On Monday, in Yemen’s Marib Governorate, in the country’s centre, a fire destroyed four families’ tents in a refugee camp.
A statement issued by the Jaw al-Naseem camp’s leadership confirmed that a fire led to the destruction of four families’ temporary homes.
Local authorities provided the displaced people with tents, in addition to food and furniture.
The statement did not mention how the fire started, or whether anyone was injured in the blaze.
On several previous occasions lethal fires have broken out in refugee camps in the governorate, due to a lack of safety measures.
There are currently more than two million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Marib, out of a total of 4.3 million people displaced since the start of the war.
The UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM) recently announced that the number of people in Yemen displaced since the beginning of this year has reached more than 33,000 people.
The IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix recorded the displacement of 5,556 Yemeni families, a total of 33,336 people.
“Most of them were displaced as a result of fighting from the beginning of 2022 until 23 April.”
UNICEF has confirmed that “IDPs are not only experiencing dire living conditions, but also lack services that meet their basic needs.”
In a recent report, the UN announced that approximately two-thirds of displaced Yemenis do not have a source of income.
The UN recently announced that more than 25.5 million Yemenis are currently living below the poverty line, due to a war that has continued in the country for more than seven years.
According to the UN, the war has killed 377,000 Yemenis.
Most of the 30 million population depends on aid.