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United Nations: The fighting in Marib exposes more than a million displaced people to danger





The United Nations said that the fighting in the Ma’rib governorate puts more than a million displaced people at risk.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Twitter that more than a million displaced people have taken refuge in Marib, and that the ongoing fighting is putting them at risk.

The agency added that the fighting could force tens of thousands to flee.

The government had warned of an imminent humanitarian catastrophe as a result of the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia continuing to target the IDP camps in the Ma’rib governorate.

According to the Executive Unit for the Management of IDP Camps, 1180 families representing 6469 individuals were monitored for the second time during the period 6-15 February from the districts of Sirwah (89%), Ragwan (7%) and Bani Dabyan (4%), after the Houthi militia directly targeted the camps (Al-Zour) Al-Hayal, Al-Sawabin, Lafaj Al-Salt, Wadi Al-Atif).

According to government reports, Marib includes more than 90 camps, and since 2014 it has received nearly 318 thousand families, with a total of two million and 231 thousand displaced persons, including 965 thousand children and 429 thousand women, which constitutes 60% of the total displaced persons throughout Yemen.

Since last February, Houthi militias have launched widespread attacks on the Marib Governorate from several fronts, but they have failed to achieve any progress, leaving thousands dead and wounded, including hundreds of prominent and field leaders.

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