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

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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