UN report: 24.1 million Yemenis need humanitarian assistance

July 30, 2019

A report published by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Monday that malnutrition continues to affect millions of Yemen’s population for the fifth year in a row and remains a factor affecting their well-being, especially children.

“UNHCR continues to be active in providing assistance to internally displaced persons, returnees to their homes and members of the host community for displaced people throughout Yemen,” the report said, noting that “24.1 million Yemenis are in need of humanitarian assistance and 3.56 million have been displaced since March 2015 “He said.

“On July 17, UNHCR conducted a one-day mission to the governorate of Amran (south of Sana’a) to verify the construction of 23 multi-purpose shelters for IDPs in the province under Houthi rule since the end of 2014,” the report said.

For the fifth year in a row, Yemen is witnessing a war between pro-government forces and Huthi militants accused of receiving Iranian support and controlling the provinces, including the capital Sanaa since September 2014; since March 2015, an Arab military alliance led by Saudi Arabia has supported government forces Confrontation of the Houthis terrorists.

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