Foreign Secretary in the Gulf to Discuss Countering Daesh and the Yemen Crisis

The Foreign Secretary arrived in Saudi Arabia today (Sunday, 29 May 2016) at the start of a three-day tour of the six Gulf states. During the visit, Philip Hammond will meet leaders in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Doha, the United Arab Emirates and Oman to discuss a wide range of regional and international issues, including … Read more

Urgent action needed to prevent famine in Yemen, warns Justine Greening

International Development Secretary sets out £20 million package of emergency UK support and calls on other countries to also step up. The lack of international action on the crisis in Yemen shows worrying parallels with the delayed response to the famine in Somalia that killed more than a quarter of a million people, Justine Greening … Read more

Justine Greening: Food crisis in Yemen could kill millions

International Development Secretary announces new £40 million UK humanitarian support for people affected by ongoing conflict. Millions of people are at risk of starving to death by the end of the year if ongoing conflict creates a food crisis in Yemen, International Development Secretary Justine Greening warned today, as she announced new lifesaving UK assistance … Read more

Two-thirds of people in conflict hit Yemen without clean water – Oxfam

Ongoing airstrikes, ground fighting and fuel shortages mean that an additional 3 million Yemenis are now without clean drinking water – raising the total number of Yemenis without a clean water supply and sanitation to at least 16 million – almost two-thirds of the population, Oxfam warned today. People are being forced to drink unsafe … Read more

Yemen is on the brink of humanitarian disaster with millions of lives at risk

More than half of Yemen’s population needs aid and a humanitarian crisis of extreme proportions is at risk of unfolding in the country if instability continues, Oxfam warns today. Throughout the country there are 16 million people in need of aid, meaning one in three people needing help in the entire Middle East is Yemeni. … Read more