Yemen Closer To Famine; Experts Brief U.N. Security Council On Human Rights Violations In Country

The Guardian: Yemen ‘one step away from famine’ as donors dry up amid Covid, U.N. warns
“The window to prevent the return of famine to Yemen is rapidly closing, U.N. agencies have warned, with a new assessment showing millions could head further into hunger in the coming months. The alert came as a World Health Organization food security assessment showed thousands of people are slipping into famine — a number that is predicted to triple in the first half of next year — while millions more have seen declining access to food…” (Beaumont, 12/3).

U.N. News: Yemen: Unchecked violations ‘may amount to war crimes,’ Security Council hears
“U.N. experts called on the Security Council on Thursday, along with the international community at large, to put an end to the ‘surreal and absurd dimension’ of human rights violations engulfing war-torn Yemen, where abuses continue unchecked. … The U.N. rights experts outlined to ambassadors serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, which encompassed indiscriminate mortar attacks; laying of landmines; recruitment of child soldiers; and the use of torture, including sexual violence while in detention…” (12/3).

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