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Hodeida Residents Brace for the Worst as UN Truce Falters Amid Saudi Military Buildup

    Hodeida Residents Brace for the Worst as UN Truce Falters Amid Saudi Military Buildup

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Hundreds of residents from across Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeida took to the streets for the third straight day, calling on the United Nations to take action to implement a troop withdrawal deal between the Houthis and the Saudi-led Coalition that was reached on February 19th. Residents waved Yemeni flags,…

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Hope of Hodeida Ceasefire Wanes as Saudis Talks Peace but Bolster Military Presence

    Hope of Hodeida Ceasefire Wanes as Saudis Talks Peace but Bolster Military Presence

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Representatives from Yemen’s Houthis and the Saudi-led Coalition have agreed on Phase 1 of a mutual redeployment of forces under a UN-sponsored deal that would see both sides leave Yemen’s port city of Hodeida after months of failed attempts to implement previous agreements in the Red Sea city. The UN spokesman’s office said…

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As Yemeni Fishermen Risk Their Lives to Feed Their Nation, Saudis Use Them for Target Practice

    As Yemeni Fishermen Risk Their Lives to Feed Their Nation, Saudis Use Them for Target Practice

 HODEIDA, YEMEN —  “They told us that if we didn’t confess they would kill us and throw our bodies into the sea for the fish and birds to eat,” recalls Omar Ghalib, a Yemeni fisherman who was kidnapped by Saudi fighters and then tortured while out in his boat late one evening in Yemen’s…

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With 3.8 Million Yemenis Displaced Last Year, New Report Shows Country’s Crisis Growing Worse

    With 3.8 Million Yemenis Displaced Last Year, New Report Shows Country’s Crisis Growing Worse

SANA’A, YEMEN — A report from the Sana’a-based Yemeni government has revealed that the conflict in Yemen — sometimes called the “Forgotten War,” owing to sparse international media coverage — continues to grow more dire with each passing day. Among the report’s most troubling findings are the staggering number of people who were displaced by…

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Yemen: Hodeida Truce in New Hands as UN Replaces Biased and Ineffective Monitor

  Yemen: Hodeida Truce in New Hands as UN Replaces Biased and Ineffective Monitor

SANA’A, YEMEN — The newly-appointed head of the United Nations mission to monitor Yemen’s truce agreement between the Houthis and the U.S.-backed Saudi coalition, Danish  Lt. Gen. Michael Anker Lollesgaard, arrived in Yemen’s capital Sana’a on Tuesday, along with a five-member team, to assume his duty in the country’s Red Sea port city of Hodeida.…

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Saudis Ignore Yemen Truce, Bomb Displaced Persons’ Camp and Food Silos

  Saudis Ignore Yemen Truce, Bomb Displaced Persons’ Camp and Food Silos

HAJJAH, YEMEN — At least eight civilians were killed and 30 others wounded on Sunday when Saudi airstrikes bombed a camp for displaced people in Yemen’s northwestern Hajjah province, according to eyewitness statements and medical sources. Saudi media outlets reported on Sunday that the Saudi-led coalition increased its airstrikes on “Houthi gatherings in the Hajjah…

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Yemen’s Houthis Refute Pompeo’s Accusations of Hodeida Truce Violations

  Yemen’s Houthis Refute Pompeo’s Accusations of Hodeida Truce Violations

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said that the Houthis’ withdrawal from Hodeida refuted recent allegation made by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, tweeting, “Pompeo’s accusations are refuted by the steps of redeployment at the port of Hodeida and the submission of positive proposals.” The comment from…

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With Ceasefire Faltering, Another Round of Yemen Peace Talks May Be on the Table

  With Ceasefire Faltering, Another Round of Yemen Peace Talks May Be on the Table

SANA’A, YEMEN — A second round of negotiations between the Saudi-led coalition and Yemen’s Houthi movement could be hosted soon in the Jordanian capital of Amman, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the Houthi Supreme Revolutionary Committee said on Sunday after meeting the UN envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths. Griffiths arrived in Sana’a on Saturday…

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Yemen’s Hodeida Region Rocked by New Saudi Attack as Fragile Truce is Shaken

  Yemen’s Hodeida Region Rocked by New Saudi Attack as Fragile Truce is Shaken

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The fragile Yemeni truce reached in peace talks in Sweden in December is at risk after the Saudi-led coalition launched a military campaign this past weekend to control al Jah al Aseel in Beit al Faqih, south of Yemen’s port city of Hodeida, risking another brutal cycle of violence. The move comes…

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UN Arrives in Hodeida to Monitor Fragile Truce Amid Repeated Saudi Violations

  UN Arrives in Hodeida to Monitor Fragile Truce Amid Repeated Saudi Violations

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Dutch Major General Patrick Cammaert chaired a joint UN committee in Hodeida, Yemen on Wednesday to monitor the truce between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis that was put into place on December 18. A UN monitoring team, led by Cammaert, arrived in the port city on Monday after traveling from the…

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