“We are hearing distressing reports of people with high fever and serious breathing difficulties being turned away from health facilities that are either full or unable to provide safe treatment,” U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock told reporters Thursday on a call with other agency officials. “Unfortunately, people are suffering and dying at home.” … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Spreading ‘Fast and Wide’ Across Yemen
“If we don’t get the funding we need and if more isn’t done to suppress the virus, COVID-19 could engulf Yemen,” said Lise Grande, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, in a statement. … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia confirms virtual donors conference for Yemen with U.N.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.N. agencies trying to help the millions at risk from the conflict in Yemen are nearly broke, U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock said on Thursday, announcing a drive to raise some $2.4 billion next week to pay for the world biggest aid operation. … [Read more...] about U.N. seeks $2.4 billion for Yemen, warns aid operation nearly broke
Now he sings about love and peace in a country where other children face being forced to join military groups. Teachers haven’t been paid in over two years, and as the war drags on the danger for children outside of the school system deepens, according to aid organizations. … [Read more...] about Eight-Year-Old Yemeni Singer Enchants Arab World
WASHINGTON — Nine years ago this week, President George W. Bush ordered more than 250,000 troops in a U.S.-led coalition to cross the “berm” on the border of Kuwait and head into Iraq. Weeks later, Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime was finished, and the despot was in hiding. It was a stunning victory for the force of American arms and leadership. Though it took until Dec. 13 to find the former dictator hiding in a “spider hole” near his hometown of Tikrit, Saddam eventually was tried by his own people, convicted, inter alia, of crimes against humanity and executed by hanging Dec. 30, 2006. But Saddam’s demise and the installation of a democratically elected government didn’t quell the vicious insurgency that began shortly after the liberation of Baghdad. … [Read more...] about Barack Obama’s Mideast Madness