Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 528 - Yemen War Mosaic 528

Yemen Press Reader 528: 18. April 2019: Orte der Hungersnot – Humanitäre Bedürfnisse im Jemen – Lektionen aus dem Jemenkrieg für die USA – Wiederaufbau, Gesundung im Jemen – Gefahren und ...
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... Gefahren und Bedrohungen für jemenitische Journalisten und Aktivisten – Ein Blick auf Aden – Jemen und Klimawandel – Europas Waffenexporte für den Jemenkrieg – Saudis von westlichen Waffen abhängig – Französische Waffen im Jemenkrieg – Die BMP-3 IFV der Emirate im Jemen – Saudi-Arabiens „Sturm der Deportation“ – Das Stockholm-Syndrom der UNO – Al Kaida und IS im Jemen – Der saudische Blutpakt mit dem Sudan – Russland und Südjemen – Saudi-Arabien, Land im Aufruhr – Cholera nimmt zu – und mehr

April 18, 2019: Places of famine in Yemen – Humanitarian needs in Yemen – Yemen War: Lessons for the US – Reconstruction and recovery in Yemen – Dangers and threats for Yemeni jpournalists and activists – A look at Aden – Yemen and Climate Change – Europe’s arms exports for the Yemen War (in German) – Saudi dependence on Western arms – French arms in the Yemen war – The UAE’s BMP-3 IFV in Yemen – Saudi Arabia’s ‘Deportation Storm’ - The UN’s Stockholm Syndrome – Al Qaeda and IS in Yemen – Saudi blood pact with Sudan’s al-Bashir– Russia and Southern Yemen – Cholera is spreading – Saudi Arabia, a country in turmoil – and more

Dieses Jemenkrieg-Mosaik ist in zwei Teile geteilt / This Yemen War Mosaic is divided in two parts.

Teil 2 / Part 2: https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-528a-yemen-war-mosaic-528a

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Kursiv: Teil 2 / In Italics: Part 2

Klassifizierung / Classification

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

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Seuchen / Most important: Epidemics

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

cp6a Parlamentssitzung unter saudischer Kontrolle / Parliament session under Saudi control

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

cp7a Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp8a Jamal Khashoggi

cp9 USA

cp9a Trumps Veto gegen Jemenresolution / Trump vetoing Yemen resolution

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms Trade

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

cp13c Wirtschaft / Economy

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

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(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:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-einfuehrende-artikel-u-ueberblicke

Neue Artikel / New articles

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In Charts: The Yemen War

A collection of charts, maps and graphs explaining the Yemen war.

https://www.theglobalist.com/yemen-war-saudi-arabia-iran-us-arms

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Film: Jemen: Hunger als Kriegswaffe

Auf der Basis der nalysiert, die zwischen dem 26. März 2015 und dem 28. Februar 2019 gemeldet wurden.

Das Ergebnis: 30 Prozent der Luftangriffe galten zivilen Zielen und gehorchten der klaren Absicht der Koalition, grundlegende, für die 28 Millionen Jemeniten lebenswichtige Infrastrukturen zu zerstören.

Farmen, Märkte, Fischerboote, Trinkwasserzisternen: 1.140 Angriffe zielten auf6 die Landwirtschaft, auf die Nahrungs- und Trinkwasserversorgung der Bevölkerung. Damit ist der Ernährungssektor das dritthäufigste Angriffsziel der Koalition, nach den militärischen Einrichtungen (4.250 Angriffe) und den Wohngebieten (1.883 Angriffe). Die Bombardierungen haben wesentlich zur humanitären Krise im Jemen beigetragen, der derzeit schlimmsten auf der Welt. Laut den Vereinten Nationen benötigen nicht weniger als 80 Prozent der Bevölkerung dringendst Nahrungshilfe.

Die Recherchen von Disclose zeigen, dass hinter dieser Krise eine bewusste Hunger-Strategie steht. Saudi-Arabien und die Emirate machen im Jemen den Hunger zur Waffe, auch mit Flugzeugen, Raketenlenksystemen und Kriegsschiffen „made in France“.

https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/086089-024-A/jemen-hunger-als-kriegswaffe/

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FAO: Yemen

In 2019, Yemen is still the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. The country has become increasingly unstable since the conflict escalated dramatically in mid-March 2015, severely disrupting the economy, including the agriculture sector, collapsing essential services and exhausting coping mechanisms.

More than 20 million Yemenis are food insecure, including nearly 10 million who are on the brink of famine and starvation. Two-thirds of all districts in the country are already pre-famine. A first-ever assessment in the country confirmed that 65 000 people are already in advanced stages of hunger and extreme food deprivation. More alarmingly are the 238 000 people in IPC Phase 5 who will face similar conditions if food assistance is slightly disrupted.

http://www.fao.org/emergencies/countries/detail/en/c/161523/

http://www.fao.org/emergencies/crisis/yemen/en/

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Yémen: la guerre de la faim

Les armes vendues par la France contribuent à affamer des millions de Yéménites. Selon une résolution du Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU, « affamer les civils comme méthode de guerre peut constituer un crime de guerre ».

D epuis quatre ans, l’Arabie saoudite et les Émirats arabes unis sont à la tête d’une coalition arabe qui bombarde quotidiennement le Yémen. En nous appuyant sur le travail du Yemen Data Project (voir en Boîte noire), nous avons analysé 19 278 bombardements recensés entre le 26 mars 2015 et le 28 février 2019.

Résultat : 30 % des raids aériens étudiés ont visé des objectifs civils. Avec une volonté délibérée de la coalition de détruire des infrastructures pourtant essentielles à la survie des 28 millions de Yéménites.

Fermes, marchés, bateaux de pêche, réservoirs d’eau potable… 1 140 bombardements ont ciblé la production agricole et l’approvisionnement en nourriture du pays. Un chiffre qui fait du secteur alimentaire la troisième cible la plus visée par les frappes de la coalition arabe, derrière les objectifs militaires (4 250) et les zones d’habitation (1 883).

Ce pilonnage a largement contribué à plonger le Yémen dans la plus grave crise humanitaire de l’histoire contemporaine. Selon l’ONU, pas moins de 80 % de la population a besoin d’une aide alimentaire d’urgence.

Notre enquête dévoile une véritable stratégie de la famine au Yémen. Une guerre de la faim conduite par les Saoudiens et les Émiriens grâce aux avions, aux systèmes de guidage des bombes et aux navires made in France. Ainsi qu’au soutien diplomatique sans faille du gouvernement français depuis le début du conflit (photos, maps)

https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/150419/yemen-la-guerre-de-la-faim

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Yemen - Drivers of Food Insecurity - 45 districts with pockets of population facing IPC 5 (Catastrophe) (12 April 2019)

OVERVIEW

This analysis examines the socio-economic conditions underlying Catastrophic levels of food insecurity in 45 districts of Yemen to identify key drivers which made these communities so vulnerable to food insecurity and the risk of famine.

Twenty million Yemenis are food insecure and 238,000 people in 45 of Yemen’s 333 districts were at risk of experiencing Catastrophe (IPC 5) levels of food insecurity in early 2019 in the absence of humanitarian aid.

What are the drivers of food insecurity in Yemen?
There is a lot of evidence documenting the drivers of food insecurity in Yemen.
Conflict has devalued Yemen’s currency, exacerbated the fragmentation of the country - increasing the cost and risk of importing and moving key commodities - and damaged productive infrastructure, assets, roads, and port facilities. This has driven up the price of essential items in Yemen’s import dependent economy. Both commercial and humanitarian imports were disrupted by blockades of sea and air ports and administrative restrictions imposed by all sides to the conflict.

At the same time, business closures, reduced agricultural production, the drop in government salary payments and rising restrictions on access to the Saudi labour market have reduced the money coming in to many Yemeni families. Food is available in local markets, but fewer people can afford to buy it. Caught between the dual challenges of rising prices and dropping income, 20 million Yemenis have fallen into food insecurity.

Water, sanitation, and health infrastructure has collapsed in many parts of the country because of damage or lack of maintenance. Conflict frontlines, checkpoints and rising fuel prices make it more dangerous and more expensive to travel to reach services and access clean water. Local communities are compensating by digging new wells and pumping water, but rising fuel prices make this form of water extraction very expensive, further increasing the gap between incomes and the cost of living. With over 50% of health facilities damaged or non-functional, health and nutrition services are unable to respond to growing caseloads of malnutrition, cholera, and other diseases. The lack of access to safe water, sanitation, and healthcare increases people’s risk of disease which can interact with malnutrition to lead to mortality.

Large scale displacement due to conflict has also put pressure on overstretched local services and poor host communities.

https://m.reliefweb.int/report/3081448 and full document: https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/20190411_acaps_yemen_analysis_hub_drivers_of_food_insecurity_in_ipc_5_districts_in_yemen.pdf

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International Organization for Migration, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN High Commissioner for Refugees: 2018 Yemen Multi-Cluster Location Assessment

In this context of severe needs and scarce resources, the Multi Cluster Locations Assessment (MCLA) was designed and implemented based on the imperative to address information gaps and improve evidence-based humanitarian resource allocation across geographical areas, sectors, and population groups. More specifically, the MCLA aimed at providing a nationwide evidence base for the 2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO).

With the support of clusters, the TWG designed the MCLA questionnaire so as to assess the local demographic profile, displacement dynamics, key vulnerabilities, access to basic services, and humanitarian needs of six population groups: internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, host communities (HC), non-host communities (non-HC), refugees, and migrants. Furthermore, the MCLA sought to identify the forms of humanitarian aid received by the affected populations, and their alignment with minimum standards and priority needs.

The MCLA covered 331 out of the 333 districts in Yemen and completed 8,024 questionnaires through more than 21,000 Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) conducted between September and November 2018 in 6,791 locations.

MCLA results provide valuable information for strategic-level decision-making. So as to enable the understanding of the most pressing humanitarian needs across sectors in Yemen, KIs were asked to indicate the top three most important needs of the female and male populations. Food was consistently reported as the top priority need for all population groups in the country, though food assistance was frequently reported to be the most common type of humanitarian assistance received by each population group across the country. These findings serve to further reinforce the severity of the food insecurity crisis in Yemen.

MCLA results also indicated that the assessed population groups also had a severe need for livelihood opportunities (source of income).

Aside from identifying the most pressing needs of the assessed population, the MCLA also collected information on access to basic services in Yemen, which highlighted that a large segment of the population was unable to fulfil their basic needs due to limited access to health care, water and sanitation, and education services.

Furthermore, additional information collected by the MCLA indicate that the forms of humanitarian aid offered to people in need were not always consistent with their highest priority needs.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/2018-yemen-multi-cluster-location-assessment-enar

full document: https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/01%20MCLA_V7.pdf

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Ending the Yemen Quagmire: Lessons for Washington from Four Years of War

Two successive U.S. administrations have backed the Saudi-led coalition’s intervention in Yemen, helping deepen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Congress should continue pressing the White House to end this support, while working to strengthen its war powers role in the future.

What’s new? By lending limited support to the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, the U.S. became complicit in a man-made humanitarian disaster. Washington sought to protect its own regional interests, shape coalition tactics and broker peace – but it overestimated its influence, underestimated the conflict’s devastation and became mired when its strategy failed.

Why does it matter? Understanding where the Obama and Trump administrations went wrong in Yemen – and why they continued to support the Saudi-led campaign even as the conflict stalemated, the humanitarian emergency grew and reports of coalition atrocities mounted – is important for helping resolve the current crisis and avoiding similar mistakes in the future.

What should be done now? The U.S. Congress should continue to advance legislation to curtail support for the Saudi-led campaign, and the Trump administration should end that support while pointing to Congressional pressure in arguing to the coalition that failure to end the intervention in Yemen will have long-term consequences for bilateral relations.

What should be done over the longer term? A bipartisan review of the U.S.-Saudi partnership could recommend changes concerning U.S. arms sales and security assurances. The goal should be to keep Washington out of future military misadventures, while protecting the kingdom from threats of sufficient proportion. Washington should also enhance Congressional checks on war-making through war powers reform.

https://www.crisisgroup.org/united-states/003-ending-yemen-quagmire-lessons-washington-four-years-war

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Why the U.S. got (and stayed) involved in Yemen's brutal war

A new International Crisis Group report explores how the U.S. got involved in the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen, where things went wrong, and what lessons have emerged for U.S. foreign policy.

The big picture: The authors write that "Washington initially overestimated its ability to shape coalition conduct and underestimated the devastation of the conflict it was helping enable." They also note that both Barack Obama and Donald Trump elected "to continue this assistance even after the miscalculations had been exposed."

Why the U.S. got in: The authors spoke with senior Obama administration officials who said they had viewed Yemen's president as a good partner, particularly on counterterrorism, and his ouster "as an affront to the international order."

The officials "sympathized" with Saudi Arabia's security concerns over the Houthi insurgency, and "knew that Iran was offering the Houthis some support — though, unlike Riyadh, they did not see this as a threat to the kingdom of strategic proportions."

The Obama administration was also "highly conscious of growing strains in the relationships" with Gulf partners that had been "exacerbated" by the Iran nuclear deal.

Where things went wrong:

What to watch:

https://www.axios.com/why-is-the-us-involved-in-yemen-war-saudi-arabia-0f037d20-1058-404e-b287-ce8085117f64.html

and also: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6922517/Study-says-US-help-Saudis-way-Yemen.html

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/04/15/593476/US-Saudi-end-Yemen-war

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Studie zur Beendigung des Jemen-Kriegs: Saudis finden nur mit Hilfe der USA den Weg aus dem Jemen

Die vierjährige Offensive im Jemen nimmt kein Ende. Die International Crisis Group kommt zu dem Ergebnis, dass es an den USA liegt den Konflikt zu beenden. Sie empfiehlt, die Waffengeschäfte an die Saudis einzustellen und einen US-Sondergesandten zu ernennen.

Der Fokus der International Crisis Group liegt auf Verhandlungen zum Ende des Konflikts im Jemen

Den USA raten die Experten eine Reduzierung der Waffenlieferungen an Saudi-Arabien und diese erst wieder aufzunehmen, sobald die Saudis die Offensive gegen die Huthi-Rebellen eingestellt haben. Darüber hinaus müssten die USA einen Sondergesandten ernennen, um den Saudis bei der Beendigung des Konflikts und dem Abzug aus dem Jemen zu helfen. Der US-Kongress müsse Druck ausüben.

Die International Crisis Group stellte fest, die von Saudi-Arabien geführte Koalition müsse

... aufhören, darüber nachzudenken, wie man einen imaginären Sieg erringen kann, und sich stattdessen ganz darauf festlegen, einen politischen Ausweg zu finden.

Dies müsse stattfinden, unabhängig davon, ob den Huthis Zugeständnisse zu machen seien oder nicht.

Die Studie zur Beendigung des Konflikts basiert auf Interviews unter anderem mit amtierenden und ehemaligen Vertretern der Vereinigten Staaten.

https://deutsch.rt.com/international/87251-studie-zur-beendigung-jemen-kriegs/

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Reconstruction and Recovery in Yemen: Recommendations from the Development Champions

Executive summary:

Nearly five years of conflict in Yemen have created a humanitarian catastrophe that has brought the country to the brink of famine. The economy has collapsed and fighting has ravaged the country’s infrastructure. The reconstruction and recovery of Yemen will demand rebuilding the economy, restoring state institutions and infrastructure and repairing the social fabric. As yet, no official, donor-led, comprehensive reconstruction process is underway.

The Development Champions emphasize that reconstruction and recovery efforts must begin immediately, even while the conflict is ongoing. Urgent humanitarian interventions should be linked to Yemen’s long-term economic recovery. The reconstruction of Yemen should aim to transform the country, and not only to restore the status quo ante. Yemenis and local institutions must be involved in this process from the planning stages to ensure legitimacy and local ownership; ultimately, local actors will be responsible for implementing these plans.

With these factors in mind, the Development Champions held in-depth discussions to develop recommendations and guidelines to ensure the reconstruction and recovery of Yemen is a comprehensive, effective process that has a long-term positive impact. This policy paper presents those recommendations. They include measures to link immediate humanitarian interventions to Yemen’s long-term economic recovery; mechanisms to address fiscal challenges and enhance social protection; guidelines to create new jobs, rebuild infrastructure and strengthen the rule of law; and strategies to enhance local governance and local inclusion in the reconstruction process.

https://devchampions.org/publications/policy-brief/Reconstruction_and_Recovery_in_Yemen

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How They Did It: Reporting Online — and Offline — Threats to Yemeni Journalists and Activists

Yemen is a highly challenging place for journalists to work, given that they face threats from all sides in the ongoing civil war. In 2018, The Media Freedom Observatory in Yemen recorded 144 violations against media freedom in Yemen, including 12 cases of murder of media workers. There have also been numerous violations involving the wounding, kidnapping, harassment and assault of those working in media organizations.

Yemeni journalist Fuad Rajeh, who is based in Jordan, decided to expose threats to freedom of expression in his country by looking into the cases of two activists and two journalists who faced online and offline threats — one case ended up in murder — for speaking their minds on social media.

Rajeh’s research into these cases spread out over five months, during which he conducted dozens of interviews. The resulting series of four feature articles were published on the Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) platform.

Rajeh spoke with Amr Sayed, GIJN Arabic’s staff writer, about the biggest challenges facing investigative journalists in Yemen, as well as what it takes to protect himself and his sources from post-publication targeting. His answers have been edited for clarity.

It was the idea of my colleague, Musab Shawabkeh, an editor with ARIJ, who supervised the investigation and participated in its preparation. But it was a subject that was on my mind, like all Yemeni journalists, due to the repression of activists and journalists in Yemen. Yemen, whether in areas under the control of the government and the Saudi-led coalition or in areas under the control of the Houthi militia, is near the bottom of the list of countries in terms of freedom of opinion and expression. Journalists and social media activists are exposed to all sorts of risks: arrest and torture; abduction and forced disappearance; threats; and prosecution. Some of them have received messages that their parents would not be safe as long as they did not stop [speaking out], and some of their homes were even bombed.

Rajeh: The plan was to identify cases of targeted activists and journalists as well as sources (officials or organizations) with whom we would conduct video and audio interviews; identify primary and secondary sources; create a time plan; find follow-up reports from organizations, trade unions and government institutions; and find statistics and all relevant data.

I started by interviewing sources who are now living in Jordan and collecting documents, including the official responses received by some of the activists when they reported threats to the Attorney General. We then recorded telephone interviews with sources in Yemen and outside Yemen, followed by interviews with the two governments in Yemen.

We gathered a lot of information from social networks. What was interesting is how we used WhatsApp heavily, both to communicate with sources and to document threats. In fact, in one of the cases, in which an activist was assassinated, threats were sent to his phone through WhatsApp.

I worked with the help of local journalists in Yemen. International news networks tend to deploy veteran journalists in war zones, and most of the times they lack the local in-depth insights. This is why local reporters are crucial, not only to get information from trustworthy sources but also to get a better understanding of the context in which these events are unfolding – by Amr Sayed

https://gijn.org/2019/04/17/how-they-did-it-reporting-online-and-offline-threats-to-yemeni-journalists-and-activists/

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Picturing Aden’s Fragile Recovery

After visiting Aden with a Crisis Group team doing field research and advocacy in Yemen’s interim capital, our Yemen expert Peter Salisbury shares his images of a city struggling to get back on its feet nearly four years after Huthi forces were pushed out.

Four years after war reached and devastated Aden, Yemen's southern port city is finally experiencing a fragile recovery.

The battle for Aden was pivotal in the early struggle for Yemen in 2015

Returning with a Crisis Group team in March 2019, I found that security had improved markedly since previous trips over the past three years, while there were signs all-around of a rejuvenated local economy. We were told, however, that these recent gains are built on shaky foundations. A truce and improved cooperation between rival UAE- and government of Yemen-backed forces, who fought one another in Aden in January 2018, and a $60m-a-month fuel grant from Saudi Arabia, could both crumble at any moment.

This photo essay shows glimpses of markets springing back to life, families enjoying outings to the seafront and young people visiting a newly reopened mall, complete with a fine bowling alley. They do not represent the totality of life in Aden today. Poverty is still rife and the sound of gunfire remains part of the background noise on at least a weekly basis. But they do show one of the few glimmers of hope Yemen currently has to offer – by Peter Salisbury

https://www.crisisgroup.org/middle-east-north-africa/gulf-and-arabian-peninsula/yemen/picturing-adens-fragile-recovery

Comment: Peter Salisbury, embedded with Hadi's government, returns to #Aden and depicts - through a series of frames -a 'fragile recovery on shaky foundations'.
It is not a story of success: it is a story of occupation by #SaudiArabia and #UAE

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/2228953473824337

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The dangers of war and climate change in Yemen

As Yemen's government, Saudi Arabia and the UAE compete with the Houthi rebels for influence over the Middle East's poorest country, environmental issues have become a secondary concern.

In 2014, a year before the outset of the Yemeni civil war, the World Bank concluded that the water table was already sinking by six metres per year in the countryside around Amran, Dhamar, Sadah, Sanaa, and Taiz. Other experts predicted that Sanaa would deplete its water supply by 2023.

The war in Yemen has only accelerated the spread of water scarcity across the country, and climate change will ensure that droughts and other environmental issues grow more relentless in the years to come.
"Climate change has affected most aspects of life in Yemen," observed Abdulhakim Aulaiah, a former official in the Environmental Protection Authority, a government agency within the Yemeni Water and Environment Ministry.
"Sea level rise is causing environmental issues in ports such as Aden and al-Hodeidah. As a result of unusually high temperatures, malaria is spreading. Fluctuations in rainfall have affected crop yield across Yemen. The supply of fish in the seas around Yemen is decreasing, and several species have vanished. Climate change is one of the biggest threats to biodiversity."

In addition to water scarcity, global warming has aggravated gradual but serious environmental issues such as biodiversity loss, desertification, and sea level rise in Yemen. In a handful of cases, climate change has already had deadly consequences for Yemenis.

Amid one of the Middle East's most persistent conflicts, Yemeni officials have often struggled to respond to the dangers of climate change.

Because the war has inhibited the Yemeni government's ability to address global warming, the international community must move to assist the Yemeni Water and Environment Ministry with devising an effective response to environmental issues.

"Yemen has become so vulnerable to climate change because it is a developing country suffering from political instability," concluded al-Sharjabi, pointing to the distractions of the Yemeni civil war. "This ongoing challenge has severely limited Yemen's ability to cope with global warming's effects." – by Austin Bodetti

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/indepth/2019/4/17/climate-change-and-the-yemeni-civil-war

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Film: Jemen: Europas tödliche Exporte

Die folgende Dokumentation zeigt, dass die größten Kriegsmaterialhersteller Europas – Frankreich, Großbritannien, Deutschland - weiter Waffen exportieren, die mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit im Jemen zum Einsatz kommen. Sie legt den undurchsichtigen Waffenhandel offen und prangert das Versäumnis der EU-Politiker, ihrer Pflicht nachzukommen.

Internationale Verträge verbieten Rüstungsexporte an Länder, die sich derartiger Verbrechen schuldig gemacht haben. Der Film zeigt jedoch, dass die wichtigsten europäischen Hersteller (Frankreich, Großbritannien, Deutschland) weiterhin Waffen liefern, die im Jemen verwendet werden könnten. Darüber hinaus beleuchtet der Film die Hintergründe solch undurchsichtiger Geschäfte, die Doppelmoral unserer Demokratien und die Versäumnisse des politischen Personals der EU. Daraus ergibt sich die grundsätzliche Frage: Tragen wir Mitschuld an Kriegsverbrechen, wenn wir den Waffenhandel mit Saudi-Arabien fortsetzen?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8p8XxmckuY = https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/082803-000-A/jemen-europas-toedliche-exporte/

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Geheime französische Dokumente: Deutsches Kriegsgerät im Jemen im Einsatz

Nach #GermanArms jetzt "Made in France": Geheime Regierungsdokumente aus Paris zeigen, wie deutsche und französische Waffensysteme im Jemen-Krieg eingesetzt werden.

Demnach geht aus geheimen Unterlagen der französischen Regierung hervor, welche Waffensysteme Saudi-Arabien und die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate (VAE) im Jemen-Krieg und bei der Seeblockade des Landes einsetzen, darunter Kriegswaffen aus Deutschland oder mit zentralen deutschen Komponenten.

Die französische Recherche-NGO Disclose zitiert dazu Berichte des französischen Militärgeheimdienstes DRM (Direction du Renseignement Militaire) von Ende September und Anfang Oktober 2018. In einem der Berichte, die Disclose im Originaltext online gestellt hat, werden ausdrücklich die in Deutschland gebauten Kriegsschiffe der Typen Muray Jib und Frankenthal (beziehungsweise auf arabisch al-Murjan) erwähnt.

Wie schon #GermanArms erwähnen die neuen Berichte französische Haubitzen vom Typ Caesar. Sie rollen auf Fahrgestellen des Typs Unimog von Daimler. Die Geschütze mit einer Reichweite von 42 Kilometern haben die Saudis an der Grenze zum Jemen stationiert und bombardieren von dort das Territorium der Huthi-Rebellen im Jemen. Laut den von "Made in France" zitierten Dokumenten befinden sich in den Zielgebieten der insgesamt 48 Caesar-Haubitzen auch Ortschaften, in denen Zivilisten leben. Sie würden, so die Regierungspapiere, von den Bomben "bedroht".

Die von "Made in France" zitierten Dokumente erwähnen auch die in Frankreich gebauten Kampfpanzer des Typs Leclerc, die mit Motoren von MTU aus Friedrichshafen ausgerüstet sind. 70 von ihnen setzt die emiratische Armee demnach im Jemen ein.

Einige dieser Leclerc-Panzer sind offenkundig mit einer seitlichen Zusatzpanzerung des Typs CLARA ausgerüstet. Sie stammt von dem deutschen Hersteller Dynamit Nobel Defence in Burbach.

Als Reaktion auf die Recherchen von #GermanArms hat die Bundesregierung inzwischen offiziell eingeräumt, dass sie es Saudis und Emiratis gestattet hat, solches Kriegsgerät im Jemen-Krieg einzusetzen.

Laut den Politischen Grundsätzen für Rüstungsexporte, an die sich die Bundesregierung nach eigenem Bekunden halten will, sind eigentlich keine Genehmigungen an Drittländer möglich, "die in bewaffnete Auseinandersetzungen verwickelt sind".

Die französischen Geheimdokumente sind auch deshalb interessant, weil sie zeigen, in welcher Detailtiefe westliche Geheimdienste den Verlauf des Kriegs im Jemen verfolgen können.

Laut den Dokumenten, die die französischen Medien auswerten konnten, nehmen auch in Frankreich entwickelte und an die VAE gelieferte Korvetten des Typs Baynunah an der Seeblockade teil.

Die 70 Meter langen Baynunah-Korvetten werden von Motoren des deutschen Herstellers MTU angetrieben und sind mit Geschützen von Rheinmetall ausgerüstet – von Hans-Martin Tillack

https://www.stern.de/politik/deutschland/ruestungsexporte-fuer-jemen-krieg--franzoesische-medien-belegen-deutsche-waffenlieferungen-8667786.html

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Frankreich: Waffenverkäufe für den schmutzigen Krieg im Jemen

Französische investigative Journalisten enthüllen die Scheinheiligkeit der französischen Regierung, damit aber auch dem Westen, der am Krieg im Jemen verdient

Aber in Frankreich sieht man dies ganz offen pragmatisch und machtstrategisch. Es sei Aufgabe jeden Staates, "eine verantwortungsvolle Ausfuhrpolitik anzustreben, die mit seinen internationalen Verpflichtungen im Einklang steht und unsere kollektive Sicherheit stärkt".

Angeblich nur zur Verteidigung

Wie pragmatisch dies die französische Regierung sieht, wurde jetzt durch den Leak eines geheimen Regierungsdokuments deutlich, das investigative Journalisten auf der neuen Plattform Disclose mit einem umfangreichen Dossier über den schmutzigen Krieg veröffentlicht haben. Es handelt sich um einen geheim eingestuften 15-seitigen Bericht des militärischen Geheimdienstes Direction du Renseignement Militaire (DRM) vom September 2018 über Waffen, die seit 2015, also seit Beginn des Jemen-Kriegs, an Saudi-Arabien und die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate (VAE) verkauft wurden. Der Bericht wurde im Oktober auch Präsident Macron vorgelegt und belegt, wo die französischen Waffen eingesetzt werden. Im Oktober wurde noch ein ebenfalls geheimer, kürzerer DRM-Bericht an verschiedene Ministerien überreicht.

Die französische Regierung der Lüge bezichtigt, weil diese immer behauptet habe, die Waffen würden nur zu Verteidigungszwecken vor Angriffen der Huthis, aber nicht zu Angriffen verwendet. Das hatte etwa Verteidigungsministerin Florence Parly im Juli 2018 versichert.

Nach dem Bericht sind beispielsweise 48 CAESAR-Artilleriegeschütze an der Grenze zum Jemen aufgestellt, die ins Land feuern, um den "Vormarsch in jemenitisches Territorium" zu stützen oder freizuschießen. Nach dem Bericht leben in dem Gebiet, das sie abdecken; über 400.000 Menschen. Daneben werde auch amerikanische, britische und chinesische Artilleriegeschütze eingesetzt. Nach dem Bericht wurden im Jemen-Krieg überdies 70 französische Leclerc-Panzer von Saudi-Arabien und VAR für Offensiven, beispielsweise gegen Zabild oder die Hafenstadt Houdeida, eingesetzt, wobei sie französische Munition verwendet haben. In Hodeida sollen die Panzer im November 2018 für Dutzende getötete Zivilisten verantwortlich gewesen sein.

Die Blockade des Hafens Houdeida, die angeblich Waffenlieferung verhindern soll, dient Saudi-Arabien und den VAR auch dazu, Lebensmittel- und andere Hilfslieferungen für die 20 Millionen Menschen zu stoppen, die dringend darauf angewiesen sind. Dafür verwendet werden nach dem DMR-Bericht auch zwei Kriegsschiffe aus Frankreich.

Die französische Regierung bleibt stur und im Leugnen. Nach Kenntnis der Regierung würden französische Waffen zur Verteidigung außerhalb von Jemen, aber nicht an der Front eingesetzt. Und: "Wir haben keine Kenntnis von zivilen Opfern, die aus ihrem Einsatz im Jemen-Krieg folgen."

https://www.heise.de/tp/features/Frankreich-Waffenverkaeufe-fuer-den-schmutzigen-Krieg-im-Jemen-4400222.html

und zusammenfassend: https://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/international/medienbericht-waffenexporte-aus-frankreich-kommen-offenbar-im-jemen-krieg-zum-einsatz/24223390.html

https://de.nachrichten.yahoo.com/bericht-golfstaaten-setzen-französische-waffen-jemen-112900896.html

und auch https://www.nach-welt.com/welt/in-roanne-gefertigte-waffen-die-im-jemen-gegen-zivilisten-eingesetzt-wurden/

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SECRET REPORT REVEALS SAUDI INCOMPETENCE AND WIDESPREAD USE OF U.S. WEAPONS IN YEMEN

But a highly classified document produced by the French Directorate of Military Intelligence shows that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are overwhelmingly dependent on Western-produced weapon systems to wage their devastating war in Yemen. Many of the systems listed are only compatible with munitions, spare parts, and communications systems produced in NATO countries, meaning that the Saudis and UAE would have to replace large portions of their arsenals to continue with Russian or Chinese weapons.

“You can’t just swap out the missiles that are used in U.S. planes for suddenly using Chinese and Russian missiles,” said Rachel Stohl, managing director of the Conventional Defense Program at the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C. “It takes decades to build your air force. It’s not something you do in one fell swoop.”

The Saudi-led bombing campaign in North Yemen primarily relies on three types of aircraft: American F-15s, British EF-2000 Typhoons, and European Tornado fighters. The Saudis fly American Apache and Black Hawk helicopters into Yemen from military bases in Saudi Arabia, as well as the French AS-532 Cougar. They have lined the Saudi-Yemen border with American Abrams and French AMX 30 tanks, reinforced by at least five types of Western-made artillery guns. And the coalition blockade, which is aimed at cutting off aid to the Houthi rebels but has also interfered with humanitarian aid shipments, relies on U.S., French, and German models of attack ships with, as well as two types of French naval helicopters.

The catalogue of weapon systems is just one revelation in the classified report, which was obtained by the French investigative news organization Disclose and is being published in full by The Intercept, Disclose, and four other French media organizations. The report also harshly criticizes Saudi military capabilities in Yemen, describing the Saudis as operating “ineffectively” and characterizing their efforts to secure their border with Yemen as “a failure.” And it suggests that U.S. assistance with Saudi targeting in Yemen may go beyond what has previously been acknowledged.

“If the RSAF benefits from American support, in the form of advice in the field of targeting, the practice of Close Air Support (CAS) is recent and appears poorly understood by these crews,” the document says. A footnote after the word “targeting” specifies that the possible U.S. “advice” refers to “targeting effectuated by American drones.”

DATED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018, the report was written to brief an October meeting of the French “restricted council,” a meeting of cabinet-level officials that included French President Emmanuel Macron, Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly, and Minister of European and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian. Its publication is likely to have significant political implications for the Macron government, which has steadfastly defended arms sales to Saudi Arabia, while simultaneously downplaying its own knowledge of how French weapons are used in Yemen.

But the report shows that the Saudis and Emiratis have made much wider use French military hardware than the French government has admitted. Since the war began in 2015, the coalition has used French tanks and armored vehicles to reinforce the Saudi border and defend Emirati military outposts in Yemen. The Saudis have stationed French long-range artillery guns along its border, capable of firing deep into Yemen’s northern governorates, while the Emiratis have piloted French multiengine fighter planes, equipped with French laser-targeting technology. And both Saudi Arabia and the UAE have used French warships to enforce the coalition blockade against the country.

Though the report lists the French arms used by Saudi Arabia and the and UAE, it consistently notes that French intelligence has not observed the same weapons on “active fronts” with coalition ground forces, which are largely made up of Yemeni fighters loyal to former President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, as well as foreign mercenaries.

In response to a detailed list of questions sent by Disclose, the French prime minister’s office sent a lengthy statement about France’s arms sales and its alliance with Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The statement says that French arms sales are thoroOverall, the appendix reinforces a point that observers of the war have made since the intervention began: that the military capability of the coalition has been created and sustained almost entirely by the global arms trade. In addition to the U.S., the U.K., and France, the report mentions radar and detection systems from Sweden; Austrian Camcopter drones; defensive naval rockets from South Korea, Italian warships, and even rocket launcher batteries from Brazil.

French intelligence has observed five types of piloted fighters flying over Yemen, all of which are NATO aircraft. The only non-NATO aircraft mentioned in the report is the Wing Loong, a Reaper drone knockoff produced by the Chinese.

Despite their vast technological superiority, the Saudis in particular are failing to meet their military objectives, the report says, identifying Saudi targeting as in need of improvement. And it describes the Saudis as less effective participants in air and sea missions, noting that the Emiratis are largely responsible for the blockade. It speaks more favorably of Emirati pilots, saying that they have a “proven” ability to use guided munitions, and that they perform up to NATO standards during bombing missions. – by Alex Emmons

https://theintercept.com/2019/04/15/saudi-weapons-yemen-us-france/

and the document in full:

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Yemen Papers

A leak of classified French defence ministry documents, revealed here, details the massive use of French-made weapons in the ongoing, four-year-old war in Yemen.

Disclose has been given access to classified French official documents, which come under the term “Confidentiel Défense”, the first level of classified “Secret défense” documents in France relating to officially protected information on military matters. The documents, contained in a 15-page report authored by officers from France’s military intelligence agency, the DRM, are dated September 25th 2018.

The report, entitled “Yémen - situation sécuritaire” (“Yemen – security situation”) was submitted to French President Emmanuel Macron and his defence minister Florence Parly. It was also submitted to the French prime minister’s office and to French foreign affairs minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, on the occasion of a select defence council meeting on the war in Yemen which was held at the French presidential office, the Élysée Palace, on October 3rd 2018.

The leaked DRM report, illustrated with maps and graphics, reveals here for the first time what the French government has thus far attempted to conceal, namely a detailed list of French weapons that are part of the arsenal employed in the conflict in Yemen.

These include Leclerc battle tanks, long-rod penetrator ammunition, Mirage 2000-9 fighter jets, COBRA counter-battery radar systems, Aravis armoured troop-carrying vehicles, Cougar and Dauphin helicopters, and CAESAR truck-mounted howitzers. The report precisely details each model, and indicates whether the equipment was sold to Saudi Arabia or its coalition partner, the UAE. Above all, it reveals that a number of French-made weapons are being used in combat operations in Yemen, including in civilian zones.

French commercial interests have placed it in a very contradictory situation. France is the world’s third-biggest exporter of weapons, and between 2008 and 2017 Saudi Arabia and the UAE were, respectively, its second and sixth biggest arms export markets, according to data from the French defence ministry. But France has also signed up to the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which imposes upon it, like all other signatories, the prohibition of “any transfer of conventional arms” if it has knowledge that they “would be used in the commission of genocide, crimes against humanity, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949, attacks directed against civilian objects or civilians protected as such, or other war crimes.”

Meanwhile, how can it be established, once their trace is lost, whether weapons supplied by a country’s arms industry have been used against civilians?

The report by the DRM recognised that without information sources “in the zone” in Yemen it cannot be able “to measure in precise terms” the military arsenal engaged by the coalition. As to the quantity of French-made equipment that is deployed, the military intelligence agency simply admits that it has “no information” on their precise use in the conflict in Yemen, nor regarding their presence at the border. That is a very embarrassing confession for the French government, but which was – until now – protected by the information classified as “secret défense”.

(photos, infographics, maps)

https://made-in-france.disclose.ngo/en/chapter/yemen-papers/

in French: https://made-in-france.disclose.ngo/fr/chapter/yemen-papers/

and the original documents:

Sept. 25 report: https://de.calameo.com/read/0058931183a2f509d5f74?page=1

Maps, lists of arms: https://de.calameo.com/read/005893118a67c18db94fe?page=1

Oct. 1 report: https://de.calameo.com/read/005893118f0ad53e6ce24?page=1

and shorter summarizing reports:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-france-arms/french-made-tanks-and-howitzer-canons-used-in-yemeni-war-disclose-idUSKCN1RR1D3

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6923587/Classified-note-confirms-French-weaponry-Yemen-report.html

http://en.rfi.fr/americas/20190415-secret-military-files-detail-use-french-us-and-uk-weapons-yemen

https://thedefensepost.com/2019/04/15/french-weapons-yemen-saudi-arabia-uae-disclose/

https://www.alternet.org/2019/04/leaked-documents-show-the-pivotal-role-western-weapons-have-played-in-the-devastating-war-on-yemen/

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/04/15/leaked-docs-show-saudis-overwhelmingly-dependent-western-weapons-wage-war-yemen

https://apnews.com/99f1baaefa7348e19c7968535d342b3b = https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-6924915/Investigative-website-says-French-weapons-used-Yemen-war.html

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201904151074162077-Leaked-French-Intel-Report-Contradicts-Paris-Claims-Yemen/

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201904151074138622-french-amde-weapons-yemen-war-report/

https://francais.rt.com/international/60994-armes-francaises-tuant-civils-yemen-note-secrete-contredit-version-gouvernement

Film by France 24: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAaqbwlrW00

Film by AJ+ (In French): https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=845364495815407

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It may turn out France was complicit in Saudi war crimes in Yemen – Member of investigative group

While Paris is pointedly secretive about its role in the campaign waged by Riyadh in Yemen, the scale of its involvement might make France complicit in the Saudi war crimes, a co-founder of a French investigative group told RT.

Recent revelations made by the French investigative news organization Disclose have lifted the curtain on the true scale of French assistance to Saudi Arabia in its brutal war against the Yemeni Houthi rebel

Paris argues that the weapons it actively sells to the Saudis are used for defensive purposes only and are intended to help Riyadh fight terrorists. However, that might not exactly be the case, Geoffrey Rivolsi, the co-founder of Disclose, believes.

While pointing out France’s secrecy about the nature of its arms contracts with Riyadh, the investigative journalist warned that a full disclosure of the French role in the Saudi-led coalition’s war efforts might potentially put Paris in a bind.

The contracts that France signed with Saudi Arabia and the UAE usually include commitments on the part of France to keep the supplied weapon systems operational, Rivolsi explained. That means that, after the weapons sales, France continues to provide maintenance for arms systems used in Yemen, he told RT.

The recent revelations “primarily demonstrate that France is not transparent enough in the field of its arms exports,” the Disclose co-founder believes.

“Today, even the [French] parliament has no access to the information presented in the report we made public. It does not have the exact list of weapons sold to Saudi Arabia. It has no such data.”

So why does France continue to get itself involved in the arms trade with Riyadh, even though the stakes are high, at least in terms of its international reputation? According to Rivolsi, the answer is money.

However, it cannot simply continue like this, Rivolsi believes. France has some international obligations it has to fulfill.

https://www.rt.com/news/456754-france-saudi-yemen-war-crimes/

Films by RT (in French): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWrLxm6MYBQ&t=17s

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=316451342378187

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Film: Leaked docs: France plays deeper role in Saudi-led war in Yemen than acknowledged

While Paris is pointedly secretive about its role in the campaign waged by Riyadh in Yemen, the scale of its involvement might make France complicit in the Saudi war crimes, a co-founder of a French investigative group told RT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeIGS0w-oko

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Film: World's worst humanitarian crisis': Did France downplay its arms' role in Yemen war?

While Paris is pointedly secretive about its role in the campaign waged by Riyadh in Yemen, the scale of its involvement might make France complicit in the Saudi war crimes, a co-founder of a French investigative group told RT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lL1leLYJtk

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Amnesty International: France: Leaked military documents underscore need to end flow of arms to Yemen conflict

“These leaked documents provide clear evidence that French military equipment supplied to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is being widely used in the conflict in Yemen.

“Despite overwhelming evidence, Western arms supplied to the Saudi Arabia and UAE-led Coalition are being used to commit or facilitate possible war crimes and other serious violations of international humanitarian law in Yemen, states such as France have shamelessly flouted their international obligations by continuing to supply arms to Saudi Arabia and the UAE in violation of the Arms Trade Treaty.

“Amnesty International’s repeated calls on the French Ministry of Defence to be transparent about French arms transfers since the conflict began have fallen on deaf ears.

“The information made public today should spur the French government to immediately suspend all arms transfers that could be used by any of the warring parties in Yemen – once and for all.”

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/04/france-leaked-military-documents-underscore-need-to-end-flow-of-arms-to-yemen-conflict/

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French weapons not used against civilians in Yemen: minister

French weapons are not being used against civilians in Yemen, France’s armed forces minister Florence Parly told Radio Classique on Thursday.

“To my knowledge, French weapons are not being used in any offensive in the war in Yemen. I do not have any evidence that would lead me to believe that French arms are behind the origins of civilian victims in Yemen,” Parly said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-france-arms/french-weapons-not-used-against-civilians-in-yemen-minister-idUSKCN1RU0H0

My comment: „To my knowledge”. LOL.

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Logbook, Part I: The UAE’s BMP-3 IFV in Yemen

This project, divided into two parts, originated from an open source collection of photographic/video material I acquired for an investigation into the identification and tracking of the UAE Army’s BMP-3 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) and Leclerc Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) operating in Yemen. This article will focus on vehicles of the first type.

This effort began as an offshoot of the #GermanArms inquiry into the United Arab Emirates Army’s military equipment and personnel testing/training at a recent addition to the Al Hamra Training Centre facilities built by the German company Rheinmetall.

The core element of this analysis is a logbook where all details of identifiable vehicles are recorded. Only vehicles which can be identified with a reasonable degree of certainty are included, e.g. one of the two specific vehicle identifying numbers must be known, even partially.

The UAE Army, a branch of the country’s armed forces, is a modern organisation which operates approximately 600 BMP-3 IFVs and 400 Leclerc MBTs divided into different units. Information indicating which unit operates how many vehicles is not available, and since my focus is exclusively on vehicles deployed to Yemen — for operations which may demand even more operational secrecy — I rely solely on observation within photographic/video analysis. This is not a definitive document.

The UAE Army has an original standard desert camouflage pattern which is applied almost identically to its BMP-3 IFVs and Leclerc MBTs deployed to Yemen – by Leone Hadavi

https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2019/04/11/logbook-part-i-the-uaes-bmp-3-ifv-in-yemen/

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Saudi Arabia’s ‘Deportation Storm’

There is a second assault against Yemen in which Saudi Arabia is engaged, however, one that is today going almost entirely unnoticed as world powers focus on salvaging the stalled United Nations-led peace process. Whether or not they succeed in saving the Stockholm Agreement from its current slide into irrelevance, or are eventually able to move toward a comprehensive political resolution to the conflict, if Saudi Arabia continues to expel Yemeni expatriate workers at pace it will condemn its southern neighbor to many more years of instability, insecurity and humanitarian crisis.

For decades, poor job prospects at home have driven waves of Yemenis to seek work abroad, mostly in Saudi Arabia, and mostly as unskilled or semi-skilled laborers. Given the irregular nature of much of their work, accurate statistics are difficult to come by, but available best estimates are that more than a million Yemenis currently work in Saudi Arabia. After large-scale oil exports from Yemen dried up following the coalition military intervention four years ago, remittances from these expatriate workers – worth billions of dollars annually – became Yemen’s largest source of foreign currency. This money helped prevent Yemen’s plight from being far worse: it slowed the Yemeni rial’s depreciation, supplied the local market with foreign currency to finance imports, and provided millions in Yemen with an income as unemployment soared.

In recent years, however, Saudi Arabia has stepped up its campaign to nationalize its workforce. This has included barring expatriate workers from many occupations, increasing the fees and levies those legally registered in the kingdom must pay to remain, and carrying out mass arrest campaigns and forcibly deporting unregistered workers. This has already led to tens of thousands of Yemenis being forced out of work and back to Yemen.

http://sanaacenter.org/publications/the-yemen-review/7303

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The UN’s Stockholm Syndrome – The Yemen Review, March 2019

Special Envoy Hostage to His Own Peace Plan

In March, as with the two month previous, there was no meaningful progress toward implementing the various aspects of the Stockholm Agreement – the United Nations-mediated deal between the internationally recognized Yemeni government and the armed Houthi movement. Instead, March saw continued ceasefire violations around the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah and the warring parties issuing sabre-rattling castigations against each other. UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths, who chaired the December 2018 talks in Sweden, has been unable to gain traction with the warring parties in implementing the Stockholm Agreement. Indeed, in the months since the talks what has become apparent is that the Special Envoy has effectively become hostage to the same ambiguities he and his team wrote into the deal to have it secured.[1]

As the Sana’a Center previously reported, with the December 13 end-date for the talks in Sweden looming, mediators had pushed for a deal to be reached to show results. They were ultimately successful, but not through securing sincere compromises from the belligerents. Rather, the purposeful use of imprecise language in the deal made the commitments it stipulated vague enough for the warring parties to walk away with significantly different – and self-serving – interpretations of what they had agreed to. The UN’s attempts to implement the agreement on the ground thus stalled almost immediately.

For instance, the most significant aspects of the Sweden deal relate to a ceasefire around and phased mutual withdrawal of forces from the port city of Hudaydah. Following the withdrawal of forces, the agreement stipulated that security in Hudaydah would be “the responsibility of local security forces in accordance with Yemeni law.” Given that both warring parties consider themselves legitimate authorities, their interpretations of “Yemeni law” and the “local security forces” it mandates differ wildly. Both sides have sought to have these security forces composed of their respective partisans. While the UN-chaired Redeployment Coordination Committee meetings have brought the belligerents together, the makeup of the local security forces has remained an intractable impasse. The Stockholm Agreements’ other key features – regarding a prisoner exchange and the formation of a joint committee for Taiz City – have, likewise, progressed little.

The same agreement which the Special Envoy inked between the parties has also effectively disarmed him given that, even with implementation stalled, both belligerents have grounds to claim that they are still acting within its parameters. The diplomatic capital that Griffiths, the UN Security Council, the United States, the United Kingdom and others have poured into the Stockholm Agreement has also essentially ensured that, for the time being at least, there is no plausible alternative – Griffiths is committed to the deal that shackles him.

http://sanaacenter.org/publications/the-yemen-review/7269

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With the ISIS caliphate defeated in Syria, an Islamist militant rivalry takes root in Yemen

The Islamic State and al-Qaeda are waging a deadly contest for territory, recruits and influence in Yemen that is dividing tribes and deepening instability.

Clashes are occurring regularly in central Bayda province between Yemeni tribal forces aligned with the two extremist groups. Meanwhile, an online propaganda war of videos, images and even poems is taking place in social media forums and Internet chat rooms as both sides seek to gain more followers and sympathizers.

In recent weeks, the fighting has escalated.

“The rivalry between Islamic State and al-Qaeda in Yemen has developed into a full-blown blood feud,” Elisabeth Kendall, a Yemen expert at Oxford University, who closely monitors the tensions, said late last month.

In Yemen, the rivalry is birthing a new crop of radicals and sympathizers who could hinder efforts by the United States and its allies to clear Islamic militants from a strategic part of the world and threaten to keep Yemen in turmoil for years, said analysts and Yemeni tribal leaders and officials.

The feud is being driven more by parochial grievances and ambitions than a desire to attack the West, analysts said, highlighting the growing localization of Islamist militants groups.

“Each one is trying to defeat the other and to show its strength on the ground, to show that they are stronger than the other,” said Ahmed Fadhil Abu Suraima, a deputy governor of Bayda province, in a December interview.

The conflict between the Islamic State’s affiliate, known as ISIS-Y, and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula or AQAP as the Yemen branch is called, is one among many conflicts unraveling in this country that straddles vital oil shipping lanes.

Until a year ago, the two groups had never targeted each other, preferring to focus their efforts on battling the Shiite Houthis, viewing the rebels as apostates. AQAP and ISIS-Y even had bases close to each other, and their foot soldiers often switch allegiances between the groups.

That changed in June.

“It was basically a disagreement on properties, interests and positions,” Suraima said.

The disputes, they say, began when the coalition began funneling more weaponry to the tribesmen with AQAP.

“The main reason to support them is they want to open new battlegrounds against the Houthis so they can fight them more,” said an influential tribal leader in Qayfa in a December interview. Fearing for his security, he spoke on the condition of anonymity.

He added that residents had spotted trucks containing weaponry entering from neighboring Marib, a coalition-controlled area, and headed to AQAP positions. “When ISIS found out, they were angry,” said the tribal leader, whose account was repeated by other tribal figures.

Kendall suggested that the feud is “linked to local territorial and power rivalries” and may have been provoked by the coalition to sow rifts inside Yemen’s Islamist militants. - by Sudarsan Raghavan

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/with-the-once-declared-caliphate-of-isis-defeated-in-syria-an-islamist-militant-rivalry-takes-root-in-yemen/2019/04/13/d54148a6-34d3-4a67-a40a-9dc4f783338e_story.html

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Saudi Arabia’s Blood Pact With a Genocidal Strongman

The Saudis and UAE bribed Sudan's president to send Janjaweed fighters to be cannon fodder in Yemen. It's not working out.

Put simply, recent U.S. intelligence assessments confirm what al-Amin has reported: that the UAE/Saudi war in Yemen is beginning to unravel. Not only are the Emiratis and Saudis mired in a seemingly endless conflict, their 8,000-plus Sudanese mercenaries are beginning to turn on their Emirati and Saudi officers. This is the result of Saudi penny-pinching (large numbers of Sudanese soldiers are owed months of backpay) and the fact that UAE/Saudi commanders regularly and knowingly order the Sudanese units into virtual suicide missions against the Houthi rebels. According to the Middle East Eye, as of November of 2017, upwards of 500 Sudanese soldiers have died in the conflict.

“These guys are cannon fodder for the Saudis, and they know it,” Michael Horton, a Yemen expert and fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, says. The result has been a number of incidents in which Sudanese soldiers have murdered their UAE or Saudi commanders, what Horton described as “a nasty piece of business.”

Even after sealing the Sudan agreement, however, the UAE and Saudis feared that Bashir had sent them the dregs of the Sudanese military. When the first boat carrying Sudanese fighters anchored off Aden, in October of 2015, Emirati officers refused to offload them until they’d been vetted. “They sat on those ships for weeks,” al-Amin says. “So right from the beginning there was mistrust.” But the Saudis kept their end of the bargain. In August of 2015, according to a report in Al-Monitor, the Saudis deposited just over $2 billion in Sudan’s central bank to shore up Sudanese foreign reserves.

But according to al-Amin, it’s the “off the books” Saudi-Sudan economic relationship that has proven crucial.

The knock-on effects are profound: The UAE’s willingness to turn a blind eye to Sudanese conflict gold (especially from its lucrative mines in Darfur), has given the Bashir regime a desperately needed economic lifeline, in exchange the Emirates and Saudis have deepened their investments in Sudan and, most recently, been allowed to send recruiting officers to search for new Sudanese recruits free of Khartoum’s oversight.

Which is to say that, by early 2017, the big winner in the Yemen war seemed to be Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir. But in fact that was not the case. While offloading the Janjaweed militia to Yemen short-circuited complaints about Bashir’s designs on his neighbors, the mounting Sudanese body count in Yemen and persistent complaints from Sudan’s military that the UAE and Saudis were scrimping on their pay led to widespread dissatisfaction among Khartoum’s elite. They worried that Bashir had sold himself, and their country, to a bunch of spoiled Gulf princes – by Mark Perry

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/saudi-arabias-blood-pact-with-a-genocidal-strongman-houthis-bashir-sudan-yemen-uae/

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Does Russia seek the return of an independent South Yemen?

Moscow has recently demonstrated its willingness to intensify work on the Yemeni track to help the parties in conflict find solutions to end the war. At the same time, given Russia’s long history of relations with Yemen, Moscow is also pursuing its own interests in the country. For this reason, Moscow both maintains existing contacts with the opposing parties and has worked toward establishing new ones.

Recently, Aidarus al-Zoubaidi, the president of the so-called Southern Transitional Council (STC), and Said bin Breik, the head of the structure’s National Assembly, took a trip to Moscow upon the invitation of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Moscow’s historical connections with South Yemen, which go back to the Soviet era, have played a significant role in the dialogue with the STC.

Russia's support for factions under Abu Dhabi’s patronage is also connected to the general context of Russian-Emirati relations. The UAE is gradually becoming Russia’s major Middle Eastern partner, and the two countries are frequently finding they share similar positions on many regional issues.

Russia’s interests in Yemen are not limited to economic aspects, which go beyond grain exports and include military-technical cooperation, oil production and railway construction. Russia may benefit from resurrecting the plan to construct a military base on Socotra Island.

Thus, in regard to the Yemeni track, it is crucial for Russia to maintain and develop contacts with the UAE and the STC. It's likely that the STC will not only retain its de facto authority over South Yemen, but also legitimize it -by Kyrill Semenov

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/04/russia-south-yemen-uae-prospects.html

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Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom in Turmoil

The Mideast's biggest paradox: Extremist ideology and an alliance with the U.S. ; A modern army with not enough manpower; A Mideast peace initiative and a quagmire in Yemen; Where is Saudi Arabia headed?

Saudi Arabia is the Middle East’s biggest paradox. It’s a country where Islamic law is its constitution, the extremist Wahhabi doctrine dictates its citizens’ way of life, and its democratic institutions like a parliament, as well as universal values such as freedom of expression and the status of women are not part of the official or public lexicon. It also produced Osama bin Laden and most of 9/11 terrorists. And it is Saudi Arabia that is considered the strongest ally of the United States in the Middle East.

In a country that possesses unimaginable wealth by virtue of its oil and gas, there are enclaves of abject poverty; in a kingdom with one of the most modern armies in the Middle East, there is not enough professional manpower to operate its fighter jets (so it has to enlist Pakistani pilots.) This is a country with enormous diplomatic weight that wields huge leverage over Arab and Western countries, and yet it has failed time after time to resolve regional conflicts.

Riyadh remains barely involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, although it is Saudi Arabia that tabled the Arab Peace Initiative, which won the support of Arab countries. Its efforts to effect fundamental change in the Lebanese government ended in fiasco, and it kept its distance from the civil war in Syria - although it could have opened a front there against its archrival Iran. And the war it launched in Yemen has been going on for four years with no end in sight. Moreover, Riyadh is directly responsible for one of the most serious internal Arab conflicts, born after it imposed sanctions on Qatar and dragged Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain with it into a needless and dangerous situation.

Does Saudi Arabia enjoy too much esteem, when it is in reality no more than a gigantic oil kingdom that needs to be closely guarded lest it burst and fall apart? Can it really serve as an Arab spearhead against Iran? Or is it in fact a frightened country trying to survive in an age when dependence on Saudi oil is declining?

Oil empire – Human rights – Relations with the world – Royal dynasty – Relations with Israel – by Zvi Bar’el

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/EXT-INTERACTIVE-saudi-arabia-a-kingdom-in-turmoil-1.7132452

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Seuchen / Most important: Epidemics

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Mounting concern over cholera health crisis in Yemen

More than 2,000 new cases reported every day, with 25% of those affected being children under five

Yemen is facing a massive resurgence of cholera in what was already one of the world’s worst outbreaks, with more than 137,000 suspected cases and almost 300 deaths reported in the first three months of this year.

With well over 2,000 suspected cases being recorded every day – a doubling since the beginning of the year – aid agencies fear they could be facing a major new health crisis.

Amid mounting concern over the return of the epidemic – which first broke out in the war-devastated country in 2016 – aid agencies are reporting cases in 21 out of 23 governorates, with children under five making up a quarter of those affected.

Despite the spread, however, the outbreak has been worst in six governorates, including in the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, and Ibb, in the south of Yemen, according to Save the Children.

The latest surge in cholera cases threatens to further complicate the already dire humanitarian situation.

The spread of the waterborne disease has been exacerbated by the collapse of Yemen’s health system

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/apr/17/mounting-concern-over-cholera-health-crisis-in-yemen

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Major spike in Yemen cholera cases likely as agencies struggle to reach infected people - Oxfam

Fears that the world’s worst cholera outbreak could be set for a massive resurgence are growing as aid agencies in Yemen are struggling to reach almost 40,000 people suspected to have the disease, Oxfam warned today.

Fighting and restraints on access – including checkpoints and permit requirements imposed by the warring parties – are making it extremely difficult to reach some affected areas.

The number of suspected cases is already on the increase, with the imminent rainy season likely to accelerate the spread of the disease due to flooding and contamination of water sources. In the last two weeks of March, around 2,500 suspected cases were being reported every day, up from around 1,000 a day in February. That’s more than 10 times higher than the number of reported cases and associated deaths during the same period in 2018.

Some 195,000 people are suspected to have contracted the disease so far this year, of which more than 38,000 are in districts that are hard for aid agencies to reach.

Earlier this month Oxfam was forced to relocate its office in Shafer, in the northern governorate of Hajjah, as fighting reached the outskirts of the city. It is providing clean water and cash to buy food for more than half a million people in nearby districts.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/major-spike-yemen-cholera-cases-likely-agencies-struggle-reach-infected-people-oxfam

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World Health Organization: Yemen: Cholera Suspected Cases (1 Jan to 7 April 2019) with 147 Priority Districts

https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/yemen/infographic/yemen-cholera-suspected-cases-147-priority-districts-7-april-2019 = https://reliefweb.int/map/yemen/yemen-cholera-suspected-cases-1-jan-7-april-2019-147-priority-districts

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World Health Organization: Yemen: Cholera Situation Update Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin: W 11 2019 (11 Mar to 17 Mar 2019)

https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/yemen/document/cholera-situation-update-yemen-epidemiological-week-11-2019 = https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-cholera-situation-update-weekly-epidemiological-bulletin-w-11-2019-11-mar-17-mar

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CARE: Yemen Cholera Factsheet April 2019

Current situation

137,736 suspected cases & 266 associated deaths from 1 January to 24 March 2019

21 out of Yemen’s 23 governorates and 268 out of Yemen’s 333 districts are affected Children under five make up around a quarter of cases

Yemen is facing a third outbreak of cholera that threatens to worsen the country’s already dire humanitarian crisis. The lack of a functioning health system as well as limited access to safe water and hygiene makes it very difficult to control the spread of the disease.

CARE’s Response

https://www.care-international.org/files/files/Yemen_Cholera_Factsheet_April2019.pdf = https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-cholera-factsheet-april-2019

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Health office in Taiz city announced the increase of suspected cholera cases to 10 thousand, including 600 cases of cholera were confirmed

https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1118649115678859269

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Medical Source: 13 deaths, and 52 infections of cholera in Lahj and no deaths with dengue fever

Dr. Shallal Hasil , the coordinator of the early Warning Program of the Ministry of Public Health and population in the southern province of Lahij, told Al-Masdar online that 13 people have died of cholera epidemics in the province since they began to spread about a month and a half ago.

The number of confirmed cases of cholera has reached 52 cases in Lahj province, while dengue fever has not yet caused any deaths, he said, with no mention of the number of dengue infections in the neighbouring province of Aden.

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/166567

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150 infected with the epidemic in 4 days. People "Bani Abdulsamad " in Dhamar appeal to the world to save them from cholera

About 15 people died and some 150 others were infected as a result of the cholera outbreak in the Otmah district in Dhamar, which was announced last Thursday in the isolation of Bani Abdulsamad and al-Ghurabi in the directorate.

According to sources from the region, the epidemic that began to emerge last Thursday in the villages «Al-Naqeel and Wadi» Spread in the region rapidly and frightening to include a number of villages including the villages (Harf-Ghababa-Ghawareb-Hijrah, Qubal and horabi Razeh), without any actions by the authorities.

It noted that, in only four days, infections had risen to approximately 150 cases, of which 12 died including women, children and elders.

The sources noted that the region is experiencing an unprecedented disaster, especially in the absence of hospitals and health centres, and beyond the mentioned areas

https://www.almasdaronline.com/articles/166670

and, only a little bit earlier:

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Three cholera outbreak kills three people in Dhamar

Three persons were killed by cholera outbreak in Otama directorate of Dhamar governorate.

Local statistics said that the suspected cases of cholera in Otoma reached 150, most of them are women, children and elderly people.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-29210

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25 People Died, Thousands of Yemeni People Suffer of Cholera

The Public Health and Population office in the province of Hajjah confirmed an increase in the number of Cholera cases during the past few days due to a third pandemic spreading through out the province. According to a report by the office, the death toll of Cholera patients during this season reached 25 people, while the number of reported cases is about 15,373.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=6344&cat_id=1

http://www.newnewss.net/at-least-25-people-in-hajjah-died-by-cholera-over-2019/

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The number of cholera cases in Lahj has risen to 2,000.

https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1116443203773898752

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

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Konfliktparteien einig über UNO-Abzugsplan für Hodeida

Die Konfliktparteien im Jemen haben nach UNO-Angaben einen Plan für den Abzug ihrer Truppen aus der Hafenstadt Hodaida akzeptiert.

Die jemenitische Regierung und die Huthi-Rebellen hätten sich demnach auf eine erste Phase des Abzugs geeinigt, sagte der Sondergesandte der Vereinten Nationen, Griffiths, dem Sicherheitsrat in New York. Details über das weitere Vorgehen oder einen Zeitplan nannte Griffiths nicht. Eine ähnliche Ankündigung hatte die UNO bereits vor Monaten gemacht.

https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/jemen-konfliktparteien-einig-ueber-uno-abzugsplan-fuer.1939.de.html

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Audio: Was bringen UN-Beobachter im Jemen?

https://www.br.de/mediathek/podcast/tagesticket-der-frueh-podcast/was-bringen-un-beobachter-im-jemen/1572957

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

Siehe / Look at cp7

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UN calls for Yemen agreement to be implemented without delay

The U.N. Security Council is expressing "grave concern" that agreements reached four months ago by the warring parties in Yemen have not been carried out and is calling for their implementation "without delay."

In a statement Wednesday, the council reiterates its endorsement of the Dec. 13 cease-fire agreement between Yemen's government and Houthi Shiite rebels that calls for the "phased but rapid mutual withdrawals" of fighters from the main port in Hodeida, two other ports in the province and Hodeida city.

Council members welcomed the rival parties' agreement on the military plan for the initial redeployment of forces from Hodeida, and urged them to swiftly agree on plans for the second phase of withdrawals.

The council notes "with concern continued violence that risks undermining the cease-fire in Hodeida."

https://www.foxnews.com/world/un-calls-for-yemen-agreement-to-be-implemented-without-delay

and also https://www.trtworld.com/middle-east/un-urges-yemen-parties-to-pull-back-from-hudaida-25959

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US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=6452

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Forces aligned with President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi’sgovernment shot down an al Houthi helicopter in Tahita district in al Hudaydah governorate on April 17.[1]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-april-17-2019

My remark: This was a little drone! Look at the original source: http://mosnad.com/news.php?id=44564

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Head of the government team of redeployment Commission: Who thinks of peace through political ways he did not understand the lesson and the solution is only by military option

The head of the Government team of the Joint Redeployment Committee in Hodeidah said that there was no solution with the Houthi group, except by military decisiveness, citing the consequences of the delay in the military operation, namely, "the loss of more civilian casualties."

"Since the truce came into effect five days ago, 3204 martyrs, mostly civilian victims, have been killed," said Maj. Gen. Sagheer Ben Aziz. There is no day in Hodeidah and there are victims of continued violations by the Houthis on a daily basis. "

https://www.almasdaronline.com/articles/166642

My comment: He simply „forgets“ all the victims of his own side’s violations, and propagates „Make war, not peace“.

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US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=6433&cat_id=1

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Film: The indiscriminate shelling of al-Houthi militias hit houses in al-Tahita

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dunkUtL6o8

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Film: Al-Houthi militia bombarded Al-Khansa Preparatory School for Girls in a missile attack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn-Ah6haZBA

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Yemen parties agree details of pullback plan: UN envoy

Yemen's government and Huthi rebels have accepted a detailed plan for a much-delayed pullback from the flashpoint city of Hodeida, the UN envoy said Monday, but no timetable was announced for the withdrawals.

UN envoy Martin Griffiths told the Security Council that "both parties have now accepted a detailed redeployment plan" for the first stage of the pullback from Hodeida.

Griffiths said he received assurances from Huthi leader Abdul Malik al Huthi when they met in Sanaa last week that his forces would support the Hodeida agreement, but the envoy sounded a note of caution after so many delays.

The United States put the onus on the Huthis to unblock the process and begin redeployments as agreed in the plan.

"The Yemeni government has demonstrated a clear commitment to the United Nations led process," acting US Ambassador Jonathan Cohen told the Security Council.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6924577/Yemen-parties-agree-details-pullback-plan-UN-envoy.html

and also https://thedefensepost.com/2019/04/15/yemen-houthis-hodeidah-plan-un/

My remark: Also look at cp7.

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Film: Dozens of families have been displaced by militia shelling of Durahmi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhRfDPhIPyE

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Saudi-led mercenaries’ forces continue to violate Sweden agreement, target provinces

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news532981.htm

and also https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=6414

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Film: This morning, Mohammed Abdul Jalil Ahmed, 40, was wounded by a landmine planted by al-Houthi militia on the sub-road of Zami village south of Hayes district

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1BE50hRY6E

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US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Sunday, April 14th, 2019

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=6396

(A K pH)

Invaders, mercenaries of US-saudi aggression coalition continue to target provinces over last hours

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news532873.htm

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In conjunction with the intensification of the militants. Houthis cut Internet and communications from Al-Oud areas

On Friday evening, al-Houthi militants cut off communications and Internet services from the villages of Al-Oud region, east of August province, central Yemen.

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/166522

https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1116799741596246016

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In Hodeidah, a child was critically injured with a shell of the US-Saudi mercenaries in Attohayta district. US-Saudi mercenaries targeted with machine gun and artillery shells several areas of July-7 residential area. US-Saudi mercenaries targeted with 12 artillery shells Al-Faza area in Attohayta district and targeted with 45 shells Kilo 16.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=6366

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Houthis target al-Amalika brigades in al-Tuhita, Hodeidah

http://en.adenpress.news/news/3961

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Houthis Re-shell Thabet Bros Compound in Hodeidah

http://en.adenpress.news/news/3966

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A little girl is dying in front of her father, who is completely helpless to help her! This is #AlDuraihimi Directorate, #Hodeida #WestCoast, #Yemen, besieged by the #USA #Saudi coalition for over 200 days now, starving to death all its residents!

https://twitter.com/mamashami/status/1116811484422639617 referring to film https://twitter.com/MazinHebah/status/1116429033275908096

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UAE provides humanitarian aid to Al-Duraihimi in Hodeidah

http://en.adenpress.news/news/3958

My comment: This is odd ptopaganda, as they besige this place since 200 days now.

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US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Thursday, April 11th, 2019

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=6347

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Clashes in the direction of Hodeidah airport and Houthis cut Internet service days after its returning

The reporter of Al-Masdar online said on Wednesday that the fierce battles erupted in the coastal city of Hodeidah (the western part of the country), between the government forces supported by the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the militants of the al-Houthi group.

The reporter of Al-Masdar online said on Wednesday that the fierce battles erupted in the coastal city of Hodeidah (the western part of the country), between the government forces supported by the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the militants of the al-Houthi group.

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Film: The martyrdom of a citizen as a result of the bombing of the Houthis on residential neighborhoods in Durahmi yesterday evening

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzUowB1OsRM

cp2 Allgemein / General

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Interactive Map of Yemen War

https://yemen.liveuamap.com/

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MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN ON APRIL 18, 2019 (MAP UPDATE)

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-april-18-2019-map-update/

MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN ON APRIL 17, 2019 (MAP UPDATE)

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-april-17-2019-map-update/

MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN ON APRIL 16, 2019 (MAP UPDATE)

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-april-16-2019-map-update/

MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN ON APRIL 15, 2019 (MAP UPDATE)

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-april-15-2019-map-update/

MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN ON APRIL 14, 2019 (MAP UPDATE)

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-april-14-2019-map-update/

MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN ON APRIL 13, 2019 (MAP UPDATE)

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-april-13-2019-map-update/

MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN ON APRIL 11, 2019 (MAP UPDATE)

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-april-11-2019-map-update/

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Latest Updates on Yemen, 14 April 2019; Ansar Allah Advancing in Moris Front (with map)

http://www.english.iswnews.com/5202/latest-updates-on-yemen-14-april-2019-ansar-allah-advancing-in-moris-front/

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Menschen im Jemen wünschten, sie wären abgebrannte gotische Kathedrale

Menschen im Jemen wünschten, sie wären abgebrannte gotische Kathedrale

Das würde vieles einfacher machen: Immer mehr Menschen im Jemen wünschen sich seit Montagabend, sie wären eine abgebrannte Kathedrale aus dem Mittelalter. Damit wäre ihnen angesichts der laut Beobachtern schlimmsten humanitären Krise der Welt zumindest mediale Aufmerksamkeit und finanzielle Unterstützung sicher.
"Ach, hätte der Jemen bloß schöne Buntglasfenster und ein Chorgestühl aus dem 16. Jahrhundert und wäre dann teilweise abgebrannt!", seufzt etwa der 19-jährige Sumaya al-Wadi'i, der gerade mit einer Kopfverletzung auf medizinische Behandlung wartet. "Politiker würden sich überbieten, uns zu helfen. In den sozialen Netzwerken würde man über uns trauern. Superreiche würden uns spontan und medienwirksam mit Millionen-Spenden überhäufen."

https://www.der-postillon.com/2019/04/jemen-notre-dame.html

Mein Kommentar: Wenn Sie es noch nicht gemerkt haben sollten: Das ist ein Satirebeitrag – aber doch nicht so ganz…:

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Notre Dame - die Trauer ist übertrieben

Der Brand von Notre-Dame ruft mehr Emotionen hervor und generiert mehr Spenden, als es die im Elend lebenden Menschen dieser Welt tun. Ein Kommentar.

Schon das Wort „Trauer“ klingt wie Hohn für echte Verluste und echtes Elend.

Diese unverhältnismäßige „Trauer“ um ein Gebäude, lässt tief in die Seele unserer Gesellschaft blicken. Ein Steingebäude ruft mehr Emotionen hervor, füllt mehr Zeitungsseiten, führt zu mehr Spenden, als es die im Elend lebenden Menschen dieser Welt tun.

Wen interessieren schon 10.000 Tote im Jemen?

https://www.fr.de/meinung/notre-dame-trauer-uebertrieben-12202153.html

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Audio: The Dig: Empire and the War in Yemen

The US has played a major role in fomenting violence across Yemen, backing the Saudi and United Arab Emirates-led forces attacking the country while also conducting a direct war against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula under the guise of counterterrorism. But while it's understandable that US involvement is the top focus for the American left, understanding the war in Yemen requires a much broader analysis. The Yemeni conflict not only includes multiple outside actors but also multiple groups of Yemenis pursuing different outcomes, rooted in a complex history that few outside of Yemen understand. Explaining that context is what this show, in partnership with the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), is all about.

https://podcasts.apple.com/cy/podcast/the-dig-empire-and-the-war-in-yemen/id791564318?i=1000435195755

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Film: Merchants of death? Yemen: US and French arms sales under scrutiny (France 24: The Debate)

Donald Trump may be winding down US presence in Syria and Afghanistan but he’s vetoed a bipartisan measure to end Washington’s backing of the civil war that’s brought Yemen to the brink of famine. Is the veto justified? How far will Congress fight the White House? What to make of Trump’s fidelity to the Yemen campaign leader Saudi crown prince Mohammed Ben Salman? Also, French weapons continue to male their way to Yemen according to freshly-leaked documents. What’s Macron's justification there?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxC_ME0IFbA

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Deeper divides in Yemen

Two parliaments, a legitimate government and a militia: Yemen’s political stage can hardly become more complicated

Nothing explains Yemen’s sinking into deeper divides better than its present parliamentary scene.

The parliament loyal to the internationally recognised government convened Saturday, in Seyoun city, Hadramout governorate, its first session since civil war broke out in 2015.

Simultaneously, the Houthi parliament convened in Sanaa —Yemen’s capital under Houthi control — after a quorum was achieved.

The dual parliamentary scene screams of the continuation of Yemen’s political crisis and the difficulty to implement the terms of the Stockholm Agreement, which the government and Houthi militias signed in Sweden in December 2018.

The development of Yemen’s political status since the coup that overthrew the legitimate government from Sanaa on 21 September 2014 points to the existence of a vertical divide that has swept Yemen’s institutions, starting with the army, security apparatuses, moving across state bodies and ending with the current legislative duality.

The divide is most apparent in the map of dominance and conflicting projects.

Each party established its own bodies, working in isolation from the other.

Aden is Yemen’s second capital to which were relocated the central bank, government headquarters and the presidential palace.

That parliament’s first session in four years was not held in Aden is telling of disagreement between the government and the Southern Transitional Council that resisted, on more than one occasion, relocating government institutions in the south.

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/26983.aspx

My comment: Describinging this divide is correct. But labeling one side as “government”, the other as “militia”, and the well-known “legitimacy” and “coup” etc. propaganda is bullshit in the second half of this article.

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Audio: Sadek Alsaar, founder of Salam For Yemen NGO, was a guest yesterday on Radio MonteCarlo in connection to the latest news of French arms being used in #Yemen by the Coalition forces

If you speak French, this post is for you (click on the link)

http://aod.mc-doualiya.com/mcd/podcast/retour_actu/retour_actu15_04_19.mp3

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Time Magazine's "100 most influential people" list

Radhya Almutawakel – by Bernie Sanders

When I met Yemeni human-rights defender Radhya Almutawakel last year, just before the Senate’s historic vote to end U.S. support for the Yemen war, I was struck by the clarity she brought to a conflict that too few have noticed. Yemen faces the world’s worst humanitarian crisis not because of natural disaster, she told me, but because of man-made armed conflict: “Yemenis are not starving, they are being starved.”

Four years into the Saudi-led coalition’s war against the Houthi rebels, Mwatana, the organization that Radhya co-founded, has documented hundreds of abuses by all sides.

Radhya and her colleagues face risks every day to uncover the human costs of war. For leading this work, Radhya Almutawakel deserves recognition as one of the truly courageous among us.

http://time.com/collection/100-most-influential-people-2019/5567676/radhya-almutawakel/

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Human Rights First Congratulates Radhya al-Mutawakel, Chair of Mwatana Organization for Human Rights, on Her Selection as One of the TIME 100

https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/press-release/human-rights-first-congratulates-radhya-al-mutawakel-chair-mwatana-organization-human

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Film: Saudi aggression won't stop until West halts arms sales: Ex-US diplomat

Former US diplomat Michael Springmann says the Saudi war on Yemen will not stop until the Western countries, including the US and the UK, stop selling arms trade to the kingdom.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/04/16/593575/Saudi-aggression-wont-stop-till-west-halts-arms-sales

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Muna Luqman Statement to the UN Security Council

Thank you for this opportunity to brief the Council on behalf of Food for Humanity and the Women Solidarity Network. I am a survivor of the devastating war in Yemen. I was in Taiz, the third largest city. I recall vividly the terrifying air bombardment, indiscriminate shelling, the siege, and horrors perpetrated by all parties as they disregard international humanitarian lawi . My own home in Taiz was partially demolished by a Saudi led-coalition airstrike that targeted a nearby school which was used by the Houthis as a military warehouse and prison. I woke up to what seemed to be a volcano erupting lighting up the sky, followed by what felt like an earthquake. Our neighbors - a family of five - perished under the rubble

I also experienced the siege of Taiz, as the Houthis tightened their grip on the city, depriving civilians of food, water, and the necessities to live. This siege started three years ago and still continues until today. The Houthis and armed-resistance groups loyal to President Hadi are engaged in vicious hostilities in populated areasii

https://peacetrack.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/muna-luqman-unsc-statement-final-15-april-2019.pdf

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Film: Comment le Yémen a été ravagé par la guerre

Des millions de personnes menacées par la famine, des armes françaises utilisées massivement, la "pire catastrophe humanitaire au monde" selon l'ONU…

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=672014536567868

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Film: Documentary by @BBCNews: #Saada Children survived deadly airstrikes

https://twitter.com/samaalmadani67/status/1117876462739058689

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The Saudi-Led Coalition Won’t Leave Yemen Before Destroying It: Report

http://www.yemenextra.net/2019/04/14/the-saudi-led-coalition-wont-leave-yemen-before-destroying-it-report/

My remark: An overview by the Houthi side.

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Film: Stop the WAR in Yemen - Kriegsverbrechen 07.04.2019 Sanaa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBb2ysIrQOc

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Desperate families losing faith in UN and gov, turning to local female civil society leaders to secure release of detainees and forcibly disappeared. Tribal patriarchy but women such as Laila Al Thawor have successfully mediated releases, prisoner swaps, and tribal feuds. (photos)

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/1117187901912174592

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Film: Hassan Al-Haifi war live.

https://www.facebook.com/hassan.alhaifi/videos/vb.100001109315667/2209477332432556/?type=2&theater

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Is Iran Winning in Yemen?

Analysts are divided on the question of how much influence Iran wields over the Houthis. Some say that the Houthis are fiercely independent and are more an ally to Iran than an actual proxy in the mold of Hezbollah. Iran's ideological and religious influence on the Houthis, nevertheless, has been documented.

Although questions remain about the degree to which Iran can control or influence Houthi behavior, the ongoing war in Yemen has increased the Houthis dependence on weapons and financial support from Iran, whose position in Yemen is stronger than ever.

Since the October 2018 murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, the tide of world opinion has turned against Saudi Arabia — a turn of events Iran will be sure to exploit. Even if the warring sides eventually reach a peace agreement, Iran's presence in Yemen is unlikely to diminish anytime soon – by Soeren Kern

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14053/iran-winning-yemen

My comment: This is very biased article, repeating a US „mainstrem“ view, relying on and quoting only Western and pro-Saudi sources. I had thought to include it tot he „propaganda“ section first. – Starting with the headline: How Iran could win in Yemen, as it neither is leading a war their, neither has a real proxy force in Yemen?

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Film: Amid Saudi war crimes in Yemen, West after power, Mideast oil: Journalist

By committing war crimes in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is actually playing into the hands of Western powers that seek to secure oil benefits and power in the Middle East, says an analyst.

Syed Mohsin Abbas, journalist and commentator, told Press TV on Wednesday that “it (the massacre of schoolchildren) is not an accident with precision weapons that the Zio-Western imperialist powers have,” but “ultimately part of a strategy.”

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/04/10/593084/Yemen-West-Saudi-War-Crime

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What life looks like on the ground in 15 fragile states

Yemen: The “world’s worst” humanitarian crisis

FSI ranking: 1 (score: 113.5/120)

Yemen – labelled “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis” by the UN and now in its fifth year of conflict – is ranked as the world’s most fragile state. The 2019 FSI scores the Middle East’s poorest country with a full 10 points for security, factionalised elites, and external intervention. It is the fourth “most-worsened” state in the last decade of the index (behind Libya, Syria, and Mali) and has been on a rapid downward trajectory from a comparatively stable 24th in 2007.

https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/special-report/2019/04/10/fragile-15-behind-rankings-lives-upended

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Films: Answering a call for solidarity with the #Yemeni people who have endured yet another massacre at the hands of the evil #Saudi regime.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=349003862625683&id=100025482172524

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« La guerre au Yémen tue en réalité moins sur les fronts que par le désordre généralisé »

Pour notre journaliste Louis Imbert, qui répondait aux internautes à l’occasion des quatre ans du début du conflit, « une économie de guerre s’est installée ».

Louis Imbert :C’est en partie par manque d’accès. Il demeure difficile pour les journalistes de se rendre au Yémen, à cause des restrictions imposées par la coalition saoudienne. L’Etat français, qui constate l’enlisement de l’intervention de son allié saoudien dans le pays, s’est par ailleurs peu saisi publiquement et diplomatiquement du sujet. Les organisations humanitaires, en revanche, ne cessent d’alerter sur un conflit meurtrier, et l’une des plus graves crises humanitaires au monde.

https://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2019/03/27/la-guerre-au-yemen-tue-en-realite-moins-sur-les-fronts-que-par-le-desordre-generalise_5442037_3210.html

cp2a Saudische Blockade / Saudi blockade

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Health Ministry Calls UN to Shoulder Responsibility and Lift Siege, Release Detained Oil Vessels

The Ministry of the Public Health and Population warned of the consequences of preventing Oil derivatives vessels, by the US-Saudi aggression, from entering the port of Hodeidah. The health sector is greatly impacted where hundreds of hospitals and health centers are to stop providing therapeutic and diagnostic services

The Ministry condemned the UN careless silence on the disastrous situation despite having the power to stop the aggression, lift the siege and delivery the needs of over 25 millions Yemenis. The Ministry called the international community and humanitarian organizations to shoulder their responsibility in the face of the US-Saudi crimes, siege, spreading epidemics and destroying infrastructure.

In the same context, Al-Kuwait hospital condemned the detention of the oil derivatives vessels, considering that as war and humanitarian crimes.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=6436

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Holding oil ships by aggression coalition is behind oil derivatives crisis: Oil Minister

Speaking to "the media platform" organized by the Ministry of Information, Daress noted that the aggression coalition has been holding ten oil ships in Djibouti after inspecting them and despite they are obtaining permits from the United Nations.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news533193.htm

My remark: Sanaa government.

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Film: Saudi tightens blockade on fuel imports into Yemen

Yemenis have rallied across the war torn country in condemnation of Saudi ban on fuel imports. The ban has sparked an unprecedented fuel crisis in Saudi Arabia’s southern neighbor. A report from Hudaydah.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/04/13/593290/Saudi-blockade-fuel-imports-Yemen

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Photo: I completely ran out of gasoline & couldn’t even take my children to school today.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=130430668103006&set=a.109454776867262&type=3&theater

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Photo: Moaz Ahmed, a civilian who works by a taxi to provide his family the cost of living, waiting in a long assembly to fill it with gasoline.

https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1118283660900413440

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Doctors Without Borders: Yemen: War affects everybody, but particularly mothers and children

MSF operations manager Christian Katzer is just back from Yemen’s Taiz governorate, an area divided by active frontlines and multiple checkpoints, where he visited medical facilities run and supported by MSF on both sides of the frontlines.

“For most people in Taiz governorate, getting to a health facility care is very difficult, largely because of the destroyed infrastructure and people’s economic situation after four years of war. It is especially hard if they live in the countryside or in areas affected by violence.

War affects everybody, but we see a particularly high number of deaths of mothers and children. Pregnant women often arrive very late to give birth and we have patients who travel for hours to reach us.

I spoke to one woman who had travelled for four hours with an obstructed labour to reach the nearest functioning hospital. To reach Taiz, she and her husband had to cross a number of checkpoints and then negotiate the narrow backstreets of the city.

Her husband told me how extremely afraid he was of losing his wife because she was bleeding so heavily and the journey took so long.”

“MSF is one of just a few international organisations working in Taiz city and the only one with permanent international staff on the ground. In the city, we are supporting three hospitals, each with a different medical specialism.

One provides maternal care; one provides medical care for children, and the third provides emergency trauma care for people wounded mainly by fighting. All of these services are free.

“Working in Taiz city is a challenge, we know that. A number of armed groups control different parts of the city, there is a frontline close by, and there are armed men who try to stop people from reaching medical care.

https://www.msf.org.za/stories-news/staff-patient-stories/yemen-war-affects-everybody-particularly-mothers-and-children

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Médecins Sans Frontières: War in Yemen is fueling wider humanitarian crisis

Years of indiscriminate conflict in Yemen have shattered the country’s health system and fueled a humanitarian crisis. As the war approaches its fourth year, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) repeats its call to all parties to the conflict to ensure the protection of civilians, including medical facilities and staff, and to allow the sick and wounded unhindered access to humanitarian aid and health care.

A collapsed health system

Since the war escalated in 2015 medical staff and health facilities have been attacked, leaving hospitals damaged, destroyed, or severely under-resourced and cutting off thousands of people from essential health services. MSF hospitals alone have been hit five times by airstrikes led by the Saudi- and Emirati-led Coalition (SELC).

As a result, Yemenis are forced to travel long distances—sometimes across front lines—to reach the country’s few remaining health facilities, often with deadly consequences: pregnant women with complications arrive late, and people suffering war-related injuries lose precious minutes before being stabilized. The collapse of Yemen’s health system has also led to outbreaks of preventable diseases like diphtheria, measles, and cholera.

Widespread unemployment, restrictions on imports, and depreciation of the country’s currency caused by the war mean Yemenis struggle to access and afford even the most basic commodities like fuel, food, and medicine

Yemen: Key MSF Figures

https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/what-we-do/news-stories/story/war-yemen-fueling-wider-humanitarian-crisis = https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/war-yemen-fueling-wider-humanitarian-crisis

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It's a disgrace that the UN has received only 10% of 2019 funds pledged for #Yemen. That's only 6% of the total requested just to reach 3/5 of the 24 million in need. Read the final paragraph of Mark Lowcock's briefing to the UN Security Council yesterday

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1118071068781174785

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Film: Gender Mainstreaming in der Arbeit der GIZ im Jemen | GIZ

Ziel dieses Kurzfilms ist es, zu zeigen, wie die GIZ im Jemen im Rahmen ihrer Projekte und Strukturen das Bewusstsein für Gender-Themen schärft. Darüber hinaus zeigt er auch, wie sich die GIZ für die Gleichstellung der Geschlechter im Unternehmen und insbesondere auf Länderebene einsetzt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct4dGAfHaLE

Mein Kommentar: Gender Mainstreaming und Waffenlieferungen – Deutschlands Beiträge im Jemen.

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World Health Organization, Health Cluster: Yemen: DTC/ORC by National Districts (14 April 2019)

https://reliefweb.int/map/yemen/yemen-dtcorc-national-districts-14-april-2019

Yemen: DTC/ORC Map of Priority Districts (147) (14 April 2019)

https://reliefweb.int/map/yemen/yemen-dtcorc-map-priority-districts-147-14-april-2019

Yemen: DTC/ORC Gaps in the Priority Districts (147) (14 April 2019)

https://reliefweb.int/map/yemen/yemen-dtcorc-gaps-priority-districts-147-14-april-2019

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Japan Supports Health Care in Yemen through USD 2.5 Million Contribution to IOM

https://www.iom.int/news/japan-supports-health-care-yemen-through-usd-25-million-contribution-iom = https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/japan-supports-health-care-yemen-through-usd-25-million-contribution-iom

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Film: Children Dream of Attending School in Tough Times in Aden.

Wardah, like many children in Aden, is unable to attend school owing to poverty, displacement and conflicts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzoAfMkF4tw

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Yemeni activists launched a campaign to demand more transparency of the NGOs and humanitarian aids organizations working in Yemen. Many Yemenis have recently voiced their frustration over their mismanagement of the aids and alleged corruption.

https://twitter.com/alkhatabyemen/status/1117102954773979136

document here. https://twitter.com/omar_Abdulmajid/status/1116795799189577728

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#VSLA (Village Savings and Loan Association) is a group of people who #Save together and take #loans from these savings. These Groups hold annual #elections to choose the five-person #committee whom roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and highly #decentralised.

https://twitter.com/Reem_alKohlani/status/1117861886668599296

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Patients with chronic diseases are facing struggles finding medications! #SMEPS supported pharmaceutical lead firms such as Yemeni Egyptian #Company open a new production line to provide chronic medications in the market at decent #prices! They support at least 3000 pharmacy! https://twitter.com/SMEPSYEMEN/status/1117813931362476037

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To encourage the adoption of new technologies among women growers, we are sharing as much knowledge as we can and we are bringing the power of irrigation to them, so they can gain more control over their household’s income and over their own lives. #SMEPSYEMEN

https://twitter.com/MOHAMMEDALHUDA7/status/1117146642317234178

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Relief and Development Peer Foundation: Yemen: Monthly Situation Report No. 03 (March 2019)

Highlights:

Distribution of General Food Assistance (GFA) to 7,630 Vulnerable HHs in Three Districts of Al-Bayda Governorate, Funded by WFP.

Distribution of Plumpy Doz for 792 Children Under 2 (CU2) in Wald Rabe’e District.

2,800 Vulnerable HHs Received the Second Distribution Cycle of Unconditional Vouchers/Cash Transfer Assistance in Ash Shamayatayn District.

WASH Integrated Project in 90 Districts over 6 Governorates.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-monthly-situation-report-no-03-march-2019

and full report: https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/RDP%20Monthly%20SitRep%20_March_2019..pdf

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UN: Yemen's Children Suffer 'Devastating Toll' in 5-Year Conflict

The United Nations said Monday that the five-year-old conflict in Yemen has taken a "devastating toll" on the country's children, with thousands killed, maimed and recruited to fight since the war began.

"The impact of this conflict on children is horrific," Virginia Gamba, U.N. special representative for children and armed conflict, told a meeting of the Security Council. "All parties to the conflict have acted and reacted militarily to events resulting in the use and abuse of children in multiple ways."

Gamba said children reportedly have been forcibly recruited from schools, orphanages and communities to fight on the front lines, man checkpoints, deliver supplies or gather intelligence.

Gamba called out the Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels for recruiting the majority of the children, followed by the Popular Resistance, Yemen Armed Forces and al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

"The numbers I present to you today represent a mere fraction of violations committed against children in Yemen," she told council members.

https://www.voanews.com/a/un-yemen-children-suffer-devastating-toll-in-conflict/4876990.html

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Ärzte ohne Grenzen im Jemen: „Es fehlt hier wirklich in allen Bereichen“

Jana Brandt koordiniert die Projekte von Ärzte ohne Grenzen im Jemen, im Interview spricht sie über Cholera, die alltägliche Not der Menschen und die schwierigen Bedingungen eines Einsatzes in einem Bürgerkriegsland.

Vier Jahre Bürgerkrieg, zwei Cholera-Epidemien 2016 und 2017 und nun droht den Menschen im Jemen wieder eine neue Epidemie: Ärzte in dem Bürgerkriegsland registrieren steigende Zahlen der Erkrankungen in dem Land, in dem Cholera endemisch ist. „Was uns Sorgen macht ist die Tatsache, dass die Fallzahlen so stark angestiegen sind, obwohl die Regenzeit noch nicht angefangen hat“, erklärt Jana Brandt, die als Projektkoordinatorin für die Hilfsorganisation Ärzte ohne Grenzen vor Ort ist, im Telefoninterview. Die Helfer bereiten sich auf neue Cholera-Fälle in den kommenden Wochen vor.

Wie sehen die Hygienebedingungen vor Ort konkret aus?
Es gibt so gut wie keine Müllentsorgung mehr. Es schockiert mich immer wieder zu sehen, wie dreckig weite Teile des Landes sind. Der Müll wird auf der Straße entsorgt oder verbrannt. Dazu kommt, dass es im Jemen generell sehr wenig Wasser gibt.

Wie genau steht es um die medizinische Versorgung im Land – gibt es da ein Gefälle etwa zwischen Nord-Süd oder Stadt-Land?
Ein Gefälle kann ich nicht bestätigen. Es ist aber so, dass viele Gesundheitseinrichtungen nicht mehr funktionieren, regionale Krankenhäuser und Gesundheitszentren sind teilweise nicht mehr offen. Es gibt Gesundheitseinrichtungen die zerstört wurden und Gebiete, in denen Kampfhandlungen die Arbeit unmöglich machen. Zwar gibt es im Jemen neben dem öffentlichen Gesundheitssystem auch private Einrichtungen, die hat es schon immer gegeben, die können sich aber wiederum viele nicht leisten. Deswegen sind wir vor Ort.

https://www.fr.de/panorama/aerzte-ohne-grenzen-jemen-fehlt-hier-wirklich-allen-bereichen-12186736.html

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The Charitable Society for Social Welfare: Al-Thimar Magazine 97, April 2019

About 2000 poor families benefit from food aid in Tihama and Wusab

Last November, CSSW, in cooperation with the al-Ummah Association carried out an emergency relief campaign for the conflict-affected poor and displaced families.

http://csswyemen.org/index.php/watch-2/thimar-2/al-thimar-magazine-97 = https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/al-thimar-magazine-97-april-2019

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: Yemen: 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (January - December 2019)

Humanitarian partners are committed to doing everything possible during 2019 to help civilians in Yemen survive violence, secure food and receive the nutrition, health, WASH, shelter, education and protection support they are entitled to under international humanitarian and human rights law. The 2019 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan(YHRP) seeks US4.2$ billion to provide lifesaving assistance to 21.4 million people this year.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-2019-humanitarian-response-plan-january-december-2019

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: Yemen: 2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains the worst in the world.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-2019-humanitarian-needs-overview-0

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World Bank: Famine and the Aid Response : Evidence from the Announcement of Famine-Like Conditions in the Republic of Yemen

Using a high-frequency mobile phone survey of food security conducted by the World Food Programme, this paper investigates how food assistance and access to food changed following the announcement of famine-like conditions in the Republic of Yemen. Among the mobile phone–using population, the share of households receiving food assistance more than doubled following the announcement. The increases were largely targeted at regions identified in the announcement as being closer to famine in the original announcement, and there was improvement in access to food in regions that received the most food assistance relative to the rest of the country. Although the survey misses struggling households that do not have access to a mobile phone and are potentially more at risk of famine, the results raise questions about the need for better quality data in food emergencies that are updated more regularly for better targeting of food assistance.

https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/31541 = https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/famine-and-aid-response-evidence-announcement-famine-conditions-republic-yemen

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World Bank: Evolution of Poor Food Access over the Course of the Conflict in the Republic of Yemen

The Republic of Yemen has undergone a profound transformation following the escalation of conflict in March 2015. There has been an increase in violence, a disruption in supply chains due to a tightening of the ports, and a decline in the general economic climate that has left a large share of the population without the income to support their basic needs. These transformations have resulted in widespread food insecurity, where nearly half the population is under the threat of a potential famine.
Although the violence has undeniably had a significant impact on the population and local outcomes, the temporal and regional distribution of poor food access suggest that food insecurity of the mobile phone–using population has been primarily driven by factors aside from the localized effects of violence alone. The lack of a strong relationship between violence and poor welfare outcomes contrasts with evidence from other conflict settings, and further contrasts with the rationale underpinning much of the humanitarian and development assistance currently being delivered in the country.

https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/31542 = https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/evolution-poor-food-access-over-course-conflict-republic-yemen

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Film: Yemen – Tree leaves as means to survive dying of hunger in Hajjah

Citizens of poor villages in many regions of Hudaydah and Hajjah governorates in northwestern Yemen race daily to gather as many Arabian wax leaves as possible in order to survive dying of hunger and staying alive. This is a result of lack of income and inability to afford food, as well as scarcity of humanitarian aid that does not meet their needs. The citizens boil the leaves and serve them as sour green paste that causes children to have severe diarrhea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJP15uXHw2k

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Water is a lifeline as Yemen’s war enters fifth year

Trócaire is providing safe water and sanitation to communities affected by Yemen’s devastating war.

People are desperate for safe water in Yemen.#

BAKEEL’S STORY

Bakeel Al-Shuraihi is a father of eight children in Wadi Alasan village. His family had not been able to get clean water in their village as a result of the war.

“We used to walk for one and a half kilometres and stand in queues near to the only water well in the area” explains Bakeel.

After walking this long journey, Bakeel says that sometimes they would not get any water.

Other times they might fill up two jerry cans, but half of that would be given to the donkey just to keep it alive for the return journey.

For many years the village had a working water pump, but the effect of the war meant that people were unable to buy the fuel for the pump. “Finally the pump was stopped last year,” Bakeel says.

Islamic Relief intervened and equipped the main water well in the area with a solar energy system

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/water-lifeline-yemen-s-war-enters-fifth-year

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President of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee of Yemen announces that international organizations refrain from providing humanitarian assistance to civilians in Durahmi for fear of bombing the Saudi alliance

https://www.facebook.com/almayadeen/posts/3291654104193449

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53% of Yemenis are Food Insecure

Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation said that according to the results of the integrated analysis of food security, more than 53 percent of Yemen’s population are severe food insecure, which requires urgent intervention to meet food needs.

http://www.newnewss.net/53-of-yemenis-are-food-insecure/

Remark: Sanaa government.

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Health-care in Yemen is dealt ‘a huge blow’

THE health-care system in war-torn Yemen has been dealt “a huge blow” by the suspension of admissions to a hospital in Aden run by the charity Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF), after the abduction and murder of a patient.

A statement released by MSF said that a group of armed men entered the hospital and abducted a patient awaiting surgery last week. The man was later found dead in the street.

Caroline Seguin from MSF said that the charity had no choice but to stop taking in new patients

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/12-april/news/world/health-care-in-yemen-is-dealt-a-huge-blow

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Sieben Stunden bis zur nähesten Gesundheitseinrichtung

Die Stadt und das Gouvernement Taiz im Jemen sind vom Krieg besonders betroffen, es gibt viel zu wenig medizinische Hilfe.

Ärzte ohne Grenzen/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) betreibt im Gouvernement Taiz im Jemen mehrere medizinische Einrichtungen und Spitäler mit internationalem Personal. Doch die Region benötigt dringend mehr Hilfe. Ich sprach mit einer Frau, die vier Stunden lang mit Geburtswehen unterwegs war, um das nächste funktionierende Krankenhaus zu erreichen. Um nach Taiz Stadt zu gelangen, mussten sie und ihr Mann erst eine Reihe von Kontrollpunkten überqueren und dann die engen Gassen der Stadt durchqueren. Ihr Mann erzählte mir, wie sehr er Angst hatte, seine Frau zu verlieren. Sie blutete stark, und die Reise dauerte so lange.

Nach vier Jahren Krieg ist es für die meisten Menschen im jemenitischen Taiz eine enorme Herausforderung, zu einer Gesundheitseinrichtung zu gelangen. Das liegt vor allem an der zerstörten Infrastruktur und der wirtschaftlichen Situation. Besonders schwer haben es jene, die auf dem Land leben oder in Regionen, die von Gewalt geprägt sind. Der Krieg trifft alle. Aber bei Müttern und Kindern müssen wir eine besonders hohe Zahl an Todesfällen registrieren. Manche Patientinnen und Patienten müssen eine stundenlange Reise auf sich nehmen, um uns zu erreichen. So kommen schwangere Frauen oft erst sehr spät zur Geburt.

https://www.wienerzeitung.at/meinung/gastkommentare/2004123-Sieben-Stunden-bis-zur-naehesten-Gesundheitseinrichtung.html

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This is how it feels to raise a child in war-torn Yemen

My boy was born as air strikes rained down, and three years later, the onslaught continues

Then I think about my son, I get tears in my eyes. He is three, and all he has ever known is war.

The night he was born, my contractions started at midnight. We had to go to three different hospitals before we found one with electricity.

There were air strikes all around; it was terrifying. In the end, I needed a C-section and asked for a general anaesthetic because I didn’t want to hear the sound of bombs when my son was born.

War has been part of his life, right from the start. I feel like it has stolen his childhood. He is three now, and all he wants to do is go out and explore, but we must keep him indoors where it is safer.

He can’t even play with water outdoors, because he could contract cholera. It is too dangerous to play football in the street.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/how-it-feels-raise-child-war-torn-yemen

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Film: Turkish charity IHH sends water to thousands in Yemen

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/vg/video-gallery/turkish-charity-ihh-sends-water-to-thousands-in-yemen/0

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WHAT ARE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Building on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, this set of 17 goals embraces issues such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, and peace. These goals are complementary: success in one area often depends on the work being done in another. They also demand commitment – to inclusivity, global partnership and improving life for future generations.

SDGS IN YEMEN: COUNTRY CONTEXT

Since the onset of conflict in 2015, indicators suggest that development gains have been substantively reversed – effectively setting the country back by decades.

http://www.ye.undp.org/content/yemen/en/home/sustainable-development-goals/

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Film: True about #Yemen More than 19 m of #Yemen’s 29 million people don’t have access to adequate health care, and more than 17 million don’t have clean water. Footage taken in Sana'a by @monarelief's team today.

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/1116470719788081154

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Film: As billion of dollars being spent by int'l community to face the humanitarian crisis in #Yemen but it seems that the funds are misused. If the situation in the capital Sana'a is very bad as you can see in this footage, so how is it in the remote villages and areas.

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/1116367469927702528

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: Yemen Humanitarian Fund Annual Report 2018

2018 IN REVIEW

This Annual Report presents information on the achievements of the Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF) during the 2018 calendar year. However, because grant allocation, project implementation and reporting processes often take place over multiple years (the YHF is designed to support ongoing and evolving humanitarian responses), the achievement of the YHF are reported in two distinct ways:

Information on allocations for granted in 2018 (shown in blue). This method considers intended impact of the allocations rather than achieved results as project implementation and reporting often continues into the subsequent year and results information is not immediately available at the time of publication of annual reports.

Results reported in 2018 attributed to allocations granted in 2018 and prior years (shown in orange). This method provides a more complete picture of achievements during a given calendar year but includes results from allocations that were granted in previous years. This data is extracted from final narrative submitted by partners in 2018. As a result, achievements from 2018 allocations will be reported in 2019 and subsequent years.

Figures for people targeted and reached may include double counting as individuals often receive aid across multiple sectors.

Contribution recorded based on the exchange rate when the cash was received which may differ from the Certified Statement of Accounts that records contributions based on the exchange rate at the time of the pledge.

Humanitarian situation in 2018

During the year in review, Yemen continued to be the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, driven by conflict, economic collapse and the continuous breakdown of public institutions and services. Seventy-five per cent of the entire population, 22.2 million people required some form of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 11.3 million who were in acute need – an increase of more than one million people in acute need since June 2017. The escalation of the conflict since March 2015 had dramatically aggravated protection risks for millions.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-fund-annual-report-2018

and full report: https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Yemen%20HF%20Annual%20Report%202018.pdf

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

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70 Ethiopian Migrants Die Traveling To Yemen

A small boat accident in the Red Sea on Saturday night caused the death of 70 Ethiopians migrants heading to the war-torn Yemen.

Most of the migrants were from Ethiopia’s northern part Tigray region, according to the state broadcaster _ ETV. Reports show that 60 of the 70 causalities are from Atsbi Wenbereta area of Tigray region. Tigray Region communications office has also confirmed the death indicating that 40 of the causalities were from the region.

https://newbusinessethiopia.com/70-ethiopian-migrants-die-traveling-to-yemen/

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60 African nationals detained in Taiz, police complain of lack of response from international organizations

"We travel to Saudi Arabia looking for a living and not looking for problems" in these words, Ethiopian Abdo Yassin Idris, a detanee in the Shmaytin police in Taiz province (southwest Yemen), began his speech to Al-Masdar online correspondent.

He was held in conservative detention last Wednesday with his 60 companions, including 37 women from one of the territories in Ethiopia, speaking in broken Arabic language, unlike the rest of his companions, who are not fluent in Arabic, and thus Abdo is speaking to everyone.

Abdo left with his peers Ethiopia and went to Djibouti and rode a ship until they arrived an area overlooking the Gulf of Aden, called Ras al-Arah in Lahij province and then started walking on foot until they landed in Al-Masyoob valley in the region and from there they were arrested.

https://www.almasdaronline.com/articles/166609

and

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The arrest of 72 illegal immigrants from Tigray in the two provinces of Taiz (photos)

https://www.mereja.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=181226&p=906438

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees: Registered Persons of Concern Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Jordan (15 April 2019)

From Yemen: 14,650.

https://data2.unhcr.org/en/documents/details/69032 = https://reliefweb.int/report/jordan/registered-persons-concern-refugees-and-asylum-seekers-jordan-15-april-2019

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Film: A n elderly blind man has no money to flee conflict

An elderly man, blind, walked for three days trying to flee Bani Hassan area of #Abs district. Alone, with no one taking care of him, the man had no money to pay for a ride or someone to help him with his belongings.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2324681171140702

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees: Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani in landmark $35m donation for the displaced through UNHCR’s Zakat programme

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today a major individual contribution of more than $35 million from Qatari businessperson Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and displaced Yemenis.

The agreements were signed in Geneva today by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and Sheikh Dr. Khalid Bin Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani, on behalf of H.E. Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani, a generous Qatari lead philanthropist and businessperson.

The donation will be split into two parts. The first aims at providing around 300,000 internally displaced persons, returnees and members of the host community across Yemen with multi-purpose cash assistance and cash for shelter with an amount of US$ 13,000,260. The second part aims to support an estimated 450,000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh with a focus on health, nutrition and shelter for a total amount of US$ 22,215,000.

https://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2019/4/5cb5fe234/sheikh-thani-bin-abdullah-bin-thani-al-thani-landmark-35m-donation-displaced.html = https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/sheikh-thani-bin-abdullah-bin-thani-al-thani-landmark-35m-donation-displaced-through

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Assessment Capacities Project: ACAPS Briefing Note: Conflict escalation in Hajjah, Yemen (14 April 2019)

Escalation of conflict in Hajjah governorate, particularly in Abs district, risks displacing up to 400,000 people

IDPs are likely to move in two directions: 1) South along the Tihama plain into northern AlHudaydah, an area heavily impacted by the conflict-related displacement 2) To eastern districts of Hajjah, which have the highest cholera rates in the governorate and poor food security. IDPs are likely to present acute needs, exceeding the capacities of the current response.

Abs district, in the direct path of the offensive, hosts up to 210,000 IDPs in over 160 settlements. Most have already been displaced multiple times and have acute shelter, WASH, food, and health needs.

Conflict in Abs is likely to disrupt vital WASH and health services

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/acaps-briefing-note-conflict-escalation-hajjah-yemen-14-april-2019

and full document: https://acaps.org/country/yemen/special-reports#container-1117

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees: Yemen: UNHCR Operational Update, 12 April 2019

There is a continuous flow of internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing from northern frontlinesnear Al Hudaydah and Hajjah governorates towards nearby Amran governorate, where better housing opportunities exist. Over the course of the week, a total of 320 IDP families received core relief items (CRIs) through UNHCR partner YRC. In Sa’ada governorate UNHCR, through its partner YDF, has so far this year distributed 1,474 CRIs and 1,021 emergency shelter kits.

IDPs continued this week to receive protection assistance through the eight UNHCR-supported community centres

As part of UNHCR’s ongoing response to refugees, the family centre in Sana’a operated by partner SDF assists refugees and asylum-seekers’ protection needs by providing services or referrals.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-unhcr-operational-update-12-april-2019

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How UNHCR is helping five children in Yemen build better futures

UNHCR helps displaced children in Yemen by providing educational opportunities and emergency supplies to meet their basic needs. These are the stories of five children, living in Yemen, who are starting to see a brighter future thanks to support from UNHCR and partner organizations on the ground (photos)

https://www.unrefugees.org/news/how-unhcr-is-helping-five-children-in-yemen-build-better-futures/

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees: Somalia: Refugee returnees to Somalia at 31 March 2019

3,953 refugee returnees from Yemen (2015 - 2019)

In addition to the 3,684 Assisted Spontaneous Returns since 2017, some approximately 40,000 Somalis were monitored as arriving from Yemen since March 2015.

https://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/somalia-refugee-returnees-somalia-31-march-2019

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees: UNHCR Somalia Factsheet - 1 - 31 March 2019

https://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/unhcr-somalia-factsheet-1-31-march-2019

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Governmental Report: More than 2,000 families were displaced from Oud and Maris villages in Dali city.

https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1116461189817671680

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Film:During the last 2 days I visited 2 displaced camps where 300+ families living there with more than 1400 children. Footage taken here showing you the real situation of the camp as IDPs there are living with nothing except some water being provided by Int'l NGOs working in #Yemen

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/1116363575487082497

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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Houthis loot funds of Yemeni sports clubs

The Houthis have looted the financial allocations of Yemeni sports clubs in Sana’a and dismissed its employees , sources of the Youth Ministry have revealed.

The sources noted that the Yemen sports clubs possesses investments in Sana’a, pointing out that the Houthis seized their funds.

They further said that the Houthis used some properties of the club as detention centers in which their opponents are detained.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-29243

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President Mahdi Al-Mashat Visits Tomb of Martyr President Al-Sammad

President Mehdi al-Mashat, head of the Supreme Political Council, visited the tomb of martyr president Saleh Al-Sammad and his companions in the 70th square, in Sana'a on the first anniversary of his martyrdom.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=6457

and

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Yemenis, from all backgrounds, from all parties, sects, and regions, Laying wreaths at the tomb of their late President Saleh Samad in the capital Sanaa. Samad was assassinated by US-Saudi-UAE airstrike on April 17, 2018 He was the best loved&the most peace-loving President (photos)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/1118560542128472065

https://twitter.com/shrffe/status/1118518734845566976

Yemen President Mahdi Mashat along with all senior state officials lay wreath on the tomb of the late President Saleh Samad on the 1st anniversary of his martyrdom (photos)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/1118527694050820098

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Al-Houthi launches campaign to confiscate new edition of currency

Al-Houthi militants carried out a large-scale campaign to confiscate the new edition of the Yemeni currency, category "200, 500, 1000 " Riyals, from the capital Sana'a and the cities controlled by the armed group.

Residents and local sources told "AL-Masdar online" that the Houthi militias began to launch a massive campaign in markets, supermarkets and exchange shops to confiscate the new edition, which originated from the central bank of Yemen in Aden.

https://www.almasdaronline.com/articles/166647

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Film by Press TV Iran: Who are the Houthis and why is Yemen at war?
The Houthis are often described as an "Iranian-backed Shia rebel group" but if this is really the case, why have the Houthis been so successful in ousting the former regime and fighting against the overwhelming force of the Saudi-led coalition?

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1208139029364967

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Large-scale arrests and military campaign of Houthis in Bani Saeed in Koshar

The Houthi militia raided several military vehicles and mechanisms on Sunday evening, the villages of Bani Saeed in Koshar Directorate - Hajjah Governorate, northwest of Yemen, and stormed the houses and arrested a number of citizens.

Local sources told Al-Masdar online that the Houthi gunmen stormed several houses, searched them, tampered with their contents, and terrorized children and women "without regard to the sanctity of the homes."

The sources said that clashes erupted between the Houthis and citizens on Saturday night, against the backdrop of the rejection by some citizens of attempts of Houthis to recruit the people of the area and send them to fronts

https://www.almasdaronline.com/articles/166600

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On Monday, the Houthi militia raided a number of houses in the villages of Bani Saeed in Koshar district -Hajjah Governorate, breaking into houses and arresting a number of citizens.

Local sources told Al-Masdar online that the Houthi gunmen stormed several houses, looted them, tampered with the contents of other houses, and terrorized children and women.

According to the source, a major wave of displacement is taking place in the villages of Bani Saeed, as a result of the ongoing Houthi clashes and intimidation of civilians

https://www.almasdaronline.com/articles/166644

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Hajoor: Houthis Raid Homes, Residents Displace

In retaliation for disobeying their de facto authority and taking up arms against them two months ago, the Iran-backed insurgents attacked villages in Hajoor __ a district located in Haja, north Yemen __ and forced residents to displace.

Local residents said scores of Houthi militants attacked a number of villages in Bani Said area and carried out home raids.

Houthis looted the homes they broke into, arrested men, and scared women and children. As a result, many residents had to flee their homes, fearing of Houthis’ oppression, insider sources said.

https://republicanyemen.net/archives/16500

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Army spokesman reveals new ballistic missile "Badr-F"

Spokesman of the Yemeni army Brigadier General Yahia Sarie on Tuesday revealed a new locally-made ballistic missile that has been tested in recent days to confront the aggression.
During a press conference held in the capital Sanaa, the spokesman reviewed pictures of the new ballistic missile "Badr-F", which is locally developed and is similar to the Russian missile Tochka in all its specifications.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news533146.htm

and details, photos: http://en.ypagency.net/101701

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/1118146895422078976

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=6445

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxMDEJlMJXw = https://www.facebook.com/javier.dias.75248795/videos/o.178437079767851/173325970322035/?type=2&theater

And also

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Yemen’s rebels unveil air-bursting missile

Ansar Allah, the Yemeni rebel group popularly known as the Houthis, unveiled a new version of its Badr series of surface-to-surface projectiles that has an airburst warhead on 16 April.

Yahya Sari was speaking in a video briefing on the Badr-F, which he said has the same specifications as the Russian Tochka: a type that was used effectively against coalition positions in the first year of its intervention in Yemen.

The original Badr-1 is an unguided heavy artillery rocket; the Badr-1P is a guided version that was unveiled in October 2018. While Ansar Allah did not release any imagery of the Badr-F, it said the new weapon has a warhead that detonates before hitting the ground, thereby spreading fragmentation over a larger area.

https://www.janes.com/article/87959/yemen-s-rebels-unveil-air-bursting-missile

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Parliament approves sending letter to US Congress

The Parliament on Tuesday listened and approved the letter of its Speaker Yahya Ali al-Ra'i he directed to the US Congress with its two chambers (the House of Representatives and the Senate).

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news533173.htm

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Huthan Ahmed, a journalist was kidnapped by Houthi group 7 months ago in Sana’a. His family was allowed to visit him once and then they moved to the village because they couldn’t afford basic living expenses in Sana’a.

https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1117542813619691521

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Abdulsalam Wonders, What Remains of Griffith Neutrality?

"What remains for the UN envoy, as a neutral mediator, as long as he shows an outlet for his country's agenda through the UN platform?" Abdulsalam asked in a tweet. The UN-envoy to Yemen congratulated Hadi and members of Parliament who betrayed the country by holding a parliamentary session in the eastern city of Sayoun, revealing the real British agenda on which Griffith is working.

It is worth mentioning that British Ambassador in Yemen, Michael Aron, expressed his happiness for convening of the false House of Representatives in Sayoun

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=6413

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Leader: Houthi Rebels Open to Relations With US

Houthi rebels are ready to establish relations with the United States, an official responsible for the group's foreign affairs told VOA.

In an exclusive interview with the Voice of America, Hisham Sharaf Abdullah, the foreign minister of the Houthis' self-proclaimed National Salvation Government, said the group wishes to build relations with the U.S. as the warring sides seek to find a solution in the U.N.-led peace talks.
"Surely we are interested in having a good relationship with the United States. Everyone should know that," Abdullah told VOA Thursday in a phone interview from the capital Sanaa.

Abdullah criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's administration for supporting the Saudi-led coalition, blaming the Saudi government for lack of a peace resolution in Yemen.
"When we speak about the U.S., we don't only speak about the administration. We speak about the big U.S., the big continent of a political system, and the people of the U.S., their Congress and their Senate," Abdullah said.

"There is no military cooperation with Iran at all. Iran is trying to keep a good relationship with us for the sake of Yemeni people," said Abdullah, adding the Houthi group is depending on stockpiles of old weapons and rejecting claims that it is using Iranian-made missiles to reach the Saudi soil.

Abdullah stated that of all assistance coming to Yemen, his self-proclaimed government only gets 30% of the total assistance.
"Everyone in America and in Europe should know that our government has only 30% of the assistance, the rest is being managed by the World Food Program (WFP) and nongovernmental organization and we don't know what the hell they are doing," Abdullah said. "When they have a problem, they throw it on us."
Despite the setbacks in peace talks, Abdullah expressed optimism that a compromise could be reached.
"There are many who are profiting from this conflict and don't want this war to end. I believe both faith and confidence between all parties to the conflict are crucial and can lead to a successful peace talk," he said.

https://www.voanews.com/a/leader-houthi-rebels-open-to-relations-with-us/4875841.html

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Deputy Foreign Minister: No Legitimacy to those Supporting Siege and Occupation of Yemen

The Parliament members elected yesterday are the ones extending their legitimacy from the people."

"Those who were brought by an ambassador (the Saudi ambassador) and were lined up, like "a flock of sheep," to support the siege and the occupation of the Yemeni land, to clap for the murderers of children and the rapists, are mercenaries in the eyes of the people,"

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=6392

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Winners of parliament's vacant seats sworn in House of Representatives

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news533354.htm

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Parliament Speaker meets new MPs

Speaker of the Parliament Yahya Ali al-Ra'i on Wednesday met with members of the parliament winning in the supplementary elections to fill the vacant seats.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news533302.htm

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HCER announces results of the elections to fill vacant parliamentary seats

The Higher Committee for Elections and Referendum (HCER) on Monday announced the results of the elections to fill vacant parliamentary seats held last Saturday in 24 constituencies.

He pointed out that the number of candidates for the elections in these constituencies reached 81 candidates, including 21 candidates representing political parties and 60 independent candidates.
The number of those who cast their votes was 416957 voters and the number of invalid votes was 7263 votes.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news533019.htm

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Process of counting the votes in parliamentary elections begins

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news532880.htm

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HCER : Closing of ballot boxes in parliamentary elections to fill vacant seats

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news532863.htm

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Voters go to polling stations to choose their representatives in 24 vacant parliamentary constituencies

Voters on Saturday morning went to polling stations in 24 constituencies in the capital Sanaa and nine provinces to elect their representatives in vacant seats in the parliament.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news532776.htm

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PM inspects voting in constituency 17 in capital Sanaa

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news532761.htm

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Voting process of parliamentary elections to fill vacant seats starts

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news532739.htm

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High Electoral Commission in #Sanaa #Yemen calls voters in vacant constituencies to go to the polls Saturday morning (document)

https://twitter.com/hashem_wadee/status/1116780876438941697

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The Houthi Militias Prepare to Issue Harsh Sentences Against Detainees and Detain Their Lawyers

SAM Organization for Rights and Liberties, headquartered in Geneva, expressed its grave concern for the fate of the detainees in Houthi prisons who were sentenced in the illegitimate state security court in what is known as the case of the 36 detainees, Nasr Al Salami and others.

SAM adds, in a statement that it issued on Sunday, April 7th, 2019, that it learned that the criminal court judge had held the case yesterday for the official sentencing during the session next Saturday, April 13th, 2019.

During the session the lawyer, Hussein Al Hamami, was detained, and he was accused of aiding in a murder.

SAM stressed that the courts of the Houthi militias have deliberately and overtly violated all of the procedures of justice, and they have prohibited the detainees and their lawyers from the right to a defense in court, which is a right that is granted to them by national and international laws. During the court session on Saturday, April 6th, the public prosecutor’s office of the Houthi militias submitted a forensic lab report, which was made up of five pages, and the court only gave the defense team one hour to respond to this report. The court refused the request of the lawyers to be given time to review the report and respond to it, and it heard the response of the prosecution during the same session and held the case for sentencing without looking into the requests of the accused and the defense team. This is a clear and open violation of the criminal justice law and the principles of a just court system, and it has instilled great fear because of the clear intentions to issue harsh sentences against these civilian detainees.

https://www.samrl.org/al-houthi-militia-is-preparing-to-issue-harsh-sentences-against-the-detainees/

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The Detainees in the Political Security Organization Prison in Sana’a – Suffering, Torture, and Painful Testimony from Their Relatives

SAM Organization for Rights and Liberties, which is headquartered in Geneva, stated that the Houthi militias have not allowed the families of the detainees in the Political Security Organization prison to visit their detained relatives for the past two weeks, and SAM considers this an additional gross violation of the rights of the detainees, rights that are protected by the constitution and international conventions. The Organization added that it has gotten information about the deterioration of the conditions of some of the detainees due to the mistreatment and the lack of healthcare services in the prison, especially after the detainees were not longer allowed to wear their own clothes or get medicine on a regular basis. Some of the detainees are suffering from contagious skin infections due to the humidity, crowded conditions, and the detainees not getting enough water to drink or for sanitation.

https://www.samrl.org/prisoners-of-political-security-in-sanaa-suffer/

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Thread: Important development regarding activists' trial in #Yemen: Specialized Criminal Court to issue verdicts this Saturday for 36 academics, students & engineers put on trial by the #Houthis. Hearings for this group began on April 8th, 2017.

https://twitter.com/YemeniFatima/status/1116451795646107648

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Gunmen assassinate an academic opponents in Dhamar university and injure his child

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/166468

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

Siehe / Look at cp6a (https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-528a-yemen-war-mosaic-528a)

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Hadi is considering issuing a decision to move the interim capital from Aden

Informed political sources said that Hadi is studying with his advisers and senior officials in his government to issue a decision for a temporary capital other than Aden.

The sources said the decision, which is currently under consideration, includes the transfer of the interim capital from Aden, south of the country, to Sayoun in Wadi Hadramout, in the east of the country.

The sources explained that the proposal to transfer the interim capital from Aden to Sayoun came on the proposal submitted by close to "Hadi."

The sources pointed out that some advised Hadi not to take the decision, because it will have a negative impact on the "legitimacy" and scaling to its presence, as well as that the city of Siouin do not have the most potential to be a temporary capital.

The province of Aden has been under the control of almost non-regular forces loyal to the UAE, especially since the end of January 2018.

http://yemenat.net/2019/04/347121/

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President Hadi: The Stockholm accord is the cornerstone of the peace process and its failure will lead to the killing of Yemenis ' hopes

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi along with Speaker of Parliament Sultan al-Barakani received the UN's Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths and Head of the Redeployment Committee in Hodeidah Maj. General Machael Lollisagard.

The session aimed to discuss the UN's efforts to implement the Stockholm Agreement.
President Hadi said" The Yemeni government is committed to make peace as this an objective and choice we have always been seeking for in different stages and circumstances, by the end of the day we'll have sit down together discuss peace".

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/166682

and also https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-29241

My remark: At Riyadh again.

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Locals in #Mahra east #Yemen report gunfire involving the convoy of the pro-#Saudi governor (guards injured) & local tribesmen at a checkpoint on the desert road north of al-Ghayda. There are currently several versions of how it started, so best not to draw conclusions for now

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1118549048888135680

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Aden Oil company approves new fuel raise

Yemen's oil company in Aden, south of the country, approved an increase of 400 riyals for the fuel plate 20 gallon in the latest dose approved by the company months ago in parallel with the onset of a fuel crisis last week.

https://www.almasdaronline.com/articles/166667

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Hadi government Foreign Minister Khalid al Yamani met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on April 15.[3]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-april-16-2019

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Two people were wounded by gunmen who tried to disperse a demonstration of citizens condemned the depletion of groundwater in Jabal Habashi in #Taiz

https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1117180354304016391

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The chief prosecutor's escorts are attacks the temporary headquarter of Taiz province

A woman and a child were injured during an attack by the head of the appeals prosecutor escort on the temporary headquarters of Taiz province on Sunday.

A security source told "Al-Masdar online " that the protection of the temporary headquarters of the province prevented the access of the escorts of the chief Prosecutor of Appeals to the headquarters with weapons, the gunmen fired on the protection, and clashes broke out between the two sides.

https://www.almasdaronline.com/articles/166579

(A T)

Aden.. A grenade exploded inside the faculty of Education in Khor Maksar and no causalities

https://www.almasdaronline.com/articles/166577

(A T)

Many civilians were killed and injured in a bomb explosion which is thrown by the Houthi group at a market in the city of Berga in Aden

https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1117861887914409985

My comment: Hardly by Houthis, more probable by one of the many militia, gunmen and terrorist groups which are active at Aden.

(A P)

Declaring a national political alliance in Seiyun and choosing "Al-Alimi " as its president

The National Coalition of political forces supporting the legitimate Government was declared on Sunday at the House of Parliament in the city of Seiyun.

The party's leading political alliance chose Rashad al-Allimi as its president.

The coalition confirmed in a statement of publicity, a copy of which was obtained by Al-Masdar online, to support legitimacy, restore the state and abide by national benchmarks and constants.

The statement said that its composition stems from the premise of national necessity and in response to the need of the political arena for an overarching framework aimed at supporting the process of restoring the state, ending the coup, establishing peace, restoring political processes, implementing the outcomes of dialogue and building the federal state.

The statement also stressed that political parties and forces affirm their commitment to the option of peace, based on their adherence to the three terms of reference which guarantee the end of a coup d'état.

https://www.almasdaronline.com/articles/166599

and

(A P)

Rashad Al Alimi Nominated Head of a Large Political Bloc

Prominent political parties and movements headed by Yemen’s top four parties _ The General People’s Congress, Yemeni Islah Party, the Socialist Party, and Nasserite Party _ have officially announced a national coalition that aims at siding with the internationally recognized government to restore state and end the four-year coup.

https://republicanyemen.net/archives/16434

and

(A P)

Yemen Prominent Parties to Form a Political Bloc

Following a historic session of the Yemeni parliament, a group of Yemeni parties have announced the preparation of a political bloc that aims at supporting the Yemeni legitimate government.

Mohammed AL Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen, said on Twitter that Yemen prominent political parties have announced the formation of political bloc shortly after the extraordinary session of the parliament was held today in the city of Sioun, capital of Hadramout province.

Earlier today, leaders of Yemen most prominent parties headed to Sayoun to announce a political coalition that aims at supporting the internationally recognized government, insider sources told the Almashad Online.

https://republicanyemen.net/archives/16417

and also https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-29144

(A P)

Taiz: Political Parties and Their Rallies

Today, pro General People’s Congress (GPC) organized a rally that called for unifying efforts to support the new Governor Nabeel Shamsan. Although the GPC rally has made it clear that GPC means to exhibit its patriotic objectives, some of its supporters have called for the exclusion of their rival parties, which clearly shows that they are unable to overcome their differences with other parties and sincerely unite for a good cause.

What is rather ironic is that after every rally, we hear a common sentiment that criticizes and accuses those rallies of being awfully useless, for the parties’ real objectives do not really serve the common good.

https://republicanyemen.net/archives/16424

(* B P)

Seiyun the city that hasn't been tampered with Militia or Political toast

With the selection of Seiyun, the centre of the Hadramawt Valley to embrace the Yemeni parliament, which began on Saturday, raised questions about the political and field situation in the city, especially that the legitimacy was unable to hold meetings in the city of Aden.

The Hadramawt Valley (eastern Yemen) is the privileged geographical area of the liberated areas of the southern and eastern governorates where there are no formations of elite formations or of the security belt of the UAE, where all military and security forces are subject to Yemeni legitimacy.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia retained its presence in the Hadramawt valley, which did not allow the UAE to control and form any forces and militias outside the state as happened on the Hadramawt coast, the Wadi Hadramawt with very wide borders with Saudi Arabia.

In Wadi Hadramawt and its capital is a particularly Seiyun, the state is located in all its military, security, executive and administrative institutions without much influence on the war in most Yemeni governorates or the chaos of militias and armed formations outside Yemeni law.

The allied forces, represented in Saudi Arabia from the first military region, are headquartered in the area, where they have contributed to the recruitment of the special task Force “Al Hadhrami Battalion" within the forces of the First region.

The border crossing with Saudi Arabia continued to operate at a high pace after all other outlets with Saudi Arabia ceased to operate as a result of the Houthi militia's control.

Seiyun international Airport is the other, and it has been functioning normally until the only air artery of the Yemenis has ceased and all the airports have been disrupted by the war.

Thousands of displaced persons from the northern governorates who had been displaced by the war and who had largely merged into the neighbourhoods and communities of Wadi Hadramawt where greeted with no problems despite the systematic incitement of the Southern Transitional Council.

https://www.almasdaronline.com/articles/166576

(A P)

President Hadi praises security arrangements in Hadhramout

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-29143

(* A P)

Yemeni’s Immigration, Passports & Nationality Authority Issues an Important Circular

Under the directives of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Eng. Ahmed Al-Maisri, the Yemeni Immigration, Passports & Nationality Authority (IPNA) __ based in the interim capital of Aden __ sent out a circular letter that instruct local authorities to invalidate all services of the Houthi-controlled IPNA.

The circular affirmed that all the directors of all branches in the liberated governorates and the executives of land and sea ports shall not approve of any documents issued by any departments subject to the Houthis.

https://republicanyemen.net/archives/16443

My comment: This actually would mean that all people who are living in Houthi-held areas would be discriminated when having documents, passports etc. from 2015 and later.

(B P)

Al-Awlaki: Southern /Southern Communication is a Top Priority for the Council and All Southern Citizens Are of Our Clan and We Will Never Abandon Them

I’m with the council in our struggle for liberating the south and restoring our state. but at the same time, I can never accept excluding any southern party. Even if our visions are different, the south gathers us all. The majority of southern forces agree upon one goal, even if some of us didn’t declare it clearly for several conditions we all know. The injustice of Sanaa’s regimen included us all and our only salvation is in establishing the southern state for all of us. No one is better than the others as we all sacrificed blood for that goal. And after that, came the support of the Arab Coalition that we all thank.
I consider all southern citizens as my clan along the wide spectrum of southern forces. The council established southern / southern communication as a top priority and I’m committed to that till the end

https://en.smanews.org/al-awlaki-southern-southern-communication-is-a-top-priority-for-the-council-and-all-southern-citizens-are-of-our-clan-and-we-will-never-abandon-them

My remark: Separatists’ view.

(A P)

Ben Brik: There Are Rules for Our Partnership with the Arab Coalition and this “Fake” Parliament is Not Welcomed in the South

Sheikh Hany Ben Brik, vice president of the southern transitional council indicated that the southern partnership with the Arab Coalition is based on strong rules that many politicians and common people may not understand. Ben Brik welcomed Saudi and Emirati forces, and any other military force of the coalition, on southern lands, indicating that these forces are partners of the southern in fighting the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist project packed by Iran, Qatar and Erdogan

https://en.smanews.org/ben-brik-there-are-rules-for-our-partnership-with-the-arab-coalition-and-this-fake-parliament-is-not-welcomed-in-the-south

My remark: Separatists’ view.

(A P)

Al-Zubaidi to BBC: The South is Determined to Restore its State

General Aidarous Kassem Al-Zubaidi, president of the Southern Transitional Council, indicated that, in addition to war against Al-Houthi militias, the council is concerned with facing and eliminating terrorism from all over the south.
He said that the council represents the whole south and Gulf Cooperation Council recognized the southern state in 1994 and there is no anger against the council right now.
He also asserted that the south is fully determined to establish the southern state, away from the sectarian state encouraged by Al-Houthis and other parties.
He added that there are several question marks about Al-Eslah and their failure in military determination in some fronts for four years now.

https://en.smanews.org/al-zubaidi-to-bbc-the-south-is-determined-to-restore-its-state

My remark: Separatists’ view.

(* B H P)

Northern Yemenis continue to be abused by southern Yemenis in #Aden, which is run by UAE forces and UAE-backed militias and separatists. Northerners shouldn't come to Aden, an Adeni man usually says after he assaults a man or family from #Sanaa in street or at beach and hotel

Actually northerners go to Aden because only Aden airport is open at the moment. All other airports have been shut down since Saudi-led coalition launched bombing campaign on Yemen in March 2015. So most of northerners who visit Aden are patients leaving for treatment abroad.

Abuses northern Yemenis are facing in Aden include killing, physical attacks, humiliation, extortion, theft, verbal abuses and threats. The problem is that our puppet government can't do anything to address increasing regionalism and hatred in south.

https://twitter.com/FuadRajeh/status/1117963998920609792

https://twitter.com/FuadRajeh/status/1117966588664328192

https://twitter.com/FuadRajeh/status/1117969280212119553

(* B P)

Map of parties in Yemen ... How do they affect the political scene?

Since the establishment of the Unity State in Yemen on 22 May 1990, parties and groups have played an important role in the political scene. The num-ber of political parties and organizations that declared themselves in the first years of the democratic experiment was more than 46 political parties and organizations. Yet, the most influential parties in Yemen's political arena now are the "Islah" (Reform), Nasserism, Socialism and the General People's Congress.

It is noteworthy that the parties before 1990 were active in secrecy, fearing security pursuits, as a result of this the Popular Congress Party in the northern part of it and the Yemeni Socialist Party in the southern part of Yemen, where the party was forbidden and Has been criminalized at the time.

At the beginning of our observation of the Yemeni political scene at the present time, we had a meeting with Dr. Nashwan Naji Nashwan, a political researcher, who said that the transi-tion from secrecy to public life in political work and the establishment of pluralism at the beginning of the unification phase in Yemen was not the result of smooth democratic accu-mulation. It was a principle at the time that "democracy has been achieved unity and the achievement of unity came democracy."

As for the future formation of the party map in Yemen, al-'Adini said: No one can talk in de-tail about this map until the first elections are held. The electorate is the one who determines the weights of the political forces and the weight of each party and its size.

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/2/68307/Map-of-parties-in-Yemen-How-do-they-affect-the

(A P)

Shatara slams British institute for disregarding roots of Yemen's crisis

http://en.adenpress.news/news/3959

(A)

Armed clashes over residential land in western Aden

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/166461

(A T)

Aden security official survives assassination attempt

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/166523

Vorige / Previous

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-527-yemen-war-mosaic-527

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-527/ Yemen War Mosaic 1-527:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose oder / or http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

http://yemenwarcrimes.blogspot.de/

http://www.yemenwar.info/

und alle Liste aller Luftangriffe / and list of all air raids:

http://yemendataproject.org/data/

11:16 18.04.2019
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