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.


Country brief: Yemen

A brief introductory overview of the environmental dimensions of the conflict in Yemen, with facts, figures and further reading.


Twitter: #Yemen

In the #UNSC debate on #Yemen yesterday the @UNReliefChief confirmed that the Houthi-affiliated authorities have provided written permission for a UN technical mission to inspect the condition of the deteriorating SAFER FSO oil tanker, which threatens a major spill off Ras Issa.

A preliminary study is reported to be underway on designating Jabal Aziz Islet near Aden, #Yemen as a sea #turtle reserve. The islet's beach is thought to be used by hawksbill turtles but the conflict has limited efforts to monitor numbers

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