News in Brief 22 July 2015 (PM)

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Residents of Sana'a collecting water, earlier in June. Over half a million people received water because of diesel made available by humanitarian partners. Photo: OCHA/P. Kropf

Staple food and fuel in short supply in Yemen

Wheat flour and cooking gas are in very short supply in Yemen and prices are rising beyond the reach of many people, according to the UN humanitarian office, OCHA.

The price increases come against the backdrop of continuing conflict in the country.

The UN and other aid organizations are providing support to communities where security allows.

Here's UN Spokesperson, Vannina Maestracci.

"For the first time since the conflict escalated, more than 3,300 displaced families in Sa'ada Governorate received household kits, plastic sheeting and tents for shelter. Over half a million people received water from local water corporations in Hajjah, Dhamar, Amran and Sa'ada because of diesel made available by humanitarian partners.”

A World Food Programme (WFP) ship carrying 500,000 litres of fuel for humanitarian operations has also arrived in the port city of Aden.

UN chief "concerned" about Israeli demolitions in West Bank

The UN Secretary-General has said he's concerned about planned Israeli demolitions in the West Bank.

The Israeli government announced it would demolish properties of the herding community in Susiya.

The UN said that would place dozens of civilians at risk of further displacement.

The UN chief said he hoped that the ongoing dialogue between the Israeli authorities and the herding community would protect the rights of the people affected.

FC Barcelona in sport and development promotion in the US

And young people in the US have been meeting with footballers from the Spanish club, FC Barcelona, to discuss the critical role that sports play in their lives and in development around the world.

They met Andrés Iniesta and Marc-André Ter Stegen at a UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) event in Los Angeles.

Barcelona is a long-time supporter of the children's agency.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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