Environment 2020-03-24 Disaster looms off Yemen's coast as Houthis prevent maintenance of Safer oil tanker 'God forbid, if a catastrophe occurs, it would affect not only Yemen but all the countries of the region,' said Deputy Minister of Human Rights Nabil Abdul Hafeez. 2019-11-11 Garbage crisis brings cholera to Yemen's historic Taez The south-western city, which suffers under Houthi siege, has become a breeding ground for mosquitos and diseases. 2018-10-29 Yemen allocates funds for al-Mahra storm relief Tropical storm Luban knocked out 90% of public services and destroyed thousands of homes, the Yemeni prime minister announced. 2018-10-16 Saudi Arabia sends aid to storm-damaged areas of Yemen Three people were killed and 33 injured by widespread flooding when Tropical Storm Luban hit Yemen's al-Mahra province and Oman. 2018-09-13 Lebanon panel takes on Litani River pollution The government has formulated a three-part plan to clean up the Litani River that identifies short, medium and long-term solutions. 2018-07-17 Lebanon trash crisis resurfaces amid reports of mismanagement The long-running waste management crisis has resurfaced this summer amid reports that landfills are not complying with regulations. 2017-12-27 Lebanese take clean-up efforts into their own hands A coalition of civil society organisations has been lobbying the government to find a sustainable solution to the waste management crisis. 2017-02-28 Jordan helps farmers to boost food security By providing assistance and training to agricultural sector workers, the kingdom plans to help them thrive and improve food security in general.