UNICEF warns that Yemen’s children are paying the heaviest price for living life in a war zone

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UNICEF warns that Yemen’s children are paying the heaviest price for living life in a war zone
A child in Yemen dies every 10 minutes as
 humanitarian aid funding falls short, U.N. says

AND NO ONE CARE ABOUT YEMEN 

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The future has never been so bleak for the children of Yemen. Images from the past few months show a country teetering on the brink of famine. 

As the conflict enters its third year this week, the UN children’s agency says the youngest and most vulnerable are paying the heaviest price.

According to UNICEF’s latest estimates one child dies every 10 minutes from preventable causes like malnutrition, diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections.

Attacks on hospitals and clinics have risen by a third, leaving the health system on the verge of collapse. 

While attacks on schools have more than quadrupled in the last year, forcing thousands to stay away from the classroom.



Future generations caught up in the fighting between Iranian-backed rebels and the Saudi-led coalition are at great risk, if no solution is found to the conflict












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Dar al-Hajar ِAnd Jambiya In Yemen

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Sana'a, Yemen

Buying a SIM card for your phone in Yemen entails giving a copy of the picture page and visa stamp of your passport to the store-owner which he presumably passes along to the appropriate authorities, and filling out an application form which must be stamped with your left thumbprint.  A phone call is then made to some mysterious entity and only then do you get your cellphone number. One assumes in these disturbing times, that the Yemeni government wants to keep tabs on who’s who. (It is interesting to note which countries keep close tabs on such things. In Algeria, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria you pay cash and trundle off with the new SIM and phone number, nary a piece of paperwork in sight. In Tunisia, Libya and Yemen your passport is required and recorded. I cannot quite find the common thread there.....)  The good news is that the SIM card and a charge card costs the grand total of $12.  Email is also very cheap here at 50 cents an hour (100 Yemeni Riyals) for relatively fast connection, with internet cafes everywhere in the major cities.
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A view of Old Sana'a from the rooftop of one of the city's many samsarahs.
Sana’a has a long history. It is said to have been founded by Shem, son of Noah. Arabs are descended from Shem, hence the term Semitic......Arabs, like their Jewish brethren, are a Semitic people - a little known fact, especially in the US where the term ‘Semitic’  has come to be associated exclusively with Jews  - an absurd, but by now well-established, nonsense.
Yemenis or South Arabians, are often considered to be ‘pure’ Arabs, being descended from Qahtan, (associated with Joktan a descendant of Shem, in the book of Genesis), while ‘northern Arabians’ are descended from Ishmael, son of Abraham and Hagar. (Adnan, who was mentioned in an earlier post as father of north Arabians, is a descendant of Ishmael.) The term ‘Arab’ seems to have been recorded in written records for the first time in Assyrian texts dating back to 853BC. There may be frequent reference to lineage in the coming posts and this is because it is extremely important in Bedouin or 'pure' Arab culture. But as Ibn Battuta would say, "but we will talk of this later."
Like other areas of the Arabian peninsula, Christianity was well established in Yemen by the mid-4th century but the last Himyarite King, Dhu Nuwas, who ruled from 495-525AD converted to Judaism and began to persecute Christians, culminating in the massacre of the entire Christian population of Najran, now in SW Saudi Arabia. The Byzantines, both affronted and powerless, asked their fellow Christian Ethiopians to attack Yemen to protect the remnants of the Christians, which they did under the Axumite General, Abraha.  He destroyed the Himyarite regime and installed himself as ruler, but the Yemenis asked the Persians for help in ousting the Ethiopians, and by 575AD they were installed as governors.
SanaarooftopsAnother view of the unique and magnificent architecture of the old City of Sana'a
Judaism has lengthy roots in Yemen and although it is not known exactly when it was established, it is assumed that after the destruction of the Temple in 70AD, some Jews made their way south to Yemen. Until 1948, there was a strong Jewish community but today the numbers are reduced to only a few hundred, mainly in the north in Sa’ada. Christianity did not fare so well - one of the reasons it did not take root long enough to survive in depth the coming of Islam, was the Byzantine Church’s heavy handedness in dealing with what it considered its heretical elements, i.e. the monotheistic creed that was embraced by many of the Eastern churches.  When the Muslims marched out of Arabia into neighboring lands not requiring - indeed initially not even wanting - their subjects to convert, paradoxically many elected not only to live under Muslim rule which was more benign than that of Constantinople, but to convert. (The benefit of conversion was exemption from the tax that all non-Muslims paid.)
But back to present-day Sana’a. The open-air medieval souk is the heart of old Sana’a. Now called Souk al-Milh, or Salt Souk, this name used to refer only to the segment of the souk designated for that trade - in years gone by 40 trades were conducted in the souk.Metalworkers
Creating some small metal part the old-fashioned way - no protective clothing in sight...
Nowadays you can still find metalworkers, jambiya makers, carpenters and potters at work in their tiny shops while in the retail section of the souk are spices, dates, tobacco, coffee, tea, perfumes, incense, silver, jambiyyas and embroidered belts, basketry, jewelry, textiles, and household items. In former times goods arrived on camelback to a samsarah or khan where they were bought from local merchants - some of those samsarahs have been converted into art galleries although a few are still used for storage. 



Jambiya - the curved dagger no self-respecting Yemeni would step outside his home without.
Jambiya

As for the tower houses of old Sana’a, the most iconic in the country is in Wadi Dahr, Beit al-Hajjar. Located on a limestone outcrop north of the capital it was originally built in the 18th century but was renovated in the 1930s as a summer residence for Imam Yahya. It is still used by the government for official functions. 






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It has all the components of a traditional tower house; several storeys of gypsum-traced windows, extravagant colored glass qamariyya windows, and shubaq, the protruding encased window ledge used for keeping meat and dairy products cool in the days before refrigeration. 
The most famous house in Yemen - Beit al-Hajjar in Wadi Dahr, near the capital.





I had been hospitably entertained in a tower house in the old City currently being rented by a friend - all five storeys of it.  Now I was about to go off into the wilds of Yemen with Abdullah Khawlani, driver and trusted friend. It promised to be memorable... Abdullah does not speak much English, although he understands far more than he lets on,  and my Arabic is execrable especially when I have to translate pages of text relating to the 14th century, text that dwells on matters most sensible people have long ago left off thinking about. Back on the trail of Ibn Battuta who landed in northern Yemen by boat, I am doing no such thing -  I am traveling in a Land Cruiser from Sana’a. But first I had to visit the pharmacy - it is the rainy season, albeit the short one, and as I am going to be spending some time on the coast where the climate is noxious at the best of times and mosquitoes abound, a dose of malaria would be tiresome even if Sana’a does have some perfectly good hospitals now. In Yemen as in many Middle Eastern countries, you can buy most drugs over the counter for a fraction of the cost you pay at home, so here's to $2 Larium and hypnotic dreams......
BabyemenYemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh looks down protectively over his flock at Bab Yemen, principal gate of the Old City.

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Yemenis Protest Against Saudi Aggression.

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Yemenis Protest Against Saudi Aggression..

In pics #YemenCrisis #Sanaa Protest against foreign invasion and occupation of #Yemen





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Yemenis Protest Against Saudi Aggression. Location: Sanaa - YemenDate: 11 August 2015Source:...
Posted by Stop War on Yemen on Wednesday, 12 August 2015

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3 UAE soldiers die in Saudi-led By Yemen army

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3 UAE soldiers die in Saudi-led coalition push on Yemen’s provincial capital



The Saudi-led coalition ground force fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen has captured the capital of Abyan province, after launching preliminary airstrikes and a series of coordinated attacks on strategic locations still held by the rebels.





Empowered by Saudi-supplied tanks and armored vehicles, the forces supporting the exiled President Hadi have recaptured Zinjibar, the Houthi-held capital of Abyan province. The latest success has come due to an ongoing air bombardment campaign by the coalition air force, as well as fresh heavy weapons supplies to the anti-Houthi forces over the past weeks.





#اليمن: خمسة شهداء في القصف السعودي و #الإمارات تؤكد مقتل ثلاثة من جنودها #الميادين http://mdn.tv/qE1
Posted by ‎قناة الميادين - Al Mayadeen Tv‎ on Sunday, 9 August 2015

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Yemen army killed 17 form Saudi army

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The Yemeni air defense forces downed a Saudi Apache helicopter gunship on Wednesday with a surface-to-air missile in the district of Harad in Hajjah.
In similar achievement, a Saudi soldier has been killed in shelling on the border with Yemen, the military said late Wednesday, adding to a rising toll in the kingdom's south over the past week.
"He was hit by a projectile in the sector of Jazan," a Saudi border district, said a statement from the Saudi-led coalition which has been bombing Yemen for more than four months in support of fugitive President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

The army attack came in retaliation for the continuous Saudi-US war on the country that killed so far more than 4000 people, and caused much destruction across provinces.

In Friday rocket fire from Yemen by the national army and the Popular Committees killed three soldiers and a paramilitary along the frontier, in the deadliest such incident for several weeks.

The airstrikes have so far claimed the lives of more than 5,302 civilians, mostly women and children.





جثث جنود آل سعود..... معركه نجران.....
Posted by ‎ثائر سنحان‎ on Friday, 7 August 2015




عاقل يام :لا يوجد اشجع من المقاتل اليمني ، وكلنا يمانيون الاصل ولنا الفخر في ذلك،لم اشاهد هذه المغامرات ابداً.#نجران #جازان http://youtu.be/SubMNTFblsg
Posted by ‎موقع يمنات الأخباري‎ on Friday, 5 June 2015

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Egyptian Pilot Arrested for Not Bombing Yemen

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Egyptian Pilot Arrested for Not Bombing Yemen


 The Egyptian air force has arrested one of its pilots after he disobeyed orders for taking part in airstrikes against Yemen.
"I joined the army and studied to become a pilot to strike Israel and not Yemen," Arab news website Omran Press quoted the arrested Egyptian pilot as saying.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for five days now, killing, at least, 73 civilians and injuring hundreds more.
Five Persian Gulf States -- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait -- and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US have declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued on Thursday.
US President Barack Obama authorized the provision of logistical and intelligence support to the military operations, National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said late Wednesday night.
She added that while US forces were not taking direct military action in Yemen, Washington was establishing a Joint Planning Cell with Saudi Arabia to coordinate US military and intelligence support.
Riyadh claimed that it has bombed the positions of the Ansarullah fighters and launched attacks against the Sana'a airport and the Dulaimi airbase.
Despite Riyadh's claims that it is attacking Ansarullah positions, Saudi warplanes have flattened a number of homes near Sana’a international airport.

http://world.einnews.com/article/257446576/McHQqF5ga6K1Fip8

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1061636/pg1


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100 of ‎Saudi‬ aggression against ‪‎Yemen‬

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100 
of ‎Saudi‬ aggression against ‪‎Yemen
















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Yemen forces target Saudi base in Riyadh

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Yemen forces target Saudi base in Riyadh



Yemeni forces have targeted a missile base in Saudi Arabia’s second largest province of al-Riyadh as the Saudi regime keeps bombarding areas across Yemen.
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There have been no reports on the number of casualties in the Monday night attack on the missile base, located in the district of al-Sulayyil in the Saudi province.
the time of attack ;)

                                            www.globalsecurity.org




Earlier in the day, approximately 20 Yemeni people, including women and children, sustained injuries after a car bomb detonated near the military hospital in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a.
Also on Monday, Saudi military aircraft conducted attacks against a residential area in the Sarwah district of Yemen’s central province of Ma’rib, situated approximately 120 kilometers (74 miles) east of Sana’a, killing nine members of a family and injuring three people.
Six civilians, including two women and three children, were also killed as Saudi warplanes struck Shibam Kawkaban district in the western province of al-Mahwit, situated 53 kilometers (29 miles) northwest of the capital.
Saudi Arabia has been pounding different areas in Yemen since March 26 without any authorization from the United Nations and heedless of international calls for the cessation of its deadly campaign against the impoverished Arab country.
The main purposes behind the Saudi aggression against Yemen are to weaken the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to the fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

خاص؛ آخر تفاصيل قصف قاعدة السليل في الرياض+فيديو#اليمن #السعودية #قاعدة_السليل

Posted by Alalam News Channel on Tuesday, 30 June 2015



أقوئ رسالة من الجيش والشعب اليمني الى السعودية "تحالف قرن الشيطان"**أتمنئ مشاركتها الى كل شبكات التواصل الاجتماعي #عاشت_الأمة_العربية#عاش_اليمن_حراً_ابياً_موحداً#عاش_جيش_اليمن#عشتم_وعاش_المؤتمر#سلام_الله_على_عفاش #سينكسر_قرن_الشيطان#اليمن_مقبرة_الغزاة #عاصفة_الحزم#عاصفة_الجزم#مع_الجيش_ضد_العدوان
Posted by Foud Abughanem on Monday, 6 April 2015
http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/middle-east/76622-150630-yemeni-forces-launch-scud-missile-at-saudi-arabia

http://www.islamicinvitationturkey.com/2015/06/30/yemeni-forces-hit-saudi-missile-base-in-riyadh-province-2/

http://www.alalam.ir/news/1715802

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