"One of the world's gravest global humanitarian catastrophes" in Yemen has left 19 million people facing hunger this year, including 160,000 likely to face "famine-like conditions," UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths tells UNSC.
"Credible reports say at least 35 people, including at least one child, were forced from their vehicles, killed and burned," says UN's humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths while demanding a transparent probe into eastern Kayah state massacre.
UN humanitarian agency OCHA has estimated that 274 million people worldwide would need some form of emergency assistance next year, up 17 percent on an already record-breaking 2021.
Since they swept to power, the Taliban has appointed an all-male cabinet made up mostly of hardliners from when it previously ruled Afghanistan in the late 1990s.
UN aid chief warns in a statement that "medicines, medical supplies and fuel are running out in Afghanistan."
UN's humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths condemns "dangerous" accusations by Ethiopia that aid workers were biased in favour of and even arming rebel forces in war-hit Tigray.
The Houthis have been attempting since February to capture oil-rich Marib to consolidate their control over the northern part of war-torn Yemen.
Sources with the internationally recognised government say that 16 soldiers from their ranks were killed, including six officers.
At least 17 Yemenis were killed after a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi rebels hit a gas station in the Rawdha neighbourhood in the central city of Marib.
The attack comes a day after several drones attacked the Abha international airport in Saudi Arabia's southwest, prompting Washington to call for an end to Houthi aggression.
Fighting erupted a day after UN envoy Martin Griffiths told the security council warring sides made "significant progress" in agreeing on a ceasefire amid a burgeoning Covid-19 outbreak.
The Yemeni people cannot afford another setback to peace.
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