Yemen: Conflict in various parts of the country continues to displace
|Publisher||Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)|
|Publication Date||12 August 2011|
|Cite as||Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), Yemen: Conflict in various parts of the country continues to displace, 12 August 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e4a1cbf2.html [accessed 23 May 2013]|
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The UN estimated on 3 August that at least around 375,000 people had been displaced by ongoing conflict and civil unrest in Yemen, which have led to the death or injury of hundreds of people since mid-May. In southern Yemen, continued fighting had internally displaced 91,000 people in Aden, Lahj, Abyan, and Sana'a. In the most recent displacements, notably in Taiz, Sana'a and Shabwa, over 11,000 people fled fighting between security forces and tribal militias.
In northern Yemen, close to 250,000 people remain in protracted displacement due to the Sa'ada conflict in Al Hajjah, Al Jawf, and Amran governorates. Sporadic fighting has caused significant new displacement: fighting in Al Jawf between Al Houthis and Al Islah has displaced over 3,000 people.
Limited access continues to hinder humanitarian assistance and the gathering of sufficient data on the specific needs of conflict-affected populations. Humanitarian agencies have underlined the lack of access for conflict affected populations to basic commodities such as food, drinking water and shelter, aggravated by the continuing fuel crisis. As of the end of July, the Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen had only attracted 51 per cent of requested funds.