News in Brief 15 July 2015 (PM)

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A farmer collects food ration for his family. An estimated 12 million Yemenis are food insecure. UN Photo/WFP

Deep concern over the "catastrophic humanitarian situation" in Yemen

The UN's top humanitarian official, Stephen O'Brien, has said he is deeply concerned by what he called "the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Yemen."

Fighting is continuing in the Gulf State as the exiled government continues to take on rebels in the capital, Sana'a.

Here's the UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric

"Millions of women, children and men are facing terrifying violence, extreme hunger and little medical assistance as the fighting, shelling and bombing by all parties show no sign of abating."

More people fleeing Ukraine violence

The number of people fleeing violence in Ukraine is continuing to rise according to the UN Refugee Agency.

Fighting broke out between pro-Russian rebels and government forces more than a year ago in the eastern European nation.

Close to 1.4 million people are now internally displaced, and more than 900,000, have fled to neighbouring countries.

Aid organizations have been concerned about the freedom of movement for civilians in the past two weeks in eastern Ukraine.

Killing of three Honduras journalists condemned

The killing of three journalists in Honduras has been denounced by the Director-General of the UN cultural agency, (UNESCO).

The three men were murdered in separate incidents in the last three weeks.

The head of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, said using violence to silence journalists cannot be tolerated.

She said it represented an attack on society as a whole.

Siobhán Garside, United Nations

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