October 10-16: US Congressmen call US involvement in Yemen unconstitutional, Tensions between Houthis and Saleh continue to grow


The UN Special Envoy for Yemen briefs the open session of the Security Council on the on-going military actions of all parties to the conflict and the suffering of the Yemeni people from the man-made humanitarian crisis. The Special Envoy calls on the United Nations to facilitate the peace process, and end to the war.

Al-Monitor reports that Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud's October visit to Moscow could spur an increased mediation role for Russia in Yemen.

NPR reports on a UN warning which states that the political stalemate in Yemen will lead to a worsening humanitarian crisis

The New York Times publishes an op-ed by California Representative Ro Khanna (D), North Carolina Representative Walter Jones ( R) and Wisconsin Representative Mark Pocan (D) on the unconstitutionality of America’s military involvement in Yemen.



Al Jazeera reports on the impact that increasing tensions between the Houthi rebels and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh may have on a future resolution to the conflict in Yemen.

ABC News reports that forces supported by the United Arab Emirates arrested 10 local members of the Islah party, an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood, in the southern city of Aden.

The International Crisis Group releases a report entitled Discord in Yemen’s North could be a Chance for Peace. The report discusses the increasing tensions between the Houthi rebels and former President Saleh, and how the tensions could be leveraged by Saudi Arabia to achieve a resolution to the conflict.

Foreign Policy reports that the Saudi National Guard is being deployed to the Yemeni border to fight Houthi rebels.

Al Jazeera reports the United Kingdom claims to be closely monitoring how the weapons it sells to Saudi Arabia are being used.

An op-ed published on Lobe Log by the YPP’s Kate Kizer and William Hartung of the Center for International Policy argues in favor of House Concurrent Resolution 81, which would end US military involvement in Yemen’s civil war.



The Guardian reports that the current cholera outbreak in Yemen is now officially the worst in recorded history. It is estimated that over one million people will be affected by the end of the year, including at least 600,000 children.



Gulf News reports that Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian aid to Yemen reaches $710 million across 161 relief projects.



Reuters reports that southern Yemeni leader Aidaroos Al-Zubaidi set out a southern secession plan in front of thousands of supporters. The plan includes an independence referendum and a new 303-member parliamentary body.



Axios reports on US involvement in Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, focusing primarily on the impact of Saudi-led Coalition airstrikes.  

The Arab Source reports on an anti-Coalition protest in the capital of San’a. Thousands gathered to protest the Saudi-led Coalition’s brutal conduct in the war.

ABC news reports that Russian medical staff treated former President Saleh in the capital of San’a. The medical team was given special permission by the Saudi-led coalition to fly into San’a Airport.



Gulf News reports that teachers in the capital of San’a and the Houthi-controlled north are currently on strike over unpaid salaries. This leaves many schools closed during the first official week of school.

Relief Web reports that amid World Food Day celebrations, there is a need for increased international assistance to combat food insecurity and malnutrition in Yemen as its humanitarian crisis continues to worsen.

Middle East Monitor reports that Yemen’s President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi called for the relaunch of the Friends of Yemen support association, which includes 39 countries.