Press releases

  • UN Photo: Evan Schneider

    17 May 2023 - Hudaydah, 17 May 2023 – UNMHA's Head of Mission and Co-chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee Major General (rtd) Michael Beary briefed the Security Council today in a closed session during the Security Council briefing on Yemen, which included briefings from the UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg, and the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Director of Operations and Advocacy Edem Wosornu. 
  • 04 Apr 2023 - Hudaydah, 4 April 2023 – On this very special day, International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 2023, I want to deliver a special message to the people of Hudaydah and to Yemen. We have endured the scourge of explosive remnants of war and mines for too long. Already this year, in the first few months, over 50 casualties have been reported from mine accidents in Hudaydah. We have to find a way to stop this.
  • 18 Feb 2023 - In the present month, UNMHA’s leadership has visited the southern districts of Hudaydah on both sides of the frontline to monitor and assess the situation and listen to the people and communities on the ground, whose lives and livelihoods remain the most impacted by the conflict.
  • 13 Feb 2023 - As part of UNMHA’s efforts to increase engagement with local community groups and advance the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda in support of the Mission’s mandate in Hudaydah, UNMHA’s Deputy Head of Mission Vivian van de Perre visited Aden where she held discussions with Yemeni women leaders, community groups and small businesses.
  • 15 Dec 2022 - UNMHA’s Deputy Head of Mission Vivian van de Perre concluded a two-day workshop with women community leaders from Hudaydah’s southern districts in Aden.  
  • warning sign of potential munitions

    UN Photo/UNMHA

    26 Sep 2022 - Hudaydah, 26 September 2022 – UNMHA is gravely concerned about continued civilian deaths and injuries in Hudaydah due to explosive ordnance.  Since the shift of the frontlines on 12 November 2021, 242 civilian casualties consisting of 101 deaths and 141 injuries, have been reported in Hudaydah due to landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW). 
  • UNMHA Head of Mission Major General (retd.) Michael Beary and his Deputy, Ms. Vivian van de Perre, met with Yemen’s Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs, H.E. Ahmad Awadh BinMubarak (Photo: Saba News Agency)

    11 Sep 2022 - Hudaydah, 11 September 2022 - UNMHA Head of Mission Major General (retd.) Michael Beary and his Deputy, Ms. Vivian van de Perre, met on Saturday in Riyadh with Yemen’s Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs, H.E. Ahmad Awadh BinMubarak and other Government of Yemen officials.
  • 17 Jul 2022 - UNMHA welcomes its recently appointed Deputy Head of Mission Ms. Vivian van de Perre of the Netherlands. Prior, she served as the Mission Chief of Staff for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in the first half of 2022, as well as from 2018 to 2020.
  • 21 Jun 2022 - UNMHA Head of Mission Major General (retd) Michael Beary concluded a week-long visit to New York last week, where he delivered his first in-person brief to the security council.
  • 28 Apr 2022 - UNMHA Head of Mission Major General Michael Beary concluded a week-long visit to Saudi Arabia and Jordan yesterday.

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