On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) issued a new report collecting data on estimated numbers of households forced to flee on a daily basis from their locations of origin or displacement in Yemen.
From 01 January 2022 to 12 February 2022, IOM Yemen estimated that 3,054 households (HH) (18,324 Individuals) have experienced displacement at least once.
Since the beginning of 2022, IOM also identified 10 displaced households who left their locations of displacement and either moved back to their place of origin or another location.
Between 06 and 12 February 2022, IOM Yemen tracked 329 households (1,974 individuals) displaced at least once. The top three governorates and districts where people moved into/within are:
Al Hodeidah (121 HH) – Hays (97 HH), Al Khukhah (24 HH) districts. Most displacements in the governorate were internal.
Shabwah (78 HH) – Ataq (52 HH), Bayhan (11 HH), Osaylan (9 HH) districts. Most displacements in the governorate originated from Shabwah and Ibb.
Taiz (54 HH) – Jabal Habashi (45 HH), Al Maafer (6 HH), Al Misrakh (3 HH) districts. Most displacements in the governorate were internal.
Most displacements resulted from the increased conflict in the following governorates and districts.
Over the past seven years, Yemen has been plagued by one of the world’s worst food crises, with nearly 2.3 million children under the age of five suffering from acute malnutrition. Of these, 400,000 are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition and could die if they do not receive urgent treatment.
Since then, it has regularly been called the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis” by the United Nations and other international organisations.