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Yemenis need trade more than Saudi aid

BEIRUT, 23 April 2015 (IRIN) - If the Saudi Arabian-led coalition wants to prove its commitment to the people of Yemen, it must allow freer access for trade vessels. Trade, not aid, is the real humanitarian priority right now. full report

Yemen limbo: Less bombing doesn't mean more aid

SANA'A, 22 April 2015 (IRIN) - Bombs may not be falling on Sana’a, but aid isn’t exactly pouring in either. After almost a month of airstrikes, millions of Yemeni civilians are anxiously watching and waiting, wondering what this new stage in the conflict means for them. full report

Shipping ban deepens Yemen’s fuel crisis

AMMAN/SANA'A, 16 April 2015 (IRIN) - A ban on shipping in Yemeni waters is worsening a severe fuel shortage that has already had a major impact on public health as the country endures a Saudi-led bombing campaign and intense fighting on the ground. full report

Yemeni civilians pay price of war

SANA'A, 14 April 2015 (IRIN) - As a Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen heads towards its third week and fighting across the country intensifies, humanitarian agencies are increasingly unable to provide aid, while food and water prices are spiking.Civilians caught up in the conflict are struggling to survive. full report

Four reasons the crisis in Yemen is so dire

BEIRUT, 10 April 2015 (IRIN) - As warnings about the scale of the humanitarian disaster in Yemen become stronger by the day, IRIN looks at four reasons why the situation facing civilians in the country is so drastic full report

Few escape routes for refugees and migrants trapped in Yemen

LONDON, 8 April 2015 (IRIN) - As the Saudi-led aerial bombardment of Yemen intensifies and a full-scale civil war appears increasingly inevitable, there are few immediate escape routes for well over a million African migrants and refugees in the country. full report

What future for the humanitarian capital of the world?

GENEVA, 7 April 2015 (IRIN) - Geneva has firmly taken its place as one of the most expensive cities in the world, following a sharp rise in the value of the Swiss franc in January. Should cost-conscious aid agencies be headquartered there? full report

Photo feature: Yemeni civilians in the crossfire

SANA'A, 6 April 2015 (IRIN) - As the aerial bombardment of Yemen stretches towards a third week and the country's civil war continues its downward spiral, more and more civilians are becoming trapped in the crossfire. IRIN travelled to the central region of Ibb to see the impact on the people. full report

Is the Saudi war on Yemen legal?

BEIRUT, 3 April 2015 (IRIN) - In all the media coverage surrounding the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen in recent days, few have stopped to ask a fundamental question: Is it legal? full report

Yemen - who's who?

DUBAI, 3 April 2015 (IRIN) - A week ago, a coalition of 10 countries led by Saudi Arabia began to bomb Yemen. The unrest involves several different actors and constantly changing allegiances. Here is IRIN's guide to the major players in the conflict and a reading list to help unravel the complex reasons behind it. full report

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