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Humanitarian Flight Safely Returns Ethiopian Migrants From Yemen

Migrants in Yemen face grave risks to their safety and dignity and are routinely impacted by smuggling and trafficking

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), with the authorities in Sana’a, Yemen, and the Government of Ethiopia, successfully transported 79 Ethiopian migrants, including 19 women and 14 children to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today (03/08) in its first Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) flight from Sana’a since 2019. “IOM stands ready and…

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World Food Programme (WFP) says 41 million people now at imminent risk of famine without urgent funding and immediate humanitarian access

Recent assessments show that tragically, 584,000 are already experiencing famine-like conditions (IPC phase 5/Catastrophe) in Ethiopia, Madagascar, South Sudan and Yemen

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that famine – already present in four countries – could become a reality for millions of people around the world, without urgent funding to stave off a catastrophe, and without access to families cut-off by conflict. “I am heartbroken at what…

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The European Union provides support for WFP's famine relief efforts in Yemen

The EU funds will allow WFP to continue to address the urgent food needs of nearly 13 million people in the country through food distributions or cash assistance

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes EUR 37 million from the European Union (EU) to support the humanitarian response in Yemen and provide emergency food assistance in response to an alarming rise in food insecurity which has left millions on the brink of famine. The EU funds will…

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Qatar to host FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ draw on 27 April

The tournament will be contested by 23 Arab nations

Qatar will host the draw for the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ (www.FIFA.com) at Katara Opera House on Tuesday, 27 April at 21:00 local time. The tournament will be contested by 23 Arab nations. The draw will be attended by a limited number of officials, in line with Qatar’s COVID-19 protocols.…

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Excitement mounts ahead of FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ draw

The FIFA Arab Cup™ is seen as an important opportunity to test operations and facilities ahead of Qatar 2022

Ahead of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ (www.FIFA.com) draw on Tuesday, 27 April (21:00 local time), the qualifying matches for the tournament have been decided. Of the 23 nations involved, the 14 lowest-ranked teams according to the April edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Men's World Ranking (https://fifa.fans/3sVOCXB) will participate in single-leg play-offs…

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Ethiopian Migrants Return Home from Yemen with IOM Support in Wake of Tragic Boat Sinking

More than 32,000 migrants, predominantly from Ethiopia, remain stranded across Yemen in dire, often deadly, circumstances

One hundred and sixty Ethiopian migrants have returned home safely from Yemen today with the assistance of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), just one day after a perilous journey across the Gulf of Aden claimed the lives of dozens of people, including at least 16 children. More than 32,000 migrants,…

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) aims to provide livelihood assistance to nearly 49 million people in 2021

$1.1 billion needed to fight worsening global food insecurity

As the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict and climate-related crises drive acute levels of hunger higher, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is seeking $1.1 billion in 2021 to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world's most food-insecure people. In 2021, FAO is aiming to…

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WFP appeals for solution to Yemen fuel shortages that threaten to worsen widespread food insecurity

This is a summary of what was said by WFP spokesperson Tomson Phiri – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

The United Nations World Food Programme warns that a crippling fuel shortage in Yemen is making an already catastrophic food security situation far worse and appeals for an urgent solution to this man-made crisis. No fuel vessels have been allowed to berth at Yemen’s Al Hodeidah port since 3 January.…

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Urgent aid needed to fight humanitarian crisis in Yemen, says FAO Director-General

FAO is seeking $90 million that could assist 6.3 million people

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has appealed for urgent aid to fight the humanitarian crisis in Yemen as UN agencies work to prevent a large-scale famine in the country. The Director-General made the appeal in a video message recorded for today's virtual…

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Yemen: IOM Seeks Funding to Assist Five Million People as Situation in Ma’rib Deteriorates

IOM will dedicate at least one-third of its requested funds to life-saving assistance for displaced people, migrants and local communities affected by the Ma’rib crisis

As the conflict in Yemen enters its seventh year, the crisis remains the largest in the world and continues to put millions of lives at risk. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched today an appeal to assist over five million people affected by the Yemen crisis in conjunction with the Yemen Virtual High-Level Pledging Conference.  With over 10,500…