The director-general of FAO launched a new appeal for voluntary contributions that are vital if lives are to be saved and the current situation of famine tackled.
The Houthi-held Yemeni port of Hodeidah is the the aid lifeline for a country where millions of people are in desperate need of food.
Some 17 million of Yemen’s 26 million people lack sufficient food and at least three million malnourished children are in “grave peril”.
The severe food security crisis in Yemen needs not just an immediate humanitarian response, but also a long-term political solution in ensuring an adequately funded recovery plan.
Some 6.7 million people in Yemen are classified in phase 4 on an international scale of food security, with phase 5 constituting a famine.
Officials said it did not appear that the Iran-backed Houthis would come to the negotiating table under the current circumstances and there needed to be more military pressure on the group.
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It was the biggest gathering since a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states entered the conflict in 2015 to try to restore President Hadi to power.
The refugees, carrying official UNHCR documents, were on their way from Yemen to Sudan when they were attacked by an Apache helicopter near the Bab al-Mandeb strait.
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Khoukha and the nearby city of Hodeidah are controlled by Iran-allied Houthi fighters who in 2014 overran Yemen’s capital Sanaa and forced the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee into exile.
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Trump’s initial order caused chaos at airports and was hit with more than two dozen lawsuits, many that claimed it discriminated against Muslims.
Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said that the US had carried out more than 30 strikes over the past two days in Shabwah, Abyan and Al Bayda provinces.
Nearly 3.3 million people in Yemen – including 2.1 million children – are acutely malnourished, the UN says. They include 460,000 children under age of five with the worst form of malnutrition, who risk dying of pneumonia or diarrhoea.
Trump’s original order which he said was meant to head off attacks by Islamist militants, barred people from seven Muslim-majority countries and sparked worldwide protests.
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Wars in Yemen, northeastern Nigeria and South Sudan have devastated households and driven up prices, while a drought in East Africa has ruined the agricultural economy.
The US and other western countries have in the past used their strength to threaten nations into ‘falling in line’.
A slew of protests erupted across the country after details about an acrimonious phone call between Trump and Australian PM regarding refugee settlement emerged.
The US military withdrew a ten-year-old video it posted on Friday to prove that the recent Yemen raid on al Qaida was a success.
A raid on al Qaida branch of Arabian Peninsula in Yemen during the weekend was ill prepared and could have caused more civilian deaths, reports say.
Due to war and economic crisis, Yemen has lost a decade worth of health gains with thousands of children dying of preventable diseases linked to malnutrition.
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Medics at the scene have claimed that around 30 people, including ten women and children, were also killed in the attack.
Several countries including long-standing US allies like UK and Germany spoke out against Trump’s order calling the measure discriminatory and divisive.
Trump’s supporters have shrugged off concerns about botched execution, damage to foreign relations and legal challenges across the country.
War has devastated what was already the poorest country in the Middle East, resulting in seven million children going to bed hungry every night and one in three being severely malnourished.
Up to eight million Yemenis are severely food insecure while another two million are facing food insecurity at emergency levels, just one phase below famine.
Nabeel Rajab was arrested in June after tweets from his account suggested that security forces had tortured detainees in a Bahraini prison and on a military campaign in Yemen.
Members of the treaty have continued to supply arms to Saudi Arabia, which has been accused of humanitarian violations in Yemen,
The US will limit arms sales, but continue assisting Saudi Arabia in the Yemen campaign, despite concerns that Saudi Arabia is misusing its power.
Yemen believes the UN plan legitimises the rebellion against the country’s internationally recognised government.
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Diplomats had hoped the Houthis would hold off on putting together a cabinet of their loyalists and instead form a unity government with their Yemeni foes whom they pushed into Saudi exile.
According to John Kerry, Yemen’s Houthi group and the Saudi-led coalition agreed to a ceasefire from Thursday.
Each side accused the other of repeatedly violating the three-day truce and attempts by the UN to extend it before it lapsed appeared to have failed.
“The fighting is still going on in many areas,” the UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, told reporters on Wednesday.
The suffering in Yemen will not stop unless the West stops supporting Saudi Arabia with arms and tacit consent and puts a stop to the war.
The Yemeni foreign minister Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi said on his official Twitter feed that President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi had agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire with the possibility of it being extended.