Yemen is suffering over failure to open ports, airports

17 November, 2017, 01:10 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • A malnourished Yemeni child receives treatment at a hospital in the port city of Hodeida

Fuel supplies needed to run Yemen's hospital generators and pump clean water will run out in less than three weeks unless the Saudi-led coalition lifts its blockade, the United Nations has warned.

Saudi Arabia announced it shut down all ports after a Houthi ballistic missile attack near Riyadh's worldwide airport.

Al-Sammad said that with the blockade, the coalition "shut down all doors for peace and dialogue".

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi rebels bombed the airport in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, Tuesday, Yemeni officials said, although there were conflicting reports as to the extension of damage caused in the strike.

Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democrat from CT, took to the floor of the U.S. Senate Monday to draw attention to the "humanitarian nightmare" unfolding in Yemen - in part due to U.S. military assistance of the Saudi-led coalition laying seige to the country.

A source in the Houthis said the two had not been kidnapped but ordered confined to a hotel after they were found travelling near combat areas in northern Yemen without permission.

Lawsuit claims 'thousands' of women have been raped, harassed by Uber drivers
He was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual battery, and Uber refunded her $9.51 for the ride. It remains unclear exactly what that training includes, specifically as it relates to Uber drivers.

Even with a partial lifting of the blockade, the WFP estimates that an additional 3.2 million people will be pushed into hunger.

In this August 15, 2015 photo, a Yemeni child stands at a door as she waits to receive a polio vaccination during a house-to-house polio immunization campaign in Sanaa, Yemen.

More than 20 million people, more than half of whom are children, are in need of urgent assistance. The UN has called it the "worst humanitarian crisis in the world". He said the flights would increase gradually over the coming days.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has demanded the re-opening of key ports for humanitarian shipments to Yemen, including the Red Sea port of Hudaydah and Sanaa airport.

"We have some 21 million people needing assistance and seven million of those are in famine-like conditions and rely completely on food aid", United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Yemen Jamie McGoldrick said.



Keystone Pipeline Spills 210K Gallons of Oil
Crews are working to clean up a pipeline leak that has spilled at least 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota. TransCanada says that expects the pipeline to remain shut down as the company responds to the leak.

Jury in Bob Menendez trial says it's deadlocked
Unable to reach an agreement, the judge said today he had "no alternative but to declare a mistrial ". Bob Menendez , D-N.J., arrives at the federal courthouse in Newark on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.

Russian Federation and United States at odds over keeping Syria chemical experts
Russian UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the U.S. draft resolution was not balanced. President Donald Trump on Thursday urged all members of the U.N.

AT&T reports some United States customers unable to make wireless calls
Incorrect information is being reported locally that the AT&T outage is just a San Angelo or Texas problem. DownDetector .com showed outages around the US on Wednesday and Thursday.

Train collision in Singapore leaves 25 injured
Eyewitnesses stated that the passengers of the moving train, caught off-guard, fell suddenly as the two trains made a horrific contact.

Escaped Mental Patient From Hawaii Arrested In Stockton
Deputies arrested 59-year-old Randall Toshio Saito around 10:30 Stockton after an alert taxi cab driver called police. Saito was able to board the flight, which landed in San Jose at 5:30 Hawaii time, eight and a half hours after he escaped.

Digital Driving Growth at Target
The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link . The shares of other retailers fell as well, even though overall economic figures show people still spending.

Scotch admits defeat on minimum pricing
Ms Sturgeon said: 'Absolutely delighted that minimum pricing has been upheld by the Supreme Court. The ruling has reignited calls for the policy to be applied across the UK.

Australian Diplomat Plunges To His Death While Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage
The husband told police investigators that he extended his arm to catch Simpson, but he had slipped and fell several stories. An Australian diplomat has fallen to his death in NY after celebrating his country's historic same-sex marriage result.

Richard Cordray, Who 'Held Big Banks Accountable,' Announces Resignation From CFPB
The rule was opposed by the Treasury and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, both of which are run by Trump appointees. Cordray has been rumored to be considering a run for governor of OH , but he gave no indication Wednesday of what his plans are.