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Up to14mn Yemenis now at risk of famine

Up to14mn Yemenis now at risk of famine

The sheer magnitude of the famine facing Yemen was initially underestimated by the aid sector, leaving food security experts rushing to update projections made at the UN General Assembly a fortnight ago, sources have told the Guardian.

Fears in Yemen after UN ceasefire efforts fizzle

Fears in Yemen after UN ceasefire efforts fizzle

Houthi rebels said the talks had failed, and the head of their unofficial government rejected a ceasefire under current conditions.

Clashes flare near Yemen's flashpoint Hodeida

Clashes flare near Yemen's flashpoint Hodeida

More than 70% of Yemeni imports pass through the docks of Hodeida port, controlled by the country's Houthi rebels.

Saudi-led air strikes kill at least 20 at Yemen wedding

Saudi-led air strikes kill at least 20 at Yemen wedding

Residents and medics told Reuters that 20 people attending the celebration were killed and at least 30 injured.

United Nations launches $3bn Yemen funding drive

United Nations launches $3bn Yemen funding drive

The United Nations asked donors on Tuesday for nearly $3bn to help an estimated 13 million people who urgently need aid in war-ravaged Yemen.

20 million face war-linked famine: UN

20 million face war-linked famine: UN

More than 20 million people are at risk from famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and the northeast of Nigeria, the United Nations warned on Wednesday.

South Sudanese banks run out of cash as conflict rages

South Sudanese banks run out of cash as conflict rages

Banks in war-ravaged South Sudan have run out of cash and the crunch is exacerbating hunger and widespread famine, the deputy finance minister said on Wednesday.

Yemenis rally in Sanaa on war's second anniversary

Yemenis rally in Sanaa on war's second anniversary

Thousands of Yemenis packed a square in the capital Sanaa on Sunday on the second anniversary of a war that has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people and pushed the impoverished country to the brink of famine.

Aid donors pledge $672mn to prevent Lake Chad famine

Aid donors pledge $672mn to prevent Lake Chad famine

Donor countries on Friday pledged $672 million in emergency aid for people threatened by famine after eight years of Boko Haram violence in the Lake Chad region, but the sum is just a fraction of what the UN says is needed.