Renewed hostilities since early September have significantly impacted civilians in Ma’rib Governorate and surrounding areas, causing massive displacement as well as restricting civilian movement and humanitarian access to people in need, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) report.
Over 64,450 people (10,742 families) have been displaced in or to Ma’rib Governorate between January and November this year due to hostilities.
Of these, more than two-thirds – 45,450 people (7,553 families) – were displaced since September.
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) who sought safety in Ma’rib City and surrounding areas are among the most vulnerable, having already been displaced twice or three times, with most of them arriving in already over-crowded displacement sites with very limited or no access to basic services including water, sanitation and health facilities.
With hostilities surging towards Ma’rib City, the situation continued to worsen in November, forcing IDPs already settled in displacement sites to flee.
As of 27 November, more than 16,000 people fled conflict-affected areas to safer places in Ma’rib in November alone
An estimated 3,500 migrants stranded throughout Ma’rib Governorate are among the people most affected by the conflict.
The report comes as Yemen continues to be mired in a years-long conflict underway, which in addition to the loss of life is tearing apart livelihoods, social fabric, causing Yemen to teeter on the brink of famine, and resulting in widespread reversals of development progress.