Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 809 - Yemen War Mosaic 809

Yemen Press Reader 809: 6. Juni 2022: Waffenstillstand um weitere zwei Monate verlängert – Kann ein schwacher Waffenstillstand zu Frieden führen? – Präsidialrat in Aden vor schwierigen Aufgaben – Kartierung der US-Militärunterstützung für die Saudi-Koalition ...

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June 6, 2022: Truce extended for another two months – Can a tenuous truce lead to peace? – Aden presidential council still faces uphill task – Mapping US military support to the Saudi-led coalition– Civilian victim of US drone strike fighting for recompensation – and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Kursiv: Siehe Teil 2 / In Italics: Look in part 2: https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-809b-yemen-war-mosaic-809b

Klassifizierung / Classification

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

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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 Aden-Regierung im Südjemen / Separatists and Aden 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

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12b Sudan

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Söldner / Mercenaries

cp13c Wirtschaft / Economy

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Kampf um Hodeidah / Hodeidah battle

cp19 Sonstiges / Other

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(Kein Stern / No star)

? = Keine Einschatzung / No rating

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

pH = Pro-Houthi

pS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

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

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Timeline Of A Brutal War: Yemen's Seven-year Conflict

https://www.barrons.com/amp/news/timeline-of-a-brutal-war-yemen-s-seven-year-conflict-01654182312

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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Waffenstillstand im Jemen um zwei Monate verlängert

Die Konfliktparteien im Jemen haben den ursprünglich bis Donnerstagabend geltenden Waffenstillstand im letzten Moment verlängert. Beide Seiten hätten den Vorschlag der Vereinten Nationen akzeptiert, die Vereinbarung um zwei Monate zu verlängern, erklärte der UN-Sondergesandte Hans Grundberg am Donnerstag. US-Präsident Joe Biden sagte, der Waffenstillstand solle nun in eine "endgültige" Übereinkunft überführt werden. Auch Saudi-Arabien befürwortete die Einigung.

Der Waffenstillstand sah eine Feuerpause vor, die weitgehend eingehalten wurde. Darüber hinaus waren Maßnahmen vorgesehen, um der Bevölkerung zur Hilfe zu kommen, etwa die Wiedereröffnung des Flughafens der Hauptstadt Sanaa für kommerzielle Flüge, die Versorgung mit Treibstoff und die Beendigung der Belagerung einiger Städte.

Grundberg hatte in der vergangenen Woche auf die "konkreten positiven Effekte" des Waffenstillstands für 30 Millionen Bewohner der Region hingewiesen, die von Kämpfen, Vertreibungen, Hunger, Krankheiten, Mangel an Trinkwasservorräten und einem Niedergang der Wirtschaft betroffen seien. Grundberg kündigte am Donnerstag an, weiterhin mit den Konfliktparteien zu verhandeln, um eine "dauerhafte Beilegung des Konflikts" zu ermöglichen.

US-Präsident Biden rief die Konfliktparteien auf, "zügig auf einen umfassenden und inklusiven Friedensprozess hinzuarbeiten". Der Norwegische Flüchtlingsrat begrüßte die Entscheidung zur Verlängerung des Waffenstillstands ebenfalls. Darin sei eine "ernsthafte Verpflichtung aller Parteien zu sehen, das sinnlose Leiden von Millionen" Menschen in Jemen zu beenden. Der Flüchtlingsrat hoffe, dass nun verstärkt Straßen wieder geöffnet und Vertriebene in ihre Heimat zurückkehren könnten.

https://www.arte.tv/de/afp/neuigkeiten/waffenstillstand-im-jemen-um-zwei-monate-verlaengert-0

und auch https://www.stern.de/news/waffenstillstand-im-jemen-um-zwei-monate-verlaengert-31917756.html

https://parstoday.com/de/news/world-i69214-waffenruhe_im_jemen_um_zwei_monate_verl%C3%A4ngert

https://der-farang.com/de/pages/waffenruhe-im-jemen-wird-verlaengert

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UN says Yemen’s warring parties agree to renew truce

The United Nations said Thursday that Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to renew a nationwide truce for another two months. The development offered a glimmer of hope for the country, plagued by eight years of civil war, though significant obstacles remain to lasting peace.

The cease-fire between Yemen’s internationally recognized government and the Iran-backed Houthi rebels initially came into effect on April 2 — the first nationwide truce in the past six years of the conflict in the Arab World’s most impoverished nation. However, both sides have at times accused the other of violating the cease-fire.

The announcement, which is the outcome of U.N. efforts, came only few hours before the original truce was set to expire later on Thursday.

“The truce represents a significant shift in the trajectory of the war and has been achieved through responsible and courageous decision making by the parties,” U.N. Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg said in a statement. He said he will mediate talks between the warring parties to solidify the new truce, and to eventually reach a political settlement to end the conflict.

President Joe Biden welcomed the truce renewal and stressed that ending the war in Yemen has been a priority of his administration. “I urge all parties to move expeditiously towards a comprehensive and inclusive peace process. Our diplomacy will not rest until a permanent settlement is in place,” he said.

In his statement, Biden also lauded the Saudi government for what he said reflected “courageous leadership” in endorsing and implementing the U.N.-led truce. His remarks came as overriding U.S. strategic interests in oil and security have recently pushed the administration to rethink the arms-length stance that Biden pledged to take with the Saudis as a candidate for the White House.

Later Thursday, the Yemeni government’s presidential council expressed its support for the U.N. envoy’s efforts and reiterated that that Houthis must be prompted to re-open roads around Taiz, according to the state-run SABA news agency.

In a statement, Mahdi al-Mashat, head of the Houthis supreme political council which runs rebel-held areas, said that the Houthis decided to “respond positively” to the U.N. envoy’s push to renew the truce in order “to alleviate the suffering” of the Yemeni people, and to allow more time for the implementation of all provisions included in the original cease-fire agreement.

The Norwegian Refugee Council welcomed the truce extension as a sign of a “serious commitment” to end the conflict.

Many Yemenis and observers point to the fact that fighting has been reduced, but not completely stopped.

The head of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Nayef al-Hajraf, welcomed the truce extension in a statement, expressing hopes it would be conducive to a comprehensive peace in Yemen.

Also, the European Union’s delegation to Yemen tweeted that it welcomed the move, stressing the importance of lifting the blockage on the city of Taiz – by Noha Elhennawy

https://apnews.com/article/united-nations-yemen-middle-east-35773313fc24f039977c670376818077

and also https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220602-yemen-s-warring-parties-renew-two-month-truce-un

https://www.reuters.com/article/yemen-security-int/yemen-warring-parties-agree-to-extend-truce-for-two-months-u-n-idUSKBN2NJ0SP and https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-biden-saudi-int/white-house-praises-saudi-royals-on-yemen-truce-before-expected-biden-trip-idUSKBN2NJ20L

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Yemen truce extended for two months, but warring sides far apart

Still, after days of negotiations, UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg announced that parties to the conflict had agreed to an extension.

“I would like to announce that the parties to the conflict have agreed to the United Nations’ proposal to renew the current truce in Yemen for two additional months,” Grundberg said.

Grundberg added the truce extension would come into effect “when the current truce period expires, today 2 June 2022 at 19:00 Yemen time (1600 GMT)”.

“The announcement of the truce extension today shows a serious commitment from all parties to end the senseless suffering of millions of Yemenis,” the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) Yemen Country Director, Erin Hutchinson, said in a statement after Grundberg’s announcement. “The last two months have shown that peaceful solutions to the conflict are a real option.”

It is unclear what eventually convinced the warring sides to agree to a renewal of the truce at the last minute.

Though the provisions of the truce were not fully implemented – roads leading to the largely government-held city of Taiz continue to be closed by the Iran-aligned Houthis, for example – there have been some significant breakthroughs.

However, despite an end to the blockade on Sanaa Airport, the Houthis have not yet agreed to open the main routes leading into Taiz, the country’s third-biggest city.

Removing that blockade, which has been in place since 2015, was supposed to be part of the truce, and the delay in reopening the routes was the main barrier to the extension of the truce.

However, by the time the talks wrapped up, the two parties had failed to reach an agreement, with the government delegation saying that the Houthis had rejected a proposal to open the main roads that were used prior to 2015 and instead only offered to open minor roads.

The head of the Houthi delegation at the talks, Yahya al-Razami, said that they had instead proposed that roads be opened not just in Taiz but in Marib and al-Dhale, other areas of the country where the Houthis blame the government for road closures.

However, the Yemeni government only discussed the opening of roads “in specific areas, in violation of the truce deal,” al-Razami said, according to the Houthi version of the state news agency Saba.

Road closures in Marib and al-Dhale, however, affect a much smaller number of people than Taiz, which has a larger population.

Civilians in Taiz blame the UN for not pressing hard enough for the Houthis to lift the blockade – by Ali al-Sakani

Despite violations reported by both sides, the front lines have generally seen a reduction in hostilities compared with previous months.

With increasing focus now on how to end the war, Maysaa Shuja al-Deen, a senior researcher at the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies, says she is wary that the truce might fall apart.

“If the truce is extended without going to the negotiating table, there is a risk of it collapsing,” Shuja al-Deen told Al Jazeera.

“The Saudi-led coalition is arranging for its own withdrawal from the war in Yemen, and does not want to engage in any battles,” she added. “So the government is aware that it can’t stand on its own without the coalition’s fighter jets, as it has failed to build any of its own capabilities over the past few years.”

“The Houthis are ready for war. For them, peace means accepting their conditions, most notably not making any concessions regarding the territory under their control, and that has become their own state.”

Shuja al-Deen said that the Houthi acceptance of the truce may be a result of pressure from Iran, which is seeking to resurrect its nuclear deal with the United States, rather than any internal desire for peace.

“Peace is the only viable option for the Saudi-led coalition, and the government – and the Houthis know that, so they are pressing for as much as they can,” Shuja al-Deen said. “I think they may try again to seize Marib, as their preparations on the ground imply.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/6/2/yemen-truce-extended-for-two-months-but-warring-sides-far-apart

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Top UN Envoy hails two-month renewal of Yemen truce

https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/06/1119562

and full statement: https://osesgy.unmissions.org/press-statement-un-special-envoy-yemen-hans-grundberg-renewal-un-mediated-truce-0

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Breaking: Yemen ceasefire extended after today’s expiration

Both sides have up held parts of the bargain but the reprieve in violence is fragile. Washington cannot ignore its own role moving forward.

Ultimately, whether the Houthis and forces commanded by the newly appointed Presidential Leadership Council return to the negotiating table for the longterm, or the battlefield, depends on decisions made both inside and outside Yemen.

A crucial actor is Saudi Arabia. The Saudis have upheld one tenet of the truce by not bombing Yemen since the ceasefire went into effect on April 2. They have partially implemented other key aspects: they reportedly allowed 12 ships to unload fuel at Hodeidah port: the truce stipulated 18 fuel ships. They have also allowed three flights from Sanaa International Airport to Jordan, with the first flight to Egypt scheduled for June 1: the truce specified two commercial flights a week to Amman and Cairo.

The Houthis have likewise partly upheld the truce by not launching drones or missiles across the border at Saudi Arabia. However reports from the strategic city of Marib indicate Houthi efforts to consolidate their position there.

One outstanding issue remains the besieged city of Taiz: the Houthis control the surrounding area and maintain strict limits on access, while the city remains under the control of forces aligned with Yemen’s government, including the Islamist Islah party. The truce stated that the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, would “invite the parties to a meeting to agree on opening roads in Taiz and other governorates.” Representatives of the Presidential Leadership Council and the Houthis met in Amman Jordan with Grundberg on May 25 to discuss opening key roads, and an agreement was reportedly nearing finalization.

Despite the nominal progress towards the conditions stated in the ceasefire agreement, both sides have accused the other of violating the truce. Observers fear that these accusations may be used to justify resuming hostilities.

Up until today, things were definitely in flux. On Monday, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Greenfield told reporters that the truce talks may be in “trouble,” as she and Secretary of State Antony Blinken continued to push for an extension beyond today. She did not elaborate.

But the United States remains a key player whose actions influence those of the Saudis. If Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman believes the U.S. will continue to provide the support necessary for his air force to return to its standard daily bombings, he is likely to encourage his Yemeni proxies to return to fighting.

However, if bin Salman fears that the U.S. may rescind support, he is more likely to push the Presidential Leadership Council to negotiate, in order to avoid the humiliation of a crippled air force – by Annelle Sheline

https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2022/06/02/expired-will-yemen-ceasefire-hold-after-today/

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Can a Tenuous Truce in Yemen Actually Lead to Peace?

If the extended truce does not hold, the warring parties—but Saudi Arabia most of all, as the main architect of this war—will have missed the single best opportunity to finally end the conflict.

Houthi representatives in Amman reportedly offered to open three roads into Taiz, in what the U.N. envoy called a "phased reopening." Yemen's Saudi-backed government rejected that offer, insisting instead on opening up all blocked roads, including the main eastern entry point to the city of Taiz. The Houthis refused, maintaining that the road, known as al-Hawban, is a frontline, and offered to reopen a different road into the northern part of the city.

These disagreements seem to stem from what it is implied but not stated in the truce, specifically that its terms were to be implemented in sequence, with the talks on lifting the blockade of Taiz coming after the entry of 18 fuel ships into Hodeidah and the resumption of two flights per week in and out of Sanaa. But those elements of the truce were held up in April and May by the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni partners, which is why the truce almost wasn't renewed this week.

The first flight from Sanaa didn't take off until May 16

With an estimated 32,000 Yemeni patients in critical need of urgent medical treatment abroad, the limited flights during the truce have devastated the families of the sick who were hoping finally for a way out. The Norwegian Refugee Council's acting country director in Yemen, Isaac Ooko, has called the airport's closure under the blockade "a hostage situation that has lasted for five years. Patients are trapped in Yemen, even when there is a route to save them."

For the fuel ships into the critical but severely blockaded port of Hodeidah that serves northern Yemen, not all of the 18 ships agreed on in the truce were ultimately allowed in, according to the U.N.'s own timeline of the truce.

Nevertheless, as the first truce to hold so far in more than seven years of war, this still represents diplomatic progress. Diplomacy needs more time now, despite disappointments among Yemenis at the missed provisions of agreed-on flights and fuel ships since early April. The truce offers a long-overdue opportunity for all warring parties to make a face-saving exit from this disastrous war. But if it falls apart, it could be a recipe for further escalation, not a prelude to establishing a lasting peace. The current U.N.-led diplomacy looks less sincere if the Saudis do not honor the clear terms of the truce and allow the agreed number of civilian flights out of Sanaa and fuel ships into Hodeidah without any delay, and if the Houthis, in turn, do not end up lifting their blockade of Taiz.

The onus is on Saudi Arabia to end a war it launched in 2015 and can only wage with the support of its main Western enablers in the United States and the United Kingdom, which have been implicated in war crimes. Although not included in the truce agreement, a complete lift of the Saudi-led blockade of Yemen would clearly signal good faith in making peace, by allowing vital imports in and commercial flights out. Just as important for a genuine peace process is Yemen's Saudi-backed government paying the salaries of public sector employees working in areas under Houthi control.

These steps would strengthen the truce and make it more sustainable, laying the groundwork for a broader resolution to the war. It would make Saudi Arabia safer by ending Houthi drone and missile attacks over the border, and most importantly, it would save Yemeni lives, hundreds of thousands of which have been wasted by Riyadh's air war on its poor neighbor.

A rare chance for peace in Yemen is finally on the table. If it falls apart because the full terms of the truce aren't upheld, the Houthis will likely retaliate with renewed force, triggering another destructive cycle of Saudi reprisals. Despite the truce's extension, time is running out – by Ahmad Algohbary

https://dawnmena.org/can-a-tenuous-truce-in-yemen-actually-lead-to-peace/

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Two months in, Yemen presidential council still faces uphill task

Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council is designed to present a united front for the country’s anti-Houthi forces.

One of the stated goals of the PLC has been to end the war, but divisions on the anti-Houthi side of the conflict have long been a barrier to both military victories on the battlefield and peace negotiations.

The PLC, however, unites politicians from Yemen’s north and south, including the leader of a group that calls for the secession of southern Yemen.

The council also shoulders numerous other responsibilities related to the economy, security and public services, all of which are in dire straits after more than seven years of war.

So far, the scene remains quiet in Aden, where the PLC is based.

The council has put a lid on infighting in areas of the country not controlled by the Houthis, but integrating Yemen’s diverse anti-Houthi armed groups into a unified armed force remains a problematic mission, according to the director of the Abaad Studies & Research Center, Abdulsalam Mohammed.

“The process of bringing the Yemeni armed units opposed to the Houthis under a single leadership is a challenging task,” Mohammed told Al Jazeera. “This matter cannot materialise overnight. Achieving this needs gradual implementation and unwavering cooperation from the concerned figures and commanders who are part of the leadership council.”

The devastating seven-year war has fragmented Yemen and presented fertile ground for the proliferation of armed groups and militias.

Mohammed indicated that while pro-government forces would not defy the instructions of the PLC, along with forces led by Tareq Saleh, another UAE-backed commander who switched sides from supporting the Houthis earlier in the war, the same was not for certain with the STC.

“Forces loyal to the STC have regional agendas, and there is difficulty dealing with them.”

Military restructuring

On Monday, the PLC formed a new military and security committee composed of 59 members.

According to a government statement, the committee is tasked with establishing security and stability, restructuring the military and security forces, and fending off internal confrontations in Houthi-free areas.

The announcement of the committee has been heavily focused on by Yemeni media outlets, as many thought that a restructuring of the country’s armed forces, and the formal inclusion of STC forces under the command of the Yemeni government, would force southern separatist forces to drop the idea of parting from Yemen’s north.

However, Adel Dashela, a Yemeni political researcher and author, doubts that a reshuffling of Yemen’s armed groups in this manner can practically be done.

“The formation of a military and security committee is a positive step,” Dashela told Al Jazeera. “The question that remains unanswered: what is the mechanism of integrating all these forces?”

Dashela argued that anti-Houthi armed groups pledge allegiance to different leaders and countries, which hinders their integration, and ultimately the unity and sovereignty of Yemen.

“The STC is clearly under regional and international pressure. However, it will likely pull back [from working with the Yemeni government] should the forces integration mechanism be implemented since the STC does not believe in the vision of a unified Yemen,” Dashela said.

Houthi fears

For the Houthis, in Yemen’s north, any unity between their opponents is a worrying prospect.

Recurring infighting between pro-STC fighters and government forces has served the Houthis well during the past five years.

Should the PLC spell an end to anti-Houthi infighting, and peace efforts break down, the Houthis may face a different type of enemy, and one that is harder to defeat, according to Dashela.

“If the divisions between anti-Houthi forces vanish, this will pave the way to peace and pressure the Houthi movement. This movement will not be capable of facing a unified Yemeni state.”

For the southern separatists, fighting with the northerners to dislodge the Houthis is a matter of practical need, rather than any change in goals, and many reject the dismantling of their forces in its entirety.

On Tuesday, Mansour Saleh, the deputy head of the STC’s media department, described the notion of the full “integration” of the STC’s forces into the government’s forces as “unacceptable”, while being open to more unity between the two sides.

“The mission of the military and security committee is to accommodate all forces under the umbrella of the defence and interior ministries, securing their salaries and replacing the two ministries’ leadership with a new one … to confront the Houthi militia,” Saleh wrote in a tweet – by Khalid Al-Karimi

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/6/3/yemens-new-leadershiperadicating-divisions-in-anti-houthi-force

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US Military Support to the Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen Amid Civilian Toll: Mapping the Connections

Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen have been called war crimes. Many relied on U.S. support.

A joint Washington Post analysis reveals for the first time that the United States supported
the majority of air force squadrons involved in the Saudi coalition’s years-old air campaign

The devastating air campaign alone — carried out by a Saudi-led coalition — has killed nearly 15,000 people, according to conservative estimates by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), which monitors war zones around the world.

While Russia’s bombings of a maternity hospital and other civilian targets in Ukraine have drawn widespread public indignation as war crimes, thousands of similar strikes have taken place against Yemeni civilians. The indiscriminate bombings have become a hallmark of the Yemen war, drawing international scrutiny of the countries participating in the air campaign, and those arming them, including the United States. U.S. support for the Saudi war effort, which has been criticized by human rights groups and some in Congress, began during the Obama administration and has continued in fits and starts for seven years.

New analysis by The Washington Post and Security Force Monitor at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute (SFM) provides the most complete picture yet of the depth and breadth of U.S. support for the Saudi-led air campaign, revealing that a substantial portion of the air raids were carried out by jets developed, maintained and sold by U.S. companies, and by pilots who were trained by the U.S. military.

The Biden administration in 2021 announced an end to U.S. military support for “offensive operations” carried out by the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen’s Houthi rebels and suspended some munition sales. But maintenance contracts fulfilled by both the U.S. military and U.S. companies to coalition squadrons carrying out offensive missions have continued, The Post’s analysis shows.

The Post and SFM reviewed more than 3,000 publicly available images, news releases, media reports and videos identifying for the first time 19 fighter jet squadrons that took part in the Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen. More than half of the squadrons that participated in the air war came from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — the two countries that carried out the majority of the air raids and receive substantial U.S. assistance.

An analysis of public contract announcements shows that the United States provided arms, training or maintenance support to the majority of the fighter jet squadrons in the campaign. The Post found that as many as 94 U.S. contracts were awarded to individual Saudi and UAE squadrons since the war began.

Despite Pentagon statements that it is difficult to pinpoint which units in foreign militaries receive U.S. assistance, The Post-SFM analysis identified specific airstrike squadrons that received U.S. support, proving the universe of squadrons carrying out airstrikes is a narrow and knowable one.

“For most coalition countries, there is no way for [America] to support their planes without supporting squadrons that may be linked to airstrikes that human rights groups say are apparent war crimes,” said Tony Wilson, the director of Security Force Monitor.

In some instances, The Post and SFM could only determine that certain squadrons were likely to have benefited from U.S. contracts. Sales announcements never name specific squadrons that will benefit, only a type of plane or piece of equipment being sold. Thus for certain squadrons, The Post and SFM could only determine probability because every coalition country has at least two airstrike squadrons flying the same type of plane.

The contracts reviewed for the analysis are only a small fraction of total U.S. arms sales to coalition countries. The specifics of certain sales are never released to the public. One such case is a direct commercial sale where American companies sell directly to governments, as opposed to foreign military sales where the U.S. government is the seller. Others — including arms deals that are valued at less than $14 million — do not require congressional review and so are not generally publicly announced.

Evidence of previous human rights violations is rarely enough to halt sales, former State Department officials told The Post, in part because the sheer volume of the contracts overwhelm human rights concerns in the vetting process.

“The staffing constraints meant that, over the course of a year, the State Department was expected to complete an analysis on human rights risks associated with a weapons export license every 5 minutes,” House Democrats wrote in an April 27 letter to a House Appropriations subcommittee.

Allies and airstrikes

Seven years and three American administrations into the war, each of the airstrike-capable squadrons from Saudi Arabia and the UAE received or is likely to have received U.S. weapons and support. U.S. forces conducted joint exercises with almost every squadron from Saudi Arabia and the three F-16E/F squadrons from the United Arab Emirates confirmed to have flown missions in Yemen.

An analysis of news releases, videos and photos reveals for the first time at least three of these four Saudi squadrons not only received new equipment but participated in at least 13 trainings and joint exercises — including at least one on U.S. soil. A new training unit of F-15 SA fighter jets participated in a Red Flag exercise at Nellis Air Force Base with U.S. pilots as recently as March 2022.

The United States is prohibited from providing security assistance to units of foreign security forces credibly implicated in the commission of a gross violation of human rights, according to two statutes known as “Leahy Laws” after their main sponsor, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.). However, since the Clinton era, subsequent administrations have interpreted that the vetting of units under these laws only occurs when the security assistance — be it training, equipment or other assistance — is financed by the State Department or Defense Department, said Sarah Harrison, a senior analyst with the International Crisis Group and former associate general counsel at the Defense Department.

Wealthy countries, like Saudi Arabia and the UAE, are not subject to such vetting because they typically pay for all assistance through foreign military sales or direct commercial sales. Leahy “has long insisted that as a matter of policy, it makes no sense to have one such standard for weapons that we given to a foreign security force, and another for weapons that we sell to that same security force,” said Tim Rieser, the senior foreign policy aid to the senator.

Aiding and abetting war crimes under international law has been applied differently in courts, including domestic ones. Under one standard, individuals or a state may be found guilty of aiding and abetting if they continued to provide assistance to a problematic actor with knowledge that their support would contribute to future crimes and despite assurances.

“As long as the international humanitarian law violations by the Saudis and U.S. sales to support those operations are both ongoing, there are serious concerns about U.S. complicity in the Saudi war crimes that result,” said Oona Hathaway, a professor of law and political science at Yale Law School.

The ongoing maintenance contracts have not been impacted by Biden’s policy shift and have drawn sharp criticism from some members of Congress. House Democrats introduced legislation in February to ban U.S. maintenance of planes carrying out airstrikes in Yemen. On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of representatives proposed a war powers resolution to further curtail American involvement in the war.

“If we don’t sell the particular ammunition, they can still fly,” Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.), who served as assistant secretary of state for human rights during the Obama administration, told The Post. “They have got a lot of munitions stockpiled. They might be able to find replacements today, but there’s no replacement for the maintenance contract and no ability to fly without it.”

Still, “to have the U.S., over successive administrations, sell billions of dollars worth of weapons to governments that have carried out, over years, airstrikes on hospitals, markets, food production facilities and prisons: [Those] attacks have killed thousands of civilians,” said Priyanka Motaparthy, director of the Counterterrorism, Armed Conflict and Human Rights Project at Columbia University Law School’s Human Rights Institute. “It does not serve them well in the court of public opinion, or in the annals of history.”

Full database of airstrike and support squadrons that could have served in Yemen – by Joyce Sohyun Lee, Meg Kelly, and Atthar Mirza

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/interactive/2022/saudi-war-crimes-yemen/ = (text only no database) https://www.stripes.com/theaters/middle_east/2022-06-04/saudi-airstrikes-yemen-war-crimes-us-support-6232657.html

and also https://www.justsecurity.org/81754/us-military-support-to-the-saudi-led-coalition-in-yemen-amid-civilian-toll-mapping-the-connections/

Database of US Foreign Military Training and Assistance since 2001: https://securityforcemonitor.org/data/usa-training-data/

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CIVILIAN VICTIM OF U.S. DRONE STRIKE STARTS GOFUNDME TO SAVE HIS LEGS — AND HIS LIFE

Because of a broken civilian casualty compensation system, the U.S. military never made a payment to Yemeni drone strike survivor Adel Al Manthari.

FOUR YEARS AGO, five cousins — all civilians — were driving near the Yemeni village of Al Uqla when a missile ripped through their SUV and tossed the car into the air. Three of them were killed instantly. Another died days later in a local hospital. The only survivor, Adel Al Manthari, may soon become the fifth fatality of that U.S. drone strike.

Al Manthari’s feet and legs have recently blackened due to restricted blood flow, and this week a doctor told him he’s at imminent risk of developing gangrene. Al Manthari needs emergency medical care that he can’t afford. His future now rests with a GoFundMe campaign.

That the limbs — and possibly life — of a civilian drone strike victim now depend on donations to a fundraising website is due to what experts said is an inadequate, arbitrary, and broken civilian casualty investigation and compensation system that has failed victims of U.S. wars for decades.

Despite a top Pentagon spokesperson’s recent claim that the military now embraces accountability regarding civilian casualty allegations, the Department of Defense failed to provide basic information about the 2018 attack and refuses to even acknowledge pleas for assistance or compensation made on Al Manthari’s behalf, much less dip into millions of dollars in funds allocated by Congress for compensation in such cases.

“Congress cut DoD a check for millions to pay for exactly this type of scenario,” said Jennifer Gibson, a human rights lawyer and project lead on extrajudicial killing at Reprieve, an international human rights organization representing Al Manthari. “DoD’s refusal to spend even a penny of it — on Adel or any of the thousands of civilians harmed by U.S. drones — sends the message that they simply don’t care about accountability.”

In cases like Al Manthari’s, experts said that compensation is hampered by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s resistance to reassessing past allegations of civilian harm.

“It was the U.S.’s Hellfire missile that cost Adel his family and his health,” Gibson said. “It should be the U.S. that pays for the treatment to save his legs. That’s what responsible governments do. They own up to their mistakes.”

“It’s hard to take Mr. Kirby’s words at face value when the DoD continues to systematically evade accountability for the lives ended and wrecked by U.S. drone strikes,” said Reprieve’s Gibson. “If the Pentagon is truly committed to changing the culture of secrecy and impunity that has surrounded the U.S. drone program for the last decade, then responding to Adel’s complaint would be a start. Letting it sit on someone’s desk gathering dust while a man loses his legs screams business as usual.”

“We know that we had more work to do to better prevent civilian harm. And we’re doing that work,” said Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby. “We knew that we had made mistakes, we’re trying to learn from those mistakes. And we knew that we weren’t always as transparent about those mistakes as we should be.”

For decades, the U.S. has relied upon an arbitrary and degrading system of solatia: condolence payments made ex gratia, meaning they are provided as an expression of sympathy rather than an admission of fault for civilians slain or injured during U.S. military operations.

Even if the United States had an effective system for providing reparations to victims of U.S. attacks, Austin has recently been vocal about not reevaluating past civilian casualty claims. Last month, when Rep. Sara Jacobs, D-Calif., asked whether the Pentagon was planning to revisit past civilian harm allegations, Austin replied, “At this point we don’t have an intent to re-litigate cases.” That may prove to be a death sentence for Adel Al Manthari – by Nick Turse

https://theintercept.com/2022/05/18/drone-strike-gofundme-civilian-casualty/

cp2 Allgemein / General

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Interactive Map of Yemen War

https://yemen.liveuamap.com/

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DEBATE: Who's winning in Yemen's war?

At an event organised by SOAS Yemen Society in collaboration with LSE Middle East Society, Nawal Al-Maghafi, Mohammed Alyahya, Baraa Shiban and Awssan Kamal discuss the conflict in Yemen

The destruction of infrastructure and restrictions on imports imposed by a Saudi-led coalition carrying out airstrikes against the rebels have led to 21 million people being deprived of life-sustaining commodities and basic services.

In a talk organised by SOAS Yemen Society in collaboration with LSE Middle East Society at King's College London, MEEs Nawal Al-Maghafi, Mohammed Alyahya, Baraa Shiban and Awssan Kamal discuss who is winning the conflict.

[all videos are “private”]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-FVOL5IOWY

"Saudi Arabia is trying to avoid another Somalia at the south of its border." Mohammed Alyahya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwg6nU3BuLs

"With every airstrike you're helping the Houthis recruit." Nawal Al-Maghafi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwX2yXnrZY4

"We went to the national dialogue with high hopes." Baraa Shaiban

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSd3yoa8wSU

"Yemenis don't want to be buried." Awssan Kamal

https://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/news/debate-whos-winning-yemens-war-1664586116

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Report: 3,182 Yemeni children have been killed during the 8 years of war

Yemeni Rasd Coalition Center for Monitoring Human Rights Violations said in its report that the eight years of war in Yemen have been seen as decades for childhood, in which a whole generation face various types of abuses.

The center said that 3,182 children have been killed, including 2,795 males and 387 females, across 20 Yemeni provinces.

According to the report, 973 children were killed by artillery and airstrike attacks, and 1,584 minors were killed on the frontlines.

About 250 children were killed by live bullets and 152 killed by landmines, while nine others were killed under torture.

https://en.ypagency.net/262894/

and also https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26277/Human-Rights-Report-Documents-Killing-of-3%2C182-Yemeni-Children-During-8-Years-of-War

and

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Rights group records 30,000 violations against Yemeni children

The rights of Yemeni children have been violated thousands of times by all parties involved in the conflict, a Yemeni human rights watchdog said in a report on child victims of the war on Friday.

The Geneva-based SAM for Rights and Liberties said it had documented over 30, 000 violations of children's rights, including killing, forced recruitment, kidnapping, arbitrary detention and denied access to education and health.

SAM documented thousands of attacks against children carried out by the Houthi rebels but also by the internationally-recognised government and the Saudi-led coalition that backs it.

The recruitment of child soldiers remains prevalent in Yemen, despite calls to stop the practice. In 2017 alone, the United Nations (UN) documented the recruitment of more than 800 children. SAM believes over 20,000 children were recruited in the Houthi ranks since the start of the war.

Children have also been massively starved, maimed and killed by both coalition and rebel sieges against various Yemeni cities, as well as indiscriminate bombing campaigns. SAM documented the death of over 5,700 children, many of whom died in the city of Taiz - Yemen's third-largest city, besieged by the Houthis.

https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/30000-violations-against-yemeni-children-rights-org

Film: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220604-the-children-of-yemen-victims-of-war-and-insecurity/

and

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30000 violations committed against Yemeni children, said a rights group

Children’s rights have been violated thousands of times by all the warring parties in war-torn Yemen, Sam Organization for Rights and Liberties said in a report on Friday.

On the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, the Geneva-based rights group said it had documented over 30, 000 violations of children’s rights, including killing, forced recruitment, abduction, arbitrary detention, and denied access to education and health.

“Figures show that the warring parties have committed more than 30000 violations against children, 70 % of which carried out by the Houthi rebels, 15% by the Arab coalition, 5% by the legitimate government, and 10% by other parties,” Sam said.

Sam reiterated that Yemeni children, especially those living in the seven-year-besieged city of Taiz, Yemen’s third-largest city, are deprived of their basic rights.

https://republicanyemen.net/archives/31487

My comment: The underreporting of Saudi coaltion violations is odd.

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Film: Is the war in Yemen about to end?

Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels agree to extend truce by two months.

there is a glimmer of hope.

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom; Guests: Jasmin Lavoie – spokesman, Norwegian Refugee Council in Yemen; Annelle Sheline – research fellow, Middle East program, Quincy Institute; Ibrahim Jalal – non-resident scholar, Gulf and Yemen program, Middle East Institute

https://www.aljazeera.com/program/inside-story/2022/6/3/is-the-war-in-yemen-about-to-end = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCSdaXK1PKc

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Yemenis face daily struggle to survive in besieged Taiz

Residents hope U.N.-sponsored talks between Yemen's warring parties to re-open roads in Taiz will allow people in the city and surrounding areas to go to work and school and facilitate the flow of aid and goods.

A deal is also a vital trust-building measure to cement a rare truce that was extended for another two months on Thursday.

Taiz governorate has a population of five million, including 400,000 in the city, Yemen's third largest. The Houthis control the governorate's industrial areas, while the road closures have driven up food and fuel prices and disrupted access to basic services.

"The essentials of normal human life are missing in Taiz whether for education or health services. Many people die while travelling (the mountain roads)," said local resident Anisa al-Yousefi.

Another Taiz resident, Mohammed Mahrous, said he had not been able to visit relatives for seven years.

"It is depressing living under siege even inside the city, as if you are in a big prison," he said.

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/yemenis-face-daily-struggle-survive-besieged-taiz-2022-06-03/?rpc=401&

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FSO Safer: Operational Plan (April 2022)

1. The FSO Safer: a problem and its solution

1.1. The problem

The Floating Storage and Offloading Unit (FSO) Safer is moored approximately 4.8 nautical miles off the coast of Yemen. Constructed in 1976 as an oil tanker and converted in 1987 into a floating storage facility, the vessel is singlehulled, 376 meters in length and contains an estimated 1.14 million barrels of light crude oil. It has been under the control of the de facto authorities in Sana’a (hereafter referred to as the DFA) since March 2015. Production and offloading operations are suspended due to the conflict situation in the area and no maintenance operations have been undertaken since 2015.

1.2. Proposed solution

The long-term solution to the FSO Safer is to provide a replacement storage and offloading capability. This can be done either by converting a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) to a self-contained storage and offloading facility (FSO) - essentially a newer, and double-hulled, version of Safer - or by use of a Catenary Anchorage Leg Mooring (CALM). These options are explored in more detail in section 3. FSOs – unlike normal tankers – are not commonly available and are usually made to order by adapting an ordinary oil tanker. This adaptation is a complex process that takes around 18 months.

Initial enquiries revealed that no FSOs are currently available on the market, thus the adaptation route would have to be followed. Using a CALM buoy could be quicker but would still require some time, either to adapt a VLCC as a storage facility or to build storage tanks onshore. The technical review carried out by SMIT, including discussions held at Ras Issa, gives reason to believe that the vessel is at risk of being the cause of a major oil spill and thus constitutes an emergency situation that cannot wait. In addition, the monsoon winds at the end of the summer create a much more difficult environment for the operation and greatly increase the risk of an accident.

The United Nations (UN) has therefore developed an operational plan that has two processes going forward in parallel: the first – the primary plan - comprising technical work with SMIT on the provision of a permanent solution; and the second – the emergency action plan – being the temporary ship-to-ship transfer of the Safer’s cargo of crude oil into a replacement tanker.

1.3 The UN role

In September 2021, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen (RC/HC) was requested by UN HQ in New York to provide UN system-wide leadership and coordinate all efforts to mitigate the threats posed by the FSO Safer.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/fso-safer-operational-plan-april-2022-enar

Full report: https://www.ye.undp.org/content/dam/yemen/PSF/docs/2022%20Apr%2022%20-%20(EN)%20FSO%20SAFER%20Operational%20Plan.pdf

And IMO statement: https://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/HotTopics/Pages/FSO-SAFER-oil-spill-risk.aspx

and

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WORLD CAN ACT NOW TO PREVENT CATASTROPHIC OIL SPILL IN THE RED SEA

Moored off the Red Sea coast of Yemen, the FSO Safer is a rapidly decaying supertanker holding four times the amount of oil the Exxon Valdez spilled. The vessel is at imminent risk of a major spill, which would create a humanitarian and ecological catastrophe centered on a country already decimated by more than seven years of war. Such a spill would result in lasting environmental damage and have profound economic costs across the region. A disruption in shipping through the Bab alMandab Strait and the Suez Canal would result in billions of dollars in trade losses every day. Donors have pledged or contributed $40 million for the UN-coordinated plan to address the threat. Further funding is urgently needed to implement the plan before it is too late. An investment of tens of millions of dollars now will save tens of billions of dollars in the future.

https://yemen.un.org/sites/default/files/2022-06/2022%20May%2030%20-%20(EN)%20FSO%20SAFER%20UN-Coordianted%20Proposal%20Explainer.pdf

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Film: Bürgerkrieg und Hungerkatastrophe:Waffenstillstand im Jemen läuft aus

https://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/video/video-1040167.html = https://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/video/video-1039987.html = https://www.ardmediathek.de/video/tagesschau24/buergerkrieg-und-hungerkatastrophe-waffenstillstand-im-jemen-laeuft-aus/tagesschau24/Y3JpZDovL2Rhc2Vyc3RlLmRlL3RhZ2Vzc2NoYXUyNC8wNDcyYzYxYi04ZGEyLTQ2MzMtOWUyMy02OGVjYWFiYWEwNzQvMQ

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Adam Baron: When I come across papers or reports on Yemen written between 2011-2014, I'm often struck by just how much was lost, particularly in terms of civic engagement, press freedom, youth engagement and the like.

I say this as someone who lived in Yemen through that period and, in some cases, regarding things that I personally wrote. So much has been memory-holed, exacerbated, I guess, by the fact that the vast majority of non-Yemenis working on Yemen have no experience of pre-war Yemen.

Is treating the current situation as "normal" unavoidable? Perhaps. Is eliding that things were vastly different just a few years ago good on a positive or normative level? I'd argue no.

https://twitter.com/adammbaron/status/1531939563945574401

cp2a Saudische Blockade / Saudi blockade

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Yemeni Oil Company in Sana'a: The coalition of aggression seized the ship "Viviana" with more than 30,000 tons of diesel on board, despite its inspection and obtaining UN permits - The number of seized ships has increased to two fuel ships

https://twitter.com/GhalebM0nz1i7/status/1533467335226531842

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[Sanaa gov.] Transport Minister calls for scheduling Yemenia flights

The Minister of Transport, Abdulwahhab Al-Durra, on Sunday called for scheduling commercial and civil flights, and highlighting them in the flight schedules of Yemeni airlines, so that any Yemeni citizen at home or abroad can book with ease.
Al-Durra said, in a press conference held today in Sana’a: “We demand the programming and scheduling of flights approved under the humanitarian truce, and to give them early permits, so that Yemeni Airlines, the national carrier of the Republic of Yemen, can organize flight management in an economical feasibility to benefit citizens, especially the sick and the elderly.”

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3189715.htm

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[Sanaa gov.] Transport Minister: Patients have priority to travel for treatment abroad through Sana'a airport

Minister of Transport Abdulwahab Al-Durra on Saturday confirmed that patients have priority to travel on commercial and civil flights through Sana'a International Airport to receive treatment abroad.
"The humanitarian truce was established in order to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people and facilitate the travel of citizens, including patients," Al-Durra said during a meeting included the Higher Medical Committee, the Yemeni Airlines Company and the Civil Aviation Authority.
He pointed to the interest of the revolutionary leadership and the Supreme Political Council in patients, and the need to facilitate all travel procedures for them.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3189557.htm

and also https://en.ypagency.net/262852/

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29815.html

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YPC: Aggression coalition detains new fuel ship

The Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) said on Friday that the aggression coalition has detained a new oil derivatives ship.

The company's official spokesman Essam Al-Mutawakel said that the US-led aggression coalition detained the "Vos Power" ship, which carries 22,915 tons of gasoline and 7,296 tons of diesel.

The aggression prevented the ship from reaching the port of Hodeida despite it has been cleared by the United Nations.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3189482.htm

and also https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26247/YPC-US-Saudi-Aggression-Seizes-New-Fuel-Tanker-Despite-UN-Sponsored-Truce

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[Sanaa gov.] Transport Minister calls for daily flights from Sana'a International Airport

"It has become important to operate daily flights from Sana'a International Airport in light of the inability of the current flights to meet the needs of patients and travelers," Al-Durra said in a statement.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3189330.htm

and also https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26217/Minister-of-Transport-Demands-Daily-Flights-from-Sana-a-International-Airport

(A P)

1st Cairo-bound flight leaves Sana'a

The first Cairo-boundflight left Sana'a International Airport, on Wednesday with 78 passengers on board.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3189139.htm

and also https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220601-first-commercial-flight-in-nearly-6-years-departs-yemeni-capital/

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26178/One-Day-Before-Truce-Expires%2C-First-Commercial-Flight-Departs-to-Cairo

(A P)

145 passengers arrive at Sana'a Airport from Cairo

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3189229.htm

and also https://en.ypagency.net/262579/

(A P)

On Wednesday, the Yemeni Oil Company announced that the Saudi coalition had released two fuel ships, after they had been detained for days. The company's spokesman in #Sanaa, Issam Al-Mutawakel, said that "the coalition released today the gasoline ship "Sundus" and the diesel ship "Percles", after they were arbitrarily detained for varying periods of time." Al-Mutawakel indicated that preparations are being made to bring the two ships to the berth of Al-Hodeidah port.

https://twitter.com/GhalebM0nz1i7/status/1531996380771893249

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Wikipedia: Blockade of Yemen

The blockade of Yemen refers to a sea, land and air blockade on Yemen which started with the positioning of Saudi Arabian warships in Yemeni waters in 2015 with the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen. In November 2017, after a Houthi missile heading towards King Khalid International Airport was intercepted,[1] the Saudi-led military coalition stated it would close all sea land and air ports to Yemen,[2] but shortly began reopening them after criticism from the United Nations and over 20 aid groups[3] and some humanitarian supplies were allowed into the country.[4] In March 2021, Saudi Arabia denied the blockade continued, however, UN authorized ships continued to be delayed by Saudi warships.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockade_of_Yemen

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

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The Economic Security situation in Yemen

The current level of food insecurity in Yemen is unprecedented and is causing severe hardship for millions of people. Despite ongoing humanitarian assistance, more than 16 million Yemenis are food insecure.

Pockets of famine-like conditions have returned to Yemen for the first time in two years in Hajjah, Amran, and Al Jawf, where nearly 50,000 people are living in famine-like conditions, according to WFP reports. Over 5 million people in Yemen are on the brink of famine as the conflict and economic decline left families struggling to find enough food to get through the day.

The rate of child malnutrition is one of the highest in the world and the nutrition situation continues to deteriorate. A recent survey showed that almost one-third of families have gaps in their diets, and hardly ever consume foods like pulses, vegetables, fruit, dairy products, or meat.

Malnutrition rates among women and children in Yemen remain among the highest in the world, with 1.2 million pregnant or breastfeeding women and 2.3 million children under 5 requiring treatment for acute malnutrition.

In 2021, the ICRC provided various forms of relief support, including food, unconditional cash grants, basic household items, and aid with agricultural and animal products to more than 1,600,000 people. This was done in coordination with the YRCS and the local communities. Also, in 2021, 112,563 livestock keepers benefited from the ICRC-supported vaccine campaigns.

In 2021, 3,769 beekeepers and farmers benefited from ICRC beekeeping projects and agro support in different parts of the country.

https://www.icrc.org/en/document/economic-security-situation-yemen

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The Water Situation in Yemen

Yemen is a water-scarce country. The protracted conflict and the under-investment in water infrastructure today deprive millions of Yemenis of access to clean and drinkable water.

Several underlying causes are contributing to exacerbating the water crisis in Yemen, including the proliferation of Qat as a cash crop which consumes more than 40% of Yemen’s total renewable water resources and 32% of all groundwater withdrawals. The rate of groundwater overdraft is currently much higher (twice) than the recharge rate, and is increasing, bringing depletion of water reserves, inequity, and shortages.

It is estimated that 17.8 million people lack access to safe water and adequate sanitation services in Yemen (OCHA).

The current water network reaches less than 30% of the Yemeni population. Thus, millions of Yemenis, including women and children need to walk for miles to fetch water.

Lack of access to clean water has caused major health outbreaks, including cholera and acute watery diarrhea that started in October 2016, leading to the country’s worst cholera outbreak in modern history (2.5 million cases reported, and more than 4,000 people have died in the Yemen cholera outbreak)

The ICRC has been addressing the most urgent needs through the repair of boreholes and water stations, distributing water to detention facilities to reduce water-related disease outbreaks, and rehabilitating sewage systems. It also supports the maintenance of water networks and the provision of chlorine tablets, fuel, generators, and maintenance tools to local water and sanitation corporations (LWSC) to ensure continuous provision of safe water.

https://www.icrc.org/en/document/water-situation-yemen

and https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-water-sanitation-and-construction-may-2022

(B H)

Yemen: Rapid Response Mechanism-First Line Response RRM Cumulative Report (Jan - May 2022)

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-rapid-response-mechanism-first-line-response-rrm-cumulative-report-jan-may-2022

Yemen: Rapid Response Mechanism-First Line Response RRM Monthly Report, May 2022

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-rapid-response-mechanism-first-line-response-rrm-monthly-report-may-2022

(A H)

Ghaleb Alsudmy: The story of our work trip during the blessed month of #ramadan2022 to distribute aid thanks to the generosity of donors friends.

https://twitter.com/ghalebalsudmy/status/1533164161479462912

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Film: Yemen-Child Labour rises sharply in Aden amid severe economic conditions

Child labour has sharply risen in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden since the outbreak of war eight years ago amid severe economic conditions. Yemen’s official reports said that the proportion of child workers under 15 years of age jumped to 80 percent in 2022 from 30 percent in 2015. Yemen’s currency devaluation and losing jobs forced families to send their children to work in dangerous jobs like mechanic workshops to earn a living. A social specialist told A24 News Agency’s reporter that many children works in very hazardous jobs like selling tissue paper on the streets, welding and washing cars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifs-e0mooY0

(B H)

UNICEF Ma’rib Response Humanitarian Action Update, April 2022, Issue Number 5

Key Achievements WASH

115,694 people accessed safe water for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene.
123,357 people reached with critical water, sanitation and hygiene supplies and services and reached with messages on appropriate hygiene practices.

Health

378,585 children under 10 were vaccinated against polio.
11,580 children were vaccinated against measles.
41,957 children and women accessed primary health care in UNICEF-supported facilities.

Nutrition

1,390 children under 5 with Severe and Moderate Acute Malnutrition received curative services.

Child Protection

14,188 vulnerable children reached with mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS).

Education

1,290 children accessed formal education, including early learning.
Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM)
73,486 vulnerable displaced people received RRM Kits containing food, family basic hygiene kits and female dignity kits. Social and Behaviour Change
40,181 people participated in engagement actions for social and behavioural change including COVID- 19 RCCE.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/unicef-marib-response-humanitarian-action-update-april-2022-issue-number-5

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

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WFP withholds Marib aid for unknown reasons, food risks spoilage: Reports

The World Food Program is refraining from distributing food aid to IDPs in the government-held Marib province for unknown reasons despite the availability of the aid in stores and their risk of decaying, it has been reported.

Almasdar news website quoted a local "aid official" as saying: " a meeting between the province's local authority represented by Deputy Governor and top relief aid official Abd-Rabbu Miftah and the WFP represented by the program's deputy director in the Aden office on Thursday to start distributing aid to the beneficiaries as of Saturday, but the WFP did not keep its word."

He said, "The WFP has not begun to distribute aid today, Saturday, even though food materials for the current round have been already available in the WFP's stores for three weeks."

The official warned, "The stay of food so long in the stores …makes it risk spoilage because of high temperatures and raises questions on the reason of this delay."

The WFP has been suspending aid distribution in Marib for three months citing what it calls a shortage of support from donors.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57256

(B H)

ICRC Yemen: Support to vulnerable communities and internally displaced people (May 2022)

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-support-vulnerable-communities-and-internally-displaced-people-may-2022

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Shelter Cluster Yemen 2021 End Year Report

In 2021, the Yemeni people continued to show incredible resilience in the face of adversity. The challenges exasperated by seven years of conflict have been immense including: forced displacement, recurrent natural hazards such as floods and cold winters, food insecurity and the constant threat of famine, cholera outbreaks, limited access basic services like education and health care, dwindling livelihood opportunities due to a collapsing economy and of course the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest population statistics show that out of a total population of 32 million, 4.3 million people are now internally displaced throughout the country with almost 290,000 people newly displaced and losing their home in the last year alone.
Shelter and the provision of household NFI’s is a vital survival mechanism for people who have been directly or indirectly impacted by the on-going conflict and have had their homes destroyed or have had to flee from their neighbourhoods to protect their lives.
This prolonged conflict coupled with socio-economic collapse has had a devastating effect of the shelter / housing sector in Yemen. In 2021, we estimated 7.3 million people required shelter assistance with 3.8 m targeted for support, an investment of $208 million.
During the year the shelter / NFI cluster members managed to deliver shelter assistance to 1.8 million people including IDPs, returnees, and vulnerable host community members. This is a significant achievement considering it represents 47 % of target population reached with only 42% of total funding received.
Unfortunately, according to the shelter cluster data, the vast majority of the IDP population continue to reside in sub-standard shelter conditions. This is worrying as the 2022 HRP indicates an increase in total needs and budget requirement at a time when the Yemen crisis is being pushed further down the list of global emergency response priorities. With a justifiably strong famine rhetoric in the 2022 HRP provision of comprehensive shelter interventions will continue to be compromised.

This report provides an overview of 2021 key achievements through a series of maps and infographics disaggregated by types of interventions, targeted populations and per governorate.
Building on these impressive accomplishments, the Shelter Cluster’s partners will continue to work with Yemenis directly and in-directly affected by the conflict and natural disaster to deliver emergency and longer-term solutions. The focus going forward will be a scale up on durable approaches with the goal of breaking the cycle of continual emergency response and delivering sustainable solutions in a more environmentally friendly manner. A safe home is the starting place of hope for a peaceful and dignified life for millions of Yemeni, and shelter partners are committed to make it a reality for all.

https://sheltercluster.org/yemen/documents/shelter-cluster-2021-end-year-report-en

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Migration along the Eastern Corridor, Report 25 | as of 30 April 2022

The Horn of Africa and Yemen is one of the busiest and riskiest migration corridors in the world travelled by hundreds of thousands of migrants, the majority of whom travel in an irregular manner, often relying on smugglers to facilitate movement along the Eastern Route. This regional report provides monthly updates on the complex migratory dynamics through Djibouti, Somalia, Yemen and Ethiopia based on diverse data sources and consultations with key informants in the four countries. Moreover, it provides information on the main protection concerns for migrants along the journey, information on the spill over effects of the conflict in Northern Ethiopia observed at the border between Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, a specific focus on children and information on the returns from Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia, Somalia and Yemen.

https://dtm.iom.int/reports/impact-covid-19-movement-restrictions-migrants-along-eastern-corridor-april-2022

(* B H)

Vertriebene im Jemen: „Wir müssen Wege finden“

In den letzten sieben Jahren haben etwa 4 Millionen Menschen im Jemen ihr Eigentum und ihr Zuhause verloren und waren gezwungen, in sicherere Gebiete zu fliehen – auch Souad. Dank ihres Durchhaltevermögens und ihrer Ausbildung konnte die vierfache Mutter das Überleben ihrer Familie sichern.

[Flüchtlingsfrau Souad]: „Als der Krieg nicht aufhörte und sich verschlimmerte, entschieden sich viele wie wir, ihr Zuhause zu verlassen und in Gouvernements zu gehen, die sie nicht kannten. In dem Versuch, der Geißel des Krieges zu entfliehen, saßen wir fest und waren gezwungen, zwischen den verschiedenen Regionen im Jemen hin und her zu ziehen. Jetzt sind wir im Lager Al-Jafinah untergebracht und leben unter schlechten Bedingungen.“

Es gibt nur wenige Orte, wo die Menschen im Jemen Hilfe finden. Die Grundversorgung im Land ist nahezu zusammengebrochen, sodass sich Millionen Menschen in einer katastrophalen Lage befinden. Das Land steht vor der weltweit größten Notsituation in Bezug auf die Ernährungssicherheit: 20 Millionen Menschen – 66 Prozent der Bevölkerung des Landes – benötigen humanitäre Hilfe.

[Flüchtlingsfrau Souad]: „In den ersten Tagen im Lager konnte ich das Leben im Zelt nicht ertragen. Es war leer, nur ein paar Decken und Matratzen lagen auf dem Boden. Für mich und meine Familie war die Lebenssituation in allen Aspekten extrem hart, vor allem, weil es an grundlegenden Dingen fehlte. Das Leben in diesem Lager war ein großer Schock für mich. Ich hätte nie erwartet, einmal an einem solchen Ort zu leben.“

Souad ist sich sicher, dass die Geschichten über die Anstrengungen der Vertriebenen nie enden. Es seien nicht nur die ständigen Bemühungen, Nahrung und Wasser zu beschaffen, sondern auch der Umgang mit der Kälte und dem schlechten Wetter in fragilen Zelten. Auch seien sie in ständiger Angst vor grassierenden Krankheiten und Epidemien. „Aber wir müssen Wege finden, uns neue Lebensweisen zu erschließen, wenn schwierige Umstände das zerstören, was wir aufgebaut haben“, betont die vierfache Mutter. https://blog.drk.de/vertriebene-im-jemen-wir-muessen-wege-finden/

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

(A P)

Missing child found in Houthi fighter recruitment & radicalization center

Child Mohammed Mohammed Al-Awmari who was missing for two days in Dhamar city (south of Sana'a) has been tracked down and found today in a Houthi fighter recruitment center in Dhamar's stadium-turned-military camp where tens of similarly kidnapped children are provided scouts skills these days.

The children (most of them under 15) are being prepared to be transferred to Dhawran Anes district for more sectarian brainwashing and finally deployed to the Houthi militia's warfronts./Special sources

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57258

(A P)

The Houthi militia kidnap three bridegrooms in Amran and force them into disappearance/Multiple websites

Amran province is seeing high tensions after a Houthis supervisor kidnaps the bridegrooms/Yemen Voice

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-56236

(A P)

Saba Agency Organizes A Seminar Entitled “The Cry In Confronting The American Media , Psychological War”

https://www.ansarollah.com/archives/523459

(A P)

Houthis turn football stadium to recruitment camp for brainwashed child fighters

Yemen's Shia extremists have reportedly turned a football stadium in the central governorate of Dhamar to a camp for recruiting child fighters graduated from sectarian radicalization centers, informed sources have confirmed.

Yemeni media outlets shared a new video of a scouts parade by the Houthi militia's young militants chanting and raising the militia's sectarian slogans

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-56235

and film: https://twitter.com/M_N_Albukhaiti/status/1532428740344545281

(A P)

A Houthi militant has kidnapped a 13 year old girl (Fatimah Aljabri) from her father to marry her and force the girl's parents to accept the marriage./Multiple websites.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-56220

(B P)

The revenues Houthis generated from Hodeidah port since the truce began surpass YR 70 billion. So these fabulous returns along with the military gains make it lucrative for Houthis to agree to another extension of the truce/Yemeni Sport

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-56220

(A P)

Houthi militiamen round up dozens of disciples of Zaydi cleric Mohammed Al-Moayyadi in Amran/Bawabati

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-56220

(* B H P)

Audio: Folge 7 (Jemen): Wo ist Intisar? - Im Jemen verschwinden die Frauen

Als im Jemen der arabische Frühling ankommt, ist Intisar noch ein Kind. Sie staunt über die Frauen, die auf die Straße gehen - für Freiheit und bessere Lebensverhältnisse. Und sie spürt, wie sich die Türen in ihrem Land öffnen. Im Teenager-Alter wird Intisar Model und Influencerin, später ist sie auch in einer Fernsehserie zu sehen. Doch in ihrem Land bricht ein Krieg aus und die Huthi-Rebellen reißen die Macht an sich. Eine Frau wie Intisar passt nicht zu den Vorstellungen der neuen Tugendwächter. Sie wird weggesperrt und zu einer fünfjährigen Gefängnisstrafe verurteilt. Was geschieht mit Frauen, die im Jemen auf diesem Weg verschwinden? Wer kann ihnen helfen? Und gibt es irgendeine Möglichkeit, mit Intisar Kontakt aufzunehmen? Wir möchten Euch dieses Mal den Podcast von "Ärzte Ohne Grenzen" ans Herz legen, insbesondere die Folge zum Jemen: https://www.aerzte-ohne-grenzen.de/unsere-arbeit/podcast . Außerdem war Julia bei Eric Wrede zu Gast in seinem Podcast "The End". Unbedingt anhören! https://www.radioeins.de/archiv/podcast/the_end.html

https://www.ardaudiothek.de/episode/women-in-war/folge-7-jemen-wo-ist-intisar-im-jemen-verschwinden-die-frauen/radioeins/10553071/

und

(* B H P)

Die Situation von Frauen im Jemen

Eine junge Frau, Anfang 20, wird am hellichten Tage in ein Auto gezerrt, verschleppt und landet hinter Gittern. Sie ist Schauspielerin, Model und Influencerin. Sie heißt Intisar Al-Hammadi. Seit über einem Jahr ist sie verstummt, beziehungsweise stumm gemacht worden.

Die Reporterinnen Julia Leeb und Cosima Gill haben ihre Spur aufgenommen für den radioeins Podcast "Women in War". Für die neueste Folge, die heute erschienen ist und in der es um die Situation von Frauen im Jemen geht, Frauen wie Intisar.

https://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/sendungen/4/2206/220602_der_schone_morgen_17200/136560_427072.html

(A P)

Capital Sana'a witnesses massive mass rally to commemorate anniversary of Al-Sarkha

The capital, Sana'a, witnessed on Friday afternoon, in Bab Al-Yemen Square, a mass rally to commemorate the anniversary of “Al-Sarkha” in the face of the arrogance forces, under the slogan is "a weapon and a position".
The crowds, participating in the rally, chanted the slogan “Al-Sarkha” (Slogan of Ansarullah) to repudiate the enemies of the nation.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3189475.htm

and also

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26236/Yemenis-Stage-Mass-Rallies-to-Decry-Saudi-Aggression%2C-Vow-Continued-Resistance

https://www.farsnews.ir/en/news/14010313000518/Yemenis-Sage-Mass-Rallies-Decry-Sadi-Aggressin-Vw-Cnined-Resisance

Film (one of many): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL4n__HPCYA

and

(A P)

Al-Sarkha is title of building nation militarily, economically, advancing civilized project based on Islamic identity: Revolution Leader

Sayyed. Abdul-Malik Badr al-Din al-Houthi pointed out that the slogan “Al-Sarkha” is a title for building the nation militarily and economically in all fields and advancing civilized project based on Islamic identity, in addition to revealing the falsehood of the slogans of the nation’s enemies regarding freedom of expression and opinion.
The revolution leader, Abdul Malik Badreddine al-Houthi, confirmed on Thursday that the slogan of al-Sarkha was launched by the martyred leader Sayyed. Hussein Badreddine al-Houthi represents a voice for the nation in exchange for what the enemies do to her sons, destroy their abilities, plunder their goods and control their wealth.
"The slogan of al-Sarkha expresses the nation's indignation, protest, disapproval of what its enemies are doing and its lack of silence towards the conspiracies it is targeting, and the first thing that should be done by the enemies is to have a voice and a position in which we express our protest and rejection of their plots targeting us as a Muslim nation and that the voice should be strong and clear," he said.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3189384.htm

and also https://en.ypagency.net/262704/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/02/sayyid-abdul-malik-al-houthi-speaks-on-importance-of-ansarullah-slogan-al-sarkha/

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26222/Sayyed-Abdulmalik-Al-Houthi-Al-Sarkhah-Slogan-Title-for-Building-Nation%2C-Militarily-%2C-Economically

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26246/Yemen-s-Al-Sarkha-Slogan-in-Face-of-Arrogance%2C-Confirms-Its-Adherence-to-Palestinian-Cause

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLHM3E6-vgY = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOFXK4C7XCA

(A P)

Local sources in the occupied Sana'a have said the Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militia is summoning a neighborhood leaders in Sana'a to force them to mobilize young men and minors to the summer sectarian radicalization centers despite the militia's declared agreement with the UN in mid-Ramadan to neutralize children from participation in combat/Nafidhat Alyemen website.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-56201

(A P)

Sana'a's Government Confirms Its Support for Yemenia Airlines

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26193/Sana-a-s-Government-Confirms-Its-Support-for-Yemenia-Airlines

and also https://en.ypagency.net/262594/

(A P)

Houthi leader says coalition plans military escalation in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition arranges for military escalation in Yemen in the upcoming days, the Houthi leader said on Monday.
The recent political arrangements, by which they ousted an agent and replaced him with a handful of agents, reveal their failure and loss, Abdul Malik al-Houthi added in a speech carried by the group-run al-Masyra TV.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29761.html

(* B P)

After Iraq, who will be next to criminalise ties with Israel: Algeria or Yemen's Houthi government?

Yemen's Houthi-led de-facto government, the National Salvation Government (NSG) based in the capital, Sana'a, is also a vocal supporter of the Palestinian cause and resolutely anti-Zionist. Last month, Prime Minister Dr Abdulaziz Bin Habtour, maintained that Palestine was, and still is, "the central issue of the Muslim Ummah." He made the comments ahead of the war-torn country's Palestine Conference held during the month of Ramadan, stating that "Through this conference, we reaffirm our opposition to the normalisation between some Arab regimes and the Zionist enemy".

On Sunday, it was reported that legislatures in Sana'a are preparing a similar Bill that will prohibit all forms of normalisation with Israel which has usurped Palestinian and Syrian Arab lands. Prime Minister Habtoor was quoted by Al-Masirah as saying "We stand by the side of the Palestinian nation and their struggle in the face of Israeli threats to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and the occupied Al-Quds city".

Habtoor added that the frequent and brazen provocations in and around the compound of the Al-Aqsa, are an attempt by the Israelis to "illustrate their dominance" in the aftermath of their numerous normalisation deals with other Arab states.

It has since been reported on Monday that the draft Bill has been referred to the Special Committee in Parliament for study and will be voted on after the final draft has been approved.

Although neither Algeria nor Yemen have diplomatic ties with Tel Aviv, the push for criminalisation of having relations with Israel can also be tied to legitimate security concerns.

Although neither Algeria nor Yemen have diplomatic ties with Tel Aviv, the push for criminalisation of having relations with Israel can also be tied to legitimate security concerns.

From the NSG's [Sanaa gov.] perspective, Israel is reportedly already active in the UAE-controlled Yemeni island of Socotra, with accusations that it is being used to establish a spy base in the region. Recent reports that Saudi Arabia which, along with the UAE, has been waging war against Yemen for the past seven years, is looking to normalise relations with Israel will understandably be a serious security issue for Sana'a.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220601-after-iraq-who-will-be-next-to-criminalise-ties-with-israel-algeria-or-yemens-houthi-government/

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

(A P)

Truckers go on a strike in Taiz to protest at the highway-robbery and murders in Toor Al-Baha (dry) stream, the only road connecting the besieged city of Taiz with the outside world (the city of Aden)./Multiple websites

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57258

(A P)

The child, Akram Al-Suwaidi, was killed in front of his father, as a result of a gunshot wound fired by members of the security point, Tur

https://twitter.com/Moh_Rawdhan_Yem/status/1533174992028205056

The killing of the child Akram Muhammad Saif Al-Azazi, one of the sons of transport truck drivers, while he was next to his father By an armed gang, bandits in Lahij Governorate, Tor Al Baha District.

https://twitter.com/YemeniHuman/status/1532334910748430339

(A P)

Dead and wounded in violent armed clashes between the Security Belt and the Public Security Forces in Al-Nasr Hospital Square in Al-#Dhalea, southern Yemen. (photos)

https://twitter.com/GhalebM0nz1i7/status/1533177435902066690

(A P)

Two killed in clashes between two military factions in Taiz

Violent clashes broke out on Saturday between factions of the Islah party in Taiz province, southwestern Yemen.

https://en.ypagency.net/262915/

(A T)

Violent explosion targeted security patrol of STC in Dhalea

https://en.ypagency.net/262856/

(A P)

Yemeni gov't intends preventing officials relatives from posts

The Yemeni UN-recognized government has decided to stop all the illegal appointments recently made and to prevent hiring of officials' close relatives, as part of efforts to combat corruption and reform administrative and fiscal system in official institutions.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29803.html

(A E P)

Yemen asks European oil firms to justify withdrawal from Shabwa

The Yemeni official government has called on the Austrian OMV oil company to present explanations on its decision to withdraw from Yemen and waiver its excavation privilege to other firm in the Shabwa-based oil field of Aqla.
The Yemeni ministry for oil and minerals (YMOM) formed a legal team, supported by international consultants, to study validity of the Austrian company's decision, according to Saba.
"The team will discuss the oil firm's procedure and its conformity to laws and provisions stated in the product sharing agreement, so as to maintain the Yemeni State's rights and interests and to take all legal and technical actions" accordingly, the Aden-based news agency quoted YMOM official as saying.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29802.html

(A P)

Doctor killed due to torture in coalition’s prison in Hadhramaut

https://en.ypagency.net/262824/

(? B E P)

In Yemen, a battle of business 'sharks' in the Bay of Aden

Greedy businessmen associated with warring factions have taken over the port and oil infrastructure of the 'temporary capital,' stripping away what remains of the Yemeni state.

At 54, Mr. Al-Essi – known as "the shark" – is a worried man. Just a year ago, he still believed himself to be the king of Yemeni oil. He was fighting to control the port of Aden, where his ships transported black gold. He saw himself as bigger than the state he was helping to deplete, while taking care not to kill the beast. He dreamed of being president of Yemen, instead of his ally, former president Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi (2012-2022), who, more than anyone else, contributed to his financial success. Mr. Al-Essi acted as a private bank for his government and claimed to have saved it from bankruptcy in 2015 and 2016. He filled the holes in the budget until 2019 [paywalled]

https://www.lemonde.fr/en/international/article/2022/06/04/in-yemen-a-battle-of-business-sharks-in-the-bay-of-aden_5985652_4.html

(A P)

Together with the Shia in the north, collaborators in the south oppress Taizis on hourly basis

A High-way gang affiliate to a senior militiaman known as Saleh Al-Sayyid reportedly killed Akram Al-Aza'zi, a young boy in front of his father and robbed their truck transporting canned beans from the southern city of Aden to Taiz in Toor Al-Baha, the only highway connected the seven year besieged Taiz with the outside world.

In an audio tape shared on social media this early Thursday a man was screaming and appealing for help after high-way robbers "shot my son in his head " while they were driving the truck causing the son to be "killed", the father to be injured and truck to be overturned. "They killed me and my son," he was screaming. Reports are coming that the son was literally killed

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-56221

(A P)

Gunmen close Al-Dhabab road, the only road connecting the besieged Taiz city with the outside world (the southern port of Aden)/Taiz Time

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-56220

(A P)

Three soldiers killed in clashes between STC factions in Aden/Almashehad Allkhaleeji

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-56220

(A T)

Terrorists involved in assassination of southern leaders arrested

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35148

and https://en-smanews.org/south-arabia/security-seizes-terrorist-cell-targeted-head-of-military-operations-with-car-bomb-in-mualla-district-of-aden-the-capital/ and https://en-smanews.org/south-arabia/revealing-the-details-of-arresting-the-cell-that-assassinated-major-general-jawas/

(A P)

Popular Uprising, March to Ma'ashiq Palace in Aden Due to Power Outage

Frequent interruption of electricity service in Aden and the rest of the southern governorates as a result of the coalition's neglect and the failure of the Al-Alimi government, the Saudi-backed government, to provide diesel to supply power plants with the necessary fuel triggered angry reactions among the citizens.

There were calls to go out in massive popular demonstrations and to crawl towards the Al-Ma'ashiq Palace to overthrow the Saudi-backed government and the Council of Saudi-Emirati tools, rejecting the policy of starvation and subjugation practiced by Saudi Arabia and the UAE against the Yemeni people in the north and south.

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26195/Popular-Uprising%2C-March-to-Ma-ashiq-Palace-in-Aden-Due-to-Power-Outage

and also https://en.ypagency.net/262657/

Photo: https://twitter.com/GhalebM0nz1i7/status/1532401486566772736

(A P)

Yemeni authorities claim seizing Iranian ship carrying drugs

Yemeni security authorities in the eastern governorate of Mahara seized on Tuesday an Iranian ship carrying drugs and arrested its crew, Mahara police deputy director said on Wednesday.
Mahara police seized the ship along with its six sailors (five Iranians and one Pakistani) while unloading a cargo of drugs in Hawf coasts, Colonel Ahmed Ri'efeet added in remarks carried by the Aden-based Saba.
The seizure was preceded by large operation of detection with help from intelligence bureaus, he said.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29794.html

and also, photos: https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1532183382167363584

(A P)

President receives European ambassadors on latest developments

President of the Presidential Leadership Council Rashad al-Alimi has confirmed the council’s commitment of the choice of just and inclusive peace in accordance with references of solving Yemen’s crisis.
In his meeting with European Ambassadors on Wednesday here, President al-Alimi said that the council announced since the early day of its formation that it is a council for peace but at the same time it is a council of determination and force to deter any escalation by Iran-backed Houthi militia.

http://en.26sepnews.net/2022/06/01/president-receives-european-ambassadors-on-latest-developments/

(A P)

President al-Alimi discusses with UN Secretary General humanitarian truce

http://en.26sepnews.net/2022/06/01/president-al-alimi-discusses-with-un-secretary-general-humanitarian-truce/

(A P)

Islah militants open fire on citizen in Shabwah

https://en.ypagency.net/262617/

(A P)

Yemeni President receives rules regulating LC work

President of the Yemeni Leadership Council (LC) on Tuesday received draft of rules that would govern the LC's, Consultation and Reconciliation Body's, and the legal and economic teams' work, in accordance with the Power Transfer Declaration's third article.
Judge Hamoud al-Hitar, acting chairman of the legal team, handed President Rashad al-Alimi a draft of the rules

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29771.html

(A)

Armed robbery leaves two workers killed in Aden store

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29770.html

and also https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26192/Amid-Security-Chaos%2C-Two-People-Killed-in-Armed-Robbery%2C-Aden

(A P)

Haitham Qasim chairs military panel to unite Yemeni army

The Yemeni Leadership Council (LC) on Monday decided to form a military-security joint committee, chaired by General Haitham Qasim, to restructure and unite the armed and security forces.
At a meeting chaired by Rashad al-Alimi, the LC chose to form a 59-member panel with Gen. Haitham chairman, Gen. Tahir Ali al-Aqili deputy and Brigadier Gen. Hussein al-Hieal a reporter, the Aden-based Saba said.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29759.html

Fortsetzung / Sequel: cp7 – cp19

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-809b-yemen-war-mosaic-809b

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-808-yemen-war-mosaic-808

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-808 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-808:

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

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

http://yemenwarcrimes.blogspot.de/

http://www.yemenwar.info/

Liste aller Luftangriffe / and list of all air raids:

http://yemendataproject.org/data/

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

https://yemen.bellingcat.com/

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

https://yemeniarchive.org/en

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