Yemen

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.

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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

Discouraging to hear that the urgent @UN salvage operation to prevent a catastrophic oil spill from #FSOSafer tanker off #Yemen still hasn't begun.

The risk of a spill grows daily and we understand that questions are being asked of @UNDP as to why it has been delayed.

Useful insights in this @bioGraphic piece about the role that #Socotra's dragon blood trees play in its hydrological cycle, and the development pressures the island faces. War in #Yemen has not been positive for environmental governance on Socotra.

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Saving the Dragon's Blood - bioGraphic

Despite a range of threats, from droughts and cyclones to goats and militarization, Socotra's iconic trees are stagi...

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