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Report: “Even war discriminates’: Yemen’s minorities, exiled at home” (IDSN News)
A new Minority Rights Group (MRG) report on Yemen focuses on the extreme situation faced by the minorities in the war torn country. The report finds that the Muhamasheen, discriminated against on the basis of caste, reside in some of the worst hit areas of Yemen but face exclusion in access to shelter, relief articles and health facilities. The report states that the Muhamasheen are at risk of death, disease, hunger and further violence and humanitarian actors and the international community must step up efforts to offer relief to these communities.
IDSN note on caste-based discrimination in Africa, Yemen and diaspora communities (June 2015)
Yemen: Groundbreaking UNICEF survey reveals enormous welfare gap between Al-Akhdam and the general population (IDSN news)
UNICEF Yemen Muhammasheen (Akhdam) mapping update report January 2015
UNICEF Yemen situtation report on reaching the Akhdam community (June 2014)
IDSN note on caste references in MRG report 2015
Statment on Yemen at Minority Forum 2014 – All Youth Network
I am Sami Al-Naggar, representative of All Youth Network for Community Development and a member of the marginalized community in Yemen.
Caste-based discrimination highlighted at the UN Human Rights Council – HRC27
The reports and statements of the new High Commissioner for Human Rights, Special Rapporteur on Slavery and Special Rapporteur on Water and Sanitation at the HRC27 session offered general, thematic as well as state specific observations and recommendations on caste-based discrimination.
UNICEF: Yemen takes a major first step in reaching the Al Akhdam people
A project to map Al Akhdam communities in Yemen has been launched by UNICEF in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MoSAL). IDSN has been working to promote the rights of Al Akhdam people for a number years and welcomes this much needed survey, expected to reach some 10,000 households.
Akhdam: A look into lives of Yemen’s untouchables (Khaleej Times)
For hundreds of years, a group of people living mostly along Yemen’s coastal areas have been regarded as lower than dogs. Reporter Amanda Fisher and photographer Leslie Pableo visit the communities of Akhdam to find out whether government assurances of equality are more than just lip service.
UN human rights review of Yemen – IDSN report on AL-Akhdam (UPR 2014)
IDSN and All Youth Network for Society Development submitted a report on the human rights situation of Al-Akhdam in Yemen prior to the Universal Periodic Review of Yemen on January 29th. Unfortunately no direct references to Al Akhdam or caste were made in the review. An event to highlight the plight of the Al Akhdam was held in Brussels on February 13th.
▶ Yemen’s ‘untouchables’ see little hope for change – Video (YouTube)
EP Committee approves caste resolution (IDSN News 2013)
MEPs question EU policy on caste issue (IDSN, news, 2013)
Yemen’s Al-Akhdam face brutal oppression (News, IDSN, 2013)
Yemen – Briefing note on caste-based discrimination
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