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Yemen Peace Talks End With Ceasefire Agreement For Major Port City; U.S. Senate Votes To End Military Assistance For Saudi Arabia; WFP Says Agency Cannot Meet Country’s Needs

The Guardian: Yemen: ceasefire agreed for port city of Hodeidah “Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to an immediate ceasefire in the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, the U.N. secretary general has said, in a potential breakthrough at the end of a week of peace talks in Sweden. … If implemented…

Aid Organizations Discuss Food, Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen, Response Efforts

International Rescue Committee: New nutrition analysis confirms children are being starved in Yemen “A new integrated food security and classification (IPC) report shows that 240,000 Yemeni civilians are living in famine condition and 9.8 million are on the brink of famine, a shocking increase of 42 percent … since 2017.…

Yemen Peace Talks Begin; U.N. Agencies Issue Warnings On Child Malnutrition

NPR: Yemen Peace Talks Begin In Sweden, As Humanitarian Crisis Deepens “For the first time in more than two years the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels are holding peace talks, with half of Yemen’s population facing starvation as a result of the civil war. … The civil war in Yemen,…

Palestinian Refugees Face Crisis Due To U.S. Cuts, U.N. Official Says

The Guardian: ‘We need more food, not less’: U.S. cuts leave Palestinian refugees in crisis “…Until last year, the U.S. donated roughly one-third of [the U.N. Relief and Works Agency’s (UNRWA)] $1.1bn (£861m) budget — easily the biggest contribution — to cover schooling, health care, and food aid for 5.3…

Murder Of Journalist Khashoggi Helped Spur U.S. Members Of Congress To Call For End Of Support For Saudi-Led War In Yemen

POLITICO Magazine: Why Congress Suddenly Cares About Yemen Paul Slovic, president of Decision Research and professor of psychology at the University of Oregon; and Andrew Quist, research associate at Decision Research, both co-editors of the website The Arithmetic of Compassion “…When we assess the importance of large-scale humanitarian crises, the…

U.N. To Declare Famine In Yemen, According To Diplomatic Sources

Foreign Policy: U.N. Body Declares Famine Conditions in Parts of Yemen “The World Food Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization have officially determined that 73,000 Yemeni civilians in rebel-controlled cities are enduring famine conditions, according to two diplomatic sources. The figures, which appear in a report to be released…

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