Yemen’s floating bomb in conflict zone could detonate an Exxon Valdez any minute

Green Prophet

Yemen needs international help. After witnessing neglect and the dire humanitarian crisis after the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon , Greenpeace and Green Prophet is urging the United Nations to help Yemen as an abandoned oil tanker there threatens to explode or dump more than a million barrels of oil into the pristine Red Sea. According to HolmAkhdar , CSO-Yemen add the EPA of Yemen, some 115 Yemeni islands will lose their biodiversity if the tanker were to dump its oil.

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8 types of delicious raw honey from Yemen

Green Prophet

Terrorists probably come to mind long before honey when people think of Yemen , but the raw Yemeni honey Balqees had for sale at the recent Masdar Festival was far and away the yummiest honey I ever put in my mouth. Cooler than Wadi Do’ani, Usaimat is located in northern Yemen, where the resilient Sidr tree also grows en masse.

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Yemen: More Than Its Current Events (PHOTOS)

Green Prophet

Spectacular images of the Republic of Yemen have captured its vibrant and unique culture, pristine wilderness, and well-preserved antiquities, but don’t get too excited about traveling there soon. Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East. Ten other Yemeni sites await determination on UNESCO’s “tentative list” Yemen has been at the crossroads of the Middle East, Africa, and Asia for thousands of years thanks to its place on the ancient spice routes.

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Khat Addiction Threatens Yemen’s Future

Green Prophet

Abdulmalik, a 13-year-old boy from Yemen’s capital city Sana’a, started chewing khat leaves at the age of seven. “My In patriarchal Yemen, the ritual was restricted to the province of men for millennia. The WFP estimates that about 15 million person-hours per day are spent chewing khat in Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world. Donald Burgess from Yemen’s UNICEF office echoed Aleryani’s concerns about addiction. Food & Health Israel khat Yemen

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Haunting dragon trees from Yemen bleed when cut

Green Prophet

If I were in charge of promoting tourism in Yemen, I’d be using the native dragon tree, or Socotra tree, as my mascot. The Latin name of the endangered Socotra dragon tree or dragon blood tree is Dracaena cinnabari and it is native to the Socotra archipelago of islands in Yemen in the Indian Ocean. The largest island of Yemen is also called Socotra and it comprises about 95% of the landmass of the archipelago.

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Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

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Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains. Conflict and civil insecurity are also primary drivers of food insecurity in Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen and parts of Myanmar and Nigeria.

A Brave Young Girl’s Speech Against Forced Marriage in Yemen. {Video} ~ Moira Madden

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Ramadan in Yemen is Miserable and it’s Getting Worse

Green Prophet

Yemen isn’t as hot as Saudi, but the temperatures this Ramadan have been high enough to make waiting out the long daylight hours without food and drink very, very hard. At the moment, according to former BBC reporter Caroline Gluck , there’s plenty of food in Yemen. Because of a longstanding addiction to khat and general mismanagement of natural resources, Yemen has to import about 90% of its food. In Yemen, the Horn of Africa, or in Gaza.

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Yemen’s Children Addicted to Khat are Skipping School

Green Prophet

Khat addiction in Yemen has reached epic proportions and not only among adults. Whereas drinking khat juice is the new hip thing to do in Tel Aviv, in Yemen the epidemic has more serious consequences among the youth. Khalid al-Karimi is a translator and reporter for The Yemen Times. In March The Guardian reported that roughly 22% of Yemen’s population was facing severe hunger, yet most households spend up to 50% of their income on feeding their khat addiction.

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Thula Fort Restoration in Yemen Nominated for 2013 Aga Khan Architecture Award

Green Prophet

To the outside world, Yemen is an obscure distant land where Al Qaeda terrorists hang out and men sit around chewing khat , but to its own residents and others familiar with the Middle East, the land harbors a treasure trove of historic artefacts (and so much more).

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Millions will Starve to Death in Yemen if we do Nothing to Stop It.

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If you want to get a grasp on the magnitude of suffering in Yemen, imagine a city of children the size of Paris that is starving to death. Enlightened Society Equal Rights For Children genocide starving starving to death trump United Nations Yemen

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Yemen’s “Manhattan of the Desert” Boasts 400 Habitable Clay Towers

Green Prophet

If you have lost faith in earth architecture, take note: Yemen’s Manhattan of the desert boasts 400 habitable clay towers! Yemen has a UNESCO World Heritage Site secret , but it’s not so well-kept anymore. One of the most impressive examples of earth architecture that has survived for hundreds of years, the Shibam district in Hadramaut province boasts 437 tall clay towers, of which 400 are still habitable.

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Yemen Running Dry As Water Shortage Reaches Extreme Levels in Africa and the Middle East

Green Prophet

However, the scale of the problem and the need for urgent international coordination to secure this basic commodity is becoming more urgent today as stories and pictures from Yemen warn of an inevitable social collapse in the middle of political uncertainty. But of all counties in the region, the one coming closest to running dry is Yemen. Past predictions that Yemen may be the first country to run out of water are no longer implausible.

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Thula Fort Restoration in Yemen Nominated for 2013 Aga Khan Architecture Award

Green Prophet

To the outside world, Yemen is an obscure distant land where Al Qaeda terrorists hang out and men sit around chewing khat , but to its own residents and others familiar with the Middle East, the land harbors a treasure trove of historic artefacts (and so much more).

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This is what Happens when we Can’t Look Genocide in the Eye.

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Editor's Picks Enlightened Society Equal Rights Bosnia congo genocide global politics holocause denial Holocaust media politics Rohingya Rwanda Syria YemenJust as we failed to face up to what was happening in the Holocaust, we have continued to bury our heads in the sand.

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Obama must quit Yemen or risk Genocide under Trump.

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President Obama needs to quit Yemen now or risk America's first genocide of the twenty-first century under Trump. Enlightened Society WAYLON: Today Only ethiopia genocide Mao's great famine Obama Saudi Arabia Save the Children starvation trump World Politics yemen famine

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(Exclusive Interview) Iraqi Mud Architect Talks Sustainability and Corruption in the Middle East

Green Prophet

Award-winning architect Salma Samar Damluji speaks to GreenProphet about her mud architecture work in Yemen and why she hates Dubai. She has also worked in Yemen restoring and renovating eco-friendly mud buildings in Yemen’s Wadi Hadramout where ancient building disappear over night after a quick bribe to the local governor. “In One country that Damluji believes has been able to hold back the mass commercialisation of architecture is Yemen.

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Drone Wars Exposed: Secret Documents Reveal the Stark Reality of Drone Warfare.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Europe Afghanistan assassination CIA classified drone slides drone papers drone strikes drone wars Iraq military Obama politics secret tactics terrorism The Source war ISIS White House YemenSecret military documents released from "the source", an anonymous whistleblower to a digital news source, shine light on the very mysterious drone wars and assassinations being carried out by the U.S. government.

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10-Year-Old Divorcée Reminds Us that Female Oppression Is Here & Now.

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Canada Cuts UNESCO Funds Based on US Law

Green Prophet

If existing members don’t cough up about $70 million USD, trees like this one in Yemen could be under threat. Image of Socotra dragon tree in Yemen via wikipedia. Business & Politics Travel & Nature Canada Israel Israel-Palestinian conflict Palestine UNESCO United Nations US YemenVoluntary funding to support nature and ancient cities is thinned even more as Canada cuts its funding to UNESCO.

Kuwaiti Gaydar Test to Ban Gays Entry to Arab Countries?

Green Prophet

It is illegal to be gay in 78 countries around the world, but in five countries –– three of which are in the Middle East (Iran, Saudi Arabia and Yemen) –– it is punishable by death. Cities eco-travel Kuwait Morocco Saudi Arabia travelling Yemen

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Middle East Illusions Change Reality

Green Prophet

Yemen paints over a painful past. Yemen is one of the poorest Arab countries, with a young, rapidly growing population and soaring unemployment. Following Tunisia’s 2011 revolution and simultaneous with Egypt’s uprising, Yemen’s protests targeted economic conditions and corruption before escalating to demands for governmental reform. Architecture & Urban Germany graffitti Israel Palestinian Authority peaceful protest street art Yemen

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Swine Flu Death Toll in Middle East Region

Green Prophet

Get swine flu updates for the PA, Israel, Yemen, Iraq, Tunisia and Jordan. Nine confirmed deaths were reported in Yemen in the last two months; three deaths in Iraq; two in Jordan; and 20 non-fatal infections in Tunisia. Food & Health Iraq Israel Jordan Palestinian Authority swine flu Tunisia YemenAre you at risk?

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Middle East Destination Tops Ethical Tourism Sales

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She also emphasised that as well as the Egyptian and Turkish destinations which appeared in its top ten, ResponsibleTravel.com sells tours and accommodation in a range of other Middle Eastern countries including Yemen, Palestine, Oman, Iran and Syria.

Export Oil, Import Water = Risky Economics for Middle East

Green Prophet

Such trade “resilience” is also largely unaffordable in a place like Yemen – the region’s poorest country, which has 25 million people in an extremely water scarce (and hence food scarce) environment. The MENA region is most at risk, with the most water-stressed countries being Bahrain (1), Qatar (2), Kuwait (3), Libya (4) Djibouti (5), UAE (6), Yemen (7), Saudi Arabia (8), Oman (9) and Egypt (10), according to the Maplecroft Water Stress Index 2012.

MENA Mayors Put Heads Together to Build Stronger Cities

Green Prophet

Countries like Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Kuwait, and Djibouti will see their urban population doubling over the next 20 years. In Rabat last month I attended a series of fascinating exchanges among several Mayors and ministers of urban and local administration from Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen, and the Palestinian Territories. Architecture & Urban Beirut Egypt Iraq Kuwait world bank YemenMiddle East city heads want to make their cities more sustainable.

Pop Your Own Chemical-Free Popcorn

Green Prophet

Food & Health DIY food recipe YemenCrunchy, tasty popcorn, made on your stove top, with nothing but goodness in it. My friend was amused that I have no microwave oven. How can I deal with food all day long and not own one? And how were we going to pop the popcorn she’d brought over? The health risks associated with microwave ovens and foods packaged especially for them like microwave popcorn packages put me off.

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Arab Spring Female Activist Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Green Prophet

Tawakul Karman, the 32-year-old mother of three who formed the group Women Journalist Without Chains in 2005, dedicated her prize to the women of Yemen fighting against tribalism and oppression. Yemen is believed to be one of the poorest nations in the world, it has huge problems with regard to women’s rights and is also struggling with environmental problems such as extreme water shortages. For more on Yemen see: Water & The Middle East At A Glance (Infographic).

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This is the Most Dangerous Year since 1941.

Elephant Journal

nationalism nuclear war politics Putin somalia theo horesh trump YemenHowever, the greatest danger is not so much a nuclear Trump administration or even a rapid escalation of multiple global wars, but rather the vici. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. Democracy donald trump donald trump news genocide globalization.

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Yemeni Communities Working Together To Save Water

Green Prophet

Yemen may be water poor but the country has a rich heritage of managing scare water resources effectively through community co-operation. The arid and water scarce environment of Yemen makes life very difficult for the average Yemeni. Al-Eryani explains that Yemen has a long history of water scarcity and so have they been forced to work on its sustainable management for many years. For more on water issues in Yemen see: Yemen May Be First Country To Run Out Of Water.

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What if Trump’s Holocaust is Already Happening?

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Equal Rights death famine genocide Holocaust national crisis Saudi Arabia starving children trump YemenBut each and every American is now at risk of becoming like those Germans who denied the Holocaust, even as it was happening before their.

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Monster locust swarm attacks Middle East and Africa

Green Prophet

The locust outbreak in Yemen. Images we have here are from Yemen. . Locusts eating grapes in yemen. They are working closely with these countries as well as their neighbours, Djibouti and Eritrea, while monitoring Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen for any developments.

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This is How to Constrain Trump’s Aggression.

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Trump has already used force recklessly in Yemen and Iraq and set the country on a warpath with North Korea. asaad iran maturity politics recklessness Syria trump war YemenApplauding the broken cl. Enlightened Society Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

Pick a Middle East vice –  Naswar, hookah, or ghat? 

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Ghat, khat or gat is another vice that started in Yemen, but if you look around the markets around the Middle East you will find ghat leaves for sale – even in Israel. They give a moderate to mild high, and the most addictive part of ghat might be behavioural as it might be the only activity some people in Yemen want to do. It’s been creating some environmental problems in Yemen too. . Hanging out, chewing gat in Yemen. Addictive shisha pipe smoking.

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Obvious Rainwater-Harvester Idea Wins Phillips Livable Cities Award

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Yemen has the dubious distinction of being the first country that is expected to entirely run out of water , as the globe heats up. Yemen’s average annual precipitation varies greatly, with both droughts and floods common.

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Why Trump could Prove More Dangerous than Hitler.

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Adolph Hitler awareness change dangerous ethnic cleansing global order hitler leader Liberals life mindfulness news politics President Trump Third Reich trump YemenEither way, it could quickly start to look like a classic ethnic cleansing, and this means not only the degradation of its victims but also the brutalization of its perpetrators. America may possess stronger institutions than those of the Third Reich, but they are fast eroding as the chaos of the presidency spreads.

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Futuristic dome collectors collect dew for drinking water and crops

Green Prophet

Arid countries like Yemen are already using low tech watercones to funnel sea water to drinking water. Yemen funnels seawater to drinking water with the low tech watercone. Harvesting water from the air is not a new idea. Another funneling device is being developed by an Italian designer to trap water vapor in a Warkawater tower to harvest potable water directly from the air.

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Global Citizenship Education

The Green Changemakers

Global Citizenship in the Classroom: A guide for teachers A practical and reflective guide for teachers This guide is packed with practical tools and advice for teachers wanting to embed global citizenship in their classrooms. Learn how to effectively bring a global lens into your teaching with our handy planning framework, participation methods, and tools to assess learning. Develop your teaching practice with both innovative and tried-and-tested approaches.

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World Population Hits 7 Billion Today

Green Prophet

To mark this milestone, Foreign Policy have put together a list of the seven fastest growing cities in the world and it turns out that the capital city of Yemen, Sana’a, is one of them. It’s been a tumultuous year for Yemen, which has seen daily shellings and protests calling on the current president Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign. Yemen is believed to be one of the poorest nations on earth with many residents heavily dependent on money sent to them from relatives working abroad.

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Yemeni Children Addicted to Khat are Skipping School

Green Prophet

Khat addiction in Yemen has reached epic proportions and not only among adults. Whereas drinking khat juice is the new hip thing to do in Tel Aviv, in Yemen the epidemic has more serious consequences among the youth. Khalid al-Karimi is a translator and reporter for The Yemen Times. In March The Guardian reported that roughly 22% of Yemen’s population was facing severe hunger, yet most households spend up to 50% of their income on feeding their khat addiction.

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Iraqi Mud Architect Wins Prestigious Sustainability Award

Green Prophet

Iraqi architect Salma Samar Damluji has won the ‘Global Award for Sustainable Architecture’ for her mud-brick renovation work in Yemen. From the stunning mud mosque of Djenne in Mali to the clay tower homes of Yemen , earth architecture has been used to create some stunning and sustainable buildings. In 1980 she joined the UN and was posted to Yemen where she became fascinated by the mud fortresses of Hadramut.

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Working with Local Fisherman to Tackle Shark Finning

Green Prophet

We are planning to organize a workshop about conservation of sharks in Yemen in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment in Yemen. The aim of this workshop is to produce recommendations for strengthening shark catch legislation and reaching a shark conservation plan in Yemen.

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Conflict-driven hunger worsens; Middle East hit hard

Green Prophet

A child in Yemen. We talked about the dire situation in Yemen back in 2011. The situation in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Yemen worsened in the latter part of 2018 largely because of conflict, while Somalia, Syria and the Lake Chad Basin have seen some improvements in line with improved security.

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