Yemen civil war Current Affairs, GK & News

First Commercial Flight from Yemen to Egypt

The first commercial flight from Sanaa Airport, Yemen to Cairo, Egypt has been welcomed by the United Nations. The first commercial flight between both took off on 1st June 2022. This was the seventh flight that was operated under the terms that were brokered by the United Nations for two months of nationwide truce. How ..

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Taiwan Patriot Missile Defence System

The US government recently approved a sale of 100 million USD worth equipment to maintain and improve the Taiwan Patriot Missile Defence System. This will upgrade the system. This decision was made during Trump administration in 2019. US does not have official relations with Taiwan. However, US is one of the biggest backeras. In December ..

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Airstrikes in Yemen

The Saudi – led coalition recently conducted airstrikes in Yemen. More than hundred people were killed during the attack. About the airstrikes The airstrikes were conducted in Saada of Yemen. The Saada region has a strong hold of Houthis. The attack was a response to the Houthis attack on UAE. What is the issue? The ..

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UN: 16 million Yemenis towards Starvation

According to the head of U.N. food agency, David Beasley, 16 million people in Yemen “are marching towards starvation”. Key Points David also warned that, food rations for millions in Yemen will be cut in October 2021 unless new funding reaches there. During a meeting on Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, He said that the United States, ..

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Saudi Arabia proposes UN-sponsored ceasefire in Yemen

Saudi Arabia government has proposed UN-sponsored ceasefire in Yemen and is awaiting a response from the rebel Houthi movement. This peace initiative by Saudi Arabia is in line with previous proposals like consultation efforts to end crisis. Key Points Deputy Defence Minister of Saudi Arabia, Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, also highlighted that Saudi Arabia ..

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Approx 2.4 Million Children Below the Age of 5 are facing Hunger and Malnutrition in Yemen

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on 26th June 2020 has stated that amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, around 2.4 million (24 lakh) children who are below the age of 5 are facing hunger and malnutrition in Yemen.  The global pandemic has further added to a shortage of humanitarian aid in the war-torn nation that ..

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