A brief introductory overview of the environmental dimensions of the conflict in Yemen, with facts, figures and further reading.
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.
Conflicts often disrupt environmental governance and sustainable development. In this blog Doug Weir examines how the conflict in Yemen has interrupted plans to improve waste management while creating new risks to human and environmental health.
A dilapidated tanker with 1.14m barrels of crude oil has become a pawn in the conflict in Yemen. The potential for miscalculation leading to a spill that would cause serious harm to Red Sea ecosystems is significant. In this blog Doug Weir catches up with developments with the SAFER FSO one year on.
In March, the Yemeni government called for UN help in dealing with a potentially serious oil pollution threat in the Red Sea. The case has highlighted the wider threat from oil pollution in Yemen’s civil war and the risks it poses to the Red Sea’s ecology.
In last week's #UNSC briefing on #Yemen @UNOCHA confirmed that talks are STILL ongoing with the Houthis over access to the hazardous SAFER oil tanker for a technical safety assessment
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – Director of Coordination Division, Mr. Ramesh Rajasingham - Briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Yemen, 16 January 2020 - Yemen
English News and Press Release on Yemen about Food and Nutrition, Health and more; published on 16 Jan 2020 by OCHA
The foreign minister of #Yemen is continuing to lobby UN agencies over the environmental risks posed by the decaying SAFER oil tanker, most recently the regional director of UNOPS, arguing that the UNSC should pressure the Houthis into allowing access
FM, UN’s officials discuss risks of Safer oil reservoir - وكالة يمن تليجراف الإخبارية
Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hadrami conferred Wednesday with UN's officials over potential env
.@AJEnglish reporting that the Houthis have called for help in dealing with the SAFER FSO oil tanker moored off #Yemen claiming that it is "leaking fuel". Unclear if it means "fuel" or its cargo: c.1.2m barrels. Our analysis shows NO significant leak https://t.co/WJo5Kr9lZk 1/4
The impacts of climate change are particularly complex in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The region suffers from violent conflicts and severe water scarcity, while climate models show more serious scenarios here than in other regions. This paper explains how the security of the MENA region is inscribed in a new climate reality.
A study that seeks to document and model the impact of the conflict in Yemen on sustainable development, including its impact on environmental infrastructure such as water and sanitation, and its impact on agricultural practices and food security.
This report gives an overview of the impact of the Coalition bombing campaign on food production and distribution in rural Yemen and on fishing along the Red Sea coast.
This paper considers the threat that environmental degradation poses for peacebuilding and recovery in Iraq and Yemen, with a particular focus on climate change risks. But it also identifies opportunities for addressing the environment during reconstruction efforts.
Parties to the conflict must be encouraged to agree to a cessation of hostilities which must include safeguards for health, water and sanitation facilities.
Centre For Governance and Peace-building-Yemen | Yemen between the Impact of the Climate Change and the Ongoing Saudi-Yemen War: A Real Tragedy
This paper assesses the impact of climate change and Saudi-Yemen ongoing war on Yemen’s economy, agriculture, households and health and the proposed solutions for adaptation to climate change.
A near-forgotten island in the Indian Ocean, Socotra was outshadowed by the conflict raging in Yemen, allowing the UAE to turn it into a military outpost and tourist hotspot.
This blog discusses the findings of a project to map the targeting of agricultural infrastructure in rural Yemen.
Khat now ranks first in the list of cash crops in Yemen, with an average cultivated area of 166,557 hectares, out of a total cultivated land of approximately 1,172,000 hectares. Meanwhile, the total yield has reached nearly 190 thousand tons annually.
Water scarcity in Yemen which has been exacerbated by climate change, may be a critical factor underlying the country’s instability, and prolonging and worsening its conflict.