The humanitarian impact of the conflict in Yemen has been exacerbated by scarce water resources, weak governance and poor infrastructure – all of which have been further degraded by the conflict. The conflict has had a huge impact on Yemen’s weak agricultural sector leading to severe food insecurity, and impacted projects aiming to protect its remaining biodiverse areas. Read the Yemen briefing.



There’s no military solution to Yemen’s SAFER oil tanker crisis

There are calls for the UN Security Council to authorise a military-backed response to the crisis over the SAFER oil tanker off the coast of Yemen. We argue that not only is this unrealistic, it would also have long-term consequences for how the international community addresses the environment, peace and security.

Twitter: #Yemen

"The public health impacts of a spill from the oil tanker Safer are expected to be catastrophic, particularly for #Yemen."

It's rare for a potential environmental disaster in a conflict zone to be so thoroughly modelled but common for parties not to act

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Public health impacts of an imminent Red Sea...

Nature Sustainability - The possibility of a huge oil spill off the coast of Yemen, already in crisis, is increa...

Very thorough long-read from @edcaesar on the FSO SAFER oil tanker off #Yemen. His line: "The crisis unfolds at the speed of rust," is spot on, and the unfathomable truth, given the catastrophic risks the vessel poses to Yemen, and the Rea Sea's ecosystem

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The Ship That Became a Bomb

Stranded in Yemen’s war zone, a decaying supertanker has more than a million barrels of oil aboard. If—or ...

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