Saudi-led coalition warplanes fired flares over Yemen’s Aden at dawn on Saturday, residents said, near camps occupied by southern separatist fighters who last week seized control of the port city which had been the interim seat of the government.
The World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday it would resume the distribution of food to 850,000 people in Yemen’s capital Sanaa next week after a two-month stoppage, having reached an agreement the Iran-aligned Houthi authorities.
Survivors said some died from hunger and thirst and others drowned themselves, the IOM said. A number reached Yemen but died before they could get medical help, it added.
The United Nations Secretary General is disheartened at the increasing level of grave violations committed against children; as documented in his 2018 Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict.
An upcoming United Nations report featuring a blacklist of child rights violators is expected to refrain from toughening criticism of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen despite a bus bombing in 2018 that killed scores of children, according to diplomats.