Iranian-made night vision devices. Thus, it can be concluded that the movement prefers to receive assistance in kind, as the possibility of independent operation in the arms market is now limited.

After the seizure of Sana’a and the deposition of Hadi’s government, almost all portable and stationary property of the Islamist party “al-Isla” was confiscated.

Relations with local players and role in the Middle East

Saleh and his forces

The Southern Movement

Hadi government

Iran, Hezbollah and the countries of the “Shia Crescent”

The basis of the interaction between Iran, Hezbollah and the Houthis lies in the field of information and propaganda, as well as military-technical cooperation. The Houthis take the experience of Hezbollah in the field of mass media and use information resources of the Lebanese movement to promote their own interests. Iran assists in weapon supplies and provides technical specialists and military advisers from members of Hezbollah and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Today, a bloc of ideologically and socially similar movements, organizations and states is being formed on the territory stretching from the Levant to the Persian Gulf, meaning on the territory of Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Iran.

Saudi Arabia

Relations between Yemen and Saudi Arabia remain extremely tense and have been so for a long period of time. The reasons for the confrontation lie in the history, culture and interplay of the various tribes and peoples of the Arabian Peninsula.

For example, in the first half of the 20th century, there were three districts of predominantly Zaidi-Shia and Ismaili population – Asir, Najran, Jizan – were occupied by Saudi troops. The hostilities in which Yemen was defeated ceased after the signing of the Taif Treaty (23 June 1934). Through it, Saudi Arabia obtained recognition by the Yemeni government of its control of Asir, Jizan and parts of Najran. The Houthis believe that the occupied provinces and the tribes that reside there must return to Yemen.


Impact of the Yemeni conflict on the balance of power in the region

Currently, Yemen is a very complex node of conflicts. There is no single method to achieve peace within the country, in the region, and perhaps throughout the world. If the coalition continues its efforts with increased strength, it is likely that the Houthis will have to leave the capital and use the north-western part of the country as their main foothold. This will be accompanied by guerrilla warfare on the territory of the districts of Asir, Jizan and Najran, in which the Houthis will assist Ahrar al-Najran. In case of a military-political conflict in the region, the Houthis will be increasingly drawn into the orbit of Iran. Yemen will remain the front of regional conflicts, which would influence the global military-political agenda. (with film, 1 hour) =

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cp1b1 Am wichtigsten: Kampf um Hodeidah: Deutsch / Most important: Hodeidah battle: German

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Jemen: Emirate setzen Offensive in Hafenstadt Hodeidah aus

Schritt soll Friedensbemühungen von UNO-Sondergesandten Griffiths unterstützen.

Zur Unterstützung der UNO-Bemühungen um eine Entschärfung des Konflikts im Jemen haben die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate ihre Offensive gegen die Houthi-Rebellen in der Hafenstadt Hodeidah unterbrochen.

Sein Land unterstütze mit der Pause die Bemühungen des UNO-Sondergesandten Martin Griffiths, "einen bedingungslosen Abzug der Houthi aus der Stadt und dem Hafen Hodeidah zu erreichen", teilte der emiratische Außenstaatsminister Anwar Gargash am Sonntag im Kurzbotschaftendienst Twitter mit. "Wir hoffen, es gelingt ihm", fügte Gargasch mit Blick auf Griffiths' Initiative hinzu.

Die Ankündigung erfolgte nach einem Treffen von Griffiths mit dem jemenitischen Staatschef Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, dessen Truppen mit den Houthi-Rebellen um die Kontrolle über die Stadt Hodeidah mitsamt ihrem wichtigen Hafen am Roten Meer kämpfen.

Mein Kommentar: Die Kämpfe gehen trotzdem (abgeschwächt) weiter. Die Emirate und Präsident hadi beharren auf dem bedingungslosen Abzug mittlerweile nicht nur aus Hodeidah; warum sollten die pro-Huthi-Kräfte darauf eingehen? Die Saudis und ihre Verbündeten, die Emirate, und ihre jemenitischen Figuren wie hadi wollen keinen Frieden, sondern Kapitulation, und bringen so seit über drei Jahren alle Verhandlungen zum Scheitern.

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Film: Jemen-Krieg: Vereinigte Arabische Emirate setzen Offensive aus =

cp1b2 Am wichtigsten: Kampf um Hodeidah: Englisch / Most important: Hodeidah battle: English

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Siehe cp7 (UN-Verhandlungen) / Look at cp7 (UN diplomacy)

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[Infographic: The effects of Saudi coalition raids in Hodeidah province]

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Film by Press TV Iran: 10 Minutes: Yemen War: Hodeidah

The war on Yemen is approaching a tragic battle over of the port of Hodeidah. In mid-June, the so-called Saudi-led coalition launched an attack on the port. The port is now Yemen’s only aid and goods pipeline.

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[Sky news reporting from the war zone, embedded to Saudi coalition troops; in Arabic]

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WHO: Health situation in Hudaydah worst in Yemen

The health situation in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah is the worst in the country and risks to civilians increase every day as the conflict intensifies, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

The UN body said in a statement published on its website on Sunday that the number of people who need humanitarian assistance in the city has increased.

“Today, the governorates of Hudaydah province record the largest number of cholera cases and the highest rates of malnutrition in Yemen,” it said.

The statement quoted WHO representative in Yemen, Dr Nevio Zagaria as saying that the situation in the city of Hudaydah is getting worse every day and the reality on the ground is bleaker.

“We need to ensure that the most needy have access to services, especially mothers, children and patients suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure,” he said.

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The #hospitals of Dhamar province received 145 dead bodies for the fighters of the province, who were killed in the West Coast front while fighting in the #Houthi ranks, according to medics.

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Minister of Interior Visits Security Facilities in Hodeidah

Minister of Interior, Maj. Gen. Abdul Hakim Maori, on Tuesday checked out Work in the security facilities in Hodeidah Governorate, as well as the port of Hodeidah. During the visit, a meeting was held between him and the security committee in Hodeidah governorate, in the presence of the first deputy of the Governorate, Mohammad Ayesh Keheem, and the head of the Coast Guard, Major General Abdul Razzaq Al Moayyad. The meeting was dedicated to discuss the performance of the security services in the governorate.

Remark: Houthi government at Sanaa.

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Saudi coalition hits Houthi rebels outside Yemen's Hodeida

Yemeni government forces backed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE have bombarded rebel positions outside Hodeida after pausing their push into the strategic Red Sea port city, government sources said on Tuesday.

Hospital sources said 11 civilians and 43 rebel fighters had been killed on Sunday and Monday as the rebels came under fire south of Hodeida and in some cases retaliated.

This week's deadly bombardment targeted rebel positions in Tohayta, Beit al-Faqiya and Zabid, to the south of Hodeida, the government military sources said.

Three civilians were killed in their car in a coalition air strike against rebel military vehicles on a road near Zabid, residents said.

Eight civilians, including four children, were killed by rocket fire in Tohayta, witnesses said. Residents blamed the rebels.

In both incidents, hospital sources confirmed receiving the bodies.

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The battle of Hodeidah erupts a new dispute between Hadi and the UAE and it may seize the military operations

A government military source said today (Monday), a dispute between the president Hadi and UAE erupted again because of the current military operations at the west coast and advancing toward Hodeida.

The source said to almasdaronline, Hadi instructed 4 brigades from the presidential guards to support “Giants” forces and Tuhami resistance, but UAE refused and informed Hadi that Tariq forces are ready.

Tariq Saleh and his forces are receiving direct support from UAE and until today he refuses to recognize the legitimacy of the Yemeni government of the president Hadi.

His forces are deployed at the west coast and the main task for them is to secure the liberated areas by “Giants” forces.

According to the source, the announcement of UAE to seize the military operations (Sunday) came after Hadi refusal of Tariq Saleh forces advancing to Hodeida and his insistence that the forces which control the city to be allied to the Yemeni government.

The Emirati Minister of the foreign affairs Anwar Qerqash announced the seizing of the military operation at Hodeida after few hours of Yemeni government confirmation that there will be no stop without full withdrawal of Houthis from the city.

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"We have managed to secure the Coastal highway, as we also established several checkpoints along the road," said the spokesperson of the National Resistance Forces Col. Sadiq Dwaid. (photo)

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'The situation is scary': Yemeni citizens in Hodeida suffer under coalition siege

The Saudi Arabia and UAE-led operation to seize the Yemeni city of Hodeida has left its inhabitants facing dire circumstances, with life becoming unbearable for those who cannot leave, sources on the ground tell The New Arab.

Baseem, a Hodeida resident, told The New Arab of civilian casualties on the ground due to the fighting, which has been intense since the conflict broke out and strikes that have continued in recent days despite attempts to negotiate an end to the battle.

Most of the city is without electricity, with many civilians living in darkness, according to residents. The fighting has damaged several water pipelines, meaning people struggle to find clean water and cholera could spread further. Indiscriminate shelling has destroyed many people's properties.

Countless shops have closed, and other basic services like transportation are not fully functioning. Prices have recently soared further, often up to several hundred percent, with many Hodeida residents being unable to afford essential goods. Civilians try to carry out daily tasks but are severely restricted in their movement.

"The situation is still very scary. Many people have fled Hodeida, and we have reports of others taking refuge in local schools after being displaced," Jolien Veldwijk, Yemen's Deputy Country Director for CARE International, who operate in Yemen, told The New Arab.

"Some have been forced to open their houses to let snipers use their roofs as a base. One of the big hospitals in Hodeida was damaged by a missile."

Several humanitarian NGOs including the Norwegian Refugee Council and CARE International say they have recently been forced to close their offices in Hodeida, which will prevent aid reaching civilians in the city. While aid groups are active on the city's, locals say they cannot reach the downtown areas.

Hodeida's hospitals are crippled from a lack of supplies, which could add to Yemen's already severe humanitarian crisis, which the UN has called the world's worst.
While many civilians have been able to flee, those who have no relatives or limited funds are stuck in an increasingly suffocating environment. The battle has made it harder for civilians to leave.

According to Sami, the city had begun to resemble a military complex by the time his family had left, with the Houthis preparing to counter a coalition assault. Countless buildings and the streets had been occupied by the rebels. Houthi snipers are often seen on rooftops.

"Hodeida city has turned into a large military position. Houthis have occupied all buildings and spaces and streets" Sami said.

Trenches in the downtown area and on the outskirts are full of landmines too, to prevent the advance of coalition troops.

CARE International have observed hundreds of civilians fleeing the city every day, to places like Hajja and Torba, and warn that numbers of refugees could increase as the war continues – by Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

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WHO responds to health needs in Al-Hudaydah amid escalating conflict

“WHO is currently supporting two public hospitals in Al-Hudaydah city (Al Thawra and Al Olifi), and two district hospitals on the outskirts of the city (Bait Al Faqiah and Zabib), making sure they have the capacity to receive and treat trauma patients. Trauma supplies were sent weeks ago. We are now continuing the support through the provision of ambulances and the rapid deployment of mobile teams to reach people who cannot travel to medical facilities, and we are working to establish trauma stabilization points in critical areas,” said Dr Nevio Zagaria, WHO Representative in Yemen.

WHO is also supporting seven therapeutic feeding centers in the governorate to treat children suffering from severe acute malnutrition with medical complications. Additional medicines and supplies for 200,000 medical consultations, including cholera medicines, have been pre-positioned to be delivered as needed, and surrounding governorates have been placed on high alert and equipped with supplies and medicines for the treatment of cholera, specifically for thousands of displaced people coming out of Al-Hudaydah.

“The situation in Al-Hudaydah city grows more dangerous every day. And as the fate of this country is being discussed on the international stage, the reality on the ground is much darker.

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Saudi-Led Coalition Strikes Houthi HQ in Hodeidah Despite Ceasefire

The Saudi-led coalition on Monday has carried out airstrikes against the headquarters of the Yemeni Houthi Ansar Allah movement in Hodeidah province in the west of the country despite the ceasefire, a source in the province told Sputnik.

"The coalition on Monday struck a building belonging to the Ansar Allah militants in the Zabid area [Hudaydah province]," the source said.

My comment: There is no “ceasefire” – the UAE only had declared a “pause” of their offensive.


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An airstrike for coalition on Houthis headquarter used as a prison for abductees in Hodeidah

Arabic coalition led by Saudi Arabia has launched an airstrike upon Houthis headquarter at Hodeidah west of Yemen today (Monday).

A local source said to Almasdaronline , the coalition fighters launched an airstrike on a building near “Alkheer” mosque at Zabeed directorate at Hodeidah used by Houthis as a headquarter and a prison detaining abductees.

The source said the air strike targeted the headquarter and the prison and he said that the militia closed the area after the airstrike and prevented any approach to the area.

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WHO's interventions in health aspect in Hodeidah discussed

A meeting held on Monday in Hodeidah under the chairmanship of the province first undersecretary, Mohammad Quhaim, discussed the World Health Organization (WHO) interventions in the health aspect in the province.
In the meeting, Quhaim stressed the need to pay attention to the humanitarian situation in the province and alleviate the suffering of citizens.
He hailed efforts of the WHO's office and the organizations operating in the province for their role in helping the various sectors, including the health sector, which has received significant support despite the continued aggression and siege.

Remark: By the Sanaa Houthi government.

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Humanitarian aid distributed to IDPs in Hodeidah

The association Me for My Country in cooperation with UNICEF on Monday distributed humanitarian aid to internally displaced people (IDPs) in Hodeidah province.

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So-called Legitimate Government Nothing but Dirty Cover for Failures of Invaders

The Spokesman of the Government of National Salvation, Abdul Salam Jaber, said that the declaration of the UAE occupation forces, to stop the aggressive military operations in the West Coast, came as a result of the failure of the coalition of US-Saudi aggression and the severe blows done to his forces by the heroes of the Army and the Popular Committees and the sons of Tihama and the Yemeni free tribes.

The spokesman for the government noted that the statement by Gargash, the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, confirms that the so-called legitimate government is only a local cloak used by the UAE-Saudi invasion to cover its nakedness, in its exposed attempts to occupy Yemen. "The issuance of such statements by official leaders in the UAE, the countries of the aggression confirm that what Yemen faces is a foreign invasion and that the local parties involved with the aggression are only tools paid to cover up the reality of the ambitions of the invaders."

Jaber said in a statement to the Saba, Yemeni News Agency, that the alliance of the US-Saudi led aggression thought that they would be able to occupy Hodeidah overnight. He reminded the international community of the aggression's promise that it would be a lightning operation that would take only a few days.

"But all of the aggressions' dreams and fantasies evaporated in the face, the hardness, bravery and blows by the Army heroes and the Popular Committees

Remark: By the Houthi government.

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Another Setback for Saudi Arabia and UAE in Yemen

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pumped billions of dollars into fighting in the port city of Hodeidah in Yemen, but the desperate campaign to occupy the besieged city failed after their local and international allies either turned against each other or quit.

It’s a serious setback for the Saudi-led coalition whose thousands of US-backed air strikes have so far failed to deliver victory over seasoned Ansarullah Houthi fighters. Strange enough, Riyadh, the United Arab Emirates and their allies still see victory in Yemen, where they are backed by US weapons and intelligence, as “vital” if they are to counter Iran’s growing influence in the Middle East, a priority for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. But coalition prospects were dimmed once more this week by a popular resistance front that has nothing to do with Iran and everything to do with a nation which wants to determine its own political future and destiny.

This comes at a time when the Saudi-UAE war effort has already been running into trouble everywhere else in the war-torn country. Like in Hodeidah, there has been no sign of a victory, much less to assert their supremacy in the South.

All in all, Saudi Arabia, and to a lesser extent the UAE, are too arrogant to accept defeat in Yemen, particularly in Hodeidah. That doesn’t change the fact that indeed they have lost the war. Framing the violence in Yemen as a proxy war involving Iran is flat-out wrong as well.

My comment: From Iran. This does not sound very realistic.

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Aggression warplanes launch 2 strike on Hodeidah airport

My comment: The UAE had claimed they had conquered the airport???

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Hodeidah Local authority calls displaced families to return

The leadership of the local authority in the province of Hodeidah, called on Sunday displaced families from the province, as a result of the recent escalation of coalition aggression on the western coast, to return, according to a statement received by Saba News agency on Monday.
The local authority confirmed that the situation in the province is stable, safe and the life is normal after defeating the aggression and exposing its misleading media, which tried to spread rumors and promote mock victories on the Western Coast Front.

My comment: By Houthi government news agency. – This really sounds odd; why the people should return to a region where heavy fighting just is going to flame up?

And also

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First displaced persons mass transit bus arrives to Hodeidah

The first mass transit bus, carrying Hodeidah displaced people, arrived in Hodeidah on Sunday after their departure to the capital Sanaa due to recent developments in the Western Coast.
The Higher Economic Committee member, Mohammed al-Hashemi, said that that the arrival of the first journey of the displaced comes under the guidance of the President of the Supreme Political Council, Mahdi Mashat to facilitate the return of displaced persons who wished returning to their homes and villages in the provinces by free of charge.

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Head of Humanitarian Affairs coordinator inspects health facilities in Hodeidah

The Head of the national authority for management and coordination of humanitarian affairs Alqassem Abbas on Sunday inspected a number of health facilities in Hodeidah province.
Al Qassim urged efforts to improve the health situation to provide high quality services to patients, stressing that the Authority is making great efforts to provide support to health facilities which enabled them to play their role in the medical field.

Remark: By Houthi government news agency

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News Analysis: Fighting in Hodeidah resumes, shadowing UN peace efforts

Fighting between pro-government forces and the Houthi fighters has resumed in Yemen's port city of Hodeidah, raising questions about the fate of the UN peace efforts.

The fighting eased in past days while the UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, was continuing negotiations with the warring parties in an effort to stop an offensive by the government forces with support from a Saudi-led military coalition on Hodeidah and to restart the political process.

Nabil Albukiri, a researcher on international strategies, said: "For the Houthis, losing Hodeidah will be a devastating military, economic and political blow."

My comment: The “experts” cited here tell nothing new apart from Saudi / UAE propaganda.

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Foreign Ministry: Aggression coalition's escalation on western coast still continuing

The Foreign Ministry on Sunday said that the escalation of Saudi-led coalition on the western coast of Yemen is still continuing.
The ministry denied, in a statement, remarks of the UAE foreign minister about halting of Saudi-led coalition's military campaign on the western coast.
"The UAE official's statement comes within the misleading practiced by the coalition countries to trick the international public opinion and to cover up their failure in the western coast battle," the ministry said.


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UAE claim of halt in offensive against Hudaydah not true: Yemen’s Ansarullah

Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says the United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues with its weeks-long offensive against the port city of Hudaydah, stressing that its recent claim of a halt in the offensive has only been made in an attempt to “deceive public opinion.”

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'We cannot bear more suffering': Displaced from Hodeidah spill into Sanaa's streets

People fleeing assault on Red Sea city are finding shelter hard to come by in Yemeni capital, though life in the camps is not much better

Outside Abu-Bakr al-Sideeq School in the Yemeni capital Sanaa sleep dozens of people.

They are residents of Hodeidah, displaced by a pro-government forces assault on the Red Sea port city, who are waiting to be approved entry to the school, recently transformed into a camp to receive the fleeing Yemenis.

The camp's guards prevent anyone entering without permission from its supervisors, but with the school already full, the supervisors can only note the names of the displaced people and are unable to help them further.

Omar Ahmed Ibrahim, a 44-year-old father of six, left his home near Ghulail Market in Hodeidah on 20 June after the battles reached his neighborhood.

Like many people, he did not take anything with him but clothes.

Some 30,000 people have been displaced so far, with another 600,000 people still residing in the port city, where Houthi rebels are digging in, preparing for a protracted street-to-street battle.

Ibrahim said he felt he was in a safe area when he rode the bus, but he was not aware that new suffering would begin on arriving to Sanaa.

"We arrived to Sanaa by sunset. The bus left us in the street, where we slept the first night," he said.

"The next day a philanthropist took us to his house, and we stayed there for four days. After that he asked us to leave his house and look for shelter in Abu-Bakr al-Sideeq camp."

The camp has been set up by the Houthi rebels controlling the Yemeni capital. The supervisors and guards are all members of the rebel group.

Ibrahim, his wife and six children sleep behind Abu-Bakr al-Sideeq camp, waiting for supervisors to accept them.

"I have slept in the street for four days together with my family," he said. "I registered my name with the camp supervisors but they told me that the camp is full and they cannot accept new people, so they are preparing a new school to be a camp."

The displaced people inside and outside the camp receive daily meals. Lunch consists of rice, yogurt and bread, while breakfast and dinner consist of bread and beans.

"We can receive food here, but we will not get it somewhere else, so we will wait here until we get shelter," Mohammed said.

Dozens of families outside the camp dream to enter it, but displaced people on the inside are also not satisfied with their situation because of overcrowding.

"We receive daily food in the camp, but the camp is full of people, with more than one family living in the same room," a displaced man who entered the camp six days ago told MEE on condition of anonymity.

Some activists have accused the Houthi supervisors of the camp of mistreating the displaced people, saying they have not provided them with proper food and they do not allow them to leave the camp to buy qat, a narcotic stimulant leaf popularly chewed in the country.

"The displaced people in Sanaa prefer to return to Hodeidah than live under the supervisors’ mistreatment, as the missiles have more mercy upon them than life in the camps," Yemeni journalist and the editor-in-chief of al-Hodeidah News website Ghamdan Abu Ali said in a post on Facebook.

The displaced people eat food that dogs cannot eat, they receive only rice and yogurt as lunch, without meat, chicken or fish, and they eat beans for breakfast. The supervisors prevent the displaced people from leaving the camp to buy qat, as if they are in the central prison."

However, activists who help the displaced in Sanaa say that it is international organisations' responsibility to help those who have fled Hodiedah, and not the job of Houthis.

Social activist Mohammed Gaber, who helps displaced people with transportation, told MEE: "The Houthis cannot do anything for the displaced people, while the international organizations are still making arrangements to work with the displaced people, and they may begin soon."


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In pics: homeless people in Sanaa, Yemen

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Thousands of Hodeidah declare mass mobilization against mercenaries in western coast

Thousands of people in Hodeidah took to the streets in two protest rallies against the Saudi-led coalition forces and mercenaries, and declared mass mobilization to the western coast front.
The rallies took place in al-Zaidih and al-Dhahi districts.
At the rally, the protesters stressed on the importance of concerting efforts, strengthening the internal units and reinforcing the Yemeni army in the fronts to confront the Saudi-led coalition and occupiers.

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Meeting in Hodeidah port discusses coalition's arbitrary measures

A meeting chaired by Transport Minister, Zakaraia al-Shami in the port of Hodeidah discussed on Sunday the work issues in the port, including the arbitrary measures imposed by US-Saudi aggression coalition on the port.
The meeting touched on aspects related to unloading cargos of vessels and issuing permits for entering the port as well as threats to ships and oil tankers of the Land Transport Authority.

Remark: By the Sanaa government.

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Spotlight: Hodeidah port city is

Yemen's key port city of Hodeidah, the lifeline for more than 20 million Yemenis, plays a crucial role in food, fuel and medicine imports into the country.

Remark: The Houthi viewpoint on Hodeidah.

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Film: Message from Yemen : Why Emirati occupation declared failure or "pause" of the fighting in the western coast?

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UAE says pauses Hodeidah offensive for U.N. Yemen peace efforts

The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday it had halted its military campaign against the Iran-aligned Houthis for control of Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah to support U.N. efforts to reach a political solution.

U.N. special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, has been shuttling between the warring parties to avert an all-out attack on the port, a lifeline for millions of Yemenis.

“We welcome continuing efforts by UN Special Envoy, Martin Griffiths, to achieve an unconditional Houthi withdrawal from Hodeida city and port. We have paused our campaign to allow enough time for this option to be fully explored. We hope he will succeed,” UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Twitter.

U.N. efforts may face a major challenge over control of the city.

The Houthis have offered to hand over management of Hodeidah port to the United Nations as part of an overall ceasefire in the governorate. The Saudi-led coalition said Houthi fighters must quit the western coast, including Hodeidah city, but the Houthis have already said they would not withdraw.


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UAE official acknowledges 'pause' in campaign for Yemen port

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen has "paused" its campaign to retake the rebel-held port city of Hodeida in support of U.N. peace efforts, an Emirati official said Sunday.

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash acknowledged the week-old pause after Yemen's warring parties agreed to restart talks with U.N. special envoy Martin Griffiths.

"The Coalition has paused the advance on the city & port on June 23 for a week to allow the UN envoy to secure an unconditional withdrawal from Hodeida," Gargash tweeted.

and by Emirati media:

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Arab Coalition pauses Hodeidah offensive to aid UN peace talks

Dr Anwar Gargash said move would help UN special envoy's bid for 'unconditional' Houthi withdrawal

The Arab Coalition paused its offensive against Houthi rebels in Yemen’s key port city of Hodeidah on June 23 to make time for a last-minute efforts towards a United Nations-brokered peace agreement, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash confirmed on Sunday.

"We welcome continuing efforts by UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths to achieve an unconditional Houthi withdrawal from Hodeidah city and port," he wrote in a tweet, acknowledging the halt in military operations.

"We have paused our campaign to allow enough time for this option to be fully explored. We hope he will succeed."

Dr Gargash wrote in a subsequent tweet that the pause took effect on June 23, initially for a week, and is in place as the coalition awaits the results of Mr Griffiths' shuttle diplomacy.

He said that if these "patient efforts" fail then the coalition would resume "military pressure" that would bring "the liberation of Hodeidah" and "force the Houthis to engage seriously in negotiations".

My comment: Nothing has changed. Judith brown hits the spot: They don't want a peace deal - they want unconditional surrender. I don't think that will happen. So the war continues: . – When starting the assault, the UAE will be responsible for all what is going to happen.

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International Organization for Migration: IOM Yemen Hudaydah Response Bulletin: 1 July 2018, Situation Report: 17-23 June 2018

Distributed Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) kits—containing enough food rations for a family for a week, basic hygiene requirements, and other essential items—among 725 displaced families to date.

Provided emergency accommodation, hot meals, water, mattresses, necessary healthcare support, and dignity kits to 160 individuals at the Migrant Response Point (MRP) in Hudaydah.

Completed installation of 940 solar panels in Amanat Al Asimah and Sana’a Governorates, generating 305KW electricity, providing 834,000 litres of water every day by pumping water for 7 hours from three different wells, benefitting 55 thousand people access adequate safe water on a daily basis. =

cp2 Allgemein / General

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10 year old Maryam & her sister Amna were tending to their goats in Majzer district in Marib yesterday when a landmine exploded killing her sister and causing her to lose her eye. (photo)

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#Saudi has been using #UK, #US and #France bombs for 3 years to bring peace to #Yemen! If you want to know what they want from us, just read this thread.

-They want us to bury our loved ones and burn our hope.

-They want us to close our doors and hide our children.

-They want us to be afraid, starved and killed.

-They want us to be afraid of leaving our homes.

-They want us to hate. -They want us to throw out our kindness.

-They want us to be inhuman.

-They think their damned bombs will defeat us.

-They don’t understand that we will never be afraid&we will never hate.

-They don’t understand that we will never be silent 4 our life.

-Their aim is 2 make us fear life itself.

-Their aim is 2 divide us all.

-Their aim is 2 take all our light.

-Their aim is 2 steal our smile.

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Geocolonialism and the War in Yemen

For journalist Adam Baron “Marib’s experience holds wider lessons for Yemen’s future: embracing decentralisation, empowering local actors, and focusing on ground-up stabilisation are all strands of the story that international and local players interested in bringing peace and stability to Yemen should note.” The main local actor here is a tribal sheikh named Sultan Arada, drawing on support of the conservative Islah movement. With outside money pouring in, he has morphed into the sultan of a fiefdom. The current “stability” is grounded not on local concerns but from the top-down flow of money from the neighboring international players, Saudis and Emiratis.

Yemen’s future is not in Marib, nor in building state-of-the-art FIFA stadiums in a country with a ravaged infrastructure, ongoing water crisis and sectarian violence fueled by the grueling three years of war. Marib is currently a colony of the Saudis, just as the Emiratis would like to take control of the island of Socotra and the port of Aden. The two wealthiest states of the now moribund GCC are carving out their zones of influence on the backs of people in the poorest country in the Arabian Peninsula. Without the billions of dollars worth of weapons and strategic intelligence from the West, this war dividend could never have been realized.

Welcome to the latest, post-Cold War twist in the land once thought to be Holy. It is no longer direct Western intervention but a shared geocolonialism, in which the proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran is applauded and abetted by Western leaders. Muhammad bin Salman’s recent trip to the U.S. sold his snake-oil reform in exchange for buying more weapons and all that he assumes oil-drenched money can buy. Meanwhile the Saudi abysmal track record on human rights and the war crimes of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen are ignored. If Marib is the model for Yemen’s future, then the only democracy, for its flaws, in the Arabian Peninsula will be geocolonized into yet another make-believe kingdom or emirate.

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Another Saudi Coalition Wedding Massacre in Yemen

This is just the latest wedding massacre carried out by Saudi coalition forces. The coalition has illegally treated all of Saada as a military target for three years, and it has routinely struck civilian targets ever since. U.S. military assistance to the coalition enables attacks like this one, and it has not made coalition attacks any less likely to hit civilian targets. On the contrary, by providing the coalition with unconditional backing for its campaign and refusing to criticize them for their war crimes the U.S. makes attacks on civilians a certainty. There is no excuse for providing weapons and fuel to governments that slaughter people in their homes, schools, markets, and during their wedding celebrations. That support must end, and it is long past time that Congress voted to end it.

The coalition has consistently shown flagrant disregard for the lives of civilians in Yemen

The Trump administration frequently complains about Yemeni missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, but no one from this administration ever says anything about the numerous documented war crimes committed by the Saudis and Emiratis against innocent civilians in Yemen. The U.S. simply ignores the evidence of coalition war crimes in order to continue providing military assistance to them, and the result is that hundreds and thousands of Yemeni civilians are killed with our help – by Daniel Larison

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The New Frontlines Are in the Slums

The Middle East's wars are turning cities into Stalingrads.

The Middle East’s cities have become tragic metonyms for the conflicts that plague the region. Aleppo is shorthand for the cataclysmic Syrian civil war, Raqqa and Mosul for the massive showdowns with the Islamic State, Misrata and Benghazi for the various iterations of Libya’s turmoil, and Aden and Taiz for the conflict in Yemen.

Armed conflict has taken a decisive turn toward cities. Urban warfare is not new, but in an age of relentless activity by militias and insurgents, cities are now the staging ground for protracted and brutal conflicts. We are in a world grimly reminiscent of that predicted by Marxist urbanist Mike Davis in 2006, where, “Night after night, hornetlike helicopter gunships stalk enigmatic enemies in the narrow streets of the slum districts, pouring hellfire into shanties or fleeing cars. Every morning the slums reply with suicide bombers and eloquent explosions.”

Protracted urban confrontations have been a consistent trend in the recent Middle East wars.

In Hodeida, the scene is set for a repeat of the same type of protracted urban conflict. Despite the coalition’s stated intention to minimize its operations in the city center, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees expects fighting to cluster near vital infrastructure, main roads, and other densely populated areas. The damage will almost certainly extend beyond Hodeida itself: The city is Yemen’s “agro-industrial capital” and a critical driver of development for a desperately poor country.

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Houthis militia release 7 abductees including a journalist in an exchange deal

An exchange deal between the government forces and Houthis succeeded to release seven abductees in exchange of 7 from Houthis militia (Monday).

Sources said to Almasdar online, the abductee “Ibrahim Al Jahdabi” was released after one and a half year of kidnapping by Houthis, Ibrahim is a journalist.

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[New book]

Yemen and the Search for Stability: Power, Politics and Society After the Arab Spring

Edited by: Marie-Christine Heinze

The attacks and blockade on Yemen by the Saudi-led multinational coalition have killed thousands and triggered humanitarian disaster. The longstanding conflict in the country between the Huthi rebels and (until December 2017) Salih militias on the one side and those loyal to the internationally recognized government and many other groups fighting for their interests on the other are said to have evolved into a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. In 2011, however, thousands of Yemenis had taken to the streets to protest for a better future for their country. When President Ali Abdullah Salih signed over power in the aftermath of these protests, there were hopes that this would signal the beginning of a new period of transition. Yemen and the Search for Stability focuses on the aspirations that inspired revolutionary action, and analyzes what went wrong in the years that followed. It examines the different groups involved in the protests - Salih supporters, Muslim Brothers, Salafis, Huthis, secessionists, women, youth, artists and intellectuals- in terms of their competing visions for the country's future as well as their internal struggles. This book traces the impact of the 2011 upheavals on these groups' ideas for a `new Yemen' and on their strategies for self-empowerment. In so doing, Yemen and the Search for Stability examines the mistakes committed in the country's post-2011 transition process but also points towards prospects for stability and positive change.

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Yemen - political stalemate, mercenaries prosper, the population disintegrates, and humanitarian relief blocked

Today, the choice between an end to the armed conflict with negotiations for a renewal of a Yemeni State on the basis of the con-federal system proposed and continued fighting in the hope that one faction become a “winner-take-all” is relatively clear. The Association of World Citizens is resolutely for an end to the armed conflict with serious negotiations on the structure of a future State.

The only people who profit from the fighting, in the literal sense, are the mercenaries, US and Australian at the higher levels of the Saudi and United Arab Emerite forces and Sudanese at the lower level.

There have been discussions in the United Nations since the 1960s when European mercenaries were active in the conflicts in the former Belgium Congo if there could be ways to stop or limit the use of mercenaries. These discussions also fell on deaf ears. In practice, though less often called mercenaries today, the practice has grown and is likely to continue growing.

Both Saudi Arabia and Iran have been backing separate and opposing factions. The lack of progress as well as the costs of the military operations may create a climate favorable to stopping the fighting. However, Saudi Arabia and its coalition are directly involved in the fighting while Iran only supplies some weapons and political support to its allies. Thus, of the outside actors, most responsibility for a change lies with the Saudi decision-makers.

There are two major issues that shape the future. The first is the possibility or not of forming a decentralized but relatively inclusive central government. Yemen remains largely a tribal society with political decisions made by the tribal head. Tribes usually have a specific geographic base. Thus a central government requires participation by members from the major tribal groups. However, through economic development, people from different tribes now live in the cities and larger towns. These more urbanized populations do not depend as much on the decisions or views of tribal chiefs.

The relative strength of the central government has been based on patronage strategies, offering major tribal leaders some economic advantages.

The second major issue concerns the ability of Yemen to remain as one State or again to split into two with Sana’a as the capital of one State in the north and Aden as the capital of another State in the south.

The Association of World Citizens has been concerned with three issues in the Yemen conflict:

The violation of international humanitarian law, involving attacks on medical facilities, medical personnel and the use of weapons banned by international treaties, especially cluster munitions.

Humanitarian relief, especially food aid.

The creation of a Yemen confederation.

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In a Special Release to SMA News, Chairman of MADAR Center for Studies Explains Cause Behind Yemeni Crisis

“The state fail to create a confident atmosphere for the society, based on social justice and supporting citizens’ rights. For 25 years the state failed to introduce itself as a successful patriotic unionist experience on which the society can rely on. The state didn’t achieve social union that can include social, territorial, tribal, sectarian and local diversity” he added.
In an indication to the cause, Dr. Al-Rubaiy said: “This is because the state was not strong, mature and capable of fulfilling social development requirements. The governing elites possess all power and enslave the people inside, while outside they subdue to foreign powers and favor specific sectors’ interests instead of public interest of the country”.
He added: “This led to weakness of national development which in turn increased sectarianism. Sectarianism always works on reproducing the conflict culture and old divisions. This drove individuals to be more attached to traditional bodies of territorialism, sectarianism, tribalism and local identities as they see such bodies as more capable of protecting them and feeding their dreams of material and moral existence”.

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Quel mattatoio tenuto nascosto
per non turbare l’Arabia Saudita

[#Yemen: the slaughterhouse kept hidden so as not to upset Saudi Arabia]

Eppure tutto tace, soprattutto nei media occidentali. Perché?

Il motivo è sostanzialmente uno: le armi. L’Arabia Saudita. come riporta Al Jazeera, ha acquistato 12 miliardi di armi da Stati Uniti e Regno Unito. Una somma enorme. Che questi Stati non si possono permettere di perdere.

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Le Yémen, la guerre et la France

[Despite the acute humanitarian crisis and alarmist rhetoric, the mobilization of international actors for a peaceful settlement of the #Yemen conflict remains powerless
And the conference in #France was among, nothing less, than those attacking Yemen]

Malgré l’acuité de la crise humanitaire et les discours alarmistes, la mobilisation des acteurs internationaux en vue d’un règlement pacifique du conflit du Yémen reste impuissante à sauver le pays et sa population. La conférence d’experts du 27 juin à Paris annoncée par Emmanuel Macron lors de la visite du prince héritier saoudien en avril n’a de toute évidence pas tenu ses promesses.

Devant initialement mobiliser au niveau ministériel, organisée en coordination avec les Saoudiens, la conférence de Paris dont l’objectif était d’obtenir des engagements concrets en matière humanitaire, particulièrement concernant l’accès de l’aide, a vu sa voilure progressivement réduite. La date, longtemps restée imprécise, a finalement été fixée au 27 juin. Bien peu en voulaient : les agences de l’ONU la jugeaient intempestive alors que l’envoyé spécial britannique pour le Yémen Martin Griffiths élaborait son propre agenda, les alliés occidentaux voyaient d’un mauvais œil le cavalier seul français. Les Saoudiens et les Émiratis ont de leur côté manifestement tout fait pour la saboter, arguant qu’ils étaient capables de gérer eux-mêmes la question humanitaire. La « fuite » dans la presse, par la voie d’un militaire émirati, de l’engagement de la France dans le déminage de Hodeïda (une tâche que les Américains eux-mêmes, pourtant davantage investis aux côtés de la coalition, auraient refusée) a en tout cas servi à discréditer la position française, dès lors aisément qualifiée d’hypocrite par de nombreux observateurs.

Tout au long de la préparation de la réunion, les interactions avec les ONG qui interviennent au Yémen ont donné lieu à diverses tensions. Bien que critiques, après avoir joué le jeu des consultations, celles-ci ont finalement découvert — tardivement — que la conférence elle-même se tiendrait sans leur participation. Sans doute était-ce là une exigence des Saoudiens

Sont alors apparues les failles d’une politique macronienne souvent fondée sur les coups d’éclat, et avec lesquels les diplomates doivent composer au quotidien. Plus particulièrement, les difficultés de la conférence ont illustré le piège dans lequel est tombée la communauté internationale dans son entier, en réalité incapable de faire pression sur les pays de la coalition, car développant une critique trop discrète. Il faut dire que de contrats d’armement en perspectives d’investissements et de contributions aux agences de l’ONU en coopération antiterroriste, ce sont plutôt les moyens de pression de l’Arabie saoudite et des Émirats arabes unis qui restent importants.,2537

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It’s Time for International Community to Step in and End Yemen War

The Saudi-led coalition’s recent attack on Yemeni port city Hodeidah may offer a chance to end the war in Yemen. However, if the international community doesn’t do more to try and bring the conflict to conclusion, it is likely to only worsen and continue.

The coalition’s military excursion to Hodeidah, which the United Arab Emirates is leading, is the largest of the conflict thus far and threatens to make the already dire humanitarian situation worse.

Currently poised on the outskirts of the city, if the Huthis refuse to relinquish control, a coalition push into the city center could see house-to-house fighting and threaten the lives of over 250,000 people, with many more internally displaced. This is a hard blow for a country where 8 out of 29 million people already risk starvation, and that is facing the “worst cholera outbreak in modern history.”

Time to avert a prolonged disaster is growing short.

In Washington’s absence, it will be up to other Western allies to pressurethe government side, while others, such as Oman, should redouble their efforts to move the Huthis.

My comment: “The Saudi-led coalition’s recent attack on Yemeni port city Hodeidah may offer a chance to end the war in Yemen”: ??? Only if it finally wakes up the UN and the west to press the saudia and the UAE to stop the war. – and Yemen is no more “civil war”.

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Iran Asks for Trial of S. Arabia, UAE, US, Britain for Crimes in Yemen

Secretary of Iran's Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani blasted Riyadh, UAE, the US and Britain for their extensive human rights violations in Yemen, stressing the need for relevant international bodies to put them on trial.

"The crimes committed by Saudi Arabia, UAE, the US and Britain in Yemen and other parts of the world are clear instances of human rights violation and they should be tried at international tribunals," Larijani said on Monday.

He also expressed displeasure with Saudi Arabia's membership in the UN Human Rights Council, calling for the country's expulsion for its extensive human rights violations.

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In Yemen, Arabs Prefer to Look Away Rather Than Take Responsibility

Before the current humanitarian crisis was unleashed, Yemen was already the poorest country in the Middle East. But when you read the statistics regarding the humanitarian crisis—entirely man-made—in Yemen, the numbers cause the mind to figuratively stagger back in a horror that is all too real:

Keep in mind the below numbers does not even reflect developments from late 2018…

To be clear: There is no excuse for any of his.

In the words of the UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowock, “The situation in Yemen - today, right now, to the population of the country - looks like the apocalypse…Unless the situation changes, we're going to have the world's worst humanitarian disaster for 50 years.”

Lack of news coverage

There has been much made about the lack of news coverage about Yemen, (although I would point out that The New York Times, the West’s leading newspaper, has regularly featured the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen on its front page), with headlines and aid groups regularly describingYemen’s war as “forgotten” for several years running.

The google-search term “Yemen,” when compared to the combined total of “Palestine,” “Israel,” and “Jerusalem,” comes out far below in terms of interest, and the same can be said of the Arabic equivalentsof these words. The gap is even wider in English when it comes to Syria, although Yemen in Arabic does a bit better than Syria.

This year, the (majority-Sunni) Kuwa

Elephant in the room

We sure do live in a world that is ever more tribal, including in America and Europe without a doubt, and the elephant in the room is that if it is Arab governments that are perpetrating mass killing against other Arabs, Arabs are much more comfortable complaining about Arabs dying if they are dying at the hands of Jews, Americans, or other non-Arabs, even if the scale is far, far less.

Yes, America supports Israel; but it also supports the Saudis and Syrian rebels fighting Assad, and Russia arms Assad. So no, it’s not about Western imperialism driving Arab anger.

Full confession, I am not religious but I still respect symbolism and what religion means to people. But that doesn’t mean people can’t take such sentiments too far, and lose sight human life, which is much more important, especially in the eyes of most sensible interpretations of Islam.

What many people should be asking themselves here in this region is “Why has such a horror, the greatest humanitarian crisis in decades, been allowed to become worse and worse and worse, and why didn’t I care more?” – by Brian E. Frydenborg

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Tariq Saleh Calls for United Front against Houthis

Brigadier General Tareq Saleh, the nephew of slain President Ali Abdullah Saleh, urged on Sunday all forces fighting on Yemeni fronts to turn their weapons against Houthi militias, dissipating rumors that his fighters on the west coast were not unified.

In his first statement since his escape from militia captivity and since his forces united in the fight against Houthis on the west coast, Saleh called on all soldiers and security forces operating under the orders of rebels to join the fronts of the legitimacy in Maareb, Saadah, Sanaa, Hijjah, the west coast and others.
Saleh pledged to root out Houthi insurgents from all Yemeni territories, including Sanaa.

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Interactive map of Yemen

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if you search Google News for reports on the US-backed Saudi/UAE attack on the Yemeni port city of #Hodeida, *all* of the immediate results are Saudi and Emirati regime media outlets.
Gulf monarchies are kicking their propaganda into overdrive as they kill and starve Yemenis (image)

My comment: Western media bias also in Google search.

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As the assault on Hodeidah makes news, we examine flaws in coverage of the war in Yemen.

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The War You Haven’t Heard About

The U.S. is the godfather behind all this savagery. “When [the Saudis] have the backing of the United States, they’ve been able to wage this war of extreme proportions that they would have never been able to wage on their own," said Yemeni-American researcher Shireen Al-Adeimi in a June 22 interview on The Michael Slate Show. “[The Saudis] don’t manufacture their own weapons, they don’t train their own soldiers, they don’t refuel their own jets. They rely on the U.S. for all these things, and that’s why they’ve been able to wage this incredibly destructive war.” U.S. and British officers have even staffed Saudi command rooms for airstrikes.

American lives are NOT more important than Yemeni lives, and we in this country have a responsibility to loudly and visibly denounce and oppose this offensive, and call for an end to this mass murder before it becomes horribly genocidal! And people need to confront the real nature of an empire based on starving children, HERE, and the real solution to ending it, and all the horrors it inflicts on humanity, HERE. =

cp2a Saudische Blockade / Saudi blockade

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On May 11 the Turkish ship INCE INEBOLU was attacked off the #Hodeidahcoast and the Coalition blamed Ansarallah who had no reason to target a ship carrying wheat.
Only today it was announced the entry of the Turkish ship to the Yemeni port of Saleef to unload the wheat load

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Protection Cluster Yemen Situation Update - June 2018

The military escalation to capture al-Hudaydah and its port has reached decisive stages, with potentially catastrophic consequences for civilians. As a result, the physical safety of civilians is being increasingly threatened by indiscriminate attacks as fighting spills into al-Hudaydah city, while hostilities remain active along other frontline locations such as Marib, Taizz and al-Bayda. More than ever, ensuring protection of civilians remains paramount, as does addressing the growing protection needs for the conflict-affected and displaced population of Yemen.

Fighting in Yemen escalated dramatically in late-May, when the frontlines in al-Hudaydah began to make rapid advances to the edge of al-Hudaydah City. As documented by OHCHR, the governorates most affected by casualties in the first five months of 2018 were Sa’ada (19%), alHudaydah (16%), Taizz (15%) and Sana’a and Amanat alAsimah (14%). According to the Protection Cluster’s Civilian Impact Monitoring Project, a total of 844 incidents of armed violence with civilian impact were recorded in the last six months in monitored governorates, resulting in 1,828 civilian casualties, 26% of which were women and children. Illustrating the vast insecurity facing the conflictaffected population, civilians were killed and injured most frequently inside their homes (27%), at public services and infrastructure sites (16%), including main roads and governmental compounds, and in cars or buses (11%). A total of 2,308 civilian structures were damaged, illustrating the far-reaching damage caused to civilian structures by armed violence. Houses were the most frequently impacted structures, as well as civilian infrastructure including main roads, bridges, telecommunication infrastructure, governmental compounds, ports, and airports. Other structures used by civilians were also damaged, including food and water infrastructure, education centers, healthcare facilities, aid, protected sites, and prisons. and in full

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World Food Programme: Yemen: Emergency Dashboard, June 2018

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

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Humanitäre Katastrophe in Jemen laut Unicef immer schlimmer

Das Bürgerkriegsland Jemen sinkt laut dem Uno-Kinderhilfswerk Unicef immer tiefer in die humanitäre Katastrophe. In der umkämpften Hafenstadt Hudaida hätten in den vergangenen zwei Wochen weitere 5000 Familien vor den Kämpfen fliehen müssen, berichtete Unicef-Chefin Henrietta Fore am Dienstag nach der Rückkehr aus dem Jemen in Genf.

Läden und Bäckereien seien geschlossen, die Vorräte an Mehl, Öl und Brennstoff gingen zur Neige, der Strom sei fast überall ausgefallen und Wasserleitungen so beschädigt, dass die Wasserknappheit täglich schlimmer werde.

Die Menschen lebten in weiten Teilen des Landes am Abgrund. =

dazu Film: = Some

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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director following 4-day visit to Yemen: “Peace is the only way forward”

Statement by Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF Executive Director: “The relentless conflict in Yemen has pushed a country already on the brink deep into the abyss. Social services are barely functional. The economy is in ruins. Prices have soared. Hospitals have been damaged. Schools have turned into shelters or have been taken over by armed groups.

“I have just come from Aden and Sanaa and I saw what three years of intense war after decades of underdevelopment and chronic global indifference can do to children: Taken out of school, forced to fight, married off, hungry, dying from preventable diseases. Today, 11 million children in Yemen – more than the entire population of Switzerland – need help getting food, treatment, education, water and sanitation.

“Since 2015, more than half of health facilities have stopped working, and 1,500 schools have been damaged due to airstrikes and shelling. At least 2,200 children have been killed and 3,400 injured. These are only numbers we have been able to verify. The actual figures could be even higher.

“There is no justification for this carnage.

“In Aden, at a centre offering psychosocial support to children who fled the violence in Hodeida, a young girl gave me a drawing of the world that she would like to live in. It showed a well-dressed girl sitting in a park with her friend on a sunny day, right next to a big house. It was the opposite of the world surrounding her, one of displacement, destruction and fear.

“In Sanaa, at a ward for malnourished children, I saw an eight-month old child with the weight of a newborn baby. At a neonatal intensive care unit, I saw tiny babies in incubators struggling to breathe. Among them lay a pair of conjoined twins who need surgery to survive – a surgery they cannot get in Yemen. The unit, at the city’s main hospital, does not have back up electricity and relies on fuel-powered generators during power cuts. But power outages are frequent and fuel is rare and pricey. I met committed, overstretched health staff who are doing their best to save lives, offering care and medicine at no cost to their patients. They may have helped curb the spread of the worst cholera outbreak in history, but they have not been paid in two years.

“And yet the conflict goes on.

“In Hodeida, 5,000 families have fled their homes in the past two weeks.


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Jemen: Arbeiten und leben im Bürgerkriegsland

Dr. Meritxell Relano ist die Leiterin von UNICEF im Jemen und nah dran an der Tragödie, die sich aktuell dort abspielt. Im Interview hat sie uns erzählt, wie ihr Alltag aussieht und was besonders die Kinder vor Ort am meisten brauchen.

Relano: Die Lage der Kinder bleibt extrem düster. Die Kinder zahlen einen hohen Preis für den Konflikt im Jemen. Sie werden immer wieder Gräueltaten ausgesetzt, die sie niemals erleben sollten.

Hunderte von Kindern wurden in diesem Konflikt getötet und verletzt. Immer mehr Kinder werden durch bewaffnete Gruppen rekrutiert. Sie werden von den Rebellen benutzt, um Checkpoints zu besetzen oder Waffen zu tragen.

Ungefähr zehn Millionen Kinder im Jemen brauchen humanitäre Hilfe. Mehr als zwei Millionen von ihnen leiden an Unterernährung. Noch dazu sterben viele Kinder im Jemen an vermeidbaren Krankheiten.

Die Mädchen und Jungen brauchen am dringendsten Medikamente und Essen.

Wenn Sie auf der Straße unterwegs sind, sehen Sie überall zerstörte Gebäude – darunter viele Wohnhäuser und auch Schulen. Immer wieder sieht man Mädchen und Jungen, die etwas verkaufen, um ein bisschen Geld zu verdienen und damit ihren Familien zu helfen.

Es gibt nur wenige Spielplätze für Kinder. Man begegnet auch Kindern, die als Soldaten eingesetzt werden.

Kinder leben im Jemen unter extrem schwierigen Umständen. Für manche Kinder fängt der Tag damit an, dass sie durch das Geräusch von Bomben oder Schüssen geweckt werden.

Dann essen sie das Wenige, was sie haben, und müssen danach lange anstehen, um Wasser zu holen. Für einen Jungen ist die Gefahr besonders groß, dass er von bewaffneten Gruppen als Kindersoldat rekrutiert wird. Ein Mädchen wird mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit jung verheiratet.

Als Folge des Krieges sind fast 2.500 Schulen nicht mehr nutzbar. Die Schulen sind beschädigt oder komplett zerstört, werden von bewaffneten Gruppen zu militärischen Zwecken oder von Flüchtlingen als Unterkunft genutzt.

Mehr als zwei Millionen Kinder im schulpflichtigen Alter gehen momentan nicht zur Schule. Viele von ihnen müssen arbeiten, um ihre Familien zu unterstützen

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Over 18 million Yemenis at risk of dying because of hunger in 2018 - UN

The United Nations warned Thursday that an estimated 18.4 million are expected to perish of war-driven starvation in Yemen by the end of the year, a development that will exacerbate what some say is the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.
In anticipation of the ongoing Saudi-led assault on the port city of Hodeidah, the U.N. cautioned that the operation could trigger a famine that would imperil millions by choking off what trickle of urgently needed aid is still flowing into the city.
Less than a month before the June 13 start of the Hodeidah offensive, which has already worsened the humanitarian crisis, Mark Lowcock, U.N. aid chief, said in a statement that 10 million additional Yemenis are expected to starve to death by the end of the year, bringing the number to 18.4 million.
A main cause of the widespread hunger in Yemen is a Saudi-led blockade of the country’s biggest port in the city of Hodeidah, according to the UN statement. Around 90% of Yemen’s food supply is imported, and 70-80% of Yemen’s imports pass through Hodeidah, so the port’s functionality is crucial to the abundance and affordability of food in the country.

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"Im Jemen ist nichts ist vor Angriffen sicher"

Susanna Krüger von Save the Children spricht über den Krieg im Jemen, Nothilfe für 20 Millionen bedürftige Menschen und geschädigte Kinderseelen

Wenn man von der Hauptstadt Sanaa zum Hafen in Hudaida will, müssen mindestens zwei Dutzend Kontrollposten passiert werden. An jedem Checkpoint werden die Helfer aufgefordert, Wegezoll für einen der Clanchefs zu zahlen. Überhaupt ist die ganze Krise im Jemen menschengemacht. Auslöser ist nicht etwa eine Dürre oder eine Naturkatastrophe, sondern der millionenfache Hunger wird von Menschen verursacht. Im Jemen kommt alles zusammen, soziale, wirtschaftliche und politische Faktoren - was es für uns so schwierig macht zu helfen. Und heikel. Damit wir Zugang zu den ärmsten Kindern bekommen, müssen wir ja auch mit jenen kooperieren, die mit ihrem Handeln unsere Arbeit erschweren.

Durch die Bombardements ist die Infrastruktur weitgehend vernichtet worden. Stromleitungen, Wasserwerke, Brücken, Krankenhäuser, Schulen – nichts ist vor den Angriffen sicher. Vor allem das Gesundheitssystem ist völlig zusammengebrochen. Kinder- und Müttersterblichkeit sind deshalb sehr hoch.

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Yemen urges int'l orgs for help over acute shortage in kidney dialysis medicines

Yemen's Health Ministry on Sunday sent urgent call to the international humanitarian organizations to provide immediate help for kidney dialysis patients as the country is suffering from acute shortage of medical supplies due to more than three years of war and all-out blockade imposed by the Saudi-led coalition forces, in a statement obtained by Saba.
The ministry said thousands of patients are in critical conditions andneed urgent help.
In the statement, the ministry called on the international humanitarian organizations to shoulder their responsibility in urgent to provide medical solutions, equipment and medicines for saving the lives of the patients.
The ministry said that over 2,200 of kidney patients need treatment to save their lives and 7, 300 patients suffering of kidney failure need periodic wash for their survival.
The statement said that more than 1,200 patients had died due to the shortage of medical supplies import because of the air-sea-land blockade imposed by the Saudi-led coalition forces since March 2015.

Remark: By the Sanaa government.

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UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report (May 2018)

- The security situation in Yemen continued to deteriorate in May, especially along the West coast and around the city of Al Hudaydah. UNICEF is concerned around child protection and safety of civilians and civilian infrastructure.
- The pilot phase of the first-ever Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign in Yemen was launched on the 6 May and concluded on 15 May, just before the start of Ramadan.

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

Siehe / Look at cp1b, cp6

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Protection Cluster: Yemen: Protection Cluster Update (June 2018)

The military escalation to capture al-Hudaydah and its port has reached decisive stages, with potentially catastrophic consequences for civilians.

Conflict on the western coastal frontline including Taizz and al-Hudaydah, has and continues to result in significant new internal displacement. As at the beginning of June 2018, there were already more than 18,000 IDP households who had arrived in southern governorates, over 60% from al-Hudaydah, since the beginning of the year. The majority of these were displaced in the southern parts of al-Hudaydah (30%), Abyan (26%), Lahj (11%) and Shabwah (8%). Since June as the fighting reached Hudaydah city, thousands Displaced mother and daughter on the streets of alHudaydah city. Credit: UNHCR / S. Mantoo of internally displaced (IDP) households having been displaced within al-Hudaydah, as well as to Ibb, Sana’a and Aden, with the numbers increasing daily. Together with other humanitarian response partners and in coordination with the Rapid Response Mechanism, Protection Cluster partners are working in humanitarian service points and transit sites to identify vulnerable and persons with specific needs and follow-up with emergency protection assistance and services.

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Kuwait to deport Syria, Yemen refugees

The Interior Ministry of Kuwait has announced that it will arrest and deport all refugees and immigrants who have violated the country’s residency laws, Syrians and Yemenis in particular, and has begun handing some over to the Syrian regime.

On Saturday, the Kuwaiti daily newspaper Al-Rai quoted an unnamed source in the Interior Ministry announcing that “the ministry has arrested dozens of Syrians and Yemenis and will deport them from the country for the sake of the public interest.”

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5 Yemenis drowned o front of Libyan coast in their attempt to pass to Europe

5 Yemenis died of drowning on the front of Libyan coasts in a new tragedy of illegal immigration last Friday.

The affected boat was carrying 120 illegal immigrants most of them from Africa sank 6 km away from Libyan shores, according to survivors who have been transferred to “Hamidiah” city 25 km away from the capital Tripoli.

16 of the immigrants have been rescued and one of them a Yemeni Youngman called Omer Swelih.


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For the first time #Yemen-is have been swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea. They only wanted to escape their bitter realit

They were 5 young men who traveled to Egypt, and one of them, Hatem al-Haqab, was able to travel to Libya and Italy, and he encouraged the rest to try

The group traveled to Sudan and then tried to reach Libya and stayed for two months in Libya, hiding in a warehouse and had to wait a long time until they were smuggled before yesterday
In the middle of the sea, an explosion occurred and 3 of them died while 1 miraculously survived (photos)

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Yemeni refugees in Jeju highlight a dark side to South Korean society

Some people, however, have managed to leave Yemen by air, the current challenges in doing so notwithstanding. They have ended up in different parts of the world, with many applying for political asylum immediately at the port of entry.

Once such place is the South Korean province of Jeju, an island located in the Korea Strait. Tourist visas valid for up to three months are available free of charge on arrival, a system introduced in 2001 in a bid by the government in Seoul to encourage tourists to visit the island.

Yemeni asylum seekers have all entered South Korea in this way, prompting a huge backlash from South Koreans at what they believe are “illegal refugee applications”. According to the Financial Times, more than half a million South Koreans have signed a petition to revoke Yemenis’ refugee status, a development which on Friday prompted the government in Seoul to announce plans to tighten the country’s Refugee Act


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Two Yemeni asylum seekers have been taken into custody on the southern island of Jeju for using violence against each other in a fight over washing dishes, police said Monday.

Comment: It would be ridiculous but it shows how to negatively depict asylum seekers


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Protests in South Korea against Muslim refugees: We don’t want to become like Europe

Around 520,000 South Koreans signed a petition against their government’s refugee friendly migration policy. Most of them are worried about Muslim refugees from Yemen and economic exploitation by migrants, DW news reports.


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International solidarity for stranded Yemenis and other refugee populations in South Korea

As a network committed to the advancement of refugee rights, the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) urges the Korean Government to protect the more than 500 Yemeni individuals currently seeking asylum on Jeju Island, South Korea. In addition, APRRN is alarmed by several reports coming out of South Korea regarding a national xenophobic backlash, expressed with bitter hostility through an online campaign that calls for the expulsion of refugees.

We are also deeply concerned that several extremists are stimulating public fear against refugees via the dissemination of fake news, provoking racial discrimination, and organising a protest against refugees – the first time in Korean history

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Photo: Internally displaced in #Ibb, November 2017. Seasons change, but returning home remains a non-option for 3 million internally displaced of #Yemen

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Houthis kidnaps a journalist at “Saba” official news Agency in Sanaa

Houthis militia kidnapped a journalist working in the official News agency “Saba” at the capital Sanaa after few days of kidnapping a sports journalist and media official at “Wehda” sports club.

Saba Agency in Aden said “Houthi putschist militia has kidnapped, the journalist of the Yemeni News Agency (Saba) Abdulsalam Addoais on Tuesday. The militiamen abducted Addoais from a relative's house, located in Shamal quarter of the capital Sana'a. They moved him to unknown place following days of clampdown for unknown reasons.
According (Saba)'s sources five armed men boarding Suzuki car arrived at the house where Addoais was exiting, abducting him, confiscating his mobile phone, Laptop and moving him to an unknown location, without mentioning the reasons.

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FM meets UN Humanitarian Coordinator

Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf met on Tuesday with Resident Representative of the United Nationals and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Lise Grande.
In the meeting, Sharaf reviewed the humanitarian situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Hodeidah province, stressing the importance of focusing on supporting them in light of the current increasing challenges left by the aggression.

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War forces Yemen high school students to flee to capital to take exams

Fighting in a port city in Yemen has forced around 2,000 high school students to flee to the capital to sit exams, braving a six-hour journey along a mountain road scarred by land mines and aerial bombardment.

The boys and girls started arriving on June 21 for the university entrance exams having left Hodeidah because of a battle that began on June 12 between Houthi rebels aligned to Iran and a coalition led by Saudi Arabia.

“We were comfortable in our city in Hodeidah, relaxed, not thinking of war and then we were surprised with this war that forced us to move to Sanaa, and affected us in our education, our livelihood and everything else,” said Ahmed Shawky.

The students are now staying in schools or with friends and relatives and their reception is an example of how Houthi authorities are trying to ease social frustrations in the territory they control.

“We have received almost 2,000 students (from Hodeidah) who were distributed across Sanaa’s schools and other schools close to Hodeidah ... We have offered all the necessary help to the displaced students,” said Ali Al Saqaf, an official from Amanat al-Asimah province that includes the capital.

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Released prisoners of Houthis tell stories of horror

Almost 17,000 civilians have been recorded abducted by the Houthi rebels: Yemen Human Rights Ministry

Anwar Al Rokun was a healthy 40-year-old Yemeni journalist before his luck ran out and he was captured while returning to his home in Taez province from an assignment in Houthi rebel-held Sanaa.

Tortured for more than a year, he was emaciated and near unrecognisable when he was finally found by his brother in a prison in Al Saleh city in southern Yemen.

He died just days after his release, said Mohammed Marish, a media activist in Aden.

In late May, Anwar's brother had been at the prison to try and negotiate freedom for a friend when he stumbled upon his own sibling instead.

"He could not believe his eyes because Anwar looked completely different … he had turned into a skeleton," Mr Marish, a very close friend of the family, told The National.

"The Houthis allowed Anwar to go home as his health was quickly deteriorating and they knew he was going to die in their prison at any moment."

It took two days.

Anwar died from what doctors said were fatal wounds and serious health complications, attributed to mistreatment and being malnourished.

He had been without proper food for so long that his body was not responding to medication, Mr Marish cited a doctor as saying, noting that Anwar had told his family he was abducted and tortured for publishing reports on the Houthis’ violations against civilians.

The National could not reach Anwar's family, as their area in Taez remains under Houthi control.

The Abductees’ Mothers Association, a group run by about 20 women in Yemen, has been pleading for the release of their fathers, brothers and sons.

They urged UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths to deal with the matter, saying: "The Houthi movement is trying to transfer detainees from the central prison to unknown destination(s) … our fears are increasing as the abductees may be subjected to atrocious violations or used as human shields."

Dr Askar urged international human rights organisations to document Anwar's case, adding that the ministry has recorded more than 16,800 cases of civilian abduction by the Houthis since 2015.

Maged Fadhayel, the deputy minister, said 6,000 of those abducted were still in Houthi prisons.

At least 1,200 civilians had been tortured, of which 133 people died as a result, Mr Fadhayel told The National.

My comment: By UAE media and used for propaganda purpose, but this does not mean it’s not true.

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Houthis break into a wedding in Ibb, summon attendants to join their war

Houthi gunmen stormed on Sunday evening a wedding and addressed the attendants inviting them to join the rebel militia's war against the government.

Local sources said that the militants broke into the wedding hall by force the guests of the bridegroom.

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The #Houthi militia has arrested Brigadier Abdulhameed al-Bukhaiti while he was on a visit in the city of Ibb upon accusation that he is in favour of the legitimate government. He was only criticising the behaviour of the Houthis, as usual.

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Yemeni securities arrests 4 Saudi-paid mercenaries in Sanaa, Jawf

YemeniSecurity forces in the provinces of Sana'a and Jawf arrested four Saudi-paid mercenaries, who were involved in fighting in the ranks of coalition in Marib and Jawf fronts, informed a sececurity official on Monday.

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Tribal rally in Sanaa announces public mobilization to western coast

A Tribal mass rally in Sanaa province has announced a public mobilization to move for confronting Saudi-led coalition forces and their militiamen in the western coast.

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Yemeni Representatives Council will convene next Saturday

The Presidency of the Council of Representatives, chaired by the Council President, Yahya Ali Al-Ra'i, confirmed that the Council will convene for the thirteenth annual session on Saturday 7 July 2018.

My comment: The parliament is still working at Sanaa; how many representatives still are there, do they still meet the quorum?


About 8,000 Yemeni students ( exactly7,920) Are competing over 150 seats to study medicine at Sanaa university About the same number over 150 in pharmacy&the same with dentistry Admission and entrance tests & exams at Sanaa university&all Yemeni universities. 2July, 2018. (photos)

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Photo: Only in #Yemen graduation ceremony without greadutes as they all went to battlefield with #Houthies and get killed..what a tragedy!!!!!

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The #Houthi militia gunmen have killed young man Abdual Aziz Sari in the Sawad Hanesh area in the capital #Sanaa. (photo)


Fourteen people wounded as bomb worn by Houthi militant goes off

Fifteen people were wounded at the General Hospital of Al-Thawrah in the central Yemeni city of Ibb by a violent explosion that shook the hospital on Saturday.

Medical sources told Al-Sahwa Net that a hand grenade worn by a Houthi armed militant accidentally went off injuring 15 people including him.

The sources added that among the injured was the deputy director of the hospital and

My comment: What an idiot you must be to enter a hospital with a hand grenade???

cp6 Südjemen und Hadi-Regierung / Southern Yemen and Hadi-government

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First Round of Southern National Assembly to be Held in Aden

Aden is preparing for the launch of the most significant political right in the south; that is the first round of the national assembly of the southern transitional council. The first round, to be held from July 87th, to July 10th, 2018, is an extension of the founding round held earlier this year, as 303 members of the assembly representing all southern governorates will meet, in addition to president Aidarous Al-Zubaidi, vice president Sheikh Hany Ben Brik, members of the council’s presidency and southern military, security and political figures.
The national assembly completed all arrangements for the first round that will significantly help in maximizing efforts of political construction of the council and facing upcoming political rights towards achieving the goals of southern revolution and above all restoring and reconstructing the modern southern state.

My comment: Step by step, Southern separatists build their new state. More and more parallel structures are erected. Once all are finished, they can overtake.

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Security Belt in Al-Mahfed Attacks a Terrorist Group Hiding Place and Confiscates Weapons and Explosives

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UN agency says UAE soldiers tortured detainees in Yemen: report

UN rights office has requested access to the UAE-run jails in Yemen, but to date has not been granted it, report says.

A number of Yemeni detainees have been subjected to ill-treatment, torture and sexual abuse by United Arab Emirates (UAE) soldiers, the UN human rights office in Geneva said.

"We have engaged with UAE government on this issue and requested access to UAE-run prisons in the country but to date we have not been granted access," Liz Throssell, UN right officespokeswoman told Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency on Tuesday .

"From the initial information that our office in Yemen has managed to gather, we have reason to believe that a number of Yemeni detainees have been subjected to ill-treatment, torture and sexual abuse by UAE soldiers," she said.

The UN agency is continuing to monitor the situation with a view to deciding what follow-up steps are needed, she added.

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In Yemen, 46 detainees released from UAE-controlled prison

Their mothers and sisters cried with joy and women from the neighborhood ululated as 46 Yemeni detainees walked free on Tuesday after months or years spent in detention in one of several prisons controlled by the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen.

It was the third batch of prisoners released after The Associated Press revealed that hundreds of Yemenis swept up in anti-terror raids by Emirati-backed forces have been subjected to torture and sexual abuse aimed at brutalizing the detainees and extracting "confessions" as part of a U.S.-backed anti-terror campaign.

Images posted on social media show the freed men grinning and flashing V signs for victory as their loved ones and neighbors hugged and kissed them in the southern port city of Aden.

Among them was 23-year-old Saddam al-Azazi, held since June of last year. His mother said she fainted when she heard the news and that her daughters had to carry her to see him.

"I walked two steps and my legs couldn't carry me anymore," she said, declining to give her name, fearing for her family. "When my son hugged me, all the neighbors in all the houses were ululating and crying at the same time."

Other prisoners despaired at not being included among those released, with one trying to kill himself by taking pills, according to two witnesses = =,-46-detainees-released-from-UAE-controlled-prison

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An attack on a coffeeshop in Aden

Unknown armed men attacked a coffee shop at Khour Maksar in Aden city Yesterday (Monday).

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Security Belt deny internally displaced northerners entry to Aden

A security checkpoint from a paramilitary force that does not answer to the government has prevented dozens of displaced families from Yemen entry into the temporary capital Aden where they hope to find a safe refuge from the Houthi militants.

Passengers said hundreds of cars coming from Yemen's north were stopped at a checkpoint belonging to the Security Belt paramilitary force and forced the families including women to stay stuck in the borders with Aden.

Prime Minister Ahmed bin-Daghr said it is not legal to prevent families from the north to enter Aden.

"Exposing children, women and the elderly people to harm is a taboo act," he said in his Twitter account. "Let them in and protect them to the temporary capital Aden," he said.

It is not known if bin-Daghr's tweet will change anything since he previously issued similar directives but the force continue to obstruct .


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The Security belt forces Held displaced from Hodeidah and PM instruct to allow them to enter Aden

The security forces supported by UAE held a number of displaced families from Hodeida which were in their way to Aden.

The security belt forces are controlling many southern governorates and most of its member also from southern governorates including southern extremists demanding the separation of the south from the north of Yemen and also they deal with northern Yemenis with racism.

According to activists the security forces stopped the families and prevented them from passing to Aden while allowed some of them and forced others to return to Sana and Ibb.

On the other Hand the prime minister instructed today (Tuesday) to allow passing of the displaced and he said on his Facebook wall “ its illegal to prevent families from the northern governorates to enter Aden, this is not our tradition and it is not our ethics, exposing the women and elderlies to danger or Harm is a forbidden act and everyone should hold his responsibility”.

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From an oil expert to a coal seller .. Nasser Al-Jaradi, the story of a Yemeni jewel in the hands of Fahim

Nasser al-Jaradi, the senior oil engineer in Sector 32, was dismissed from the Norwegian Oil Production Company (DNO) in the Masila fields in Hadramout, southeast Yemen, and deprived of his salary. He was forced to sell coal at the Kader market in the southern city of Aden.

"How hard is the time when robbing you of hope and killing the craziness of your ambition," he said, adding that in the sale of coal he had spent four years, he found an opportunity to face part of the life requirements of eating, drinking, renting a house, studying costs for children, , But the sale of coal is not enough for 30% of all these requirements, as the daily profit does not exceed 3 thousand riyals per day (equivalent to $ 6), although he spends ten hours a day under the hot sun in this harsh work as he says .

The Norwegian Oil Company has liquidated 198 employees and workers, forcing some of them to sell domestic gas on the streets of Aden, doing other work as taxi drivers and selling in Bastat, according to al-Jaradi and other employees.

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Police station commander shot dead in Yemen's Aden

A police station commander from the pro-government security forces was killed along with his bodyguard in Yemen's southern port city of Aden on Tuesday, a government official told Xinhua.

Masked gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire from silenced rifles and assassinated Colonel Wadah Jahori along with his bodyguard in Aden's area of Takneeh, the local government official said on condition of anonymity.

Colonel Jahori worked as commander of AlShaab Police Station in Aden and launched several anti-terror operations last year, said the government source.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital and was certified dead‚ the source added.


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Political parties affirm support for army's advances

Yemen's political parties and actors have unanimously affirmed their support for the advances of the army and the popular resistance forces with support from the Arab Coalition in the country's western coastline against Houthi putschists. In a press statement, the General People's Congress, the Yemen Congregation for Reform (Islah), the Yemen Socialist party and eight other parties said they support the government's move to liberate the rest of the Yemeni territories under the putschists' control.


Execution of the death sentence for the killer of Dr.Najat Ali and her family

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Parliament confirms support to government and Arab Coalition's intervention

Members of the Yemeni parliament confirmed on Sunday their support to the government and the Arab Coalition's intervention to restore the Yemeni state and force the Houthi putschists to come back to peace talks.
In a statement they issued during consultative session they held here on Sunday, the MPs said that they think the Houthi return to talks "will not be realized except by a decisive victory against them which communicates to them the message that they won't be able to counter the national will and international support to that will."
"The Yemeni people including its political actors realize that the calls for suspending the Hodeidah battle are but a desperate attempt to spare the putschists the severest of the defeats."
They said that overstating the humanitarian crisis at the expense of the Houthi putschists' guilt in triggering it won't be a successful cover-up on the facts.
"The parliament is reminding the international community that this war was imposed on our people when this (Houthi) guerilla of seasoned and Iran-trained killers began to attack state institutions and undermine Yemen's republican system."

My comment: A number of members of parliament had joined president hadi at Aden. However, they are far away from meeting the quorum. Thus, correctly this is not “parliament” as in the headline, but just 2 Members of the Yemeni parliament” as in the beginning of the text. – And their statement is incorrect when starting by “"The parliament is reminding”.

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Jemen: Chefredakteur von “Aden al-Ghad” festgenommen

Der Chefredakteur der im Süden von Jemen herausgegebenen Zeitung “Aden al-Ghad”, Fethi bin Lazrek ist festgenommen worden. Wie die Internetausgabe der Zeitung mitteilte, sei Lazrek von den Sicherheitskräften in der Region Kalteks von Aden festgenommen worden. Der Grund sei nicht genannt worden.

Bemerkung: Mittlerweile wurde er wieder freigelassen.

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Yemeni reporter who criticized coalition is arrested

Yemeni officials say a journalist who was critical of the Saudi-led coalition has been arrested.

The officials say Fathy bin Lazrq, the editor-in-chief of Aden Al Ghad newspaper, was arrested in the southern city of Aden on Monday, and that his whereabouts are unknown. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

Bin Lazrq has often used the social media to denounce the Coalition's lies on aid destined to Yemen and its inability to provide basic services


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Security authorities released Fathi bin Lazrak, editor-in chief of Aden Al-Ghad newspaper hours after he was arrested on Monday. (photo)


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Editor of @adenalghad says he was handcuffed and “brutally” beaten by armed men loyal to security officer called Sadeq Senah. The reason was running stories on land pillage in #aden.

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Ben Farid Inspects the Readiness of Shabwa Elites Troops

Sheikh Saleh Ben Farid Al-Awlaky, member of presidency of the southern transitional council, Brigadier Salem Mohamed Hantoush, commander of Al-Saeed Axis, and captain Wagdy Ba Oum Al-Khulify, commander of Shabwa Elites Troops – Al-Shuhada / Itq axis, visited several posts of Shabwa Elites troops

My comment. Southern separatists’ own militia, UAE-backed. Once, there will be more crashes in southern Yemen.


Film: Calling for HELP to the international community & to the human rights organizations, We die of disease in #Aden city, the temporary capital of #Yemen , which was liberated 3 years ago because our legitimate gov is powerless & unfortunately our allies #Saudi & #UAE don’t care !!

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In case you're wondering how things are going in Liberated #Aden, the provisional capital of #Yemen's Legitimate Government: folks are starting GoFundMe campaigns to pay sanitation workers, since neither the government nor the coalition is interested.

referring to

February 2017. What’s the issue?
The street conditions are a result of civil war with the residents on the one hand and the Iranian militias on the other. Some infrastructure, electricity, water, sanitation, health centers, roads, government buildings, international organizations have been restored but not enough. Some cities and neighborhoods are still suffering from the spread of wastewater and need a mobile pump with a tank in order to drain the sewage.
The neighborhoods that suffer from this problem are pervasive and have converged into other neighborhoods that have brought a myriad of diseases such as cholera, malaria and dengue fever.

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

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UN envoy in Houthi-controlled Sana’a for talks

The UN envoy to Yemen is in Houthi-controlled Sana’a to forge a deal to prevent a catastrophic attack on the port city Hudaydah, Al Jazeera reported today.

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Griffiths in Sanaa Again to Pressure Houthis into Handing over Hodeidah

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths arrived in Sanaa on Monday, two weeks after he made a similar visit.
His trip on Monday comes in line with his efforts to persuade the Houthi militias into withdrawing from the city of Hodeidah and its strategic harbor, sparing it the consequences of the liberation by force by the Yemeni army and the popular resistance forces, who are backed by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition.
Griffiths also seeks to complete the arrangements for the resumption of peace negotiations between the legitimate government and the coup.
He returned to Hodeidah

My comment: By Saudi media. Did he really try to persuade the Houthis to unconditionally retreat from Hodeidah, handing over the city to the Saudi coalition? I doubt.

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Film: Yemen: UN envoy Griffiths arrives for Houthi fighters meeting

UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths landed in Sanaa on Monday, ahead of a meeting with leaders of the Houthi militants to discuss the situation in the port city of Hodeidah. His arrival follows an announcement by the United Arab Emirates that its forces would cease military operations in the embattled city.

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UN envoy to meet Yemen's Houthi rebels to avoid Hodeidah Port conflict

The UN special envoy to Yemen arrived in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa on Monday to meet with Iranian-allied Shiite Houthi rebels in order to avoid the conflict over the control of the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, reported Xinhua.
The visit by Martin Griffiths came after his series of intensified negotiations with Yemeni exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi

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UN envoy visits Yemen for talks on key port city

The United Nations envoy for Yemen arrived in Sanaa on Monday for another round of talks aimed at finding a solution to fighting in the key rebel-held port city of Hodeida.

Martin Griffiths is set to meet with Yemen's Huthi rebels, who control the capital along with the Red Sea city of Hodeida, home to the country's most valuable port.

He did not make a statement upon his arrival at the Yemeni capital's international airport.

Two weeks of UN-brokered talks have not yet found a solution to the government offensive on Hodeida, backed by the United Arab Emirates and its allies


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UN envoy to Yemen reportedly headed back to Sanaa for talks

Martin Griffiths has held several rounds of talks with Houthi rebels

UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths was reportedly heading to the rebel-held capital of Sanaa on Monday in a bid to convince Houthi rebels to withdraw from the key port city of Hodeidah.

My comment: By UAE media.It should be obvious that the Houthis will not retreat from Hodeidah for the Saudi coalition forces to seize the city. This would be somewhat like a suicide.

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Houthis should hand over weapons, withdraw from cities if they want peace: President Hadi

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi reiterated today that peace will only prevail in Yemen if Iran-backed Houthi militia hands over its weapons and withdraws from cities under its control.

Speaking during an expanded meeting in Presidential Palace in Aden with commanders of the ministry of defence and the Fourth Military Command, President Hadi underscored that the legitimate government is in favour of a real, just peace and that any negotiations or political process require a true implementation of the UNSC Resolution 2216 which ''demands the Houthis withdraw from all areas seized during the conflict and relinquish arms seized from military and security institutions.''

My Comment: Judith Brown hitting the spot: “They don't want a peace deal - they want unconditional surrender. I don't think that will happen. So the war continues”:

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Griffith coming back to Aden next Monday to meet “Hadi”

An official source at the office of the UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffith revealed Saturday, that the envoy is planning to return to Aden next Monday to meet the Yemeni president Hadi.

Anadolu agency said according to the source, Griffith has left Masqat – Oman Saturday and it is expected his arrival to Aden after two days. and

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Imam heckled in Geneva: 'How can you lecture us about peace'

An audience member asked Imam Sudais how he could support the bombing of Yemen and the siege of Qatar

A video of a man heckling the Imam of Mecca's Grand Mosque, Abdul Rahman al-Sudais, went viral on social media last week, as the imam was questioned on his views on Yemen and Qatar.

The Saudi Imam was bombarded with questions from an audience member, who asked him: “How can you lecture us about peace while you boycott and starve your brothers in Yemen and Qatar?”

While Sudais ignored the audience member, this is not the first time his views have caused controversy.

He sparked outrage in September last year, after claiming that US President Donald Trump, the US and Saudi Arabia were “steering the world to peace”, in comments during a visit to New York that sparked outrage on social media.


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Korea shortlisted for Saudi Arabia's nuclear project

South Korea has been included on the shortlist for a nuclear project in Saudi Arabia, boosting hope for its second export bid in the Middle East following a deal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Seoul's energy ministry said Sunday.

Saudi Arabia selected five countries -- South Korea, the United States, France, Russia and China -- as preferred bidders for the kingdom's first nuclear project, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said.

The kingdom plans to build two nuclear reactors with a total generating capacity of up to 2.8 gigawatts by 2030 and is expected to finalize the deal next year, the ministry said.


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Analysis: Israeli regime backs Saudi nuclear ambitions: Tactic or Strategy?

On Tuesday, the Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said that Tel Aviv will support Saudi Arabia’s entry to the club of nuclear states if Riyadh signs the treaty preventing nuclear weapons proliferation, NPT.

Steinitz, addressing World Gas Conference in Washington, said that the Israeli regime supports the development of nuclear power in the Arab kingdom if it includes the gold standard protections and if the kingdom purchases uranium from the US.

The remarks on the Saudi nuclear ambitions on the one hand signal the sensitivity and significance of a nuclear Saudi Arabia in the Israeli security strategy and on the other hand carry hallmarks of an eased tone of Tel Aviv on Riyadh’s nuclear ambitions after the Arab monarchy showed a will to support Arab-Israeli diplomatic normalization efforts. =

cp9 USA

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Senator Chris Murphy: THREAD: 1/ I know there's a lot coming at you right now, but please please please pay attention to a pivotal moment in Yemen, the world's worst humanitarian disaster (1m cases of cholera - CHOLERA), caused largely by a U.S. funded nonsensical bombing campaign.

U.S. told Saudis/UAE is would be difficult, they didn't listen. Now they are bogged down, and seeking a pause/way out. Houthis (who don't have clean hands in this war) are willing to have UN come in an administer the port.

Now U.S. must press Saudis/UAE to agree to UN administration of port, and end to bombing campaign. Trump team shows no signs of pushing Saudis/UAE at the negotiating table, but this is the key moment.


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Film: 'Thank you' from Yemen to US Senator @ChrisMurphyCT Your 5 powerful and outspoken tweets of yesterday on Yemen need to culminate in a complete halt of US-backed Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

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Human Rights Watch: US: Renew ‘Temporary Protection’ for Yemenis

Anyone Returned to Yemen Faces Threats to Life, Safety

The United States government should renew its grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Yemenis living in the US, Human Rights Watch said today. Anyone forcibly returned to Yemen faces serious risks to their personal safety from the ongoing armed conflict and laws of war violations by the warring parties.

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expected to announce a decision on July 5, 2018, about whether to extend existing Temporary Protected Status for Yemenis. Since the department’s last decision to continue the program for Yemenis in January 2017, the conflict has expanded, the humanitarian situation has worsened, and conditions for civilians have deteriorated. The US government should not only keep the program in place for Yemenis who currently receive its protection but expand the protected status to include people who arrived after the current January 4, 2017 cutoff date, to ensure that more people facing the exact same dangers are eligible for blanket temporary protection from return to Yemen.

“Not only has the violence that originally motivated the US to provide Temporary Protected Status for Yemenis not let up, it has drastically worsened, with safe return impossible at this time,” said Andrea Prasow, deputy Washington director at Human Rights Watch. “The Houthi armed group and the US-supported Saudi-led coalition are indiscriminately attacking civilians in Yemen day after day, while millions of Yemenis across the country are facing famine.”

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As the U.S. fuels war in Yemen, 1,200 Yemenis face deportation under Trump

DHS has until July 5 to decide if 1,200 Yemenis will have their temporary protected status extended

While the United States has played an active role in Yemen's civil war, one that has only proven to exacerbate the humanitarian crisis on the ground, 1,200 Yemenis stand to lose protection and now face the threat of being deported back to their war-torn country.

There are currently about 1,200 Yemenis under temporary protected status (TPS), a program that allows individuals already living inside the U.S. to receive protection because their home country has been deemed too unsafe to return to, or because it would not be able to adequately take them back.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has until July 5 to decide whether or not the program will be extended. As of Thursday, a DHS spokesperson said that Nielsen had still not yet made up her mind, according to a report by the Huffington Post.

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Iran to US: Those in glass houses shouldn’t hurl stones

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday reacted to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent remarks about demonstrations in Tehran, saying: “Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”

According to Iran’s semi-official Mehr News Agency, Zarif slammed Washington’s “adventurous” foreign policies despite its own internal problems — policies, he said, “which will only add to the suffering of the American people”.

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

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Take the kids to see Typhoon warplanes – being used by the Saudis to massacre Yemenis and maintained by the RAF. Tobacco advertising is virtually banned but it’s OK to market weapons of mass murder to our children because this is useful to the state (see image)

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UK has supplied loads of arms to UAE but doesn’t know which have been used in Yemen. Or anywhere else. So, to repeat yet again – UK has no real arms controls and does not monitor how/why/when they are used. And this seems fine for the majority of UK’s elected representatives. (text in image)

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

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Gudrun Adams berichtet von Einsatz im Jemen

Die Villinger Kinderärztin Gudrun Adams half seit 2015 bei der deutschen Sektion von Ärzte ohne Grenzen bei zahlreichen Einsätzen in Afghanistan, Tansania, Burundi, Haiti und im Jemen. In ihrem Vortrag am Mittwoch, 4. Juli, um 20 Uhr in der Volkshochschule Baar, Hindenburgring 34, berichtet sie mit zahlreichen Bildern, wie sie bei der Ausbildung des medizinischen Personals insbesondere im Jemen mithalf und zusammen mit anderen Krankenschwestern, Pflegern und Kinderärzten die kleinen und kleinsten Patienten unter schwierigen Bedingungen medizinisch versorgte.

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

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France: Composition du groupe d'amitié France-Yemen

My comment: ???

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UAE nuclear plant start-up depends on review outcome - regulator

The United Arab Emirates’ nuclear regulator on Sunday said the start-up of a reactor at the country’s first nuclear power plant, which has already been delayed, would depend on the outcome of further reviews of the project.

The $24.4 billion (18.47 billion pounds) Barakah power plant is the world’s largest nuclear project under construction and will be the first in the Arab world. The plant with four reactors has total capacity of 5,600 megawatts (MW) of electricity.


29/06/2018 #Geneva: A protest outside the UN headquarters for Human right council in Geneva for Yemen.
To demand an end to the aggression against #Yemen and the lifting of the siege

Organization for Defending Victims of Violence with Insan für Menschenrechte und Frieden (photos)

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Photos: Civil Society (CPAP and Pakistani Voice For #Yemen) held a protest today outside THE Saudi Embassy IN #Karachi to denounce the brutality of Saudi USA coalition on Yemen.

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

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Arms Sales: Pouring Gas on the Fires of Conflict

Do arms sales cause war? Or do wars cause arms sales? Critics of arms sales often argue that selling weapons abroad fuels conflict. And indeed, one can point to one or more sides using American weapons in many recent conflicts including Syria, Yemen, and Iraq. Skeptics argue, on the other hand, that weapons don’t start the fire and that conflicts would arise whether or arms exporters like the United States sell weapons abroad.

The debate has important implications for foreign policy. If selling or transferring weapons abroad makes conflict more likely, or intensifies conflicts already in process, then the United States should rethink its long-held policy of selling weapons to pretty much any nation that wants them. If, on the other hand, arms sales have no impact on conflict or make conflict less likely, then the Trump administration’s intention of expanding arms sales should be seen as a positive move.

As it turns out, several academic studies have looked at this question. The primary conclusion of these works is that although arms sales do not create conflicts out of thin air, they do make conflict more likely when the conditions for conflict are already present.

The basic logic behind this conclusion is fairly straightforward and has been noted in the academic literature for some time.

This new confidence in the arms sales/conflict connection should compel serious revision to American arms sales policies.

Academic research often gets a bad rap in policy making circles. In the case of arms sales and arms transfers, however, the scholarly literature has correctly pointed out the serious risks involved. If the United States is serious about preventing conflict and managing regional stability in trouble spots around the globe, it would do well to stop pouring gas on the fire – by A. Trevor Thrall

My comment: That’s obvious and even would not require a lot of scientific research. If one side has more arms, it more easily attacks another, and the impact will be more horrific.

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

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Government of Yemen: Yemen 2018 Socio-Economic Update, Issue 34 - June 2018


Yemenis have been living in fragile economic conditions for decades, which exacerbated unprecedentedly during the ongoing conflicts in Yemen. The cumulative contraction in real GDP was estimated at about 47.1% over the past three years(1). Without achieving rapid, just and sustainable peace and neutralizing the economy from war, the cumulative losses in real GDP are likely to increase to $49.9 billion (without physical losses) by the end of 2018(1).

In parallel, the public budget has collapsed under the influence of the division of state institutions and public resources, particularly division of the monetary authority, disruption of hydrocarbon revenues. State employees, with millions of dependent children and women, in several governorates haven’t received monthly salaries for more than 14 months and pensions of more than 41,000 retirees in the General Authority for Insurance and Pensions have stopped since March 2017(2). In addition to the emergence of a severe liquidity crisis and a crisis of confidence that are besetting the banking system locally, amid its undermining credibility in the eyes of the global financial system. As of April 2018, the parallel exchange rate of US dollar increased by about 126% against national currency(3), prices have soared and Yemen is currently facing one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises.

To avoid further losses and crises and out of mercy for Yemenis, it is important to ensure the unification of the CBY and mobilization of non-inflationary resources to pay salaries of state employees, pensions, social welfare assistances and resumption of basic social services, even at the minimum levels.

In this Edition

First: Importance of Neutralizing Yemen’s Economy

Second: Yemen’s Economy During the War

Third: Economy in Conflict-affected Countries.

Fourth: Priorities and Requirements for the Neutralization of Yemen’s Economy and in full:

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

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More evidence of #alQaeda #Yemen fragmenting. Primitive home video by unnamed Ansar al-Shari'a group shows execution of Houthi captive 29 June in line with #AQAP's 25 June statement vowing to avenge Houthi mistreatment of prisoners. Unusually raw video & none of usual icons/logos (images)

cp15 Propaganda

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ISESCO Blames Houthis for Deteriorated Education Sector in Yemen

Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Sec-Gen Abdulaziz al-Twaijri declared that the Houthi coup affects the sovereignty, security, independence, national fabric and social environment of Yemen, backed by foreign entities.
Twaijri was speaking at the international symposium on "Situations of Educational, Cultural and Media Institutions in Yemen: Violations and Protection Mechanisms" held at the headquarters of ISESCO, co-organized by ISESCO and the Embassy of Yemen i Morocco.
The Sec-Gen mentioned that the United Nations and its specialized agencies have recorded ongoing armed attacks on schools and institutes in Yemen, stating that about 500 schools have been destroyed and a large number of educational institutions have been used for military purposes.
In addition, there has been an increase in the number of children recruits where Houthis use them in battles.

My comment: International organisations should not be misused for one-sided propaganda. Just one point: The greatest part of schools had been destroyed by Saudi coalition air raids.

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America Wins if Houthi Rebels Lose in Yemen

Iran has acted recklessly by supplying and financing Houthi rebels against Yemen’s elected government. These actions have directly contributed to a war that has killed over 10,000, wounded many more and created several million internal refugees. Saudi Arabia, with tacit Western support, has banded together with its regional allies to try to push Houthis back to their historical lands and out of the territories they conquered since early 2015. They are also trying to find a way to stop the Houthis from firing rockets into Saudi cities.

The Houthis have threatened Western diplomatic facilities in Yemen. Indeed, they managed to do what al-Qaeda and ISIS have not since the attacks of 9/11: drive the U.S. official presence out of an allied Arab state. As flawed as Yemen’s previous government was, its violent removal ended a host of U.S.-Yemeni stabilization projects that were designed to make it harder for international terrorist groups to plot strikes from inside the country. This has harmed U.S. interests.

The war keeps getting worse. The Houthis, backed by Iranian logistical support and advisers, have launched missiles at ships in the Red Sea and have targeted Saudi population centers. Thousands of Americans work in Saudi Arabia and are as likely to be struck by these weapons as Saudis. These attacks are generally seen as Iranian proxy attacks, which is destabilizing in a region already rife with sectarian suspicion.

Western and U.S. interests would come out winners if the Houthis were defeated. Iran’s obsession with meddling in its neighbors’ business would be seriously set back. Saudi Arabia would no longer fear for its safety on its southern border. Commerce in the Red Sea could go back to normal – by Bernard Hudson, fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center and the retired head of counterterrorism for the CIA.

My comment: The palm for the most absurd propaganda claims of the week. This will not be strange, looking at the author: and Belfer Center:

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Int'l organizations politicize Yemen humanitarian situation to support Houthis, analyst says

Yemeni political analyst Muhammad Jomeih said many international organizations are openly politicizing Yemen's human rights issue not out of concern for civilians, but to prevent the Arab Coalition and Yemeni government from security any victory.

In a statement quoted by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Jomeih said that what enticed the international community and the western countries into asking the government to give more and more concessions to Houthis is the fact that the government offered several concessions in the past years in quest of peace.

He said: "Things should be clear about the seaport of Hodeidah. The Yemeni government and Arab Coalition had offered the United Nations to undertake its administration so as to spare bloodshed. All the proposals were rebuffed by the Houthis."

Jameh criticized the western media, which defines the war in Yemen as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. He said that "the war originated between the entire Yemeni people and an illegitimate authority that had overthrown their legitimate government" in Sana'a in September 2014.

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Colonel Al-Maliki: Coalition Command Rejects False Information in UN Secretary General's Report on Children who Lost Their Lives in Yemen

The spokesman for the Coalition Forces Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen Colonel Turki Al-Maliki stressed the Coalition Command's rejection of a report issued by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres containing some false data and information on children who lost their lives in the armed conflict in Yemen. The report included false, baseless information that were taken from local organizations supported by Yemen's former president. These organizations provided the UN staff with the incorrect information, Colonel Al-Maliki said, stressing such claims were not documented by image, place or time.
During the regular conference of the Joint Forces Command held here today, Colonel Al-Maliki pointed out that the National Commission of Inquiry has mentioned in its latest reports on human rights violations that there are more than 100 cases of children who lost their lives on the battlefield where Houthi militias moved them to capital, Sana'a, and issued death certificates for them, citing that such figures contained numerous conflicting reports.

and Saudi media repeat it:

and Kuwait news agency:

My comment: The Saudis already had rejected this report, which cannot be doubted at all. The most ridiculous: Trying to blame those locals who gave the informations, and “stressing such claims were not documented by image, place or time.” Just have a look at a few of these records to see a lot of images, information on place and time. – and more propaganda is to follow.

And this report has been published the same day,

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Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge's study reveals numbers of innocent victims of Houthi militia

The Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge has prepared a study entitled "Behind the Walls of the War, Violations of the Houthi Militia: Human Rights in Yemen", in which the human suffering caused by the violations of the Huthi militia in Yemen has been observed since its coup against the country's legitimacy in 2014.
The study included documented data from reports of international organizations and bodies specialized in monitoring human rights violations, and documented stories of violations by Houthi militias.
According to the study, the violations of the Huthi militia in Yemen, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), killed 1546 people, 478 of them women and 1022 children and injured 2,450.
The study added that the Euro-Mediterranean Observatory for Human Rights reported that the number of kidnappings and forced confinement in Yemen amounted to 7049 in one year, and enforced disappearance reached about 1910 cases.
The Arab Organization for Human Rights in Britain explained that torture in the prisons of the militia in Yemen during the year 2017 reached about 5 thousand cases, and that the cases of death under torture about 100 cases.
Amnesty International confirmed in a report that the displacement in half a year in Yemen reached 2403 families, and the number of displaced persons exceeded 17,428.

My comment: This report should be closer examined. There is no doubt that the Houthis are committing a lot of human rights violations and arbitrary detentions and killings. But this report here appears to be more propaganda than report, might-be even picking up figures from the UN report the Saudis had rejected just before (see previous article). – This “Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge” is from Riyadh, very few matches at google. We just learn something about a seminar on the influence of the Arabic langue to Indonesia:

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UAE Trying to Avoid Embarrassment by Halting Operation against Yemen: Ansarullah

A member of the political bureau of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah Movement said the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is seeking to save its already lost reputation by halting an operation against Yemen’s port city of Hudaydah.

Speaking to Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Mayadeen TV network, Zeifollah al-Shami said the UAE’s decision to announce a pause in the offensive it is backing against Hudaydah reflects the operation’s failure.

My comment: This is Houthi propaganda.

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A Yemeni government official: Five employees of Hodeidah port died due to Houthi violations

A Yemeni government official revealed that the crimes and violations committed by Houthi militias backed by Iran against the staff of the port of Hodeidah have caused the death of five of them, the last one, Mansur Salam Al-Hakimi, who died on Saturday, after the militias stopped the health insurance of the Port's staff.
Deputy Minister of Transport Nasser Sharif said that the coup militias and since their takeover of the port of Hodeidah three years ago have practiced many abuses against the staff and of the port including the exclusion of many of them and replacing them with members of its elements who lack the basics of navigational works.
He pointed out in a statement broadcast by the Yemeni official news agency, that the aim of this measure was to harness the port and its capabilities for military actions and arms smuggling in a flagrant violation of Security Council resolutions and port functions as a port of humanitarian aid and commercial goods.

My comment: By Saudi Press Agency. This sounds like propaganda, the most evident point: There are hardly any Iranian arms imported via Hodeidah port.


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Houthis Seize Ship at Hodeidah as Parties Voice Support for Yemeni Army

The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced on Sunday that the Iran-backed Houthi militias have been holding a ship at Yemen’s strategic Hodeidah port for two months.
The G Muse has been held by the militants for unknown reasons, it said.
Official Yemeni army spokesman Abed Majali stated that the militias have long seized several ships loaded with various cargo, such as food, medicine and fuel.
This is yet another violation in their long record of infractions, he added.

My comment: Propaganda deflecting from the Saudi blockade, and as “argument” to justify the Hodeidah assault.

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More Saudi / UAE „WE are benefactors“ propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

Siehe / Look at cp1 (film by PBS)

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Saudi coalition air raids day by day:

July 2:

July 1:

June 30:

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Saudi warplanes strike wedding convoy in northwestern Yemen, kill 11

Nearly a dozen people have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when Saudi fighter jets carried out airstrikes against a wedding convoy in Yemen’s northwestern mountainous province of Sa’ada as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its atrocious bombardment campaign against its crisis-stricken southern neighbor.

Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the vehicles were traveling along a road in the Ghaferah area of al-Dhaher district when they were attacked.

The sources added that 11 people were killed and as many others, mostly women and children, injured. The death toll is expected to rise as some of the injured are said to be in critical condition.

Elsewhere in the Hayran district of the northern Yemen’s province of Hajjah, three farmhands lost their lives and two others were injured when an unmanned aerial vehicle struck a farm.

photos: =


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At least 8 dead after Saudi planes bomb Yemeni wedding party

At least eight people were killed and six others injured Tuesday when Saudi warplanes bombed a wedding party in Yemen, officials said.

The party was traveling in a convoy through Sa'ada province when the airstrikes hit. Many of the dead included women and children, officials said. Several others were critically hurt.

Iran's PressTV reported 11 dead in what it called an "atrocious bombardment."


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Update 1: Death tolls from wedding Saudi airstrike on Saada rises to 11 civilians

The death toll from the US-backed Saudi-led coalition aggression airstrike on the wedding in Saada province on Tuesday rose to 11 civilians, a medic official told Saba News Agency.
The coalition committed a massacre on Ghafr area wedding in Dhaher district by launching an airstrike, in which the death toll rose to 11 and 11 others were injured, mostly women and children, the official added.
The official pointed to the continuing flight of warplanes in the sky of the region hindering the process of ambulance and rescues the victims.

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3 civilians killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen’s Hajjah

At least three civilians were killed and two injured in an airstrike launched by a drone of the US-backed Saudi-led coalition aggression on Tuesday on Hajjah province, a military official told Saba news Agency.
The airstrikes targeted a farm in Hairan district, which led to the death and injury of the five civilians. and and

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Woman killed in Saudi-led airstrikes on civilians’ homes in Saada

A woman was killed when the US-backed Saudi-led coalition aggression warplanes on Tuesday launched strikes on Saada province, a security official told Saba News Agency.
The woman was killed when the warplanes launched two strikes on civilians’ homes in Na’shaw area of Haidan district.
The warplanes also targeted Bani-Ma’en area of Razih border district and a home in Ghafira area of Dhaher district, there are report of casualties

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A women was wounded on Tuesday in an airstrike waged by Saudi-led aggression coalition warplanes on Mahli area adjacent to Marib province in Nehm district of Sanaa province, a local source told Yemen Press Agency.
The war jets waged several raids on separate areas of Nehm district, one of which hit a citizen's home in Mahli area and led the injuring of a women and destroying the house and a car

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Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on #Hodeidah:

3 dead and 3 wounded others, including a child were targeting by airstrikes on School of the late Abdullah Attieh in Zabid district.
An airstrike targeting one of the restaurants in the road links between Zabid district and the Tuhita district, causing damage to neighboring shops.
Two airstrike targeting the Faculty of Education in Zabid district.



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US-KSA Jets Bombed Yemen’s Hodeida With Four Air Strikes : Video+ Photos

Local source clarified that four air raids were waged Monday by the aggression’s jets on a school, mosque and other places in Zabid district of Hodeida province (film; photos)

film also here: and

and what Saudi sources tell:

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Arab Coalition Airstrike Kills Dozens of Houthi Militiamen in Zubaid, Hodeidah

A Yemeni military source confirmed on Monday that airstrikes by the Saudi-led Arab coalition killed and wounded dozens of Houthi militiamen in Zubaid, located south of Hodeidah.

Incoming reports said air raids by the coalition, backing the country’s internationally-recognized government, killed several Houthi leaders on the west coast of Yemen while the national army and Popular Resistance advanced towards the eastern areas of Hodeidah.

According to the official news site of Yemen’s Ministry of Defense, the air raid targeted the headquarters of the Houthi militia in the district of Zabid.

The airstrike killed and wounded dozens of Houthis, the report said.

and a pro-Hadi site seems to make a strange mixture of several stories:

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Saudi-led coalition targeted today a house of my family in my hometown (Al-Ibaysa) in Hajjah North of #Yemen by 2 huge airstrikes, the house has been completely destroyed and neighboring houses were heavily damaged Alhamdullah, There are no victims.

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More Saudi coalition air raids recorded on:

July 3: Hajjah p.

July 2: Saada p.

July 1: Hajjah p.

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Siehe / Look at cp1 (Landminen / land mines), cp1b

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Missile fired by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen injures Saudi child

Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Tuesday fired a rocket at Saudi Arabia’s southern Jizan province, leaving a five-year-old child wounded, Saudi authorities said.

The child was taken to a local hospital after the Katyusha rocket struck, civil defense officials said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

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Army unveils underground ballistic missile launchers

The army's missile force on Tuesday unveiled underground ballistic missile launchers that cannot be targeted by Saudi-led coalition's warplanes.
"This comes within the framework of developing the missile capabilities and raising their effectiveness in the field," the missile force said in a statement.


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Houthi Shell kills a girl and a Youngman and injures three other children

Civilian victims fall in Houthis bombarding upon a civilian residential area in Taiz city the capital of the governorate – south-west Yemen.

A local source said to almasdaronline a girl and a young man were killed today (Sunday) and three others injured all of them are children by a Houthi shell launched by the militia upon a residential area.

The sources said the shell fall before “ Maghrib “ evening at “Mohafaza” neighborhood and killed Ahmed Naji Shamlan 27 years old and Rahaf Ahmed Abdullah 5 years old.

Three other children were injured, Reema Ammar 3 years old, Marina Ammar 7 years old and Ahmed Saleh shaman 3 years old.


Saudi ambassador condemns Houthi massacre in Taiz

my comment: The Saudi ambassador really is one of those who has no right to tell us anything about this.

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Footage of a Houthi drone dropping grenade-sized munitions, allegedly on Emirati/Saudi-led Coalition forces around 45 kilometers south of Hodeida, #Yemen: 14.341269, 43.033236 (geolocation h/t @AllWilbert). The video doesn't show the moment of impact. (film)

Comment: I believe this is the first instance of al #Houthi forces distributing footage of drones used to drop explosives (mortars/grenades).


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Military Media Documents Aerial Operations in West Coast

The Military Media reported Monday for the first time scenes, from the Air Force, of operations on the gatherings of invaders and mercenaries in the West Coast.

The scenes published by the Military Media showed that the Air Force Units launching a surveillance drone to monitor the gatherings of invaders and mercenaries. After a large gathering of invaders and mercenaries were monitored the Air Force dropped bombs using Qasef, a Yemeni made drone. The Air Force then launched a surveillance drone to confirm the destruction of the target, which was targeted by Qasef. (photo9


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Houthi drones attack UAE troops for first time in west Yemen

For the first time during this war, the Houthi forces struck the UAE troops with their drones in western Yemen.

According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their rocket battalion targeted the UAE troops with their Rasid and Qasef drones in the southern countryside of the Hodeideh Governorate.

As shown in the video below, the Houthi forces were able to score direct hits on the UAE troops, despite using unguided bombs: (with film)

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Yemeni government forces on the front line - in pictures

Coalition-backed forces seen advancing between the provinces of Taez and Lahj in south-west Yemen

Comment: The photos in the article are meant to portray pro-Hadi's government fighters in #Yemen
Why is the Ansarallah logo there?

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MASAM Director to Asharq Al-Awsat: Demining Efforts Will Cover All Yemeni Territory

Program Manager of the Saudi Project for Landmines Clearance in Yemen (MASAM) Ousama Al-Gosaibi revealed that over 400 specialists have been tasked with ridding Yemen of mines.
He stressed to Asharq Al-Awsat that this humanitarian project aims at clearing mines throughout the country, without discriminating between one region and another.
The 40-million dollar one-year project will be implemented over five phases.

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Army destroys landmines left by Houthis in Shabwa

Army experts in the town of Oseilan in the eastern province of Shabwa destroyed on Saturday scores of landmines and improvised explosive devices planted by the Houthi rebel militia before they were driven out of the town early this year, military sources said.

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Following clashes and confrontations with the #Houthis, the Army Forces have siezed large quantities of Houthi weapons, as they managed to capture one of the militia's leading figures in Midi front of #Hajjah province. (photos)

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

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Israel: Adoption files to be opened in lost Yemenite children affair

Under new law, relatives who think their family members were kidnapped by the state can ask a senior social worker to check national records

The Knesset approved a bill Tuesday to allow families who came to Israel from Yemen in the early days of the state to find out whether children they claim were kidnapped from them were in fact put up for adoption.

Since the 1950s, more than 1,000 families — mostly immigrants from Yemen, but also dozens from the Balkans, North Africa, and other Middle Eastern countries — have alleged their children were systematically kidnapped from Israeli hospitals and put up for adoption, sometimes abroad.


How an Edinburgh center is tracing the roots of plants in the Middle East

Socotra, the island off the coast of Yemen in the Arabian Sea, is especially important for the study of flora.

“Socotra is the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean,” said Miller.

“It has 900 plants of which more than 300 are endemic — that is, they are unique to that place. In comparison, the number of plants endemic to Britain is a handful. Every single tree on Socotra is endemic. The place is a vast biosphere reserve.

“We’re doing on Socotra what Darwin did on the Galapagos. We’re seeing how species radiated and how evolution works.”

Vorige / Previous:

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-429 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-429: oder / or

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

(18 +, Nichts für Sensible!) / (18 +; Graphic!)

06:27 04.07.2018
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