Saudi Arabia Dishes Out Aid to Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen as PR Stunt

On 30 October 2018, documents concerning an agreement made between the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and Saudi Arabia regarding humanitarian aid were leaked. The Guardian reported that foreign aid from Saudi Arabia came with so many strings attached that it could be considered ‘paid publicity’. While all states[…]

HRC38 Oral Intervention on Internally Displaced Persons in Yemen

On Friday 22 June, at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council, Annabel Bassil delivered an oral intervention during the clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on poverty and the Special Rapporteur on internally displaced persons (IDPs). Addressing the Rapporteur on IDPs, Bassil called attention to the effects the Saudi-led coalition’s attack on[…]