Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 768 - Yemen War Mosaic 768

Yemen Press Reader 768: 3. Nov. 2021: Welches Kind soll überleben? – Saudischer Wirtschaftskrieg gegen Jemen – Die Ver. Arabischen Emirate im Jemen – Aufkommendes Chaos in der Provinz Shabwah – Terroranschlag auf Aden – Raketenangriff auf Marib: 39 Tote – und mehr
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November 3, 2021: Which child should survive? – Saudi economic war against Yemen – The UAE in Yemen – Emerging chaos in Shabwah province – Terrorist attack at Aden – Missile attack at Marib kills 39 – and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Kursiv: Siehe Teil 2 / In Italics: Look in 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: Coronavirus und Seuchen / Most important: Coronavirus and epidemics

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 Separatisten und Hadi-Regierung im Südjemen / Separatists and Hadi government in Southern Yemen

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp9a USA-Iran Krise: Spannungen am Golf / US-Iran crisis: Tensions at the Gulf

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12b Sudan

cp12c Libanonkrise / Lebanon crisis

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Söldner / Mercenaries

cp13c Wirtschaft / Economy

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Kampf um Hodeidah / Hodeidah battle

cp19 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification




(Kein Stern / No star)

? = Keine Einschatzung / No rating

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

pH = Pro-Houthi

pS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

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

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

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

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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Both his children were dying. Yemen’s crisis forced him to choose only one to save.

The choice loomed over Mohammed Fulait Ahmed, burdening him with shame.

His children were starving, and now his two youngest were sick — their tiny bodies burning with fever, their emaciated chests straining for breath. Mohammed’s pockets were empty and a trip to the hospital, three hours away, would cost more than he had made in months.

Desperate for help, he begged a local businessman to lend him money. The man agreed to loan him around $50 — only enough to help pay for one child’s travel to town. The other would have to stay behind.

Each day seemed to bring Mohammed a new such indignity, a painful and impossible predicament.

Should he eat his share of what little food his family had, or fast to let each child take an extra bite?

Should he go out looking for work he knew did not exist, or beg for khat, the narcotic leaf that many people chew in Yemen, and then try to resell it for a pittance?

Now he was being forced to choose between two children he loved, 9-month-old infants born from each of his two wives.

In this valley in Hajjah province, where small stone houses dot the hillsides, many breadwinners like Mohammed, a short, rail-thin man, once worked as day laborers and khat farmers.

But as fuel prices soared amid Yemen’s long civil war, the trucks that once showed up to take them to work started to disappear, men in the region recounted. Construction projects they worked on ground to a halt. There was intense competition for the few farming jobs, leaving many men without any source of income.

At the same time, food prices also shot up, and families were suddenly unable to buy staples such as rice and vegetables. In Hajjah province, the World Food Program has recorded a 25 percent increase in food prices this year.

Many women, suffering from severe hunger, said the conditions have made it nearly impossible for them to breastfeed their children.

Yemen’s hunger crisis is widespread with many people in Mohammed’s area now surviving on little more than boiled leaves.

Using the money they borrowed on that August day, Mohammed and Anisa found seats in a pickup truck, which drove them several hours to Hajjah city, the provincial capital. As the truck rumbled along the unpaved valley road, Mohammed’s mind raced with worries over the child next to him and the others he left behind, he later recounted.

Back home, Mohammed’s other wife, Bushra, tried to care for the family’s eight other children. Each morning, she said, they woke crying from hunger.

No one in the family owns a phone, so she couldn’t hear news of the boy or share that the girl, Reena was only getting worse. “I worried he would die there and she would die here,” she recalled.

When Mohammed and Anisa reached the hospital, Ali’s diagnosis was grim. He was severely malnourished and suffering from a chest infection, Mohammed said the doctor told them.

Four days after Ali arrived at hospital, he slipped away. “He died in my hands,” Anisa said. “I hugged him and kissed him and that was it.”

That evening, motorbikes carried the grieving parents home – By Siobhán O'Grady, Ali Al-Mujahed =

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Saudi Arabia’s Other Yemen War

The Decades-Long Assault on the Yemeni Economy

The conflict between a Saudi-led coalition and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, which began in 2015, is only the most recent episode in a long history of Saudi attempts to control and subjugate Yemen’s economy and political establishment. For over three decades, Saudi Arabia has waged an economic campaign to suppress its southern neighbor in an effort to prevent it from emerging as a regional competitor. Most recently, Saudi Arabia began terminating work visas for tens of thousands of Yemeni migrant laborers, forcing them to return to a war-torn country amid an ongoing humanitarian crisis.

Saudi Arabia’s decision to expel Yemenis workers—while particularly heinous given the circumstances of their displacement—is part of a long-standing pattern. Since the creation of the modern Saudi state during the 1930s, successive monarchs have feared the threat that a united, prosperous, and democratic Yemen might pose to their reign, especially after the unification of North and South Yemen in 1990. The Saudis have found ways to foment internal divisions and weaken the Yemeni economy, in particular by withdrawing guest work permits and rescinding foreign aid, on which the country is dependent. The Saudi-led decision to exclude Yemen from the oil-rich Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—a regional political and economic union—has also deepened Yemen’s economic collapse, adding to the political unrest and crisis of governance that has divided the country and led to civil war.

Although it may seem premature to consider Yemen’s postconflict future given the ongoing hostilities, it is arguably in Saudi Arabia’s interest not just to cease its military incursion but also to help shore up its neighbor politically and economically. Decades-long efforts to hamper Yemeni development have not achieved the Saudi security goals of cultivating a weak and malleable Yemeni state. Rather, they have succeeded only in generating a costly and volatile military conflict. The kingdom would do well to integrate Yemen into the regional economy and create legal pathways for its citizens to work in Saudi Arabia once again.


Economic desperation and a relatively porous 800-mile border with Saudi Arabia led to huge numbers of undocumented Yemeni workers streaming into the kingdom. Saudi officials largely turned a blind eye to the migrant laborers, who filled jobs that Saudi citizens did not want—but periodic Saudi crackdowns on illegal workers invariably targeted Yemenis. In 2013, for instance, nearly 400,000 Yemenis were deported in accordance with new economic policies in the kingdom. Despite this mass deportation, years of gradual economic reconciliation and migrant flows had led to an estimated two million Yemenis working in Saudi Arabia prior to the most recent expulsion order. Remittances from these workers have amounted to $2.3 billion annually, which accounts for 61 percent of Yemen’s total remittances sent from abroad. For a country with an estimated annual GDP of $20 billion, these funds play an outsize role, and losing that influx of cash would be devastating for a country already in economic and political free fall. The ongoing Saudi-led blockade and internal Houthi political and social repression have left the Yemeni population with few other options for regular employment.


Yemen must be brought into the economic fold, and the process needs to begin even before a complete cease-fire is brokered and a peaceful reconciliation takes place. Economic reconstruction funds could build on Yemen’s legacy of local development, funding the same Local Development Associations and other grassroots organizations that emerged during the oil boom era of the 1970s and the 1980s.

Yemen’s postwar economic recovery would benefit from the country officially joining the GCC alliance. This would ameliorate the Yemeni labor crisis by formalizing the work authorization process for migrant laborers. With an unemployment rate of over 13 percent nationally and over 25 percent for those aged 15–24, Yemen is facing an economic crisis that will linger far beyond the current conflict if immediate steps aren’t taken to shore up its economy and labor market. Reliable employment opportunities throughout the Persian Gulf region would provide a path toward prosperity for Yemeni youth who might otherwise turn to extremist organizations for social welfare and financial support. This economic desperation is in part responsible for the Houthi movement, which emerged from a cloud of political and economic grievances driven by unequal infrastructure investment and widespread unemployment. Yemen’s future institutions will not survive—at least not without costly political or military intervention—if the country’s core socioeconomic problems are not addressed from the outset.

Although Saudi Arabia has opposed previous Yemeni efforts to join the GCC, the reality of the current conflict may have altered regional calculations. The security of the southern border with Yemen continues to be one of Saudi Arabia’s main concerns and was one of the principal reasons for embarking on the ill-fated military campaign in 2015. Despite spending $100 billion on the war in Yemen, the southern border is far more dangerous than it was six years ago. Shifting to a strategy that instead supports short- and long-term Yemeni economic development could potentially foster this elusive stability, without giving rise to further bloodshed and humanitarian crises – by Asher Orkaby

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Expo 2020 Dubai: How Would an Honest Yemen Pavilion Look?

As the UAE whitewashes its abuses in the country, Yemeni victims face an uphill battle for justice

What would Yemen’s Expo pavilion look like if the country’s suffering civilians designed it?

The UAE’s role in Yemen may be opaque to some, but human rights groups and international monitors have painstakingly documented the UAE’s numerous abuses over the course of the war, even as it tries to hide behind a coalition of states.

Recently, as part of its whitewashing strategy around the Yemen war, the UAE has aimed to create a narrative that it ended its participation in Yemen in 2019, when it withdrew its troops from the southern city of Aden. In reality, the UAE remains a prominent member of the coalition of countries participating in military operations, many causing grave harm to civilians. It has continued its air operations and support for abusive local Yemeni ground forces.

Indeed, the UAE’s military activities inside Yemen never truly ceased. Just weeks after the UAE announced it was pulling its troops in 2019, Yemen’s permanent representative to the UN, Abdullah al-Saadi, publicly criticized its involvement in the conflict. That same month, Yemeni authorities blamed the UAE for airstrikes that killed at least 30 Yemeni soldiers near Aden.

Support for armed groups

As the conflict drags on, the UAE continues to support an ever-increasing number of armed groups operating outside the Yemeni government’s control, including the Southern Transitional Council (STC), a political group assembled in 2017 to demand the establishment of “a sovereign independent federal state” in southern Yemen.

UN experts have also confirmed the UAE’s support for a laundry list of local armed groups that have committed abuses, including the STC’s military unit, the Security Belt Forces; the Shabwani Elite Forces; military units under Tariq Salih and Haytham Qasim Tahir on Yemen’s west coast; and the Giant Brigades, among others. Not only does UAE operate in Yemen through its proxy forces, but according to UN experts, a UAE military commander based in the country has given orders on specific military operations.

The local armed groups the UAE is supporting in Yemen have committed manifold abuses. Human Rights Watch and other rights groups have documented arbitrary detentions and forcible disappearances in secret prisons controlled by UAE-backed Yemeni forces in southern Yemen.

In some cases involving UAE-backed Yemeni armed forces, detainees were tortured to death.

Investigation squashed

The UAE’s culpability for abuses in Yemen has been largely documented and made visible by the UN Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen, an independent investigative body created by the UN Human Rights Council in 2017. As a result of their meticulous documentation and calls for justice, the UAE and its coalition partners reportedly lobbied members of the Human Rights Council, which ultimately shut down the investigation this month.

And despite all of its abuses domestically and abroad, the UAE was itself elected to serve a three-year term on the Human Rights Council just days after the experts’ mandate was killed.

If Yemeni victims of all these abuses had the opportunity to create their pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai, they would surely have cried out for justice over the abuses committed by the armed groups that the UAE backs in Yemen, and made presentations about the violations they face.

But this will never happen as long as the UAE is able to whitewash and cover up its abuses through events such as Expo 2020, and to mute criticism in international forums, putting justice out of reach for its victim – by Afrah Nasser =

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Anatomy of emerging chaos: Yemen’s Shebwa

As fighting in Marib province continues to grab international headlines, the conflict between elements allied with the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and the Sunni Islamist party al-Islah escalates in Shebwa. Houthi gains from western al-Baydha province to areas close to the city of Marib have displaced thousands of civilians and forced government troops to withdraw toward Shebwa’s capital, Ataq. The situation has led to new warnings by UN Envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, in his latest briefing to the UN Security Council on the urgency for parties to return to peace talks, and the looming humanitarian crisis created by armed conflict in southern Marib. Stability across southern provinces is now threatened by redeployment of government forces to Shebwa in efforts to strengthen a new center for al-Islah as the fall of Marib city looms.

There are four major factors driving instability across southern provinces; territory lost to Houthis in neighboring al-Baydha and Marib; emerging Houthi threats to or in Abyan and Aden; massing of government troops around Ataq city, and the collapse of the 2019 Riyadh Agreement.

While Abyan, Aden, and Lahj bear the brunt of Houthi threats following retreat of government troops from neighboring al-Baydha this summer, Shebwa province is now at the center of a new front in the rivalry between al-Islah affiliates and forces allied with the Southern Transitional Council (STC). Southerners perceive withdrawal by government troops, whose commanders figure among al-Islah affiliates, as a direct threat to their interests and a violation of the Riyadh Agreement. The gathering of government troops around Ataq could lead to deployment of these soldiers to counter political protests against al-Islah and the disliked pro-Islah Shebwa Governor Mohammed Saleh bin Adio by civilians across the province. Southerners accuse government troops of having abandoned their positions in al-Baydha and Bayhan, Shebwa and redeploying to central Shebwa. Others simply ask why government troops have lost so much ground against Houthis while receiving strong support from the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy.

While the conflict in Shebwa is exacerbated by threats posed by Houthis, a number of other drivers are rooted in local rivalries. Six years after the liberation of southern provinces from Houthi forces, and nearly two years since the signing of the Riyadh Agreement between the legitimate government of President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the STC, tension simmers between tribal actors, military commanders, and political figures among al-Islah party and the STC. Unraveling the complex web of alliances and intersecting interests is a mounting task, with tribes represented among leadership on both sides, patronage dividing clans and the war economy sustaining partnerships across religious and political ideological lines.

The conflict in the south has also drawn in foreign, regional powers. This has excited competition to extract their patronage between al-Islah oriented central and western Shebwa tribes, the Awaliq, Balharith, and Bani Hilal, and those along the coast which are generally STC-aligned. This has flowed into the traditional mix of territorial disputes and inter-tribal positioning for local influence. These tensions have also been aggravated by years of defeat of government troops at the hands of Houthi forces, which have intensified the stress on fragile relations between leading political actors across the south.

Much of the blame for economic and military failures across southern territories fall on al-Islah. This is largely due to the number of military commanders leading government forces across fronts in al-Baydha and Marib, as well as officials in charge of the economic committee and oil industry around president Hadi. Furthermore, the conflict between the STC and al-Islah is exacerbated by claims that although the party’s leadership is hosted by Riyadh, a highly influential wing of the Muslim Brotherhood affiliate party maintains close relations with Qatar, for funding in humanitarian operations, patronage for tribal leaders and to disrupt the flow of LNG through Belhaf. Qatar is often mentioned for its role as mediator between a faction of al-Islah, mostly present in Taiz, and Houthis.


As lines of conflict form and reform—sometimes with a strategy but mostly in immediate response to events—the territory of Yemen whether seen as north or south is becoming a greater challenge to allocate a political identity lasting significant period of time conducive to any efforts to establish a lasting peace.

The range of empowered and capable participants in ceaseless fight against adversaries, fight over resources and fight to accrue standing and power, minimally at the regional level, or access to stable financial sources looks set to remain or grow for as long as military equipment continues to flow, men are replaced and the prospect for power and betterment is occasionally realized.

As the drain on manpower, production and government authority remains open, Yemen will find less and less valuable victories to win by armed conflict. Regional powers can hardly not look to their own sovereign defense without involving themselves materially or politically in the near seven years of civil war, but paradoxically prolong it and feed an increasingly chaotic state of Yemen – by Fernando Carvajal


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Shabwa: At the centre of Yemen's storm

With all eyes on deadly fighting in Marib, an escalation of Yemen's conflict in Shabwa also threatens stability in the country's southern provinces.

The conflict in Yemen continues to escalate, spilling over into liberated areas and threatening the fragile power-sharing agreement of December 2020.

The spill-over is most visible in the southern oil and gas-rich province of Shabwa, with all eyes on Governor Mohammed Saleh bin Adio. While this particular conflict in Shabwa is not new, it is of significant concern as it threatens the continuation of the Saudi Arabia-sponsored peace agreement of 2019.

In Shabwa, the retreat by military and security forces of the internationally recognised government from battlefronts in al-Bayda and Marib provinces exacerbates the conflict, as troops amass at bases around the provincial capital Ataq.

Prior to the troop mobilisation into Ataq, the conflict in Shabwa was maintained at a low-level political conflict, with local residents blaming the governor for deteriorating economic conditions, heavy-handed reactions to peaceful demonstrations, and the targeting of local Southern Transitional Council (STC) officials and their children.

Demonstrations have escalated across areas of Shabwa, particularly the southern crescent, where civilians continue to demand the resignation of Governor bin Adio, blame the Muslim Brotherhood affiliate al-Islah party for the security crackdown, and protest president Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s handling of the wider crisis.

As media wars fuel the political conflict, Governor Adio is increasingly perceived not as the face of Hadi’s government in Shabwa but rather an instrument of his political party al-Islah, which appears to have begun repositioning party civilian and military loyalists into Shabwa as the fall of Marib city seems imminent.

This gathering of pro-Islah forces in Shabwa represents a new phase of northern occupation of the south, not merely in numbers but also in the fight for control of natural resources and infrastructure throughout the province.

As a result of the continued deterioration of the economy and security conditions in Shabwa, the STC has threatened to withdraw from the coalition government formed in December 2020, which could lead to direct clashes between southern military forces and troops aligned with President Hadi, as well as a collapse of the Saudi-sponsored Riyadh Agreement.

In recent weeks, Governor Adio has come under increasing criticism for failing to counter the Houthi advance through Bayhan in western Shabwa, in addition to his handling of peaceful demonstrations against a deepening economic crisis.

The potential economic boom expected since 2020 never materialised, and rural areas across the province continue to absorb the impact of inflation and a collapse of the Yemeni Rial. The export of oil through Qana Port has raised concerns over corruption, adding to the governor’s troubles.

Recent testimonials from military officers from the Ataq Axis have placed the blame for the loss of territory in western Shabwa on al-Islah party leadership, and squarely on Governor Adio as the public face of the Muslim Brotherhood affiliate in Yemen.

Another issue at the centre of rising tensions in Shabwa is the fight over oil and gas resources. In January 2020, Governor Adio reported $31 million in oil sales from thirteen shipments reportedly originating at Block S2 operated by Vienna-based OMV. While these figures were promising amid widespread conflict, Adio moved to expand his government’s share of oil revenue by launching a new project at Qana port near Bir Ali.

By late November 2020, Adio granted QZY General Trading Co. an exclusive contract to develop a commercial port and off-loading floating tank facility. The first vessel reportedly arrived on 10 January 2021 carrying 17,000 tons of diesel amid mounting protests from Shabwa’s residents and some within Hadi’s Cabinet.

Mohammed Adio’s handling of oil facilities and their revenue added to criticism of his approach to the economic crisis.

Preventing collapse

For ordinary residents, around the southern crescent and western areas in particular, Governor Mohammed bin Adio has overstayed his welcome. Not merely as a result of the 2019 Riyadh deal agreeing to replace governors in Aden and Shabwa, but also as a result of failures to deal with the economic crisis and growing corruption in the oil sector.

Local activists have also raised concerns over Adio’s handling of an increasing number of oil spills and threats to the environment, and water supplies – by Fernando Carvajal

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Mindestens 12 Tote bei Explosion im Jemen

Bei einem mutmaßlichen Bombenanschlag im Bürgerkriegsland Jemen sind mindestens zwölf Menschen getötet und zahlreiche weitere verletzt worden. Das berichten die Nachrichtenagenturen dpa und AFP mit Verweis auf Rettungsdienste sowie einen ranghohen Vertreter der Sicherheitskräfte. Offizielle Angaben zur Zahl der Verletzten gibt es nicht. Ersten Angaben zufolge explodierte am Eingang des Flughafens der Stadt ein Lastwagen explodiert.

Filme, Fotos:


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Zwölf Tote bei Bombenanschlag im Jemen

Bei einem Bombenanschlag im Bürgerkriegsland Jemen sind mindestens zwölf Menschen getötet worden. 20 weitere wurden durch die Explosion am Eingang des Flughafens in der Stadt Aden im Südwesten des Landes verletzt, wie es gestern aus Kreisen des Rettungsdienstes hieß.

Unter den Toten sollen demnach auch Kinder sein. Im Netz kursierten Bilder und Videos der blutüberströmten Opfer und des mutmaßlich explodierten Lastwagens auf der Straße vor dem Flughafen.

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At least 12 dead in Yemen as car explodes at Aden international airport

'Twelve civilians were killed in an explosion' a security source said on Saturday

It was not initially clear whether the explosion was caused by an attack

Aden is the temporary home of Yemen's internationally-recognised government

The government has been part of a coalition - backed by Saudi Arabia - that has been fighting the Iran-alligned Houthi rebel group for around seven years

At least 12 civilians were killed Saturday in a suspected terror attack near the airport of Aden, the Yemeni government's interim capital, a senior security official said.

'Twelve civilians were killed in an explosion' in the vicinity of Aden airport and 'there are also serious injuries', said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, adding that the cause of the blast was unknown.

It was not immediately clear whether the incident was an attack. One security source said the car exploded at an outer entrance to the airport near an airport hotel.

The explosion comes almost three weeks after six people were killed in a car-bomb attack that targeted Aden's governor, who survived.

Footage on Saturday showed people pulling out a body from a vehicle that had been completely destroyed, as firefighters put out flames nearby.

Moammar al-Iryani, information minister of the internationally recognized government, said at least six others were wounded, and posted graphic images showing wounded children.

The explosion damaged buildings and an internet cafe in the area. Footage circulated online showed ambulances, sirens wailing, rushing to the site. (films, photos)

and also

and the Hadi government seems to blame the Houthis:


Conflicting reports about what caused the explosion near Aden airport an hour ago. It was initially blamed on a car bomb but later blamed on a fuel tanker. Journalistic sources told Al-Ghad Al-Mushreq the car bomb hit the oil tanker causing the explosion. Casualties reported.

Films, Photos:


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[Sanaa gov. “lackland”] Governor of Aden accuses Saudi-led coalition of being behind latest terrorist attack

Aden governor, Tariq Salam, has accused the Saudi-led coalition of being behind the terrorist explosion that targeted the vicinity of Aden Airport in Khor Maksar area.

The governor affirmed in a news statement that the criminal act came in the context of the systematic terrorism practiced by the occupying forces and their tools in the city.

He indicated that the coalition “has done nothing but killing and terrorising people, and targeting vital facilities crowded with citizens.”

and also


(A P)

Yemeni premier orders urgent probe in Aden blast

The Yemeni UN-recognized prime minister on Saturday instructed Aden authorities to start an urgent probe into the car-bomb blast that took place in front of the main gate of Aden international airport.


(A P)

World ‘outraged’ over attack on Aden airport in Yemen

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council expressed ‘outrage’ over a bombing outside Aden Airport in Yemen that killed 12 people, including children.
The US embassy to Yemen said the heads of missions accredited to Yemen from the US, UK, France, China and Russia condemned the attack on Saturday that injured many other.
“The international community will continue to stand with the people of Yemen in fighting terrorism,” the embassy statement said, adding that “the perpetrators of this attack must be brought to justice without delay.”


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Mindestens 39 Tote bei Angriff auf Moschee im Jemen

Die Provinz Marib gehört im Bürgerkrieg im Jemen zu den meistumkämpften Regionen. Bei einem Anschlag starben erneut zahlreiche Menschen, viele davon Kinder. Der Informationsminister macht Huthi-Rebellen dafür verantwortlich.

Bei Raketenangriffen auf eine Moschee und eine Religionsschule in der jemenitischen Provinz Marib sind am Sonntag 39 Menschen getötet worden. Dutzende seien bei dem Anschlag im Dorf Al-Amoud im Distrikt Al-Juba verletzt worden, berichtete der arabische Sender Al-Arabiya am Montag. Der Informationsminister des Landes, Muammar al-Iryani, machte die Huthi-Rebellen für den Anschlag verantwortlich. Dem Sender Al-Dschasira zufolge haben sich die Milizen bislang nicht dazu bekannt.

Der Kinderrechtsorganisation Save the Children zufolge sind unter den Opfern vor allem Schülerinnen und Schüler der angegriffenen Religionsschule. =

und, frühere Opferzahlen:

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Mindestens 22 Tote bei Raketenangriff auf Moschee

Die ölreiche Region Marib im Jemen gilt als letzte Hochburg der Regierung. Sie ist schwer umkämpft. Nun sollen Huthi-Rebellen Raketen auf eine Moschee abgefeuert haben.

Bei einem Raketenangriff auf eine Moschee im Jemen sind mindestens 22 Menschen getötet worden. Ein Vertreter der Regierungstruppen machte die Huthi-Rebellen für den Angriff verantwortlich. Unter den Toten im Süden der strategisch wichtigen Stadt Marib waren nach seinen Angaben auch mehrere Kinder. 19 weitere Menschen seien bei dem Angriff verletzt worden.

Jemens Informationsminister Muammar al-Erjani sprach auf Twitter von 29 Toten, darunter Frauen und Kinder. "Dieses schreckliche Massaker ist Teil einer Reihe systematischer Tötungen von Zivilisten durch die Terrormiliz der Huthis", teilte der Minister mit. Die Miliz reagierte zunächst nicht auf die Vorwürfe.

Nach Regierungsangaben schlugen am Sonntagabend zwei Geschosse in eine religiöse Bildungseinrichtung ein. Der Gebäudekomplex steht in einem Wohngebiet. Auch angrenzende Gebäude wurden beschädigt.

und auch



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Houthi missile attack leaves 39 deaths in Marib

Toll of the Houthi missile attack on religious center in the Yemeni northeastern governorate of Marib increased to 39 deaths, beside tens of injures, most of them are women and children, rights sources said Monday.
Late on Sunday, the Iranian-backed Houthi group fired two ballistic missiles at the Dar al-Hadith center, run by the Salafist Sheikh Yahiya al-Hajouri, in Jowba district in Marib.
Early on Monday, Marib local authorities said the attack left 29 civilians killed and tens others injured.
In separate statements, a number of rights groups strongly condemned the deadly attack on a mosque, noting that "such attacks can never be justified."


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Yemen says 39 civilians killed in rebel missile attack in Marib

At least 39 civilians were killed in a rebel missile attack in Yemen's central Marib province, according to the government on Monday, Anadolu News Agency reports.

Late Sunday, two ballistic missiles struck a residential neighbourhood in Al-Jubah district, south of Marib, the local authority in Marib said in a statement.

Information Minister Muammar Al-Eryani said the missiles hit a mosque and Dar Al-Hadith (a building used for religious studies) in the densely populated Al-Amoud area.

He said several people were also injured in the attack.

Local authorities had earlier put the death toll from the attack at 29.



and, earlier figures:

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25 killed in Houthi attack in Yemen's Marib

A total of 25 people was killed in a missile attack by the Houthi militia against the strategic northeastern Yemeni province of Marib, a military official told Xinhua on Monday.

"The Houthis carried out a missile attack against an Islamic educational center and a mosque in Al Jubah district of Marib late on Sunday night, killing at least 25 people at the scene," the local military source said on condition of anonymity.

He said that the shelling injured more than 10 others, including children and students.

A religious educational center and a mosque were partially damaged in the ballistic missile attack which caused a huge explosion in the area.

Earlier in the day, Yemen's Minister Information Moammar al-Eryani confirmed in a brief statement posted on his Twitter account that "about 29 people were killed and injured by the Iranian-made ballistic missile attack."

However, there were no immediate reports commenting on the incident or claiming responsibility by the Iranian-backed Houthi group.


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'Horrific massacre': At least 22 dead in Houthi missile strike on Yemen mosque

The Houthis have yet to comment on the attack, which comes as fighting between the Iran-backed rebels and government forces supported by a Saudi-led military coalition intensifies.

At least 22 people were killed in a Houthi rebel missile strike on a mosque south of the strategic Yemeni city of Marib, officials said on Monday.

"Twenty-two people, including children, were killed and 19 others were injured in a Houthi missile attack on a mosque... in Al-Jawba district" on Sunday night, a pro-government military official told AFP.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the mosque also had a religious school.

Yemen's Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani said on Twitter that 29 people, including women and children, were killed in the attack.

"This horrific massacre is within a series of systematic killings of civilians by the terrorist Houthi militia," he wrote in English.

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Yemen war: Deadly missile attack on Marib religious school

At least 29 civilians were killed or wounded in north Yemen when ballistic missiles launched by the rebel Houthi movement hit a religious school and mosque, the country's government says.

Women and children were among the casualties from Sunday night's attack in Marib province.

They were sheltering at the facility after being displaced by fighting.

There was no immediate comment from the Houthis, who began a major offensive to capture Marib earlier this year.

Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani tweeted that the Iran-aligned Houthis targeted residential areas of al-Jawba district, about 50km (30 miles) south of the city of Marib, with two "Iranian-made ballistic missiles".

The missiles struck a religious school and mosque in the al-Amoud area, which was overcrowded with families that had fled fierce fighting elsewhere in Jawba in recent weeks, he added.

Photographs posted online by the local Marib Press website showed a bloodstained carpet covered with the torn remains of several books.

Later, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV reported that the bodies of 39 people had been pulled from the rubble of the destroyed buildings. However, there was no confirmation from the government officials.

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Yemen: Students among 29 people killed or injured as casualties surge in Marib

The latest attack was on a mosque and religious school, according to the Internationally Recognized Government Information Minister. It was not clear exactly how many people had been killed with conflicting reports over the fatalities.

Save the Children’s Country Director, Xavier Joubert, said:

“We are speechless when facing this level of horror witnessed by civilians in Yemen. The world needs to come together to make sure that civilians in Yemen do not continue to pay a heavy toll for the hostilities in the country.

“Children continue to be killed across Yemen as innocent bystanders to a conflict that has claimed the lives of many, displaced even more and destroyed the country’s infrastructure.

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Coronavirus und Seuchen / Most important: Coronavirus and epidemics

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Jordan to deport unvaccinated guest workers, incl. Yemenis

Jordan's Interior Ministry on Saturday said that the guest workers who have not received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be deported starting from Dec. 15.
The ministry said in a statement that the decision aims to protect public health, noting that prompting expatriates to get vaccinated protects them against future infections and virus transmission.
Guest workers are allowed to receive the doses for free, without the need to present their residency or work permits, it added.
Jordan currently hosts more than 3.5 million guest workers from Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Iraq, Libya and Yemen.

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12 new cases of COVID-19 reported, 9,791 in total

The committee also reported in its statement the recovery of nine coronavirus patients, in addition to the death of nine others.

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6 new cases of COVID-19 reported, 9,779 in total

The committee also reported in its statement the recovery of 18 coronavirus patients, in addition to the death of three others.

cp2 Allgemein / General

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Interactive Map of Yemen War

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Yemen War daily map updates

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Boris Johnson, Mohammed Bin Salman named two of the top “spoilers of peace” in Yemen

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) today held an “awards ceremony” for the top “Spoilers of Peace” in the war in Yemen, who are doing most to perpetuate the war, cause death and suffering, and obstruct efforts to bring peace. The goal of the mock “awards” is to bring international attention to the continuing horrors of the Yemen war and to “shame the shameless”, highlighting the responsibility of many different actors for the atrocities being committed.

Full list of award winners

Top overall spoiler of peace: Abdul-Malik al-Houthi

Fuelling the war economy: Abd El- ٌRabo Mansour Hady (Internationally-recognised President of Yemen)

Committing atrocities and severe human rights violations: Mohammed bin Salman

Causing humanitarian suffering: Hani Ben Brik, Vice President of the Southern Transitional Council

Perpetrating Sexual and Gender-based Violence: Abdul Hakim Hashem Ali Al-Khaiwani (Houthi Director of the Security and Intelligence Bureau)

Undermining Safe Reporting and Freedom of Expression: Mujahed Ahmed Al-Amdy, head of the specialized criminal court in Houthi-controlled areas

Arming the parties to the conflict: Boris Johnson

Causing environmental damage: Mohammed Ali Al–Houthi, Former President of the Houthi Revolutionary Committee, and member of the Houthi Supreme Political Council

Violations against children: Mohammed bin Salman

Violations Against Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrants: Shallal ali Shaye (Aden’s Security Chief and Senior Commander in the Southern Transitional Council police chief in Aden)

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Journalists urge end to impunity for attacks in war-torn Yemen

Nov. 2 marks International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

Yemeni journalist Hesham al-Yousefi was held for around five years and a half in a Houthi-run prison in war-torn Yemen.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency on Tuesday, al-Yousefi said he and his fellow journalists were repeatedly subjected to different types of torture, including kicking, slapping, beating with batons and butt-stroking.

“In addition to deprivation of food, we were forced to perform exhausting exercises and shower with cold water. We were also threatened to be held in weapons dumps, which were frequently targeted by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes,” he said.

Detained by Houthi rebels since June 2015, al-Yousefi and four other journalists were set free under a prisoner exchange agreement in October 2020. The UN-brokered deal between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels included the release of more than 1,000 prisoners.

As the world marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists on Nov. 2, al-Yousefi called for rallying international efforts to punish the perpetrators of crimes against journalists.

“Amnesty International and the UN Group of Eminent Experts referred to our stories in their annual reports, but did not address the issue of impunity or accountability of the perpetrators of crimes against journalists,” he said.

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists highlights the instrumental role of prosecutorial services, in investigating and prosecuting not only killings but also threats of violence agai

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Representatives of Yemen’s Political Parties Discuss the Peace Process and Resumption of Political Life with the UN Special Envoy for Yemen

From October 29-31, representatives of Yemen’s political parties discussed their country’s way forward with the UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, at an inter-party dialogue workshop, held here in the Finnish capital and via video link.

The discussion included a range of views on what has worked and what has not worked in previous official peace efforts, while also asking what role the political parties could play in both the peace process and in sustaining future peace.

EU Charge d’Affaires to Yemen Marion Lalisse opened the inter-party dialogue workshop via video link. She stressed the importance of strengthening the role of political actors in the peace and decision-making processes as an alternative to armed conflict.

Representatives of the main political parties in Yemen – the General People’s Congress (GPC), the Islah party, the Yemeni Socialist Party (YSP), Al Rashad Party and the Nasserist Party – all participated in the workshop.

Representatives of Yemen’s Political Parties Discuss the Peace Process and Resumption of Political Life with the UN Special Envoy for Yemen - Sana'a Center For Strategic Studies

My comment: Obviously no participants from pro-Houthi parties.

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Yemen: shelling and airport attack lead to another unbearable day for children

An attack near Aden’s international airport that claimed 12 civilian lives on Saturday and a shelling attack in Taiz that killed three child siblings and severely injured their brother, contribute to another unbearable day for children across Yemen.

Children continue to be killed across the country and thousands of families have been displaced as a result of the ongoing hostilities. Civilian infrastructure continues to be targeted, while continued restrictions on access of humanitarian organizations to those in need of assistance severely impacts people’s lives.

Responding to the weekend attacks, Save the Children’s Country Director in Yemen, Xavier Joubert said:

‘For many Yemeni families, this weekend is one of grief. One family supported by Save the Children lost three children and another son was maimed, losing his right leg, in an attack yesterday in the city of Taiz.

‘On top of that family’s unimaginable grief, they will continue to live in a place where the next attack may come at any time.

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Nabil al-Asidi: Todesurteil gegen Pressefreiheit

Seit bald acht Jahren wütet in seinem Heimatland Jemen ein blutiger Bürgerkrieg. Die Meinungsfreiheit kommt in diesem Konflikt unter die Räder. Trotzdem kämpft der Journalist Nabil al-Asidi weiter, wie er in der neuen Folge der SWI Serie "Global Voices of Freedom" berichtet.

Wenn in Jemen das Gespräch auf die Medien kommt, fällt immer wieder ein Name: Nabil al-Asidi. Vor ein paar Jahren wurde er von der Antikorruptions-Organisation UTAD zur "Person des Jahres" gekürt, weil er sich als Vorsitzender der jemenitischen Gewerkschaften der Journalist:innen national und international für das Recht auf Meinungsfreiheit stark gemacht hat.

Im Gespräch mit SWI spricht nun Al-Asidi von einem "Todesurteil für die Pressefreiheit", das von den verschiedenen Kriegsparteien ausgesprochen worden sei: "Dieser Konflikt bedroht den täglichen Journalismus, da die Parteien, die um die Macht kämpfen, sich darauf geeinigt haben, Journalisten zu verhaften und zu ermorden".

Al-Asidi lebt wegen des Krieges in seiner Heimat seit fünf Jahren in der Schweiz.

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"It is important to strengthen the role of political actors in the peace and decision-making processes as an alternative to armed conflict." EU Charge d'affaires to Yemen, @MarionLalisse, opened the cross-party dialogue workshop for the political parties of #Yemen.

cp2a Saudische Blockade / Saudi blockade

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Saudi call for US defenses to reopen Hodeida port new pretext: Houthis

Saudi Arabia has asked for US defense systems as a condition to lift restrictions imposed on the Yemeni western port of Hodeida, which the Iranian-backed Houthi group dubbed as "new pretext" for keeping on the Houthi-held port closed.
"By putting the possession of US anti-Yemeni drones technologies conditional to lifting the blockade on the port, Riyadh is but looking for a new pretext to maintain the closure of the port," Houthi official tweeted on Friday.
"After we thwarted [Saudi attempts to] exploit humanitarian issues to get negotiating concessions, they are now trying to use [the port] in order to strike new deals and to add further complexes," Abdul Malik al-Ajri added.
Saudi Arabia is seeking Washington's help in bolstering its defences as it comes under intense U.S. pressure to end a blockade of Yemeni ports that its Houthi enemies say is an obstacle to ceasefire talks, two sources with knowledge of efforts to end the Yemen war and a U.S. official told Reuters.
But Riyadh first wants U.S. weapons to help the kingdom strengthen its defense systems following Houthi attacks on its territory with military drones and ballistic missiles, the sources familiar with discussions added.
The United States has been pressing the coalition to fully open access to the Houthi-held ports and Sana'a airport, and also pushed the Houthis to end offensives and engage in diplomacy.


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Saudis deny linking their defense capacities to Yemen ceasefire

Saudi Arabia will not link discussions on its defense capacities to ceasefire in Yemen, Saudi foreign minister said Saturday.
The Kingdom agrees with the United States on a nationwide ceasefire in Yemen and support to political process in order to settle the 7-year-old conflict, Faisal Bin Farhan added in an interview with Reuters.
"I think it's clear that the Kingdom is committed to ceasefire, and it's up to the Houthis to decide" signing a deal on this, the Saudi FM said.
Saudi Arabia is seeking Washington's help in bolstering its defenses as it comes under intense US pressure to end a blockade of Yemeni ports that its Houthi enemies say is an obstacle to ceasefire talks, two sources with knowledge said last week.

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Film: "One of the worst places on earth to be a child" At least 10 000 children have been killed since the conflict began in Yemen in 2015 & millions are at risk of starvation. Our latest video, co-producrd with Angelina Jolie, directed by @_RobertTimothy @bbcworldservice

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In the ongoing payment to 1.5 million SWF's beneficiary households located in 37,500 villages across #Yemen, @SFDYemen is introducing new technologies including GIS to pinpoint payment sites to beneficiary locations.

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Yemen: Marib’s civilians are under attack and cut off from life-saving aid

The Norwegian Refugee Council’s Country Director in Yemen, Erin Hutchinson, said:

“Some of Yemen’s most vulnerable civilians in Marib are now cut off from life-saving assistance while also being under attack. The numbers of civilian casualties in Marib, including children, is at a record high.

“In these dramatic moments we appeal to all sides to ensure that humanitarian aid can reach families in dire need, including around 1 million Yemenis who moved there from other parts of the country hoping to find safety. Many of them are living in overcrowded sites that almost completely lack clean water, toilets and health facilities.

"Our staff can reach only a small portion of those in need in Marib, and what we provide is just a drop in the ocean compared to the staggering needs.

“We call on all parties to spare civilians and ensure that we can keep reaching them with life-saving aid. We also call on the international community to provide the promised funding to keep Yemenis alive in this hour of need.”

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Yemen Restoring Education and Learning Project: Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF)

The project aims to provide emergency financial support to support the delivery of basic education services, protect and invest in human capital and have a lasting impact on learning across Yemen.

The Restoring Education and Learning Project in Yemen finances a package of interventions delivered to 1000 schools across the country. The proposed interventions, which will be implemented by Save the Children, UNICEF and WFP over a three academic years, will support teacher payment and teacher training, school feeding, school infrastructure improvements, the distribution of learning materials and school supplies, and national capacity building. WFP will be responsible for the provision of the school feeding component in targeted schools.

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A Child’s Condition May Relapse Anytime!

In view of multiple drivers of malnutrition in Yemen, a child's condition may relapse anytime ¡f nutrition services are cut off even for a short period of time. Children aged O to 59 months have fragile health and are much more susceptible to acute malnutrition. And thus, having sufficient access to treatment and preventive services is a priority number one to save children's lives during this critical time.

In early 2021, cases of acute malnutrition among children under five are the greatest ever recorded. The onslaught of coronavirus pandemic has interrupted the safe delivery of nutrition services for children in certain areas which exacerbated the situation and increased the cases of acutely malnourished children aged O to 59 months.

As a case in point, Jana— aged 17 months — was brought by her mother to the BSFP distribution point in Mudhaikhira district when she was six months old. She has been benefitting from the blanket supplementary feeding program which RDP

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I never imagined that I would see such suffering in my country #Yemen ! #BUT now, through my humanitarian work on ground & what I see everyday, The situation will be more tragic than you can imagine, if the war and the unjust siege on Yemen continue.

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Situation Update - Al Jawf Governorate

Al-Jawf is home to thousands of displaced families from Hajjah, Hudaydah, Sa’ada, and recently from Marib governorate. The displacement movement from Marib to Al-Jawf governorate is ongoing following the recent escalation of violence that forced thousands of families to flee.

According to data from OCHA and DTM, since 2015 and the ongoing escalation in Al-Jawf has resulted in 125,000 displaced people. Most of these people were displaced internally within Al-Jawf governorate from Al-Hazm, Al-Khalq, Al Ghayl and Bart Al-Anan districts, as well as from Khabb wa ash Sha'af district where fighting was intense.

The living conditions in the 12 districts of the governorate are very poor affecting the internally displaced and the host community alike. Several displaced families are currently staying in inadequate conditions.

Women and girls in Al-Jawf, are considered amongst the most affected groups in society with multifaceted vulnerabilities. These are exacerbated by the lack of protection services in the governorate, specially of GBV services and economic empowerment activities.

Children continue to be exposed to the risk of injuries due to the presence of landmine and unexploded ordnance in the area.

Lack of documentation also affects children, especially for those in IDPs sites, depriving them of their right of identity and access to education.

Children head of households need particular attention from the entire humanitarian community ensuring their access to humanitarian aid in a dignified and safe manner.

Full document:

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Yemen’s cancer patients increased by 30% after US-Saudi war

The Director of Yemen’s National Center for Oncology, Dr. Abdullah Thawabeh, confirmed that cancerous tumors in Sanaa have witnessed an enormous increase since the start of the US-Saudi aggression in 2015.
In a statement to Yemeni Al-Masirah network on Thursday, Dr. Thawabeh indicated that the center’s annual statistic before the aggression was up to 4,500 cases, but after it, the annual registered cases increased to 6000, which means an increase of 30%.
It was not the first time the health sector announced such horrible news.
In 2019, the official reports of the Ministry of Health indicated that the closure of Sanaa airport to critical cases caused the death of over 43000 patients, in addition to over 28000 cases of cancer patients, due to the siege and lack of necessary medical supplies.

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War in Yemen a 'disaster' for girls' education

Girls residing in displacement camps are disproportionately affected by the systemic problems in Yemen's education system, activists say.

In an October 11 post on Twitter, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said the instability and displacement resulting from the conflict in Yemen have made it even harder for girls to continue their education.

It noted that 26% of the one million internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the hosting sites in Yemen are girls, and said they help their families cook, fetch water and take care of their siblings in the absence of their parents.

UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports indicate the number of children in Yemen facing disruptions to their education could rise to six million.

Girls most affected

Officials and human rights activists stressed the importance of ensuring girls' access to education inside and outside displacement camps, as well as making sure they are in a safe environment and receive food and health services.

"It is clear that the majority of girls in displacement camps have stopped attending school because of difficult conditions," said National Committee for the Investigation of Human Rights Violations spokeswoman Ishraq al-Maqtari.

Girls' education also has received scant attention from the authorities and from humanitarian organisations, she told Al-Mashareq.

"I visited three displacement camps in Marib, and found that many of the displaced girls have discontinued their studies because the authorities concerned with IDPs are not providing teaching necessities," she said.

Instead of going to school, the girls are preoccupied with helping their families obtain necessities, al-Maqtari said.

Some camps have "provided alternative spaces to be used as classrooms to continue the education process, for both male and female students", said Najeeb al-Saadi, who heads the government-run Executive Unit for IDPs.

But these efforts have been set back by "the direct shelling of the IDP camps by the Houthis with rockets and missiles and repeated waves of displacement".

The situation has particularly affected girls, many of whom have been unable to continue their schooling because educational funding is short and aid organisations are limiting their support to providing food and relief supplies, he said.

Among the displaced population, al-Saadi said, "many Yemeni women have become responsible for supporting their families, and girls have been deprived of education".

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Hooray, finished school! What’s next?

I have just graduated high school in Yemen where education is a challenge. Sure, we have come a long way, but still primary school enrollment for girls is only 66%. As we get older, enrollment into secondary school slips to less than 40%. I am one of the lucky few! Some girls have their right to an education taken away from them; others choose to stop for their own personal reasons including marriage. My motivation for writing this blog is to encourage girls to stay in school and to demand their right to a fulfilling education. I am hopeful that many will be inspired to pursue science, because we need more girl scientist. To help, this blog will offer educational resources, including guest speakers to support girls in their final year of high school. With an education, we build our knowledge, and with knowledge, we can follow paths to multiple opportunities.

I am now at a stage in my life where I am at a crossroad. I want to go to university and I am busy searching for a university that suits me. I am passionate about sciences, and want to put my mind into studying genetics, I have many options available and in some way, having options is powerful. Sure, it can be confusing, but I would rather have the options than none. What I am trying to say is completing school led me to this juncture. I am at this place of opportunities and I am preparing to seize the ones that work for me. Like many of my friends, I am not as happy with my results as I’d hoped. However, I am over the moon with the openings that are laid out in front of me. So to all my sisters out there who are feeling blue about their results it’s just a minor setback to a major come back. Seize the opportunities and move on.

Within days of finishing my last exam, I grabbed my first opportunity. I contacted local NGOs and companies asking for a summer internship.

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Japan and FAO sign a project agreement to enhance the food security and nutrition of vulnerable families in Yemen

Japan signed an agreement with FAO to contribute USD 7 million (JPY 771 000 000) to enhance the food security and nutrition of vulnerable internally displaced, agro-pastoral and pastoral families in Yemen.

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

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Aid agencies: protect civilians from the devastating impacts of the conflict in and around Marib

This statement was developed by a group of international aid organizations working in Yemen, including: ACTED, CARE, Danish Refugee Council, Humanity & Conclusion — Handicap International, INTERSOS, Lutheran World Relief, Medecins du Monde (MdM), Mercy Corps, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, Polish Humanitarian Action, Save the Children and ZOA.

Aid agencies operating in Yemen are deeply concerned over the humanitarian situation in and around Marib as hostilities continue to escalate resulting in dozens of civilian casualties, including women and children.

In October alone, more than 54 incidents of armed violence affecting civilians in and around Marib were recorded, resulting in over 119 civilian casualties — an increase of more than 230 per cent in civilian casualties recorded in a single month for 2021 in the area. A recent attack on 31 October, hit a religious site, killing and wounding 29 civilians, including students, women and children.[1]

More than 36,800 people have been displaced in Marib this year, [2] many of them for the third or fourth time. Protection risks for people fleeing from frontlines are of critical concern, with existing sites for internally displaced persons (IDPs) becoming increasingly overcrowded, which increases severe risks such as gender-based violence.

Of the estimated one million IDPs now in Marib city, 80 per cent are women and children. With the continuing conflict in and around Marib, displaced populations are risking once more being displaced into neighboring governorates that are already reeling from the impact of seven years of conflict. Further, we continue to operate in a challenging environment, with a massive short fall in funds, which is resulting in the current Marib response completely unable to deal with the crisis.

Humanitarian needs in Marib city far outstrip current humanitarian capacity on the ground. The city hosts hugely crowded IDP camps, an over-stretched public service and healthcare system, fragile city infrastructure and an increasingly vulnerable host community.

There are a minimal number of medical facilities and seriously depleted medical capacity in Marib city. This means that injuries caused by conflict cannot be effectively treated, with an inability to evacuate civilian casualties. In the few remaining available hospitals in the city, priority has been given for medical treatment to military personnel, and civilians have been left with little support.

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Hundreds of families forcibly displaced from their homes and villages in al-Jubah south of #Marib tonight, now they'r homeless. New humanitarian crisis looms on the horizon as many more families expected to flee continuous violence & military escalation.

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For the third time, 15000 IDPs have been displaced recently from al-Rawdha area near #Marib Dam due to Houthi escalation.

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One of the new camps in Al-Wadi district received, within three days, nearly 18,000 displaced people, and the displacement is still continuing (photo)

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Around 55,000 people have been displaced recently in #Marib, most of them homeless in the desert. (photos)

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#Marib’s IDPs Camp Unit: Over 54,000 have been displaced recently by Houthi hostilities in Al-Jubah district.

Deputy Manger of #Marib’s IDPs camp management unit: over 55,000 people have been forcibly displaced from south of the governorate during this month. 90% of them are with no shelter and scattered around Marib al-Wadi and Marib city, he added.

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UNHCR Yemen Operational Update, covering the Period 20 - 30 October 2021


USD 271 M required for 2021 operations

IDP Response

UNHCR recently [issued}8 an update on its position on returns to Yemen, superseding its previous update issued in April 2015. The update reiterates the call for all countries to allow civilians fleeing conflict in Yemen access to their territories and not forcibly return Yemeni nationals and former habitual residents to any part of the country, given the prevailing circumstances of insecurity.

So far, in 2021, UNHCR has distributed USD 60 million in cash assistance benefitting more than 170,000 IDP and 3,000 refugee families (over 1,000,000 IDP and 8,000 refugee individuals). UNHCR plans to distribute USD 69 million in cash assistance to some 188,000 households by the end of 2021.

More than 1,000 families (over 6,000 individuals) were forcibly displaced during the reporting period, the majority recorded within Marib governorate. Since the start of the southern offensive, which began in early September, reports indicate more than 3,000 families have been displaced (some 18,000 individuals). In recent weeks, UNHCR has assisted up to 900 households with shelter support.

UN Deputy Humanitarian and Humanitarian Access Coordinators arrived in Marib on 20 October to discuss modalities for the delivery of assistance in the context of the dynamic front lines. Moreover, the UNHCR-led Protection Cluster team completed a field mission to Marib during the same week to support preparations for an emergency response plan.

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Film: Yemen's civil war: 4 million people flee, 1.2 million internally displaced so far

Over 4 million people have fled and about 1.2 million have been internally displaced so far in Yemen's civil war which began in 2014 when the Huthis seized the capital Sanaa, 120 kilometres west of Marib.

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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The death sentence was supposed to be carried out this morning against the murderer of the young Abdullah Al-Bazzaz, and his family was informed yesterday that the date of execution is today and he was held in solitary confinement and stamped on the verdict by the Public Prosecution, until midnight last night, directives came to postpone the execution and take him out of solitary without any reason.

It is noteworthy that the killer, Fathallah Al-Rimi, is an escort of one of the Houthi supervisors called "Abu Raad" and one of the conscripts in their ranks killed Captain Abdullah Bazaz in cold blood in front of his house in 2018, and preceded him in the murder of the young man Anwar Gilf in the same neighborhood.

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More than 100 Houthi children were killed as they filmed battles on the front lines of the fighting during the six years of war in Yemen. The war photographer is one of the tasks assigned to the children recruited in the Houthi ranks, in addition to participating in the fighting. (photos9

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[Sanaa branch of] General People's Congress party reiterates condemnation of invaders and mercenaries

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Film: A surveillance camera documents horrific and horrific scenes of a Houthi gunman who killed a number of citizens in cold blood in the city of Radaa, Al-Bayda Governorate.

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Houthis have started gathering birth certificates of students in Sana'a schools as part of the militia's preparations of recruiting minors to the warfronts/Newsline

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PM: There is no compromise over liberation of land from new occupiers

Prime Minister Dr. Abdulaziz bin Habtoor said on Saturday there is no compromise over liberation of land of Yemen from new occupiers.

Bin Habtoor affirmed in a news statement that the new occupiers should realize that it is impossible for the continuation of colonization in Socotra, Aden, Mukalla or any other place in the Yemeni land.

He indicated that the Socotra archipelago is an authentic part of Yemeni lands that cannot be relinquished easily.

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Abdulsalam comments on challenges facing Lebanon after Kordahi’s statements

Head of the Sanaa negotiating delegation, Muhammad Abdulsalam, on Sunday affirmed that Lebanon, as a state, people and resistance, is capable of facing challenges, no matter what they are.

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Welcome to Kordahi Street: Lebanese minister lauded by Yemenis weary of war

Though Lebanon's information minister has enraged Saudi Arabia and its allies for criticising the war on Yemen, in Sanaa he has become a local hero

In Sanaa, the Houthi-held capital, images of a sharp-suited Kordahi have been stuck up on billboards across the city. Riyadh Street has now been renamed Kordahi Street.

“Kordahi spoke in the tongue of Yemenis and was brave enough to say the truth that no other Arab official dared to do,” Qadri Abdullah, a Sanaa resident, told Middle East Eye.

“He knows that this statement may affect the relationship of his country with the aggression [Gulf countries] but he preferred to support the victims of this war in Yemen. A big thank you to him.”

Kordahi’s criticism, Abdullah said, meant a lot for Yemenis who every day are dying under Saudi-led air strikes and as a result of the kingdom’s blockade on their country. The United Nations estimates that the war has caused 233,000 deaths.

“I can see there is a campaign against Kordahi by the mercenaries of Saudi Arabia but also of his statement appeared from different areas, as Yemenis are fed up of the war.”

Naming a street after the embattled minister is the least Yemenis can do to express their gratitiude, he said.

“Personally, I don’t want a street in my country named after Riyadh, because Saudi Arabia hasn’t done anything good for Yemen deserving of thanks. But Kordhai has.”

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Yemen’s Houthi militia puts up posters backing Lebanese Minister Kordahi

Yemen’s Houthi militia on Sunday put up posters in support of a Lebanese minister whose criticism of the war in Yemen sparked a diplomatic row between Lebanon and Gulf states.

The minister has won plaudits in Houthi-held Sanaa, however.

“Yes George, the Yemen war is absurd,” said posters bearing his image that the Houthis pasted onto billboards and lamp posts on Sunday.

The Houthis also plan to rename a street in Sanaa after Kordahi, according to shopkeepers and media reports in the city.

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Houthi leader Jahaf: Banu Hashim (Hashemites who claim 2 be descendents of Prophet Moh) only has the right to rule Makkah, Medinah, #Yemen & Bilad al-Sham, as it all belongs to their grandfa Abu Talib (head of Banu Hashim, uncle of Prophet Moh & father of Ali Ibn abi Talib).

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Iran Sole Supporter of Yemen: Envoy

Yemen’s ambassador to Tehran lauded the Islamic Republic as the only supporter of the people of his country in the face of the Saudi-led military aggression.

Ibrahim Mohammad al-Deilami met with a number of top Iranian clerics in the holy city of Qom on Saturday.

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Als Zeichen der Solidarität fordert Jemen Boykott saudischer Produkte

Mohammad Ali al-Houthi, ein Mitglied des Hohen Politischen Rates der jemenitischen Ansarallah-Bewegung, hat zur Unterstützung des libanesischen Informationsministers zum Boykott saudischer Waren aufgerufen.

Als Reaktion auf die politische Krise zwischen Saudi-Arabien und dem Libanon rief al-Houthis zum Einfuhrverbot saudischer Produkte auf.

Al-Houthi betonte, dass er, wenn Saudi-Arabien aufgrund der Äußerungen des Informationsministers den Import libanesischer Produkte blockiert, Mitglieder der jemenitischen Regierung zu einer Dringlichkeitssitzung einberufen und anordnen werde, dass Export saudischer Produkte in den Jemen gestoppt werden.

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Yemen rebels threaten to block Saudi imports amid row with Lebanon

Houthi rebels have threatened to block the entry of Saudi products into Yemen, amid a row between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon over the conflict in the war-torn country.

The threat came shortly after Riyadh banned all Lebanese imports into the kingdom and expelled the Lebanese envoy over comments critical to the Saudi role in Yemen by Lebanon’s Information Minister George Kordahi.

"If Saudi Arabia bans Lebanon's products because of the position of the Lebanese information minister, I call on the (Houthi) government to ban the Saudi products into Yemen," the head of Houthi Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Muhammad Ali Al-Houthi, said on Twitter.

and also

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Graphic video. 8-year-old Abdullah Abu Shawsa shot dead by Ali Sabarh, a Houthi military commander, in al-Ashah of Amran north #Yemen 6 days ago. Not only that, but Houthis also set fire to their vehicle. Watch how Abdullah's father crying out in pain while carrying his dead son.

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

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Saudi Govt Calls on All Yemeni Parties to Complete Implementation of Riyadh Agreement

The Saudi government condemned on Tuesday the terrorist bombing that targeted the entrance of the international airport in the Yemeni interim capital Aden last week.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the cabinet meeting that was held virtually amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The government expressed the Kingdom’s solidarity with Yemen and its people, urging all parties to complete the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement in order to unite ranks, confront terrorism, achieve security and stability and restore the state.

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Islah gunmen burn down house in Taiz

An armed gang affiliated with the Islah party burned down a house in downtown Taiz province, southwest Yemen, local sources said.

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Aden plunges in darkness

he electricity system in the occupied Aden province on Tuesday got out of service due to a technical glitch, local sources reported .

Citizens expressed their displeasure at the power outages, saying corruption and political conflicts in Aden had deprived citizens of key services.

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Islah pushes military reinforcements to Abyan

Saudi-backed Islah Party pushed on Tuesday military reinforcements to Abyan province, south of Yemen, according to sources.

The sources confirmed that Islah sent armed men and military equipment to the coastal Shaqra front, after the UAE-funded Southern Transitional Council (STC) reinforced its militias with four brigades during the past hours.

“The Islah militants have created military fortifications and trenches on the lines of contact with the “STC” militia in the areas of Sela, Al-Tariah, Qarn Al-Klasi, and Sheikh Salem,” according to the sources.

The STC is heading to bring down Shakra coastal city in Abyan and then move towards the city of Ataq, the capital of the Islah-held Shabwa, under the pretext of defending those areas from the forces of the Sanaa government.

The Islah party imposed its military control over the districts of Shabwa after the expulsion of the Shabwani Elite militia belonging to the STC militias.

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Army officers, soldiers start hunger strike in Aden jail run by STC

Fourteen army officers and soldiers on Monday started a hunger strike inside a jail run by the southern transitional council in Yemen's interim capital Aden.

They said in a statement that their strike comes in protest against their unfair detention for four years and will continue until their demands are met.

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Yemen calls for 'urgent' international support as economy collapses

Yemeni Prime Minister, Maeen Abdulmalik, yesterday called for "urgent international support to avoid an economic collapse."

Abdulmalik's remarks came during his meeting with the British Ambassador to Yemen, Richard Oppenheim.

and also

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Yemen gov’t, Saudi-led coalition under fire amid rebel onslaught on Marib

Six political parties have accused the Yemeni government and the Saudi-led coalition of failing Marib amid a rebel offensive on the central province.

“The legitimate government has failed to shoulder its responsibility in the political, military, economic and media fields,” the parties said in a statement.

They also regretted the poor performance of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

Leading among signatories of the statement are the General People's Congress, the Yemeni Congregation for Reform, the Yemeni Socialist Party and the Nasserist Unionist People's Organization.

There was no comment from either the government or the Saudi-led coalition on the statement.

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Between the Houthi advances in Ma’rib and the coalition withdrawing in the east, increasingly looking like Saudi Arabia and UAE have changed what they think they can accomplish in Yemen.

Still too early to tell, but combined with the UAE withdrawal from Alam and Balhaf last week, this could be signaling an actual coalition disengagement from Yemen

Obviously there are a ton of local militias they could still back to support their interests, but coalition forces had been in Shabwah, Mahrah for years. News of them leaving is a notable change.

I suppose the GoY/STC will need to really get worried if they start packing up the Bureiqah HQ

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UAE-backed separatists send more troops to fill void after Saudi withdrawal from Shabwah

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) has sent four new brigades to the Abyan front after Saudi forces began withdrawing from Shabwah province.

According to local sources, the STC carried out a large-scale deployment to strengthen its military presence in the Sheikh Salem Front and the Qarn al-Kalasi front in the past few hours.

The sources explained that the movements of the STC in Abyan came after the departure of Saudi forces from the city of Ataq in Shabwah in the early hours of Monday.

Islah Party activists on social media denounced the military escalation of the STC in Abyan, describing it as “a dangerous step that threatens the Riyadh Agreement and undermines the security and stability of the province.”

Earlier on Monday, Military Spokesman for the STC militia, Mohammed al-Naqib described the withdrawal of Saudi forces from Shabwah as “a step in the right direction”.

Saudi occupation forces have recently started withdrawing from Shabwah province, abandoning their allies and mercenaries. Sources claim this decision was caused by the advance of the Yemeni forces of the National Salvation Government and a growing internal conflict amongst the Islah Party. =


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Saudi occupation forces start withdrawing from Shabwah province

Saudi forces have left Ataq, the capital of Shabwah province and started moving towards the al-Wadea border crossing, linking Saudi Arabia with eastern Yemen, in the early hours of Monday.

Informed sources confirmed, that Riyadh directed the commander of its forces in Shabwah to leave immediately, after the leadership of the Islah Party (Muslim Brotherhood) authorities in Shabwah rejected the request of the Saudi Military Commission to give the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militia additional months extension on a deadline to withdraw from the Balhaf facility.

According to other sources, the relations between the commander of Saudi forces and the Islah authorities worsened after the attack on a military camp in al-Alam by Islah militants on Sunday.

The sources explained that Saudi forces withdrew their military equipment and the STC communications network, in addition to dismantling its electricity generator, at the request of the UAE.

Military observers considered the Saudi withdrawal from Ataq as a green light to the STC to attack Islah militants in Shabwah. =

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New rounds of infighting hit occupied city of Aden

Violent clashes have erupted on Monday inside one of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) camps in Aden, southern Yemen.

Local sources stated that clashes occurred inside the coast guard camp in al-Nasr and al-Arish neighbourhoods, Khor Maksar area.

The sources added that the confrontations and the sounds of explosions provoked terror among the people of the area, pointing out that the STC militia deployed dozens of its members in the streets of the area, and set up checkpoints for cars in the al-Arish area. =

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Soldiers killed in attack on security patrol car in east Yemen

Several soldiers were killed after unknown gunmen attacked a security patrol car with machine guns and grenades on the highway between Yemen's provinces of Hadhramaut and Marib, local sources in Hadhramaut said on Sunday.

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Interior Minister orders security services to enforce CBY’s resolutions about foreign currency

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Concerns arise as Saudi Arabia deploys Wahhabi extremists near Omani border

Local concern has escalated in Mahrah province, eastern Yemen, as the Saudi-led coalition began resettling hardline Salafist groups loyal to the UAE occupation forces as part of arrangements to destabilise the border with the Sultanate of Oman.

The Omani population consists predominantly of Muslims of the Ibadi school of thought, a branch of Islam that differs from both Sunni and Shia.

Sheikh Ali al-Harisi, chairman of the Mahrah sit-in protest committee, warned against these new moves, pointing out in press statements that “the aim is to spread the Saudi ideology and Wahhabi doctrine in this province.”

In recent days, the coalition has overseen the movement of hundreds of Salafists who used to live in the Dar al-Hadith center in al-Jubah directorate, Ma’rib province, after the fall of the directorate to the Yemeni army and Popular Committees loyal to the National Salvation Government.

Tribal sources in Mahrah said the coalition was currently settling the elements in the vicinity of al-Ghaydha International Airport, which is being used by the coalition as a military base for multinational forces.

The new move raised concerns over the transfer, which comes at a time when Saudi Arabia has begun handing over Mahrah to the UAE occupation forces while reducing its own direct military deployment in the province.

The transfer of Wahhabi takfiris raises fears among the people of Mahrah that the Saudi occupation forces are enabling the UAE-backed mercenaries to blow up the situation and find justifications to strike violently against popular protests that denounce the continued occupation.

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Locals report that #Saudi forces stationed in #Mahra in east #Yemen have withdrawn from several positions around the governorate (desert and coast) to their main base at al-Ghayda airport.

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Pro-coalition leader escapes assassination attempt in Taiz

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STC leader kidnapped in Aden

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Islah Party deploys militants on environs of Marib city

The Saudi- Islah authorities deployed on Saturday their gunmen and in the streets and surroundings of the city of Marib.

According to local sources, the Saudi-led coalition has created a number of security and military points in the city’s streets, in addition to placing concrete barriers and digging trenches in the vicinity of the city.

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Brotherhood-Houthi alliance stepping up violations in Yemen

The crisis of the Marib battle in Yemen has been raging on for nearly nine months now.
The Houthi militia insists to impose its control over the province, opening the door for many brutal violations by the group in co-operation with the branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen.
The Yemeni army has recently warned against the dangers entailed in the Muslim Brotherhood becoming part of the battle for Marib.
The army also warned against the prospect of the Houthi militia controlling oilfields in Marib, which is located in the northeastern part of Yemen.

Multiple crimes
The Brotherhood has stepped up its violations across Yemen.
The group has not only handed over three districts in Bayhan to the Houthi militia and betrayed the Murad tribes.
It had also handed over a number of soldiers and fighters from Marib to the Houthis.
It was involved in a large number of killing and kidnapping operations.

My comment: Propaganda piece, how the separatists describe their Islah Party enemy.

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Yemen's STC vows terrorist powers following Aden blast

Yemen's Southern Transitional Council (STC) late on Saturday vowed "terrorist powers" with deterrent retaliation, after a car bomb exploded in front of the main gate of Aden international airport.
The terrorist explosion suggests that the "war of booby-trapped objects is the latest weapon used by dark powers as part of their attempts to conquest Aden and the south in general, after their military attacks and service wars failed to achieve this goal," spokesman for the Emirati-backed STC said in a statement.
"The attack comes as part of a series of obstacles, including thwarting the power-sharing government's work, showing Aden as insecure [place], and foiling any effort to complete the application of Riyadh Agreement," Ali al-Kathiri added.
"Terrorist powers will receive deterrent punishment, and land of the south will be freed from terrorism and extremism," he vowed, calling on STC forces to be more alert in order to put an end to "terrorist cells backed by Houthis or Muslim Brotherhood."

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Lamlas: Results of Aden attack's investigation to be declared soon

According to Saba, the Prime Minister was acquainted by the Governor of Aden, Head of Aden Security Committee, Ahmad Lamlas with initial information on the terrorist attack, which killed and injured a number of civilians among them children.
Lamlas made it clear that the committee is following up circumstances of the terrorist attack and the results of investigation will be declared soon.
Prime minister directed the committee to carry out swift probe on the circumstances of the attack and to tighten security alert to foil any harm targeting Aden's security and stability.


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[Separatist ruled] security-committee-in-aden-the-capital-issues-statement-regarding-the-bombing-targeted-gate-of-aden-international-airport

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STC reveals its relationship with withdrawal of Saudi forces from Shabwah

Mohammed al-Naqib, the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militia’s military spokesman hinted at an upcoming military battle with Islah militants in Shabwah province.

“The Saudi decision to leave at Ataq airport is a step in the right direction and a success of the “STC” to withdraw the protection paper provided by the coali

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Yemeni gov't troops take control of Alam camp in Shabwa

The Yemeni government troops on Saturday took control of al-Alam camp in Jardan, a district in the southeastern governorate of Shabwa, after the site had been briefly seized by forces affiliated to the Emirati-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC).
The national army and security forces fully captured the military camp in the morning with no casualties, after forcing the STC elite forces to pull out of the site along with their personal arms, local and military sources told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.
Shabwa local authorities gave instructions to the army to enter the camp, after STC attempts to push armed groups from outside the camp in order to spark military confrontations following the Emirati withdrawal, the sources added.
Government troops arrested armed men, as the camp and its vicinity saw gunfire exchanged by the two parties in the last hours, according to the sources.
After days of the Emirati pullout, the STC elite forces refused calls made by the Saudi and Yemeni tribal and social mediations to hand the camp to the government troops, triggering tensions that led to the capture of the site without casualties.
Al-Alam camp was expected to be handed out by Saudi delegation to the government troops on Tuesday after the Emirati withdrawal.


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Saudi-backed forces storm UAE-backed separatists' camp in Shabwah

Forces of Islah Party loyal to Saudi-led coalition stormed on Saturday Al-Alam camp, which is controlled by the UAE-funded “Shawbani Elite” militias of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Shabwah province, eastern Yemen.

Media sources stated that fighters of the so-called “21st Brigade” of Islah stormed the Al-Alam camp during the early hours of the day, after surrounding it for more than three days.

The sources confirmed Islah forces took control of the camp after limited confrontations, during which they managed to expel the Shabwani elite members, who fled towards Abyan province.

Islah authorities in Shabwah stated that, since the Emirati forces left the Al-Alam camp, they have worked to secure the camp site, in cooperation with the Saudi forces, which have made efforts during the past days.

and also


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Three members of STC killed in Shabwa attack

About 3 members of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) militia funded by the UAE were killed on Saturday in Shabwa province, east of Yemen.

According to sources, Saudi-backed Islah militants stormed Al-Alam camp in Jardan district, which led to killing the members of the STC’s Shabwani Elite, escaping dozens towards Abyan.
The sources said Islah militants took control of Al-Alam camp, using various types of missiles during the attack.

and STC claims:

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Houthi escalation threatens peace process in Yemen, government

The Houthi military escalation in the province of Marib is threatening the future of the peace process and international efforts aimed at ending the seven-year war in Yemen, the ministry of foreign affairs in the internationally recognised government said.

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Shatara calls for rallying behind STC to regain Southern State

The Member of the Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council (STC), Vice-President of the National Assembly for Financial Control and Inspection, Lufti Shatara called everyone to rally behind the STC led by its President Aidroos Qassem al-Zubaidi in order to reach the desired goal of restoring and building the modern civil state of the South.
The call was made "it's not because I am a member of the STC Presidency, but rather, the one reason for this is the political facts which confirm that finding a way out of the Unity's gloomy tunnel is close at hand."

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

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UN bitten Musk um Gespräch für Milliardenspende

Sechs Milliarden US-Dollar zur Versorgung von 42 Millionen Hungernden: Der Chef des UN-Welternährungsprogramm, David Beasley, bittet Superreiche um eine großzügige Spende. Elon Musk stellt Bedingungen.

Weltraum-Tourismus oder Hungerbekämpfung? Wenn es nach den Vereinten Nationen geht, sollten die reichsten Menschen der Welt einen Teil ihres Vermögens für humanitäre Zwecke zur Verfügung stellen.

Ein entsprechendes Gesprächsangebot an Tesla-Gründer Elon Musk, der auf ein Vermögen von umgerechnet etwa 260 Milliarden Euro geschätzt wird, stehe, so UN-Sprecher Farhan Haq in New York.

Zuvor hatte es einen ungewöhnlichen Austausch von Musk mit dem Chef des UN-Welternährungsprogrammes WFP, David Beasley, auf Twitter gegeben. Beasley hatte in einem CNN-Interview um sechs Milliarden US-Dollar von Superreichen bei der Versorgung von 42 Millionen Hungernden gebeten. Musk schrieb bei Twitter: «Wenn WFP in diesem Twitter-Thread genau beschreiben kann, wie 6 Milliarden Dollar den Hunger in der Welt beseitigen können, werde ich sofort Tesla-Aktien verkaufen und es tun.»

Danach verlangte Musk Details über das WFP-Budget und volle Transparenz, wohin das Geld genau fließt. Beasley antwortete darauf: «Erlauben Sie mir, es Ihnen anstelle von Tweets selbst zu zeigen. Wir können uns überall treffen - auf der Erde oder im Weltraum». Darauf reagierte Musk nicht mehr. Ein Treffen zwischen den Beiden ist nach Wissen von UN-Sprecher Haq auch nicht anberaumt.

Kritik wegen Weltraum-Tourismuspläne

Musk war zusammen mit anderen Milliardären wie Amazon-Gründer Jeff Bezos zuletzt wegen kostspieliger Weltraum-Tourismuspläne in die Kritik geraten.,-un-bitten-musk-um-gespraech-fuer-milliardenspende-_arid,658814.html

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Die endgültige Entscheidung über das Schicksal des Jemen wird von den Menschen dieses Landes getroffen

Der leitende Assistent des iranischen Außenministers für besondere politische Angelegenheiten nannte die Aufhebung der bedrückenden Belagerung den Auftakt zu einer politischen Lösung der Jemen-Krise, und erklärte: „Die endgültige Entscheidung über das Schicksal des Jemen wird von den Menschen dieses Landes getroffen.“

Der Sonderbeauftragte des UN-Generalsekretärs für den Jemen, der sich in Teheran aufhält, traf sich mit Ali Asghar Khaji, um verschiedene Fragen und Dimensionen der Jemen-Krise und die neuesten Entwicklungen zu erörtern.

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Iran ready to cooperate with UN to end war in Yemen: MP

Head of Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said that Iran is always ready to contribute to ending the war in Yemen, beginning of political talks, and decreasing the pains and sorrows of the oppressed and defenseless Yemeni people in collaboration with Yemen and regional countries.

Vahid Jalalzadeh made the comment in a meeting with the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, who is visiting Iran in his Middle East tour aimed at surveying the various dimensions of Yemen war.

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Security Council November 2021 Monthly Forecast: Yemen

Key Recent Developments

Marib and neighbouring Shabwa remain the epicentres of fighting, as the Houthi rebel group made further territorial gains in the two energy-rich governorates. Their fall would be a major blow to the Yemeni government and further strengthen the Houthis in any future political process.

Key Issues and Options

Reassessing the approach of the UN and the Security Council to resuming a peace process is a key issue at the beginning of the new Special Envoy’s tenure. Bringing more of the anti-Houthi opposition—such as Yemen’s different political parties, armed groups and other local actors—into the political process to make peace talks more inclusive and representative of realities on the ground is a related issue. At the same time, a critical issue is the Houthi multi-front offensive to take Marib governorate, the fall of which would be a major blow to the government, complicating future peace negotiations and potentially leading to the expansion of fighting into southern Yemen.

Council members and other countries, especially those with influence on the Houthis, could seek to support UN mediation by pressing the Houthis to engage in negotiations to cease their Marib campaign. Members could further encourage Grundberg’s consultations with Yemeni parties and relevant regional countries to develop a new approach to reviving a political process, which the Council could then support.

Key issues related to Yemen’s humanitarian crisis include preventing famine, protecting civilians, addressing challenges to humanitarian access, and supporting the economy. The UN has repeatedly warned about the potential for the Houthis’ Marib offensive to worsen the humanitarian situation if it triggers a new wave of mass displacement.

A recurring key issue is the threat posed by the FSO Safer oil tanker, which holds an estimated 1.15 million barrels of oil and is moored in the Red Sea off the Houthi-held Ras Isa oil terminal. The Houthis have still not allowed a UN technical team to conduct an assessment mission to the decrepit ship, which risks causing an environmental catastrophe in the event of an oil spill or fire.

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Joint Statement on Yemen

Joint statement on behalf of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United States and my own country the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

President Khan,

The human rights situation in Yemen is dire. The fourth report by the UN Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen outlines a litany of human rights violations and abuses, and violations of international humanitarian law by parties to the conflict including those involving indiscriminate and disproportionate airstrikes and shelling, attacks on medical facilities and schools, failing to abide by international humanitarian law principles, humanitarian restrictions such as obstacles to access to food and healthcare, arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances, gender-based violence, including sexual violence, torture, denial of fair trial rights, persecution of and violations and abuses against journalists, human rights defenders, persons belonging to minorities, migrants, internally displaced persons and shocking violations and abuses of children's rights in the period July 2020 to June 2021.

As the conflict in Yemen enters its seventh year, there continues to be an urgent need for independent and impartial monitoring and investigations into all alleged violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, and human rights abuses, by parties to the conflict.

It remains vitally important to identify and use all opportunities within the UN-system to assess facts on the ground in an impartial manner, and work towards accountability and a just and inclusive peace for the people of Yemen.
It is imperative that the international community comes together to actively explore further alternative mechanisms to monitor the human rights situation in Yemen and ensure accountability. Together we must end impunity.

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Film: A path to peace: Tribal mediation and the war in Yemen

Yemeni tribal leaders and women in tribal communities have a long history in settling disputes and resolving conflicts. Tribes can play an increasingly important role in ending the current war. In our video ‘A path to peace: Tribal mediation and the war in Yemen’ three mediators tell about their work.


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Yemen’s UN humanitarian chief @DavidGressly posing (even smiling) in Houthi propaganda pics in Marib’s besieged Al-Abdiyah district. Abdulmohsen Tawoos, head of Houthis’ notorious aid-obstructing body, SCMCHA, tweeted the pics claiming everything’s fine in Al-Abdiyah.

and also

Fortsetzung / Sequel: cp7 – cp19

Vorige / Previous:

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-767 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-767: oder / or

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

Liste aller Luftangriffe / and list of all air raids:

Untersuchung ausgewählter Luftangriffe durch Bellingcat / Bellingcat investigations of selected air raids:

Untersuchungen von Angriffen, hunderte von Filmen / Investigations of attacks, hundreds of films:

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