Yemen Press Reader 788: | Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 788 – Yemen War Mosaic 788

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… Teilen, um zu überleben: Die Rolle von sozialen Netzwerken in Jemens humanitärer Krise – und mehr

February 10, 2022: US will directly interfere into the Yemen War – US’s double standards – A History of Yemeni political parties – Interviewing Muna Luqman: Being able to believe again that peace is possible (in German) – Sharing to survive: The Role of Social Networks During Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisisand more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Kursiv: Siehe Teil 2 / In Italics: Look in part 2: https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-788b-yemen-war-mosaic-788b

Klassifizierung / Classification

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

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp2a Allgemein: Saudische Blockade / General: Saudi blockade

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

cp6 Separatisten und Hadi-Regierung im Südjemen / Separatists and Hadi government in Southern Yemen

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

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

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12a Katar / Qatar

cp12b Sudan

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

cp13c Wirtschaft / Economy

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Kampf um Hodeidah / Hodeidah battle

cp19 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification

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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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Yemen’s war explained in maps and charts

How strong are the Houthis? And how have seven years of war affected Yemen? Key questions answered, in seven graphics.

Yemen is facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises as its brutal war enters its eighth year.

The UN estimates the war has killed 377,000 people as of the end of 2021, both directly and indirectly through hunger and disease – with 70 percent of those deaths being children.

Nearly half the country (14.5 million) of 30 million people does not have enough food, according to the World Food Programme.

Nearly half (47.5 percent) of children under five face chronic malnutrition.

At least 4 million people have been displaced by the seven years of war.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/2/9/yemens-war-explained-in-maps-and-charts-interactive

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Die Not im Jemen wird immer dramatischer

Die Aktion Kleiner Prinz will den Menschen im Jemen helfen. Und bitte um Spenden.

Seit Jahren sucht die Aktion Kleiner Prinz auch hier Vertragspartner vor Ort, die sinnvoll und zuverlässig Hilfe leisten können. Nun hat die Organisation mit dem „Förderverein Aktion Jemenhilfe“ einen solchen gefunden. Dessen Vorsitzende Aenne Rappel schreibt: „Der Arzt unseres Krankenhauses in Al Milhaf hat mich in Kenntnis darüber gesetzt, dass immer mehr unterernährte, kranke Kinder zu ihm gebracht werden, denen er jedoch kaum helfen kann. Er berichtet, dass Kinder vor lauter Hunger die Blätter von den Bäumen essen, und hat mir die Frage gestellt, ob wir nicht Lebensmittel zur Verfügung stellen könnten. Ich habe ihn daraufhin gebeten, mir die Zahl der bedürftigen Familien zu nennen. Es handelt sich um 300 Familien mit einem bis 13 Kindern.

Einen Monat Essen für 50 Euro

Wir stellten bisher für alle diese Familien ein monatliches Lebensmittelpaket mit Reis, Mehl, Bohnen, Zucker und Öl im Wert von 45 Euro zur Verfügung. Bedingt durch die dortige Teuerung müssen wir jedoch den Betrag jetzt auf 50 Euro erhöhen.“

Da Transporte von Lebensmitteln, Hilfsmitteln und Medikamenten in den Jemen seit Jahren kriegsbedingt nicht möglich sind, arbeitet die Jemenhilfe mit vertrauenswürdigen jemenitischen Mitarbeitern zusammen, die vor Ort die benötigten Güter einkaufen, für den Transport sorgen und auch die Verteilung übernehmen. Die Aktion Kleiner Prinz hat beschlossen, sich an der Lebensmittelhilfe zu beteiligen. Spenden sind möglich unter

DE46 4005 0150 0062 0620 62, Stichwort Jemenhilfe.

https://www.wn.de/muensterland/kreis-warendorf/warendorf/die-not-im-jemen-wird-immer-dramatischer-2527068

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Jemen – Krieg und Hunger

Die vergessene Katastrophe

Katastrophale Situation: Jemen im Welthunger-Index 2021 auf Platz 115 von 116

Die Folgen des Krieges sind gravierend: Nach UN-Angaben sind zurzeit 20,7 Millionen Menschen auf humanitäre Hilfe angewiesen. Davon befinden sich 13,5 Millionen in einer Ernährungsnotlage. 2,25 Millionen Kinder sind akut unterernährt.

Seit 2015 sind etwa 4 Millionen Menschen vor der Gewalt des Bürgerkrieges geflohen – der Großteil der Bevölkerung befindet sich weiterhin im Kriegsgebiet und ist dringend auf Hilfe angewiesen.

19,7 Millionen Menschen haben keinen Zugang zu medizinischer Grundversorgung

Den vom Krieg betroffenen Menschen fehlt es nicht nur an Nahrung und Hygienematerialien, auch die medizinische Versorgung ist für den Großteil der Menschen im Jemen nicht gewährleistet. Insgesamt starben über 230.000 Menschen, unter anderem auch an Hunger und durch fehlende medizinische Versorgung.

Nur knapp 45 Prozent aller medizinischen Einrichtungen sind noch funktionsfähig. Krankheiten wir Cholera und Diphtherie entwickelten sich zu ausgewachsenen Epidemien. Die Covid-19-Krise verstärkt die Krise zusätzlich.

Sicherheitslage erschwert lebensrettende Hilfe

Der Zugang der Hilfsorganisationen zu den Menschen, die die lebensrettende Hilfe am dringendsten benötigen, ist durch die Sicherheitslage und willkürliche behördliche Restriktionen oft nur eingeschränkt und unter sehr schwierigen Bedingungen möglich. Auch die Einreise von Hilfspersonal und Transporte von Hilfsgütern in den Jemen ist erschwert.

So hilft die Caritas

Die Caritas Österreich unterstützt zusammen mit Caritas Internationalis und Caritas Poland Emergency Appeal im Jemen Maßnahmen, um von Krieg betroffenen Menschen mit dem Nötigsten zu versorgen und deren Überleben zu sichern.

Weitere Informationen zur Nothilfe im Jemen

https://www.caritas.at/ueber-uns/news/detail/news/90147-jemen-krieg-und-hunger/

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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Nach Huthi-Angriffen: USA verlegen Kampfverbände in die VAE

Am Dienstag hat der Kommandeur des Zentralen Kommandos der Vereinigten Staaten (CENTCOM) erklärt, dass die USA in der kommenden Woche ein Geschwader von F-22-Kampfjets in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten (VAE) stationieren werden. Außerdem soll der Lenkwaffenzerstörer USS Cole dorthin verlegt werden, um die Gewässer der Golfmonarchie zu patrouillieren. Diese Aktion bezeichnete US-General Kenneth F. McKenzie gegenüber der staatlichen emiratischen Nachrichtenagentur WAM als „Hilfe unter Freunden in einer Krisenzeit“. McKenzie hält sich zu einem offiziellen Besuch in den VAE auf.

Die Maßnahmen würden ergriffen, um die Luftverteidigungskapazitäten der VAE zu stärken, die im vergangenen Monat mehrmals Ziel von Drohnen- und Raketenangriffen militanter Huthi-Milizen aus dem Jemen wurden, so der General. Er erklärte auch, dass die USA mit regionalen und globalen Partnern zusammenarbeiten, um „effektive Lösungen“ zu entwickeln mit dem Ziel, Drohnenangriffe zu verhindern, bevor sie überhaupt gestartet werden. McKenzie erklärte:

„Wir möchten derart gegen Drohnen vorgehen, was wir ‚Links vom Start‘ nennen: bevor sie gestartet werden können. Ein solches System wird in der Lage sein, den Start von Drohnen zu erkennen, sie zu orten und ihren Flug zu unterbrechen.“

Sollte dies nicht möglich sein, bleibe als letzte Option, die Drohnen auf der letzten Etappe ihrer Zielanflüge abzuschießen. Der General lobte auch das von den USA entwickelte THAAD-System (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence), das die von den Huthi-Milizen in Richtung der VAE abgeschossenen Raketen und Drohnen abfängt.

„Wir freuen uns, dass die VAE das THAAD-System in den ersten beiden Kampfeinsätzen erfolgreich eingesetzt haben“, sagte McKenzie und fügte hinzu, Washington werde mit der emiratischen Regierung zusammenarbeiten, um ihre Luftverteidigung weiter zu verbessern.

https://de.rt.com/der-nahe-osten/131236-nach-huthi-angriffen-usa-verlegen/

und Kurzmeldung: https://www.imi-online.de/2022/02/09/jemen-us-beteiligung-2/

Kommentar: #us kündigen an, dronen der #houthis bereits vor start eliminieren zu wollen. damit machen sie sich zur aktiven konfliktpartei, da sie selbst, gezielt im #yemen bombardieren. das ist eine eskalation mit derzeit unberechenbaren folgen …

https://twitter.com/clauci2nd/status/1491196908483739648

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US plans to target Houthi launchers before attempted strikes on UAE

US Central Command chief says F-22 Raptor squadron will arrive in Emirates next week

The US military commander in the Middle East is planning to target Houthi missiles and drones on the ground before they are fired towards the UAE.

Lt Gen Kenneth McKenzie said the plan is part of a range of measures designed to protect the Emirates from the rebel group in Yemen.

Speaking in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, the head of US Central Command (Centcom) said a squadron of F-22 Raptor fighter jets will arrive in the next week.

„We’re going to bring in a squadron of F-22 fighter jets, the best air superiority fighters in the world,“ he told UAE state news agency Wam.

„They will also work with their UAE partners to help defend the nation. We think this is just one friend helping another in a time of crisis.“

Lt Gen McKenzie said the UAE’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system (Thaad) had successfully intercepted two attempted strikes, and that the US is working to strengthen Emirati defences further.

„I know that it sends a strong message of reassurance to everyone in UAE. We will continue to work with UAE to make that system even better in the future,“ he said.

Lt Gen McKenzie met Lt Gen Hamad Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, on Tuesday.

https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/2022/02/08/uae-armed-forces-chief-welcomes-head-of-us-central-command/

Comment: Last we checked Congress hadn’t authorized U.S. participation in this war.

https://twitter.com/theactioncorps/status/1491183249124884481

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U.S. will work with the UAE to thwart drone attacks, Centcom chief says

The U.S. is working with its Gulf ally, the United Arab Emirates, to develop counter-drone solutions and thwart attacks before they can even be launched, the commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) has announced.

“We are working with our partners here in the region and with the industry back in the United States to develop solutions that would work against drones,” Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie told UAE state news agency WAM in an interview Monday. “We would like to work against drones what we call ‘Left of Launch,’ [meaning] before they can be launched.”

The system would be able to detect drone launches and disrupt their flight.

“And if you can’t do that, you will certainly be able to shoot them down as they reach their intended target,” he said.

The collaboration comes in the wake of several successive drone and missile attacks on the UAE capital Abu Dhabi, most of which have been claimed by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

“We are happy to see that THAAD employed successfully by UAE in the first two combat employments of that system,” McKenzie said. “So, that’s been very good, and I know that it sends a strong message of reassurance to everyone in UAE. We will continue to work with UAE to make that system even better in the future.”

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin last week announced the deployment of a destroyer equipped with ballistic missile defenses to the UAE for patrols, as well as F-22 fighter jets to the region.

“Even as the UAE has come under attack, the United States has moved quickly and swiftly to help an old friend,” McKenzie said on Monday.

“We brought in a guided-missile destroyer, the USS Cole, which has ballistic missile defense capabilities. It will patrol the waters of the UAE, working closely with UAE air defenders to protect their nation.”

“So, we think this is just one friend helping another in a time of crisis.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/08/us-will-work-with-the-uae-to-thwart-drone-attacks-centcom-chief.html

and also https://news.antiwar.com/2022/02/08/centcom-vows-more-involvement-in-uaes-war-against-the-houthis/

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Why The US Air Force Is Sending F-22 Raptors To The Middle East

The Air Force Just Upped the Game in the Middle East with F-22s: The Pentagon and the White House are taking seriously the conflict between the United Arab Emirates and Iran-backed Houthi rebels and raising the stakes. In a surprise development, the Air Force is sending a squadron of F-22 Raptors to the theater. The US Navy’s USS Cole will also make an appearance. There is already 2,000 American military personnel in Abu Dhabi, UAE, that are in the line of fire of the Houthis. The problem is potential Houthi drone attacks against Americans, and the F-22 can certainly overwhelm and eliminate unmanned aircraft. But is this a show of force or a combat deployment for the F-22s?

It appears the F-22s would protect Americans in the UAE who are already using Patriot air-defense interceptors to guard against Houthi missiles, which have been launched over the last two weeks. The U.S. personnel had to escape into bunkers during the Houthi missile attacks.

What Is the Congressional Role?

Biden will have to keep Congress apprised of the F-22 squadron deployment in accordance with the War Powers Act (War Powers Resolution), in which the president must inform Capitol Hill lawmakers within 48 hours of combat forces sent to war zones. These military assets cannot remain in harm’s way for more than 60 days without a Congressional authorization of military force. Congress can also vote to end a military deployment.

Is the F-22 Playing Offense or Defense?

F-22s in the UAE could trigger another War Powers Resolution action by the House and the Senate. It would be difficult to consider the F-22 as just a defensive deployment that Congress would ignore. The F-22 is obviously a fighter-bomber that is configured for offensive operations.

The F-22s, however, could play an intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance role and send this data to command and control centers in Saudi Arabia or the UAE. The stealth fighter could also defend against Houthi drones. Will Congress allow these activities to be carried out in a war zone without triggering the War Powers Resolution?

This is not the first time F-22s have seen combat in the Middle East. In 2018, F-22s from the 94th Fighter Squadron out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis undertook 590 flights and dropped 4,250 pounds of ordnance over Syria.

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2022/02/why-the-us-air-force-is-sending-f-22-raptors-to-the-middle-east/

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Latest Saudi atrocity in Yemen highlights the US’s obscene double standards

Close ally of the US and UK governments in spite of dictatorial nature

Indeed, both the US and UK governments have been major arms suppliers to Saudi Arabia.

Now, under current US president Joe Biden, the country remains the US’s second staunchest ally in the Middle East after Israel.

The Biden administration now seems to be scrambling to use the war as part of its broader foreign policy in the Middle East. In particular, it appears to be capitalizing on the fact that the opposing Houthi-led side in the conflict is allied with Iran.

Brazen hypocrisy when compared with treatment of Iran

As The Canary has reported, Washington has for years singled out Iran for sanctions and other forms of hostility.

Though Iran’s human rights record is far from stellar, Noam Chomsky points out that compared with Saudi Arabia, “Iran looks like a civil rights paradise”. Nor does it have anything to do with democratic credentials. After all, Saudi Arabia is not just a dictatorship but one of the world’s last remaining absolute monarchies.

Rather, hostility toward Iran is motivated by its lack of obedience to US economic and geostrategic interests

Willingness to compromise repaid with even further hostility

In spite of all this, Iran has been surprisingly willing to compromise with Washington. During the administration of former US president Barack Obama, for example, Iran signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA). Known colloquially as the ‘Iran nuclear deal’, the agreement set limits on Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for an easing of sanctions.

The agreement was completely hypocritical given that the US has not just turned a blind eye to but actively enabled the only nuclear-armed state in the region, Israel. Indeed, the US itself holds the second largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the world.

Instrumentalising war for self-serving ends

Now, the Biden administration looks poised to seize on the actions of the Iran-aligned Houthi side in the conflict for its own benefit.

The Biden administration is currently in negotiations with the Iranian government to reestablish the JCPA. US officials earlier indicated that they hope to bring the talks to a conclusion in late January or early February. Just as this unofficial deadline looks like it will pass, Washington seemingly has stumbled upon a useful tool, in the form of the Yemen war, for strengthening its hand in the negotiations.

As Al-Monitor puts it, “The stepped-up US military support [for the Houthis in Yemen] is not just a sign of the US commitment to the UAE — it’s a signal to Iran”. Clearly, Washington is willing to shamelessly use proxy wars as a bargaining chip to strengthen its geostrategic interests in a broader global context.

A bipartisan consensus for coercive foreign policy

A bipartisan consensus for coercive foreign policy

What makes all of this even more disconcerting is the fact that the current US president belongs to the purportedly more progressive of the US’s two major parties. But as The Canary has argued before on many occasions, the reality is that when it comes to administering the US’s empire and maintaining its coercive foreign policy, there is essentially a bipartisan consensus in Congress, with the leadership of both parties largely acting in lockstep.

In the same vein, ignoring and even enabling shocking human rights violations on the part of US allies largely enjoys bipartisan support. As this latest atrocity in Yemen attests to, there is evidently no depth to which Washington won’t sink in its hypocritical pandering to loyal allies or its cynical seizing upon proxy wars to further victimize its enemies – by Peter Bolton

https://www.thecanary.co/global/2022/02/05/latest-saudi-atrocity-in-yemen-highlights-the-uss-obscene-double-standards/

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A History of Yemeni Political Parties: From Armed Struggle to Armed Repression

Executive Summary

Early political party activity emerged in North Yemen in the 1930s and 1940s in opposition to the imamate, but it was limited in size and influence. In the South, small, weak parties composed of southern elites populated the political sphere, though they lacked a popular base. By the 1950s, with Arab nationalism and Islamic ideological movements on the rise regionally, Yemeni parties adopted the ideals of regional Baathists and Arab nationalists as well as the Arab Left and the Muslim Brotherhood. Despite being prohibited in both North and South Yemen in the 1960s and 1970s, party activity flourished underground. Conflicts within and among political movements were frequent and at times bloody throughout Yemen, and the pre-unification disputes between the socialists in Aden and the Sana’a regime, with its links to Saudi Arabia, Iraq and political Islam, were both political and ideological.

A shift to political pluralism after unification in 1990 led to the licensing of 22 parties, with the strongest being President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s ruling General People’s Congress (GPC), the Yemeni Socialist Party (YSP) and the Yemeni Congregation for Reform, known as Islah. But party politics proved contentious through the 1993 parliamentary elections, and the GPC and its Islah ally were able to subvert terms of the unity agreement that guaranteed the YSP half of the top leadership positions in government. After Saleh emerged victorious from the 1994 civil war, Islah was instrumental in rooting the Socialists out of power structures. YSP headquarters and properties were seized, and politicians were excluded from public office, sowing the seeds of today’s secessionist cause.

Small parties have continued to emerge and be licensed since the 2000s, while pragmatism softened ideological commitment and opposition parties began to form alliances. Still, the GPC under Saleh, with its ability to wield state finances and structures in support of the party, remained insurmountable. By 2011-12, there were 39 officially recognized parties. Around the same period, when the GPC used its control of parliament to enact electoral law amendments rejected by opposition parties, the opposition parties called for mass protests. The Arab Spring-inspired uprising in Yemen in 2011 would prove the beginning of the end for Saleh and of the fracturing of his GPC party.

Disputes, failed negotiations, uncomfortable alliances and miscalculations by the GPC and opposition parties marked the post-uprising political transition period, and a rift formed between the traditional opposition parties and Yemeni youths who had brought down Saleh’s regime. Attempts to forge a new political system crumbled and war erupted. Saleh’s GPC split when the former president joined forces with Ansar Allah (the Houthi movement) and new political movements grew more powerful than traditional parties. A significantly weakened GPC faction led by President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi remained allied with Islah, but the Houthi movement and, later in the war the Southern Transitional Council, also became prominent political players through their forces’ successes in battle and ability to impose authority in areas under their control.

The realignment of party stances during the war and loss of influence among former political elites has left some senior officials within the traditional parties concerned they will not be heard during any peace negotiations. Indeed, much party work has been suspended, waiting to resume after the war. Among party leaders’ stated concerns:

A broad dialogue, stretching perhaps two decades, will be required to resolve consequences of war, including the disarmament of militias, ending foreign influence, securing regional and international guarantees to avoid renewed war;

the Houthi movement and Southern Transitional Council (STC) have smothered political activity, which will require parties to rehabilitate their cadres;

some of the traditional parties still require a vision to expand the participation of youths, women and the marginalized, and all must come up with fresh ideas to avoid the rise of new parties to replace them.

Three parliamentary elections have been held since the multiparty phase began in 1990. A review of the 1993, 1997 and 2003 elections and of the internal regulations of the three largest parties (the GPC, Islah and the YSP) provide some indications about the parties’ sources of strength, the roles of women and the extent to which various parties’ ideologies underpin internal policies and approaches.

Voter turnout was strong in 1993 and 2003, at 84.5 percent and 76.6 percent, respectively, dropping to 61 percent of registered voters in 1997, when the YSP boycotted the vote, resulting in a strong showing for the GPC in the south. Even in 2003, with the YSP participating and opposition parties running as a bloc, the GPC dominated, winning 57.8 percent of the popular vote to secure 76.1 percent of the seats in parliament (a figure that grew to 79.4 percent after several independents joined the parliamentary bloc of the GPC). This result indicated both structural electoral issues and poor coordination among opposition parties. Yemen’s parliamentary elections also affirmed the power of tribal affiliation and the GPC’s proficiency in using the benefits of state to secure tribal support. And while some parties have instituted measures to improve women’s participation in the party apparatus, they clearly have been more successful in securing women’s votes than in running women as candidates for public office.

All three of the largest parties have a stated system of internal democracy of varying degrees, and all select senior leaders in secret votes. All three also make clear their general ideological orientation, most notably Islah with its explicitly religious regulations. Few regulations exist to improve women’s party participation. Although all three parties include internal accountability mechanisms, regulations tend to provide the highest party leader a great deal of latitude in terms of length of service.

Political parties operate in Yemen under the Political Parties and Organizations Act No. (66) of 1991, which considers parties “a right and a pillar of the political and social system.”[1] However, this law tends to be selectively enforced and its provisions favor large parties, allowing them to access state aid; smaller parties with insufficient vote totals and representatives in parliament are excluded. Law No. 66 also lays out a system that allows the ruling party to control the acceptance and rejection of applications to set up new parties. But most detrimental to the functioning of political parties in Yemen is the current war. For political parties to function, there first and foremost must be a state capable of enforcing the rule of law – by Tawfeek Al-Ganad

https://sanaacenter.org/publications/analysis/16421

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Jemen: «Wieder daran glauben können, dass ein Frieden möglich ist»

Interview mit Muna Luqman

Jakob Reimann unterhielt sich mit Muna Luqman. Die jemenitische Menschen- und Frauenrechtsaktivistin engagiert sich in der von ihr (mit-)gegründeten NGO Food4Humanity und anderen Organisationen aktiv und unbürokratisch für eine Verbesserung der Lebensumstände der Menschen in ihrem Land. Parallel zu hierarchischen Friedensbemühungen von Organisationen wie der UN soll der Frieden durch Vor-Ort-Aktionen aus den lokalen Gemeinschaften heraus vorangetrieben werden.

Jakob Reimann: Die Situation im Jemen wird als die schlimmste humanitäre Krise der Welt bezeichnet. Wie ist die aktuelle Situation?

Muna Luqman: Die Situation ist so verheerend, dass ich sie gar nicht richtig beschreiben kann. Es gibt innerhalb der Krise so viele weitere Krisen. Zu all dem Leid durch den Krieg, den Mangel an Treibstoff, Strom, Wasser und Lebensmitteln kommen die wirtschaftlichen Verheerungen des Krieges hinzu. Doch das Hauptproblem sind natürlich die gezielten Angriffe auf Zivilist*innen, der bewaffnete Konflikt selbst.

Außerdem haben wir es mit vielen Blockaden zu tun – Belagerungen von Städten und Abriegelung der See- und Flughäfen durch die Saudis. Die Belagerung der Stadt Ta‘iz durch die Houthi-Rebellen dauert nun mehr als sechs Jahre an. Es ist wirklich eine katastrophale Situation, in der die Menschen in jeder Hinsicht leiden. Es ist äußerst schwierig, von einem Gebiet in ein anderes zu gelangen, ganz zu schweigen von länderübergreifendem Verkehr. Viele Leute wurden krank und sind gestorben und konnten ihre Verwandten kein letztes Mal sehen. Die Menschen haben ihre Dokumente und Häuser verloren, ihre Identität und ihr Leben. Es ist wirklich schwer zu fassen.

Für Unterstützer*innen bleibt oft nur die Verteilung von Lebensmitteln. Ich behaupte nicht, dass diese Bemühungen nicht gut seien – sie sind sehr gut –, aber nach sieben Jahren kann man nicht einfach weiter Mehl und Öl an die Menschen verteilen. Sie brauchen ihren Lebensunterhalt, sie brauchen Gehälter und ihre Arbeit, sie müssen in ihre Häuser zurückkehren. Menschen leben ohne Schutz draußen in den Bergen und in der Wüste. Das ist ihre Lebensrealität. Hinzu kommen die Luftangriffe, die Scharfschützen und die Bombardierungen.

Wie sind die Aussichten auf Frieden? Wie wahrscheinlich ist es, dass der Jemen in den nächsten Wochen, Monaten, Jahren endlich Frieden findet?

Nun, das hängt davon ab, von welcher Art Frieden wir sprechen. Wenn wir einen Frieden mit einem unterzeichneten Abkommen meinen, glaube ich nicht, dass es dazu kommen wird. Und ehrlich gesagt hoffe ich auch, dass es keins geben wird. Denn wenn sie jetzt ein Abkommen unterzeichnen, dann wird am nächsten Tag gleich wieder gekämpft. Und das können wir nicht gebrauchen. Wir brauchen einen nachhaltigen Frieden. Und dieser nachhaltige Frieden muss Schritt für Schritt erreicht werden. Wir müssen begreifen, dass wir es mit einer langwierigen Krise zu tun haben, einer humanitären Katastrophe und einer vollständig kollabierten Wirtschaft. Und wenn wir nicht zumindest ein oder zwei Teilprobleme sichtbar angehen und die Lebensumstände der Menschen verbessern, wird die Krise im Land weitergehen. Wir fordern immer einen Waffenstillstand, doch der allein reicht nicht. Die Menschen müssen wieder daran glauben können, dass ein Frieden möglich ist. Denn gegenwärtig haben sie die bloße Hoffnung auf Frieden verloren – und das ist sehr gefährlich. Wenn die Menschen hoffnungslos sind, kämpfen sie noch verbitterter. Wenn wir beispielsweise nur die wirtschaftliche Lage etwas verbessern oder einen humanitären Korridor in Ta‘iz eröffnen könnten, würde das einen Ansatzpunkt für Vertrauensbildung darstellen und einen Weg zum Frieden eröffnen.

Wenn wir vier, fünf kleinere Schritte gehen könnten, beginnt auch die Deeskalation und wir nähern uns einem Frieden. Doch weil die UN diese Teilerfolge nicht ermöglichen konnte, glauben die Menschen nicht mehr an sie. Ich bin überzeugt, dass der Frieden in verschiedenen Formen daherkommt. Er ist nicht nur ein Stück Papier, ein von der UN unterzeichnetes Abkommen, bei dem man sich die Hände schüttelt und Fotos macht – und am nächsten Tag wird wieder gekämpft. Wir müssen den Frieden auf eine ganz neue Weise denken, die vernünftig, nachhaltig und realistisch ist.

https://www.rosalux.de/news/id/45884/jemen-wieder-daran-glauben-koennen-dass-ein-frieden-moeglich-ist

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Sharing to Survive: Investigating the Role of Social Networks During Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis

Drawing on in-depth interviews with nearly 150 households in the Taiz governorate and global subject matter experts, this study examines the ways in which Yemenis have relied on their social networks to survive. Ultimately, the report seeks to:

Contribute to the growing body of evidence on informal social protection networks and the critical role they play in enabling households to cope with and adapt to protracted crises;

Investigate the relational rather than individualistic nature of resilience in the context of protracted crises;

Inform the aid community about the nature and dynamics of social networks in Yemen so that external assistance can be designed to complement these networks and localized responses.

Interviews showcase that the extraordinary social solidarity of Yemeni households has been key in preventing a further deterioration of humanitarian conditions; households are relying on the tangible and intangible resources mobilized through their informal support networks to cope and survive. New and recurring challenges, including conflict, resource depletion, and the COVID‑19 pandemic have placed these networks under unprecedented strain. However, aid actors have failed to fully account for the role of social networks in their response.

KEY FINDINGS

How are households relying on their social networks to cope and survive in the protracted crisis?

In Yemen, households have a history of providing their social connections with various forms of support. While the bases of social connectedness and the strength of certain types of connections have changed during Yemen’s protracted crisis, the tangible and intangible resources mobilized through support networks have become critically important for households during the conflict. Ranging from food, money, labor, shelter, information about livelihoods, and emotional support and counsel, these resources have helped households meet their immediate needs and survive in the face of stresses and shocks.

Given the resource scarcity in the context of Yemen’s protracted crisis and the covariate nature of the conflict, households’ connections with members of the global diaspora and access to remittances are particularly critical.

Social connectedness, and by extension social exclusion, is dynamic and fluid in Yemen, shaped by norms that predate and have been disrupted by the conflict. Along with kinship ties, political affiliations, and place of origin and residence, the degree to which an individual or household is socially connected—or indeed, excluded—is further mediated by factors such as age, gender, social class, and livelihood.

Resource-sharing is voluntary, rooted in social and religious norms that emphasize altruism and generosity. However, social norms concerning reciprocity suggest that when households are perceived to be capable of sharing resources yet opt not to, it may have implications for their social connections. Their unwillingness to share resources can diminish households’ social standing within their wider community.

How has the conflict, resource depletion, and the COVID-19 pandemic affected social connectedness and households’ ability to rely on their networks?

At the outset of the war, material resources were liberally shared within social networks particularly in the absence of external assistance, which had yet to arrive in Yemen on a large scale.

However, seven years into the conflict, informal support networks are showing signs of exhaustion in Taiz. The humanitarian crisis has strained households’ ability to mobilize material resources through their networks and households have become more dependent upon formal assistance. In some cases, limited capacity to share resources is fueling social tensions and placing an unsustainable burden on households.

COVID-19 and preventative public health measures have restricted households’ ability to engage in social functions important for building and maintaining ties with their connections. The pandemic also initially led to a devastating reduction of remittance flows,10 which, in combination with job losses and limited daily wage opportunities, put households and their resources under further strain.

How does the presence and delivery of large-scale external assistance affect these networks? What are the implications for the design, provision, and monitoring of aid?

https://www.mercycorps.org/research-resources/sharing-survive-social-networks-yemen

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

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25 new COVID-19 cases reported, 11,604 in total

The committee also reported in its statement the the recovery of 20 coronavirus patients and the death of three others.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/34494

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26 new COVID-19 cases reported, 11,579 in total

The committee also reported in its statement the the recovery of 14 coronavirus patients and the death of two others.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/34490

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Covid-19-receded-with-12-new-infections-and-22-recoveries

https://en.smanews.org/south-arabia/covid-19-receded-with-12-new-infections-and-22-recoveries/

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17 new COVID-19 cases reported, 11,166 in total

The committee also reported in its statement the the recovery of 18 coronavirus patients and the death of two others.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/34477

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Malaria and dengue in Hodeidah city, Yemen: High proportion of febrile outpatients with dengue or malaria, but low proportion co-infected

Mono-infection proportions of 32.4% for falciparum malaria and 35.2% for dengue were found, where about two-thirds of dengue patients had a recent probable infection. However, co-infection with falciparum malaria and dengue was detected among 4.8% of cases

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0253556

cp2 Allgemein / General

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Interactive Map of Yemen War

https://yemen.liveuamap.com/

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Yemen War Daily Map Updates

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-february-8-2022-map-update/

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-february-7-2022-map-update/

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-february-6-2022-map-update/

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-february-5-2022-map-update/

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Mohammed Abdulsalam meets with EU officials in Oman

Head of the [Sanaa gov.] Yemeni national negotiating delegation, Mohammed Abdulsalam, has met on Wednesday with the Director of the Middle East and North Africa Department at the European Union, Carl Hallergard, in the Omani capital of Muscat.

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/02/09/mohammed-abdulsalam-meets-with-eu-officials-in-oman/

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How Did The Houthis Win?

Houthis have been underestimated and looked down by its rivals. They weren’t truly able to realise and identify Houthi’s core competencies.

In addition, Hezbollah, the Iranian backed military group, hade been an early mentor and advisor for the Houthis. They have been carefully assessing and providing crucial guidance to Houthis. The success of the Houthis can also be associated to their profound understanding of the “Algebra of Insurgency” by T.E Lawrence. They understood the importance of force mobility and security. This was crucial as their enemies were large in number and more advanced in military technology. In addition, the use of UAVs by Saudi Arabia and Emirates further insinuated the factor of mobility. As prolonged stay in today’s battlefield means certain death. Furthermore, they used highly mobile small combat units. These units comprised of 20 men equivalent to a squad or a specialized platoon. These small units relied on light vehicles and technical. Thus, ensuring that they were able to securely navigate the travers region of Yemen in disguise.

Moreover, Houthis respect for time and local populace gave them a unique edge over its enemies. They were able to acquire intelligence and knowledge on both the terrain and invading forces in Yemen. The Houthis were aware that communication lines were continuously monitored so they avoided it and used alternatives method. They also had small teams whose sole duty was to harass the enemy and gather intelligence that would benefit their strategic and tactical objectives. These teams had the least possible communication with their commanders. Their goals remained the same and they were only alerted if major changes occurred in their mission. This was done so to avoid suspicion and decrease probability of coming under enemies radar.

Furthermore, the combat units that patrol in their designated areas indistinguishable from civilians. This is so as carrying weapons in Yemen is part of the culture. Moreover, the transport vehicles used by the rebels are as ubiquitous as the weapon culture in Yemen. The combat teams only converge when there is a target that unattainable by a single combat unit. The target is first flagged by intelligence operatives on the ground. The intelligence network is not just spanned out in Yemen but also crosses border into southern region of Saudi Arabia. Houthis have also carried out attacks in Saudi Arabia and more recently in United Arab Emirates.

Informants usually pass out enemy movements, designated routes and any information that would benefit the rebels

Lastly, the control over Yemen would be fought for as long as the stakeholders want. There is currently no sensible way of approaching the Yemen by either parties. The only way out would be the complete withdrawal of the the allied forced from Yemen. This would be the withdrawal of U.A.E, Saudi Arabia and Iran withdrawing all support to Houthi rebels. Diplomatic avenues should be opened up and rather than unifying Yemen, peace alliances between the groups should be formed. The control of Yemen particular group isn’t possible and settlements between groups can only aid in Yemen’s future.

https://castermen.com/yemen-a-devastated-land/

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SUNDAY DISPATCH: DR SHIREEN AL-ADEIMI ON YEMEN’S CIVIL WAR

Shireen emphasised that while the roots of the conflict are complex, Western nations such as Australia and the United States have enabled the violence to continue. They are responsible for supplying the Saudi Arabian-led coalition instigating warfare in the region with weapons, training, and military equipment.

“I think they share a huge part of the blame. And it’s completely disingenuous for countries to say that they’re concerned about the situation in Yemen while they themselves are either officially part of the coalition or have been fuelling the coalition in various ways including weapons sales and logistic training and so forth.”

Shireen reiterated that the targeting of civilians by the Saudi/Western coalition has been “systematic and widespread” since the start.

“They target infrastructure, they target food sources, they target water sources, knowing that Yemen is very poor. It’s the poorest country in the Middle East, among the poorest in the world… Blockading the country, preventing trade from happening, making the country relying on aid and then using that aid strategically kind of as a weapon of war. These are the tactics that they’ve employed over and over again.”

The Biden administration has increased the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE despite promising to end U.S. support for the war in YemenThere has also been speculation that the administration will move to put the Houthi rebels on an official U.S. “foreign terrorist group” list. Shireen says this is a hypocritical and cynical move which would punish Yemeni civilians.

https://fbiradio.com/sunday-dispatch-yemen-civil-war/

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Film by George Galloway: The Western mainstream media REFUSE to broadcast the War on Yemen… why?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3LHy8reiqA

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‚My family is still in Yemen as the bombs drop – my nephew is 5, all he has known is bombs and war‘

Najah, who moved from Yemen to London in September 2014, just three days before the Houthis stormed the capital city Sana’a, spoke to MyLondon about her worries for her family back in the country. The 37-year-old North Londoner came to study for her masters at University College London and thought she would be going back home in a year.

However, once her Masters had finished, she was unable to return due to the situation that had unravelled.

„We thought it would be few months of bombing but it continued for seven years down the line.“

Najah’s mum, brothers and sisters are all in the capital city where in the last few weeks, the situation has gotten worse. In the middle of January the country suffered a four-day Internet outage, this meant that Najah was unable to get information about her family in Sana’a.

She said: „Throughout the years, for my family it has just been unbelievable. I was speaking with my mum an hour ago – while I was speaking with her she could hear bombs, but she says they are getting used to it – yet I can’t imagine anyone would ever get used to constant fear, how are children are living there? I haven’t seen my little nephew who was born in 2016 and all he knows is bombs and war.“

https://www.mylondon.news/news/north-london-news/my-family-still-yemen-bombs-23026236

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Yemen: Civilian casualties double since end of human rights monitoring

The number of civilians killed or injured in Yemen has almost doubled since UN human rights monitoring ended last October, new figures show.

In the four months before the end of the human rights monitoring, 823 civilians were injured or killed in the war. In the four months that followed, it was 1,535 civilians, according to data from the Civilian Impact Monitoring Project. During the same period, 39 times more of the civilian casualties were caused by airstrikes.

The UN Human Rights Council rejected the renewal of The Group of Eminent Experts mandate on Yemen last October. The group was the only international, independent and impartial mechanism to monitor human rights violations and other atrocities committed by all parties to the conflict.

“The removal of this crucial human rights investigative body took us back to unchecked, horrific violations,” said Erin Hutchinson, Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Yemen. “Who is responsible for the deaths of these children and families? We will probably never know because there is no longer any independent, international and impartial monitoring of civilian deaths in Yemen.”

NRC is calling for an immediate renewal of the mandate of The Group of Eminent Experts or for a similar human rights monitoring mechanism to be put in place.

https://www.nrc.no/news/2022/february/yemen-civilian-casualties-double-since-end-of-human-rights-monitoring/ = https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-civilian-casualties-double-end-human-rights-monitoring

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Saleh rules possibility of reaching peace with Houthis

The commander of the Guards of the Republic Brig. Gen. Tariq Saleh has ruled out the possibility of reaching true peace with the Iran-allied Houthi group.

In a statement he tweeted on Tuesday, Saleh said the group does not believe in peace and accept the others.

Peace is not impossible but using it as a tool to cheat others is not possible, he said.

„All those who talk about the Houthi readiness for peace should prove it through showing a single speech in which the leader of the Houthi group says he is obliged to the constitution of Yemen or expresses his consent of the ballot box“.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-28676.html

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Film: Biden’s SCOTUS Pick; Yemen Atrocities w/ Mark Joseph Stern & Dr. Annelle Sheline

Sam and Emma host Mark Joseph Stern, staff writer at Slate, to discuss the potential nominees for Biden’s SCOTUS pick. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Annelle Sheline, Middle East research fellow at the Quincy Institute, to discuss the ongoing situation in Yemen.

00:00:00 #MRLive 00:16:04 SCOTUS w/ Mark Joseph Stern 00:49:28 Yemen w/ Annelle Sheline 01:17:30 FUN HALF

@POTUS has broken his pledge to end US support for the Saudi-led military & economic assault on Yemen, which has killed nearly 400,000 & left another 16 million starving.

A year ago Biden said “this war must end”—but America now appears ready to ESCALATE our involvement in this devastating

This whole Saudi war is an offensive action being conducted on Yemen.”

Yemenis are so devastated that many don’t care anymore—they just want the violence to end. So, like Afghans at the end of the US war, they’re open to repressive jerks taking over bc they offer basic stability & resist foreign aggression.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS4vWALhf8w = https://twitter.com/QuincyInst/status/1491110886677057536

Snippet: @AnnelleSheline of @QuincyInst warns that fail-ups from Bush’s Iraq War blob have been absorbed by the Biden Administration and they want to keep us involved in Middle East conflicts for as long as possible

https://twitter.com/majorityfm/status/1491119997883940864

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Audio: Elisabeth Kendall on ABC „Late Night Live“ (31 Jan 2022)

[Significance of the strikes on the UAE; situation of Yemen]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f99_uS6XZ7E

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When history meets geopolitics: Why is Yemen so important?

Yemen seems to be in the eyesight of most of the global powers that came in history, a short story of Yemen in history, and on today’s checkerboard of international politics.

It is quite difficult to assess the strategic importance of Yemen without including its neighbors in the discussion, namely the most influential of them, Saudi Arabia. Since its foundation, Saudi Arabia and its rulers enjoyed a special relationship with the United States, the main reason for which the Saudis had an anti-revolution stance since the foundation of their state. The Saudis never hesitated to take action in the Arab Peninsula, from supporting the insurgents of northern Yemen in the sixties to undermining the newly formed republic, to their alliance with former president of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh aimed at keeping the country in their grasp.

Since Truman’s administration, the Saudis made a pact with the Americans stipulating that the latter shall defend them from what they called „Soviet encroachment.“ As a result, the United States boosted its presence in the region to protect its ally from the perceived threat from the Southern republics. Yemen in that regard, as a republic, poses a doubles threat to the Saudi-US alliance, as any strong state in Yemen is perceived to be a threat to the Saudi dominance over the peninsula, added to the strategic position Yemen has as a gateway to the Red Sea, controlling Saudi naval shipping to the East from its ports on that water space.

If „Israel“ is added to the picture, another perspective comes up with the possibility of an independent, strong, and sovereign Yemen: With the normalization agreements already in place with the UAE and Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and „Israel“ are closer than ever at this stage, in secret as well as in public. The interests of both parties in keeping the region under the US-Western leash converge unsurprisingly, as the port of „Eilat“ in occupied Palestine could be rendered useless if Yemen decides to close the Bab al-Mandeb strait in case of an escalation or a war. As 99% of the Israeli economy’s supplies, exports, and imports, pass through the sea, such an action could pose a serious threat to the Israeli occupation in the future.

https://english.almayadeen.net/news/politics/when-history-meets-geopolitics:-why-is-yemen-so-important

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Krieg im Jemen ist für die Aggressoren nutzlos

Die internationale Konferenz „Untersuchung der Dimensionen der Aggression im Jemen“ fand am Samstag, 5. Februar 2022, online statt. Die Konferenz wurde von der Arbaeen International Foundation abgehalten und auf abarat.ir ausgestrahlt .

Der Leiter der irakischen Ulema-Vereinigung, Sheikh Khalid al-Mulla, nahm an der Konferenz teil und hielt eine Rede.

Er nannte den Krieg im Jemen als vergeblich und sagte: „Die Feinde haben in diesen sieben Jahren das Ergebnis dieses vergeblichen Krieges gesehen. Sie töten jeden Tag in diesem heiligen Land.

https://iqna.ir/de/news/3005486/krieg-im-jemen-ist-f%C3%BCr-die-aggressoren-nutzlos

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Conference “Investigating Dimensions of Aggression against Yemen”

Fares Najm: Fighting terrorism is an excuse to kill innocents

Speaking at the conference, while pointing out that the Saudi coalition in war on Yemen was formed with US planning, Fares Najm, the head of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, stated, “The coalition has committed any war crimes and human rights violations against the Yemeni people and has also violated international law.”
“The Saudi coalition is backed by the West, especially the United States. In crimes on Yemeni people, many countries should be blamed, because they provided logistical and planning support for these attacks and left the execution to their puppet in the Persian Gulf. The main perpetrators of this crime are nuclear powers such as Britain, the United States and France,” said the head of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
“They know that they are to fail in this war and will eventually be recognized as war criminals among the world people. But they do not give up their evil deeds,” he added, giving examples of Western support for the invasion of Yemen.

https://en.abna24.com/news/fares-najm-fighting-terrorism-is-an-excuse-to-kill-innocents_1227556.html

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Giuseppe Dentice heads the Middle East desk at Rome’s Center for International Studies. He told VOA that the Houthis are using the attacks to leverage their demands.

„It’s a strong and symbolic sign that shows how no one in the Gulf is safe and the Houthis have the ability to hit all these countries in the area. Maybe the main risk is the growing internationalization of the conflict with a widening front of new players; for instance, Israel that is interested to support Abu Dhabi to confront Iran in any scenario of this crisis. These attacks aim to weaken the security of the commercial, tourism, (and) financial hub in the Gulf,“ he said.

Dr. Andreas Krieg, an associate professor at the School of Security at King’s College in London, agrees that the Houthi attacks pose a menace to the UAE’s standing as the key commercial and tourism hub in the Gulf and could hurt its safe reputation for finance and security.

“This is a major reputational damage to the idea of the UAE being one of the safest and more secure countries in the world,” Krieg told The New Arab online publication. “The fact that air defenses were unable to protect very critical infrastructure is definitely something the UAE will now have to consider,” he said.

https://www.voanews.com/a/us-steps-up-military-support-to-uae-after-yemen-houthi-attacks/6432549.html

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Arab Coalition Warns May Resort to ‚All Measures‘ to Bar Military Use of Hodeidah Port, Sanaa Airport

The Saudi-led Arab coalition confirmed on Monday that the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen had targeted al-Hardh city in the Hajjah province and the Ahem region with four ballistic missiles.

The rockets were fired from Hodeidah port and Sanaa international airport, it revealed in a statement.

The coalition warned against the use of Hodeidah port and Sanaa airport for military acts that threaten regional and international security.

It stressed that it will take „all operations measures“ to address the sources of the threats in order to protect civilians in Yemen.

https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/3462176/arab-coalition-warns-may-resort-all-measures-bar-military-use-hodeidah-port

and also https://debriefer.net/en/news-28665.html

My comment: This is odd. There is heavy fighting at Haradh city. The city itself still is held by the Houthis. Did they bomb themselves? Hodeidah port and Sanaa airport certainly are not the places the Houthis start their missiles from, these are the places the Saudis want to bomb.

and

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Saudi Coalition Rejects UN Proposal on Yemen

The coalition rejected on Monday, a UN proposal to lift the siege, which exacerbates the humanitarian suffering in Yemen, after nearly seven years of war and siege led by Saudi Arabia.

The coalition spokesperson, Turki al-Maliki, said in a press statement that Sana’a airport and Hodeidah port are used to launch missiles and drones, these are the same allegations that the coalition has been making since the start of the siege on Yemen years ago. The coalition’s statements came after a meeting between the Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, David Grisley, with the Saudi ambassador and Yemen’s file official, Muhammad Al Jaber.

Al-Maliki’s statements regarding the airport and port, which are bombarded from time to time, pointing out that the coalition takes the launching of missiles and aircraft as a justification for closing both land and sea ports, and take them as a bargaining chip, in light of the Saudi media’s talk about Ambassador Al Jaber’s request to stop Sana’a operations, in exchange for opening these important humanitarian corridors for millions of Yemenis in the areas controlled by Sana’a.

https://alkhabaralyemeni.net/2022/02/09/159940/ = https://www.dailyyemen.net/2022/02/10/saudi-coalition-rejects-un-proposal-on-yemen/

and

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Yemen Red Sea Ports Corporation denies claims of aggression channels

The Yemen Red Sea Ports Corporation denied on Tuesday the claims reported by the channels of the aggression coalition, using the port of Hodeida as a launching point for military actions.

In a statement, Saba received a copy; the Corporation expressed its deep regret for the repeated scenario used by the US-Saudi-Emirati aggression coalition and its media horns to storm the ports of Hodeida and Saleef with the aim of targeting them.

It stressed that the ports of Hodeida and Saleef are working to relieve the besieged Yemeni people by land, air, and sea

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3174774.htm

and also https://en.ypagency.net/252655/

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Jemen: viele zivile Opfer bei eskalierenden Kämpfen um Öl und Gasregion Marib

Oxfams Landesdirektor für Jemen, Muhsin Siddiquey: »Landminen sind barbarisch, sie unterscheiden nicht zwischen Zivilisten und Kämpfern. Marib war einst eine friedliche Gegend, doch heute ist es ein Brennpunkt der Gewalt im Jemen. Zahlreiche Kinder werden beim Hüten von Nutztieren durch Munitionsreste getötet, und selbst das Sammeln von Brennholz kann tödlich sein.«

Im Januar 2022 wurden im Gouvernement Marib acht Zivilisten durch Landminen getötet, deutlich mehr wie im gesamten Jahr 2021.

Oxfam arbeitet in Marib daran, die Wasserversorgung zu verbessern, Latrinen zu errichten und Bargeld bereitzustellen, damit die Familien das Nötigste kaufen können. Im vergangenen Jahr hat Oxfam 95.928 Menschen in Marib geholfen, darunter 60.000 Menschen mit #Trinkwasser versorgt und 14.875 Menschen mit Bargeld versorgt.

https://www.guetsel.de/content/36421/jemen-viele-zivile-opfer-bei-eskalierenden-kaempfen-um-oel-und-gasregion-marib.html

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Oxfam: Yemen: Rise In Airstrikes And Landmines Add To Misery For Civilians In Marib After Year Of Increased Conflict

Oxfam’s Yemen Country Director Muhsin Siddiquey said, “this escalation in conflict, displacement and death that we are seeing in Marib is a snapshot of the suffering faced by communities across Yemen. Ordinary people who have sought refuge in a place once described as an oasis of calm have become collateral damage in a protracted conflict. The only way out of this is for the warring parties to meet and negotiate a permanent peace settlement.”

Siddiquey said, “landmines are barbaric. They don’t distinguish between civilians and combatants and their threat, together with unexploded bombs and shells, hangs over communities for decades until they are de-activated. One key road leading to Marib is now a no-go area. Children have been killed while tending farm animals and even gathering firewood can be deadly. I am particularly worried by reports that records are not kept of where landmines are laid.”

https://www.oxfam.ca/news/yemen-rise-in-airstrikes-and-landmines-add-to-misery-for-civilians-in-marib-after-year-of-increased-conflict/

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As conflict escalates, Yemen urgently needs an international oversight mechanism

To prevent further serious human rights violations in Yemen and halt a deeper descent into a humanitarian catastrophe, the international community must reinstate an oversight and investigation mechanism.

To prevent further serious rights violations and abuses and halt a descent into a humanitarian catastrophe, the international community must reinstate the mandate of the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts (GEE) on Yemen – which effectively ceased operations last year – or set up a similar international oversight mechanism.

Meanwhile, civil society organizations have long advocated for the creation of an additional body alongside the GEE similar to the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) for Syria or the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM) – which have been described as part of a „new generation“ of investigative mechanisms mandated to collect and preserve evidence that may be used in criminal proceedings.

It is particularly shameful that the members of the Human Rights Council decided to abandon the Yemeni people to their fate amidst calls for heightened, not less, international oversight and accountability. Developments over the last weeks have shown the immediate consequences of such cynical inaction.

As the primary UN body responsible for promoting universal respect for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, the Human Rights Council must revisit its decision to end the GEE’s mandate and re-establish a similar – even stronger – impartial investigative mechanism.

Alternatively, the UN General Assembly – which previously filled the gap by creating the IIIM when the Security Council was deadlocked over Syria – should step up to ensure that the global fight against impunity for international crimes does not end with the „world’s worst humanitarian crisis“ in Yemen.

https://english.alaraby.co.uk/opinion/yemen-urgently-needs-international-oversight-mechanism

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Yemen: Intensifying war worsens world’s worst civilian crisis

Attacks on UAE could result in Emiratis increasing support for anti-Houthi forces while aligning more closely with Saudi Arabia, analysts say.

Ansarullah’s firing of drones and missiles at the UAE could possibly “steel the UAE’s resolve to help end Houthi expansionist ambitions, heal some of the rifts inside the coalition, and encourage more coordinated military action and political collaboration on the ground”, explained Elisabeth Kendall, a leading Yemen expert and a senior research fellow in Arabic & Islamic Studies at Pembroke College at the University of Oxford.

“The UAE is unlikely to be deflected from its long-term strategic goals in Yemen. The publicly stated aim of the recent Houthi attacks was to pressure the UAE into pulling back its support for coalition counteroffensives in Yemen. However, it may well have the reverse effect,” Kendall told Al Jazeera.

Another potential consequence of Ansarullah’s attacks against Abu Dhabi could be the Biden administration catering to the Emirati request to redesignate the dominant Houthi militia as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” (FTO). This would reimplement a policy from the administration of former US President Donald Trump that Biden reversed a year ago.

There are serious concerns about how this move on Washington’s part would exacerbate Yemen’s humanitarian catastrophe against the backdrop of escalating violence on the ground.

“If ground fighting and air strikes continue and the parties to the conflict continue to wage warfare against each other – and if the US moves ahead with the FTO designation while the UN struggles to fund its aid appeals – then it’s very hard to see the humanitarian situation doing anything other than getting worse,” said Peter Salisbury, a Yemen specialist with the International Crisis Group.

Without the war itself ending, there is no reason to expect any improvements from a humanitarian standpoint.

“Unfortunately, consistent measures to address the dire humanitarian crisis in Yemen are inextricably tied up with the conflict itself,” Gerald Feierstein, a former US ambassador to Yemen and the Middle East Institute’s senior vice president, told Al Jazeera.

“While the international community will continue to provide support to alleviate the humanitarian conditions, efforts to end it will depend on the resumption of economic activity and reliable access to the country by international aid organisations and the donor community. That can’t happen without an end to the conflict.”

The various sides in Yemen’s conflict are fighting an economic war in addition to waging a struggle militarily, analysts say.

“A lack of food or humanitarian goods is not the problem, nor has it been since 2018. Rather, rapidly rising prices put food and basic goods out of reach for many Yemenis,” said Alex Stark, a senior researcher at New America.

“Rising prices are driven by several factors related to the war, including the fact that each side produces its own currency, corruption, a lack of jobs that provide a decent income, etc.”

So far this year there has been only further disregard for innocent lives, with civilians paying for the continuation of the crisis.

“What we have been seeing since the Saudi and the UAE-led coalition’s retaliation for the [January 17 attack against Abu Dhabi] is an increase in targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure in Yemen,” said Afrah Nasser, a Yemen researcher for Human Rights Watch.

“The coalition has an unlawful record of unlawful attacks indiscriminately and disproportionately killing and injuring thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of civilians. It’s alarming where the conflict is going in terms of the shocking level of civilian harm. I am extremely concerned that this year might become the deadliest year since the conflict began,” Nasser told Al Jazeera.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/2/7/yemen-intensifying-war-worsens-worlds-worst-civilian-crisis

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It is important to call for lifting male guardianship over Yemeni women’s application for passports. It has no legal ground,but it is officially enforced (Socially accepted!). It is a long-standing practice, and it made the lives of women in #Yemen harder.

Not only that we should also call to eliminate all forms of restirctions. Women are offically being requested to bring male escorts while traveling–a condition that seems impossible for many women economically and socially as well. Freedom of movement is a human right.

https://twitter.com/Kawkab/status/1490126993723039749

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Yemen prays for the child Rayan… While it dies!!

Every life deserves to be sacrificed to save it from death. For three days, the world held its breath in sympathy with the Moroccan child “Rayan”, who was stuck inside a well in rural Morocco.

There is no doubt that the exit of the child Rayan intact from the well will please everyone.

There are a lot of children in the world caught up in one way or another in tragedies not very different from the story of the child Rayan.

In most cases, the media leads the eyes of humanity to specific issues and inflames the feelings and sympathy of the world according to specific requirements.

Yemenis have many tragic stories of children who had perished under bombing, starvation, and disease.

Some stories about the mother of the children of Yemen have been identified, but they have not succeeded in opening the international blindness towards what is happening, while there are still many painful stories in the hearts of mothers and fathers, whom the international media does not care about.

With much sadness and sympathy for the child stuck in the well of Morocco, Yemenis recalled many stories in which they lost their children, during the war that Yemen has suffered for the seventh year in a row at the hands of the US-backed Saudi-led coalition.

Despite all the suffering of the people of Yemen, from war and starvation, Yemenis are still able to carry a lot of sympathy for humanity wherever it is.

No one has yet been able to convince Saudi Arabia and the UAE that they have committed crimes in Yemen that are far greater than the goals they seek to achieve in the country.

https://en.ypagency.net/252364/

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Saudische Militärkoalition intensiviert Angriffe auf Jemen – Israel stoppt Flüge nach Dubai

Die saudische Militärkoalition flog am Samstag mindestens 30 Luftangriffe auf verschiedene Provinzen im Jemen. Israel stoppte aufgrund der Sicherheitslage die Flüge nach Dubai. Die USA und Frankreich verstärkten die Luftverteidigung der VAE nach einer Reihe von Huthi-Luftangriffen.

Nun sollen Meinungsverschiedenheiten zwischen Schin Bet (dem Inlandsgeheimdienst Israels) und den emiratischen Sicherheitsbehörden über die Sicherheitsvorkehrungen im internationalen Flughafen von Dubai israelische Fluggesellschaften veranlasst haben, ab diesem Dienstag die Flüge nach Dubai einzustellen. Der Schin Bet erklärte, er sei nicht in der Lage, den israelischen Fluggesellschaften dort die notwendige Sicherheit zu gewährleisten. Nach offiziellen Angaben stehen die Unstimmigkeiten in Zusammenhang mit den am Flughafen in Dubai geltenden Sicherheitsstandards und nicht mit den politischen Entwicklungen in dem Land.

Das Pentagon teilte diesbezüglich vor kurzem mit, dass die USA moderne Jagdflugzeuge und einen Lenkflugkörper-Zerstörer in die Emirate entsenden werden. Damit wollen sie den VAE dabei helfen, einer eskalierenden Bedrohung durch die Huthi-Kämpfer im Jemen entgegenzuwirken.

Frankreich wird zudem das Luftverteidigungssystem der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate nach einer Reihe von Huthi-Angriffen verstärken, sagte die französische Verteidigungsministerin Florence Parly am Freitag. Paris unterhält enge wirtschaftliche und politische Beziehungen zu Abu Dhabi und verfügt über eine ständige Militärbasis in der Hauptstadt der Emirate. Die VAE erwarben kürzlich 80 französische Kampfflugzeuge des Typs Rafale. Das Waffengeschäft war das bislang größte seiner Art.

https://de.rt.com/der-nahe-osten/131090-saudische-militarkoalition-intensiviert-angriffe-auf/

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Iran mit schwindendem Einfluss auf Huthis

Die vom Iran unterstützten Huthi-Rebellen im Jemen verstärken Luftangriffe auf die VAE. Experten sehen jedoch dahinter nicht die Handschrift Teherans.

Der Iran sehe die Huthis zwar als Teil der sogenannten „Achse des Widerstands“ gegen Israel und die USA, zu der auch die libanesische Hisbollah, die irakischen Milizen und das syrische Regime gehören, sagt der Politologe Hamidreza Azizi von der Berliner Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP). Jedoch unterschieden sich die Huthis von den anderen Partnern des Iran. Zum einen seien sie weniger stark als etwa die libanesische Hisbollah an Teheran gebunden, zum anderen unterstünden sie nicht dem iranischen Kommando- und Kontrollsystem.

Die militärisch gut gerüsteten Huthis und noch mehr die Al-Waad al-Haq-Brigaden handeln demnach weitgehend autonom. Sie attackieren Saudi-Arabien und die VAE auf eigene Entscheidung hin und setzen diese unter einen militärisch kaum berechenbaren und darum zermürbenden Druck. Ziel der Angriffe ist es, die beiden Staaten zum Rückzug aus dem Krieg im Jemen zu bewegen.

Die Rolle Irans bei der jüngsten Serie von Raketen- und Drohnenangriffen der Huthis ist trotz des Bündnisses in der „Achse der Widerstrands“ unklar. Denn der Iran und die VAE hätten längst damit begonnen, sich einander anzunähern, sagt Hamidreza Azizi von SWP.

Die VAE gehen offenbar davon aus, dass Teheran mäßigenden Einfluss auf die Huthi-Rebellen ausüben kann. Der Außenminister der VAE, Scheich Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, beschwerte sich laut der emiratischen Nachrichtenagentur WAM in einem Telefonat mit seinem iranischen Amtskollegen über die „terroristischen Angriff der Huthi-Rebellen auf die VAE.

Hamidrezah Azizi weist darauf hin, dass sich die Beziehungen Irans zu den VAE bereits verbessert haben und unter Vermittlung des Irak bereits ein Dialogprozess auch mit Saudi-Arabien eingeleitet sei.

https://www.dw.com/de/iran-mit-schwindendem-einfluss-auf-huthis/a-60678669?maca=de-rss-de-region-asien-4023-rdf

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Drohnen auf das Palmenidyll

Mit ihren Raketen stören jemenitische Huthi-Rebellen das Idyll in Abu Dhabi. Ihre Schutzmacht Iran will die Emirate vor allem für ihre Annäherung an Israel bestrafen. Und jetzt greift auch noch eine neue Konfliktpartei in das Geschehen ein [im Abo]

https://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/abu-dhabi-jemen-huthi-raketen-vae-1.5523034

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Houthis Renege On New Deal To Prevent Red Sea Oil Spill Disaster

The Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen on Sunday reneged on a deal to head off an environmental disaster in the Red Sea, only hours after reaching an agreement with the UN.

The Houthis first said they supported a new plan by UN officials to pump one million barrels of oil out of the decaying oil storage vessel Safer, which is moored off the port of Hodeidah.

But as the UN’s Yemen coordinator David Gressly hailed “constructive” talks on the plan, which is also supported by Yemen’s government, the Houthis backtracked. They said the UN was guilty of “continued disregard of its obligations” over the tanker and accused the UN mission of wasting funds allocated for maintaining the vessel.

The rusting storage tanker is more than 40 years old and has not been maintained since early 2015, when international experts fled as the Houthis took control of swaths of Yemen in a coup.

Environmentalists have issued a series of warnings about the danger.

https://www.eurasiareview.com/07022022-houthis-renege-on-new-deal-to-rrevent-red-sea-oil-spill-disaster/

and

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[Sanaa gov.] Yemeni supervisory committee urges UN to act immediately to avoid cataclysmic oil spill disaster

The Supervisory Committee for the Execution of the Urgent Maintenance Agreement and the Comprehensive Evaluation of the Floating Oil Tank Safer, has renewed its strong dissatisfaction with the continued disregard by the United Nations of its obligations towards the reservoir.

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) continued to disavow the implementation of the urgent maintenance agreement and the comprehensive evaluation of the floating tank Safer, which was signed in November 2020.

In a statement, the committee warned of the repercussions of the deterioration of the situation of the Safer Reservoir after nearly seven years without any maintenance of the reservoir, which makes the level of an environmental disaster in the Red Sea more significant than ever, which will affect Yemen and neighboring countries for many years.

The UNOPS submitted its implementation plan in violation of the agreement last May; completely ignoring the agreement and its obligations towards the Safer reservoir, despite knowing that the status of the reservoir could no longer tolerate further delays, according to the statement.

The committee called for the immediate implementation of the agreement.

It held the UNOPS fully responsible for any leak or explosion of the reservoir, and the resulting unprecedented environmental disaster in the Red Sea.

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/02/06/yemeni-supervisory-committee-urges-un-to-act-immediately-to-avoid-cataclysmic-oil-spill-disaster-2/

and

(A P)

Yemeni govt welcomes UN new proposal on Safer

The Yemeni official government on Sunday welcomed the proposals, recently introduced by the United Nations on Safer supertanker, aimed at avoiding a potential environmental, economic disaster in the Red Sea.
The government supports proposal in order to abate the looming risk, the Yemeni foreign minister said at a meeting in Riyadh with the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen.

Late on Saturday, the UN announced new proposal for the Yemeni government and the Houthi group to solve the problem posed by the derelict FSO facility off the war-torn country.
Under the UN plan, 1.1 million of crude oil would be pumped out of Safer into another tanker.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-28653.html

(A P)

Yemen: UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator welcomes progress on FSO Safer proposal

The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, David Gressly, held constructive meetings last week on the UN-coordinated proposal to mitigate the threat posed by the aging floating storage and offloading unit, FSO Safer, moored off the coast of Al Hodeidah.

“I also held very constructive discussions on 29 January with senior representatives of the Sana’a authorities on the FSO Safer,” said Mr. Gressly. “They stressed their concern over the environmental and humanitarian risk posed by the tanker and their wish to see rapid action to resolve the problem. They also agreed in principle on how to move forward with the UN-coordinated proposal.
There is strong commitment from the leadership to see this project implemented.”

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-un-resident-and-humanitarian-coordinator-welcomes-progress-fso-safer-proposal

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»Morgens rufe ich Freunde an, um mich zu vergewissern, dass sie noch leben«

Unser Leben im jemenitischen Sanaa ähnelt der Hölle. Während am Himmel saudische Kampfflugzeuge kreisen, pressen die Huthi die Menschen aus. Worauf dürfen wir hoffen? Bericht eines Augenzeugen. [nur im Abo]

https://www.spiegel.de/ausland/jemen-krieg-augenzeugenbericht-am-ende-erhalten-immer-wir-zivilisten-die-rechnung-a-267524bb-4974-4e18-aeab-f5a6dc6a95f3

cp2a Saudische Blockade / Saudi blockade

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UNVIM Situation Analysis – January 2022

Food and Fuel Discharged in January 2022

▪ During the reporting month, there was a 6% increase in food discharged (328,851 t) compared to the 2021 monthly average (310,856 t) and a 13% increase compared to the monthly average since May 2016 (290,248 t).

▪ During the reporting month, there was a 47% decrease in fuel discharged (23,416 t) compared to the 2021 monthly average (44,589 t) and an 82% decrease compared to the monthly average since May 2016 (130,900 t).

Food and Fuel Vessel Delays in January 2022

In January 2022, food vessels spent an average of 2.7 days in the Coalition holding area (CHA); 1.8 days in anchorage; and 9.8 days at berth, compared to an average of 2.7 days in the CHA; 5.2 days in anchorage; and 7 days at berth in January 2021. Vessels therefore spent 0.7% less time in CHA, 66% less time in anchorage and 39% more time at berth compared to January 2021.

In January 2022, 15 food vessels proceeded from the CHA to anchorage; 14 berthed; and 12 discharged their cargo and sailed.

In January 2022, the average time spent by fuel vessels in the CHA was 45.2 days, whereas it was 96.2 days on average in January 2021, or a 55% decrease year-on-year. In comparison to the 2021 monthly average of 73.3 days, the month of January 2022 saw a 38% decrease.

Two (02) fuel vessels were permitted from the CHA to anchorage; two (02) berthed; and two (02) discharged their cargo and sailed during the reporting month.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/unvim-situation-analysis-january-2022

and snaphot: https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/unvim-operational-snapshot-january-2022

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Yemen: Second Standard Allocation 2021 Dashboard

A total of $44.5 million was allocated to 35 partners implementing a total of 38 projects across nine Clusters, including RRM, as well as multi-cluster projects. Promoting an integrated approach to programming, 26 out of the 38 projects1 funded under the SA2 include multi-sector interventions. Funding will target more than 1.5 million people2 in need of assistance in 39 districts across 10 governorates.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-second-standard-allocation-2021-dashboard

(B H)

We distributed 50 food package to poor families in 2 villages, Each package contains; 5kg flour, 5kg rice, 1kg sugar, 2L oil, 1kg milk, 1kg beans, 1kg lentils. This week will distribute second batch inshaAllah Plz if u want help #donate http://gogetfunding.com/food-and-medicine-for-yemen

https://twitter.com/ghalebalsudmy/status/1490780526126456832

Last Wednesday, we completed distribution first batch of food packages to dozens poor families in remote villages. Thanks so much to all our donor friends, I will send all details tonight. We need your support to help more people http://gogetfunding.com/food-and-medicine-for-yemen

https://twitter.com/ghalebalsudmy/status/1490706339785547777

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YEMEN’S UNDERGROUND FEMINIST MOVEMENT FORMS SHADOW PROTECTION NETWORK

Since the 2011 nationwide uprising against the Yemeni regime, women have stood at the forefront of social and political change, challenging patriarchal norms and the structural violence which has severely restricted their social, political, and economic participation. At the same time, the ongoing violent conflict has contributed to the failure of traditional protection mechanisms, which have always been weak in protecting women and holding perpetrators accountable. This has left women human rights defenders (WHRDs) and peacebuilders increasingly unsafe and insecure. The targeting of women is part of a systematic crackdown against Yemen’s women’s movement, personified by WHRDs who speak critically about authorities. The crackdown is facilitated by the structural violence inherent within formal (legal and governmental) and informal (societal, tribal, and familial) systems that limit women’s potential to participate in public life.

Despite such adversity and a lack of trust in traditional systems, Yemeni women regularly demonstrate their resilience. One expression of this resilience is an underground protection network created by Yemeni women activists that aims to fill the gaps of failing traditional protection mechanisms. The ‘Shadow Network’ offers an immediate response and support, especially to WHRDs who are facing threats, violence, or imprisonment. This network assists members to maneuver obstacles, such as bureaucratic or financial hurdles, or those created by more explicitly violent patriarchal structures. Members of the shadow network, interviewed for this participatory action research, argue that the security and protection of women from any form of gender-based violence (GBV) is a crucial foundational block towards achieving sustainable peace.

Driven by their digital activism to promote peace and inspired by other underground networks working across the Middle East to protect HRDs, Yemeni feminists formed an underground safety network that protects those who engage in activism and those escaping familial, societal, and institutional abuse. Because of the network’s ability to coordinate swiftly and exchange information rapidly – as well as its members empathy for women facing violence – it is able to operate more effectively than many other civil society networks. The network members’ flexibility and expertise means it operates efficiently, manoeuvres flexibly, functions innovatively.

Unlike traditional protection mechanisms, the shadow system provides an immediate response as it skips bureaucracy and institutional corruption, basing assistance on information provided directly by members and individuals seeking protection. However, because it operates in the shadows, women who need help are unaware of its existence. Usually, cases are referred to the network by one of its members.

The members of the network are driven by the empathy they feel towards the women seeking protection, as many have also experienced violence.

The shadow system, through its protection work, has succeeded where other systems have failed: in establishing a functioning network that overcomes institutional barriers and provides security for WHRDs to continue making a direct contribution to peacebuilding. The dilemma for these resilient networks include limited access to those in need and the dangers of hosting hostile members. Furthermore, although the network remains unregistered to ensure confidentiality and the success of the protection process, the lack of legality may jeopardize and undermine the credibility of the network and members, meaning those who require assistance may decline the possibility of protection.

https://www.yemenpolicy.org/yemens-underground-feminist-movement-forms-shadow-protection-network/

(B H)

Film: Eine Bäckerei zur Verteilung von Brot an bedürftige Familien / A bakery for the distribution of bread to needy families (Jemen)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7rvkKDPbnE

(B H)

Yemen Humanitarian Update – Issue 1 / January 2022

Aid operation hangs in the balance

$20 million UNCERF for displacement response

Civilian casualties surging

Senior UN leadership in Yemen alarmed by uptick in armed violence

Evidence-based humanitarian planning

UNDP supports fishery communities to rebuild livelihoods and local economy

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-update-issue-1-january-2022

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Film: Paths to Recovery in Yemen

Prospects and Priorities for Reconciliation, Reconstruction and Sustainable Development

Meanwhile, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) recent report “Assessing the Impact of War in Yemen: Pathways for Recovery” projects that, should the conflict continue through 2030, 1.3 million people will die as a result.

However, the report also examines the most effective recovery pathways for Yemen once a peace deal is achieved and found that an integrated approach that empowers women, makes investments in agriculture and leverages the private sector could end extreme poverty in Yemen within a single generation. With such disparate forecasts, Yemen’s future still hangs in the balance — only making it more imperative to ensure that a meaningful and sustainable peace process can take root in the country.

Join USIP and UNDP for a discussion on how this timely UNDP report can serve as a guide for Yemen and the international community as they work to bring an end to the conflict and create sustainable development strategies in Yemen. The conversation will explore the report’s conclusions, Yemen’s ongoing conflict dynamics, the war’s impact on reconstruction and development and prospects for building peace.

https://www.usip.org/events/paths-recovery-yemen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTMRgW7KO2A&t=1s

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Making Reproductive Health Accessible to Rural Women

“In Al Hudaydah, basic health services are severely deprived. Pregnant women are amongst the most vulnerable, suffering from bleeding and other complications during delivery,” Dr. Erina added.

With support from the Qatar Fund for Development, UNFPA has been able to provide basic health and reproductive health services at Al Jarahi Rural Hospital free of charge. Fatima is one of 20,000 women who received health services at the hospital since the beginning 2021 with the support of the Qatar Fund of Development. She is also one the 55 women who had sucessful ceaseasan sections at the hospital within the last two months.

The Qatar Fund for Development supports 10 health facilities across three governorates in Yemen.

https://yemen.unfpa.org/en/news/making-reproductive-health-accessible-rural-women

(B H)

Yemen: Education Cluster School Learning Materials (as of December 2021)

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-education-cluster-school-learning-materials-december-2021

Yemen: Increased Inclusive Classroom Capacity (as of December 2021)

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-increased-inclusive-classroom-capacity-december-2021

(B E H)

Yemen Joint Market Monitoring Initiative: January 2022 Situation Overview

The JMMI is a monthly survey of market systems. The basket of goods assessed includes 10 non-food items (NFIs), such as fuel, water, and hygiene products, reflecting the programmatic areas of the WASH Cluster. The JMMI tracks all components of the WASH and Food Survival Minimum Expenditure Basket (SMEB) as well as other food and non-food items. In addition to price monitoring, the JMMI includes indicators of market fuctionality, such as questions to infere the supply chain, vendors‘ constraints and ability to meet demands.

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, REACH has adapted the JMMI to begin assessing the potential impact of the pandemic on markets and on respondents‘ businesses.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-joint-market-monitoring-initiative-january-2022-situation-overview

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ACAPS Thematic report: Social impact monitoring report: October – December 2021 (08 February 2022)

A review of the data reveals that prolonged conflict, decreasing purchasing power, and shrinking civic space were key drivers of humanitarian needs in October–December 2021. These factors affected everyone to a degree, but they were more acutely felt by specific categories of people. Such categories include IDPs, public sector employees, people with limited financial resources, women, children, fisherfolk, and journalists. Nonetheless, there were others who experienced some improvements in their conditions; Yemeni migrants were able to adhere to COVID-19 travel requirements by Saudi Arabia, while African migrants were able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine (IOM 15/12/2021).

In October–December, spikes in conflict were observed, mainly in Al Hodeidah, Al Jawf, Marib, and Shabwah, between the Internationally Recognized Government (IRG) and the de-facto authority (DFA) in the north of Yemen (also known as the Houthis) (CIMP data accessed 10/01/2022; ACLED accessed 24/01/2022). During this period, over 69,000 people were displaced because of conflict – 64% of them within Marib governorate (IOM accessed 12/01/2022). In southern Al Hodeidah, a stretch of the main commercial road used to transport goods north from Aden remains closed because of shifting frontlines. This closure will likely raise food prices as a result of increased transportation costs caused by rough terrain and checkpoints (FEWS NET 06/01/2022).

During this period, civil unrest continued but at a lower level than previous months, particularly when compared to the surge of protests in September 2021 (ACLED accessed 24/01/2022). The situation calmed down significantly in December, mainly following the appreciation of the Yemeni rial (YER) in IRG areas resulting from changes in senior management and directors at the Aden branch of the Central Bank of Yemen. As at 27 December 2021, the local currency had appreciated to YER 800 per USD 1 (FEWS NET 06/01/2022; YETI accessed 10/01/2022). While this provided some relief to struggling households, reduced purchasing power remains a significant issue.

Religious repression and a shrinking civic space continue to impact lives and wellbeing, particularly for women, girls, and journalists.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/acaps-thematic-report-social-impact-monitoring-report-october-december-2021-08-february

(B H)

Funding shortages are threatening to cut lifesaving support for millions of people. Soon, 11M people will have to rely on reduced food rations & 4.6M could lose access to clean water. Further cuts are expected unless funding is urgently received.

https://twitter.com/OCHAYemen/status/1490725494710489097

(B H)

Yemen: Health Cluster Achievements (December 2021)

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-health-cluster-achievements-december-2021-enar

Yemen: Health Cluster Achievements (Jan – December 2021)

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-health-cluster-achievements-jan-december-2021-enar

(A H)

Photos. We distributed 12 food basket to poor families in sana’a

https://twitter.com/ghalebalsudmy/status/1490432128831692801

Film: A few days ago, we visited your friend, child Waseem, and provided him medicines & four other patients. Thanks to your generosity & humanity, Plz continue your generous support 4 our humanitarian work to help more children #donate http://gogetfunding.com/food-and-medicine-for-yemen

https://twitter.com/ghalebalsudmy/status/1490365217112477697

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Disaster in Yemen. “Everyday I see a dying child”

How many malnourished children are we talking about in Yemen?

Over two million, and only those under the age of 5. Of these, over 400,000 suffers from acute malnutrition.

Hunger began in your country with the war?

No. Hunger in Yemen is a long-standing problem for many reasons.

What kind?

Poverty, food insecurity, insufficient human and financial resources, high level of illiteracy, low social awareness, poor coverage of health. These are just some of the reasons. They were all already here, but the war made things worse dramatically. Not only has it exacerbated the old problems, but it has also brought completely new ones: mass displacement, massive cholera and mumps outbreaks, economic collapse, inflation …

When we hear the word “hunger” we automatically think about people who have literally nothing to eat. But it’s not that simple, is it?

It is not. Hunger is not only about a complete lack of food. Especially with children, it is more complicated. Hunger means malnutrition for them, and malnutrition makes them more susceptible to disease. Much bigger. Malnourished children are 10 times more likely to die. Diseases lead to more malnutrition, and this leads to more diseases. It’s a vicious circle. It is very difficult to break them.

What are the most common health problems associated with malnutrition?

First of all, infectious diseases – respiratory infections and diarrhea. Malnutrition damages the baby’s immune system and makes them prone to infections. Anemia is also common among children. These diseases, if left untreated, lead to death. It is estimated that 45 percent. children under 5 who die in Yemen die of malnutrition.

Is there any amount of money to end this disaster? In other words, would mobilization and the allocation of appropriate financial resources alone suffice?

Like I said, malnutrition has many causes. Fighting it requires action in various areas. We have treatment and we have prevention. Our nutritional program fully addresses the issue of treatment, i.e. saving the lives of already malnourished children. Prevention is a wider matter. This is, for example, improving the quality of nutrition of children, their nursing mothers and pregnant women. But also better education, health care system, social welfare, access to water, construction of sanitary facilities.

I can only talk about the estimated needs of UNICEF as part of our nutrition program. We predict that in 2022 we will need to raise $ 120 million for our activities.

The western world seems to have lost interest in the war in Yemen, if it ever had. Despite a huge humanitarian disaster, we very rarely hear about your country in the news. What do you think it results from?

There is a lot of competition for world attention these days. The crisis in Yemen has been going on for seven years and is no longer news. In addition, more crises appear. Afghanistan and the COVID-19 pandemic in particular have distracted global attention.

https://news.tvs-24.com/news/241632.html

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DirectAid successfully conducted the Eye Camp in Yemen with 563 surgeries

DirectAid (Yemen Office) has successfully completed the Eye Camp for cataracts and lens implants in Ibb and Al Hudaydah cities with implementing 536 surgeries along with providing sunglasses and free medicines for the needed cases. Top of that, awareness and educational teaches were held for 451 people in order to prevent eye diseases. The whole camp was funded by the donation of Ramadan 29 campaign of 2021. (photos)

https://direct-aid.org/cms/en/directaid-successfully-conducted-the-eye-camp-in-yemen-with-563-surgeries/

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WHO: Mental health services ‚very limited‘ for war-ravaged Yemenis

Mental health services for Yemenis in the war-torn country is „very limited“, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday, reported Anadolu Agency.

„In Yemen, access to mental health services is very limited whilst the country is bombarded by conflict,“ the UN agency said in a statement.

According to Yemeni and UN reports, the mental health cases have increased in conflict-ravaged Yemen due to the ongoing fighting between government forces and Houthi rebels and difficult living conditions there.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220206-who-mental-health-services-very-limited-for-war-ravaged-yemenis/

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Am Weltkrebstag hat sich das Leiden der Patienten im Jemen durch die Blockade verschärft

Die Aggressionskoalition der USA, Saudi-Arabiens und der Emiraten setzt in ihrem Krieg gegen den Jemen seit sieben Jahren verschiedene Mittel und Methoden ein, um mit international verbotenen Waffen Epidemien und Krankheiten zu verbreiten.

Das Leiden von Patienten im Jemen, insbesondere von Krebspatienten, der jedes Jahr auf den vierten Februar als Weltkrebstag fällt, wird durch die anhaltende Blockade und die Verweigerung des Zugangs zu lebensrettenden Medikamenten, Diagnose- und Therapiegeräten verschärft und Zubehör für Krebstumore.

Am morgigen Samstag feiert der Jemen den Weltkrebstag angesichts eines erschreckenden Anstiegs der Zahl der Verletzten infolge der Fortsetzung der Aggression und des Einsatzes international verbotener Waffen.

Nach Angaben des Ministeriums für öffentliche Gesundheit und Bevölkerung erreichte die Zahl der Krebspatienten in den Jahren der Aggression infolge des Einsatzes international verbotener Waffen 71.000. Er gab an, dass jährlich 9.000 Krebsfälle hinzukommen, 15 Prozent von Kindern und 12.000 Todesfällen infolge der Krankheit.

Das Leiden von Krebspatienten hat sich infolge der anhaltenden Belagerung und des Embargos auf dem internationalen Flughafen Sana’a verdoppelt, wo die Behandlung im Ausland einer der Hauptzwecke von Flugreisen für die Menschen im Jemen ist.

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3174319.htm

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Cut off by COVID and conflict, Canadian medical mission to Yemen goes virtual

Bridge to Health sent portable ultrasound devices to Yemen and is training doctors remotely

He had just received approval for a pilot project to train doctors in Yemen to use portable ultrasound machines. Then came COVID-19.

„Initially, we were supposed to actually fly in and bring the devices with us for an initial one-week training period, but then, the pandemic kicked in just as we got approval for the grant,“ he said.

„We had to figure out how to get these into a country without us going — how to get them to the hospitals we are working with and how do we train people virtually,“ Cherniak said.

Cherniak said 12 ultrasound scanners and 10 iPads were delivered to Ibn Sina Hospital and the Hadhramout University Hospital in the port city of Al Mukalla in southern Yemen.

The delivery was funded in part by $250,000 from Grand Challenges Canada, a not-for-profit organization that invests in technological innovations and is supported by the federal government.

On the ground, liaison personnel with MedGlobal, a U.S. NGO that works with Bridge to Health, have helped set up online training for a group of 15 medical staff.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/portable-ultrasound-yemen-1.6333047 = https://todaynationnews.com/disrupted-by-covid-and-conflict-canadian-medical-mission-to-yemen-goes-virtual-today-nation-news/ = https://www.canhealth.com/2022/02/09/telehealth-used-for-ultrasound-training-in-yemen/

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[Sanaa] Health ministry: Number of cancer patients in Yemen has doubled due to coalition use of banned weaponry

The Ministry of Public Health and Population confirmed that the number of cancer patients has doubled in Yemen due to the use of prohibited weapons by the US-Saudi aggression on our country.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Taha Al-Mutawakil, said during the World Cancer Day event that this day comes and Yemen is witnessing a great crisis and the number of patients has doubled as a result of the weapons of aggression against our country.

He explained that more than 60,000 cases are in oncology centers, with a shortage of medicines, equipment and diagnostics, noting that children with leukemia are rising by huge numbers.

“Over 3,000 children with cancer are at risk of dying as a result of the imposed US-Saudi siege, deprived of receiving the necessary health care,” he added.

He confirmed that Sana’a airport is closed and the patient cannot go out for treatment.

https://en.ypagency.net/252282/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/02/05/number-of-cancer-patients-in-yemen-has-doubled-due-to-saudi-use-of-banned-weaponry/

and also https://www.farsnews.ir/en/news/14001117000181/Yemeni-Healh-Miniser-Sadi-Blckade-Killing-3-000-Children-wih-Cancer

https://en.ypagency.net/252649/

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

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IOM Yemen: Rapid Displacement Tracking – Yemen IDP Dashboard Reporting Period: 30 January to 05 February 2022

From 01 January 2022 to 5 February 2022, IOM Yemen DTM estimates that 2,638 households (HH) (15,828 Individuals) have experienced displacement at least once.

Since the beginning of 2022, DTM also identified 10 displaced households who left their locations of displacement and either moved back to their place of origin or another location.

Between 30 January and 05 February 2022, IOM Yemen DTM tracked 363 households (2,178 individuals) displaced at least once. The top three governorates and districts where people moved into/within are

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/iom-yemen-rapid-displacement-tracking-yemen-idp-dashboard-reporting-period-30-january

(B H)

JRS Jordan: A journey to Yemen through flavors and stories

Gehad, a refugee from Yemen living in Amman, prepares a Yemeni lunch that includes the traditional dish called Saltah, helped by her husband and by JRS workers Sajeda, Bayan and Samantha.

She tells us that “in the light of difficult circumstances, our participation in JRS marked a notable turning point in our lives. Refugees travel to Jordan to seek asylum and to find better living opportunities.

In our case, JRS provided us with the support and help we needed and ultimately changed our lives.”

https://www.jrsusa.org/story/jrs-jordan-a-journey-to-yemen-through-flavors-and-stories/

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Yemeni migrant family thrown into sea by Greek border crew

A Yemeni family attempting to cross into Europe through Greece was thrown into the cold Mediterranean Sea by Greek coast guard units, Anadolu News Agency reports.

According to the report, three members of the family, Mahgdi Kalla and Fatima Mahmud, a couple, and their cousin, Mucahed Abduljavad, left Yemen in December 2021 and travelled to Turkey’s Aegean province of Izmir using an illegal route.

These Yemeni refugees boarded a rubber boat carrying a group of Yemeni asylum-seekers and crossed to the Greek island of Chios.

However, their happiness was short-lived.

The Greek coast guard caught them, put them on a boat and then threw three migrants into Turkish territorial waters.

Kalla, Abduljavad and another Yemeni named Mahad Adinare were thrown into the sea.

The report says Turkish coast guard units carried out first aid on the survivors and have launched a search operation for Abduljavad.

Recounting his ordeal, Kalla said the Greek coast guard units took away their cell phones and money.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220210-yemeni-migrant-family-throw-into-sea-by-greek-border-crew/

(A P)

Displaced Yemenis protest against Houthi violations

Dozens of internally displaced people in Yemen’s Marib governorate organised a sit-in yesterday to denounce the „brutal and continuous crimes committed by the Houthi militia“ against them and demanding an end to the group’s violations, Anadolu reported.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220208-displaced-yemenis-protest-against-houthi-violations/

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Hadi government: Report of The New Wave of Displacement – Shabwah Governorate (05/1/2022-07/1/2022)

The wave of displacement continued during the past two days in some areas of the districts of Usaylan and Bayhan, and as a result of the ongoing battles there, the number of displaced people rose to more than (1700) within a week, as the displaced people live there in difficult conditions, due to the lack of any quick response and no assistance to them until this moment.
They suffer from the presence of mines in many areas, which threatens their return to those areas.

The humanitarian situation in those districts requires urgent intervention by humanitarian partners in all sectors,

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/report-new-wave-displacement-shabwah-governorate-0512022-0712022-enar

(A H)

Yemen: Cumulative displacement development report – Shabwah Governorate (02/2/2022)

Number of new IDPs from 29 July 2021 to 02 January 2022

The wave of displacement is increasing day after day, and with it the needs of the displaced in all sectors. The statistics and reports on the development of the new displacement cases available to us have stopped. The number of displaced families has reached more than 1,150 new displaced families, i.e. more than 7,000 thousand new displaced people, most of whom have arrived in the city of Ataq, which means an increase Pressure on services in their places of arrival, and given the shyness and scarcity of interventions – unfortunately – by humanitarian partners, the suffering of these displaced people is exacerbating day after day; The lack of meeting their needs, which means that there is a very large gap that requires urgent and urgent intervention by humanitarian partners to fill it in all sectors

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-cumulative-displacement-development-report-shabwah-governorate-0222022-enar

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Hadi government: Report of The New Wave of Displacement – Shabwah Governorate (15/12/2021-02/2/2022)

Usaylan district witnessed -during these two days -a large wave of displacement of more than (400) displaced people from several areas including the Valley Area, as a result of the ongoing battles there and the concentration of Houthi militias among the populated houses, forcing the residents to flee in search of a safe haven for themselves and their children in areas (Wadi Usaylan).This wave of displacement requires urgent intervention by humanitarian partners to meet the needs of these displaced people and immediately.

Some districts of the governorate, such as Attaq, Bayhan and others have witnessed another wave of displacement coming from several governorates as a result of the ongoing war in Yemen. The number of IDPs is amounting to (420) IDPs during the past weeks, which means an increase in pressure on services in those districts

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/report-new-wave-displacement-shabwah-governorate-15122021-0222022-enar

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Regional Migrant Response Plan for the Horn of Africa and Yemen, 2022

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The regional Migrant Response Plan (MRP) for the Horn of Africa and Yemen includes urgent life-saving humanitarian and protection interventions to improve safe and dignified access to basic services for migrants and host communities while ensuring medium- to long-term actions aimed at addressing the drivers of migration. The MRP is an inter-agency framework bringing together 41 partners from governments, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the United Nations (UN), international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs), and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), providing an essential strategic framework to ensure a whole of society approach to address the needs of vulnerable migrants and host communities and ensure the continuity of services.

In 2022, with the heightened vulnerability of migrants and the easing of movement restrictions in transit and destination countries, the migrant flows are expected to reach pre-COVID-19 levels with 395,345 migrants and 364,403 host/returnee community members projected to be in dire need of life-saving assistance and protection interventions. MRP partners will require USD 67 million to respond to these needs comprehensively. The operating environment in the Horn of Africa is becoming increasingly complex

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/regional-migrant-response-plan-horn-africa-and-yemen-2022

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Yemen: UNHCR Operational Update, covering the period 25 January – 3 February 2022

IDP Response

With the ongoing conflict and resulting displacements, the deficit for essential shelter assistance continues to grow. As of the end of 2021, 1,130 households in Marib governorate still needed 1,450 shelter kits. Thus far, in 2022, a further gap of 820 shelter kits has expanded the deficit to 2,270 shelter kits required for distribution. UNHCR partner Society for Humanitarian Solidarity (SHS) distributed core relief items to 1,052 displaced families (6,036 individuals) during the reporting period, including 446 households in Marib Al Wadi district and 589 HHs in Marib City.

The severe fuel crisis has dramatically increased fuel prices and caused an extreme shortage in the market. This is having an impact on UNHCR partners‘ ability to implement certain activities, especially in remote field areas, in addition to making it difficult for IDPs to move and access services.

Refugee Response

The distribution of winter cash assistance for refugees commenced on 25 January, targeting some 7,000 recipients. So far, 5,200 recipients have received their winter cash assistance.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-unhcr-operational-update-covering-period-25-january-3-february-2022

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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Houthi Endowment Authority militia attacked prominent #Yemeni businessman Ahmed al-Kabus and his son in Sana’a this morning as they demand him to pay Yer 182 million. (photos9

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1491475279604330499

(A)

Houthi leader kills 8 members of his family

Brutally murders Mother, wife, 4 children, brother, stepmother

A Houthi leader committed a brutal massacre killing eight members of his family in Ma’bar city, north of Thamar Province, Yemen, local media reported.

Yemeni sources said that Houthi leader Jamal Abdul Malik Hashem Al Kibsi, one of the supervisors appointed by the Houthi militias, on Sunday committed a heinous massacre, killing his mother, wife and four children, brother, and stepmother in cold blood.

https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/yemen/yemen-houthi-leader-kills-8-members-of-his-family-1.85530734 = http://en.adenpress.news/news/34496

(B P)

can you explain to me why a senior Houthi spox is out here tweeting what I’m pretty sure is a defense of Houthis/Hashemites‘ right to theocratic aristocracy? (text in images)

https://twitter.com/NickJBrumfield/status/1490448045464559620

(A E)

Despite years of war and siege, Yemen unveils first locally developed and produced tractor series

The first agricultural tractor entirely locally developed and produced in Yemen was unveiled on Monday in Hodeidah.

The Governor of Hodeidah, Mohammed Ayyash Quhim, confirmed that the Iktfa Agricultural Association in Al-Marawi’a district succeeded in producing the first locally made agricultural tractor in Yemen’s history (photos)

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/02/07/despite-years-of-war-and-siege-yemen-unveils-first-locally-developed-and-produced-tractor-series/

(A P)

Yemen: Help us save the lives of four journalists on death row for their reporting

Four Yemeni journalists have been detained by the Ansar Allah in Sana’a, Yemen, since 2015, and are now on the death row after being condemned for their work as journalists.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS) are launching an emergency call to members and the global journalism community to join the campaign to put pressure on the Houthi authorities to release our colleagues and save their lives.

Abdul Khaleq Amran, Tawfiq Al-Mansouri, Harith Hamid, and Akram Al-Walidi –read their profiles here– were arrested together with five other journalists on 9 June 2015 at the Hotel Dream Castle in Sana’a. Their arrest was motivated by their reporting on human rights violations committed by Houthi forces, who charged them with “espionage for foreign states and spreading fake news”.

Since their arrest, they have been subjected to a series of crimes, including forced disappearance, physical and psychological torture, denial of the right to be visited and the right to have access to medical care. These actions break all international conventions and norms on the treatment of prisoners.

Now they are on death row and the IFJ and the YJS are seeking to increase pressure on the Ansar Allah to release them and push key actors across the international community to put the lives of our colleagues high on their agenda.

https://www.ifj.org/media-centre/news/detail/category/yemen-4-journalists-on-death-row/article/yemen-help-us-save-the-lives-of-four-journalists-on-death-row-for-their-reporting.html

(A P)

A tribal chieftain has finally died as a result of torture in a secret Houthi jail in Sana’a. Abdu-Rabbu Daji, a Shiekh from Saada, had been kidnapped and jailed by the Houthis in Sana’a four months ago/Almashehad Alkhaleeji.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-54517

(A K P)

Houthi expert: Our missiles and drones will reach Tel Aviv and Eilat Port

Yemeni military expert warns that Houthi missiles and drones can hit targets in Israel.

A military expert on behalf of Yemen’s Houthi rebels threatened last week that Houthi missiles and drones will reach Tel Aviv and the Eilat Port, as well as other targets in Israel.

Speaking on Iranian Al-Alam TV, as translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), the expert, Brigadier General Abdallah Al-Jafari, also warned that he expects that the UAE’s Burj Khalifa and Expo 2020 will be targeted as well.

„The very same missiles and drones that have reached the UAE today will reach Tel Aviv and the Eilat Port. There are also other missiles and drones with a longer range — a range of 2,500 km — and can go beyond the Zionist entity,” he stated.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/321848

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiOhXKYBYSo&t=19s

(A P)

Houthis close 4-decade-old bookstore in Sana’a

http://en.adenpress.news/news/34476

(A P)

Red Sea maneuvers come to serve Zionist entity: FM

Minister of Foreign Affairs in Sanaa, Hisham Sharaf, said that the Red Sea maneuvers led by the US came to militarize the Red Sea region, the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, to serve and push normalization with the Zionist entity and the continuation of the coalition countries in their war and siege on Yemen.

https://en.ypagency.net/252411/

(A P)

An Ethiopian lawyer reveals Houthis are forcing female African students in Yemen to join the militia’s war and activities that glorfy sectarianism and terrorism./Okaz

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-54506

(A P)

A month later, seven Indians still hostage in Yemen

Over a month later, the fate of seven Indians who were part of the crew of a UAE-flagged ship kidnapped by Houthi rebels on January 2 still remains uncertain.

Despite Indian approaches, physical access to the crew has not been made available, including through the UN Mission in Hodeidah. All that the government has at the moment is that the captors allowed one of the Indian sailors to speak with his wife on January 28. The sailor reportedly told his wife that all the crew members are safe.

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/a-month-later-seven-indians-still-hostage-in-yemen-367365

(A P)

Yemeni negotiator: renewed UAE attacks came to prevent fall of Ma’rib

Abdul-Malik al-Ajri, member of the national negotiation delegation, has confirmed that “preparations for UAE’s involvement in the aggression against Yemen began when the US became certain that the Ma’rib battle was about to be resolved.”

“In our last meeting with the UN Envoy, we told him that they had a defect in understanding on the issue, and that the insertion of the UAE would not have an impact on changing our position, which requires solving the humanitarian issue first,”

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/02/05/yemeni-negotiator-renewed-uae-attacks-came-to-prevent-fall-of-marib/

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

Aden verbleibt in der Hand der Separatisten im Süden. Ihre Medien verbreiten eine große Menge von parteiischen Berichten, die das Narrativ der Separatisten über ihren Hauptgegner, die Islah Partei (genannt „Muslim-Bruderschaft“), über die Kämpfe in Abyan und Shabwa, ihre Herrschaft in Aden und den von ihnen kontrollierten Gebieten verbreiten. Der Versuch der Saudis, die Hadi-Regierung und die Separatisten zur Umsetzung des Abkommens von Riad zu zwingen, ist wohl zum Scheitern verurteilt.

Aden remains in the hands of southern separatists. Their media are spreading a bulk of biased reports, showing their narrative of their foes from Islah Party (labeled “Muslim Brotherhood”), the fighting at Abyan and Shabwa, their self-rule at Aden and the areas under their control. The Saudi attempt to force the Hadi government and the separatists to implement the Riyadh agreement, seems to fail.

(B P)

Audio: Gekauftes Paradies?

Der Einfluss der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate auf der jemenitischen Insel Sokotra

Sokotra selbst ist nicht Kampfgebiet, aber doch unter starkem Einfluss von Parteien, die in die Kämpfe auf dem Festland des Jemen verwickelt sind.

https://www.sr.de/sr/sr2/sendungen_a-z/uebersicht/die_reportage/20220212_sokotra_die_reportage_100.html

(A P)

Hundreds of transport truck drivers continue to strike in Lahj

The drivers said the strike came due to the imposition of financial levies by the Saudi-led coalition militia in military checkpoints.

https://en.ypagency.net/252769/

(A P)

UAE escalates against Saudi forces in Socotra

The UAE has stepped up its movements against the Saudi forces in the Yemeni archipelago of Socotra, southern Yemen.

Informed sources said on Wednesday that the UAE intelligence representative on Socotra, Khalfan Al-Mazrouei, directed the Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militias, brought in from Dhalea and Yafe’a areas, to raise the secession flag at the gate of the island’s security directorate in Hadibo city, the capital of the island.

This Emirati escalation against the Saudi forces came after the latter’s forces equipped an operations room to pay financial gratuities to their loyalists on the island.

https://en.ypagency.net/252780/

(A P)

STC militias call on supporters to expel Islah militants in Seiyun

UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militias called on the sons of Hadramout to infiltrate towards the city of Seiyun.

Head of the STC in the province, Saeed Ahmed Saeed Al-Mohammedi, announced that the people of Valley districts would expel the forces of the leader of the Saudi-backed Islah party, Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar.

https://en.ypagency.net/252825/

(A T)

Explosion targets senior navy commander loyal to coalition in Aden

https://en.ypagency.net/252575/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/02/08/saudi-backed-commander-targeted-in-bomb-attack-in-aden/

(A K P)

Armed clashes break out between STC militias in Abyan

A number of UAE-backed southern transitional council (STC)’s militias were killed on Tuesday and others injured due to armed clashes broke out between them in Abyan province, because of the discounts from the Emirates rewards.

https://en.ypagency.net/252646/

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Helicopters bring back conflict between ‘Saudi and UAE’ forces in Socotra

The military conflict between Saudi 808 duty forces and UAE occupation forces has returned on the Yemeni island of Socotra.

The Yemeni Press Agency has learned that Saudi forces in the city of Hadibo have issued a memorandum to the UAE forces and the Khalifa Foundation demanding that the helicopter fly only after taken permission and approval of Saudi forces, starting from Tuesday.

The sources confirmed that the “Khalifa Foundation”, the military wing of the UAE intelligence in Socotra refused the order of the commander of Saudi 808 duty forces, and took off by helicopter from the east of the city of Hadibo, the capital of the island to the Mori region

The sources pointed out that the UAE forces that control the island mocked the leadership of the Saudi forces, threatening to expel them through the militia they brought from Dhalea and Yafa during the past two years.

UAE helicopters are scouring the Socotra archipelago extensively and transport Israeli experts and tourists to various areas of the island to strengthen their military influence, including empty areas.

https://en.ypagency.net/252692/

(A P)

Jassim Mohamed: Islah and Houthis are two sides of the same coin

The Islah Party, Yemen’s military wing of Muslim Brotherhood, is in very close contact, not ony with the terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda, but also with the Iran-backed Houthi militia, the Head of the European Center for Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Studies, Jassim Mohamed said in a statement to Aden Independent Channel AIC on Monday.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/34480

(A K P)

UAE abandons first armed formation it established in Yemen

The financial department of the so-called “Shabwani Elite” forces funded by the UAE in Shabwa province has written off nearly half of the “elite” recruits from the financial statements, media sources said on Monday.

This came after the overthrow of the province’s former governor affiliated with Islah Party, Mohammed Saleh bin Adyo, and the appointment of the member of the General People’s Congress Party, Awad Al-Wazir, instead of him.

The sources reported that hundreds of the “Shabwani Elite” members were surprised to have their names deleted from the Emirati financial statements under the pretext of absence and non-attendance, and they described these measures as a preemptive step to abandon them.

The UAE replaced the “Shabwani Elite” militia with the so-called “Shabwa Defense” forces,

https://en.ypagency.net/252548/

and

(A K P)

Hundreds of Shabwani elite militias protest in Shabwa

Hundreds of UAE-backed Shabwani elite elements protested on Tuesday in front of coalition’s leadership headquarters in Ataq city of Ahabwa provinc.

About three thousands of Shabwani elite militiamen demanded UAE to pay their salaries.

They affirmed that UAE abandoned them in exchange for its interest in those brought in from the West Coast, vowing to escalate against the coalition if it did not respond to their demands.

https://en.ypagency.net/252621/

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UAE allots 10 million dirhams to blow up situation in Mahra

UAE has allocated about 10 million dirhams to blow up the situation of Mahra province, east of Yemen.

According to local sources, the UAE established an operations room on Socotra Island with the goal of detonating the situation in the province, bordering with the Sultanate of Oman.

The UAE had approved giving the amount to the leader, Abdullah Issa bin Afrar, who will work heard to incite against the Hadi governor, Bin Yasir, and to reproduce the experience of the “Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militia’s control of the city of Hadibo in June 2020.

The sources confirmed “that Emirati officers are running a team to overthrow the authorities of the governor, through the leader bin Afrar, who arrived on the island during the past few days to the island from Abu Dhabi.

The Emirati conspiracy cell in Mahra is working in coordination with the head of the “Hadi government,”Moein Abdulmalik Saeed al-Wahsh, who is implementing the Emirati agenda in Yemen.

This came after the leadership of the anti-foreign sit-in committee represented by Sheikh Ali Salem Al-Huraizi in January thwarted Emirati-Saudi military moves to control over Al Ghaydah city, the capital of the province

https://en.ypagency.net/252526/

(A P)

Socotra witnesses military tensions among UAE militia

“UAE-run Socotra Island is witnessing military tensions among the armed groups in the province,” according to local sources familiar with the matter on Monday.

The sources on the island stated that the leadership of the UAE-backed militia, which are belonging to the areas of Dhalea and Yafa, refused to hand over the Emirati cash rewards, estimated at 500 dirhams, the recruits of the province, through the Khalifa Foundation.

According to the sources, the leaders of Dhalea and Yafea directed, during the past hours, to strip the recruits of the sons of Socotra of their weapons, and directed to expel them from the militia’s military sites, and accused them of treason.

The military tensions developed between the militias, amid accusations of occupying the lands of the island’s sons by the leaders of Dhalea and Yafa.

https://en.ypagency.net/252481/

(A P)

UAE occupation expels STC militia from Workers Island in Aden

The UAE occupation forces on Tuesday expelled the “Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militia from Workers’ Island in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden.

Local sources in the city said that the “STC” militia on Workers’ Island, led by Samd Sanah, left the island, which they had controlled since 2016, under Emirati directions, without specifying their new location.

The sources confirmed that the UAE replaced militia leader Sanah with a militia from the “security belt” led by Jalal al-Rubaie.

https://en.ypagency.net/252683/

(A P)

STC to punish troops involved in violence in Aden

The Southern Transitional Council ordered to punish soldiers responsible for Sunday’s violence in the district of Khur Maksar in Yemen’s interim capital Aden.

The clashes were regrettable and irresponsible, the council’s presidency said on Monday, urging to take all troops out of the Worker Island and bring all those involved in the clashes to the military judiciary.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-28664.html

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(A P)

Following Sunday clashes, Aden security committee vows strict measures

Aden security committee will take strict measures in response to armed clashes seen on Sunday by Khor Maksar in the Yemeni southern port city, the committee said Monday in a press release.
The committee apologizes to local community, the release read, rejecting and condemning any acts in violation of order and law.
A team was formed to probe Khor Maksar clashes and report thereon to the committee that will act accordingly

https://debriefer.net/en/news-28655.html

(A K P)

Two STC factions engage in infighting in Aden

Fierce clashes erupted on Sunday between two security factions affiliated to the Emirati-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) in the Yemeni southern port city of Aden.
Heavy and medium weapons were used in the infighting seen by Khor Maksar and Mualla district, local sources said, following disputes between the two factions over salaries.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-28648.html

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(A K P)

Violent clashes erupt near of “Hadi govt” headquarters in Aden

Violent clashes erupted on Sunday morning between the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) members in the port city of Aden, southern Yemen.

Local sources explained that the confrontations expanded between the STC elements, amid uncertainty surrounding the fate of the Hadi government’s ministers, who were trapped as a result of the clashes near the headquarters of their meeting.

https://en.ypagency.net/252346/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/02/06/infighting-amongst-uae-mercenaries-hits-aden-2/

(A T)

Yemeni pipelines in Shabwa attacked again

An oil pipeline was attacked anew on Sunday in the Yemeni southeastern governorate of Shabwa, the third subversive act in the last four months.
Unidentified armed men blew up the pipeline laid off the oil seaport of Noshaima in Shabwa governorate on the Arabian Sea, local source said.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-28650.html

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(A T)

Militants blow up oil pipeline in Shabwa

Unidentified gunmen blew up a crude oil pipeline in Shabwa province, eastern Yemen, according to local sources.

The sources said that tribal gunmen targeted the pipeline in Radhum district off Al-Nashima port.

The source indicated that the explosion led to the ignition of huge fires and the stopping of pumping crude oil through the target pipeline.

https://en.ypagency.net/252358/

(A K P)

Teacher injured by fragments of STC militias shells in Aden

A teacher was injured by UAE-backed southern transitional council (STC)’s militias fires in Aden province.

https://en.ypagency.net/252367/

(A K P)

One militant killed in Taiz armed clashes

An Saudi-backed Islah party’s gunman was killed on Sunday in violent clashes near Al-Thawra Hospital in the center of Taiz.

Local sources in the city reported that clashes erupted between members of the Asifra police station, and gunmen affiliated with a leader of the Islah party

https://en.ypagency.net/252407/

(A P)

Aden-based court pauses activity after stormed by STC leader

An Aden-based court decided to pause legal actions on Monday after a military leader in the Southern Transitional Council (STC) stormed into its building and assaulted judges.
Bouraiqa first-instance court officially suspends work after judges were assaulted by a security leader in the STC, the court said in a statement.
Activity will be resumed „only after [the court is] rehabilitated and felons are held accountable,“ the statement read.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-28656.html

(A P)

STC commander storms court in Aden

The sources affirmed that the leader threatened the judger, amid the disapproval and astonishment of those present in court.

https://en.ypagency.net/252385/

(A K P)

Yemeni defense minister tells change in countering Iranian project

The course of countering the Iranian project in Yemen will see strategic change, the Yemeni defense minister said Saturday.
„2022 will be the year of vital change in the existential battle against the Iranian project and its Houthi arms in all battlefields,“ Mohamed al-Maqdashi added at a meeting with directors of defense ministry’s departments in Marib.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-28636.html

(A P)

STC militants storm Al-Awlaqi home in Aden, wound his daughter

Sources affirmed that the armed gang led by Bin Awadh Al-Yafa’ai, stormed home of Ali Salem Al-Awlaqi and kidnapped his son to unknown destination, while one of them opened fire at Al-Awlaqi daughter, injuring her seriously.

https://en.ypagency.net/252238/

(A P)

Islah militia in Abyan threaten to revolt against Hadi government

Security units affiliated with Islah party in Abyan province have rejected the policy of persecution and starvation practiced against them by the Interior Ministry of Hadi’s government after refusing to hand over their salaries arrears nearly for two years, well-informed sources reported on Saturday.

The sources said that about 1,200 officers and individuals of the special security forces in Abyan have not received any salaries for about two years, threatening to declare rebellion and defect from the so-called “ legitimacy” Muslim Brotherhood, which is starving them and kneeling them provocatively.

Moreover, the sources indicated that the officers and soldiers said that they had suffered a lot as a result of the interruption of their monthly salaries following battles between the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militias and Hadi and Islah forces.

According to the sources, soldiers and officers were subjected to large and continuous deductions from their salaries on the pretext of losing their weapons during battles with the STC forces about two years ago.

https://en.ypagency.net/252291/

(A K P)

Fierce clashes break out in Shabwa

Fierce clashes broke out on Saturday among tribal gunmen in Ataq city, the capital of Shabwa province.

https://en.ypagency.net/252281/

(A P)

Security battalion to guard UN agencies in Yemen’s Aden

The Yemeni interior minister, General Ibrahim Haidan, has ordered the formation of a ministerial panel to contact and coordinate with a security battalion tasked with guarding the UN agencies active in the Yemeni interim capital, Aden.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-28629.html

Fortsetzung / Sequel: cp7 – cp19

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-788b-yemen-war-mosaic-788b

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-787-yemen-war-mosaic-787

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-787 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-787:

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