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Yemen in 2020 … crises, disappointments and blood

He was folding his belongings leaving on his penultimate day, which was Sunnah 2020The heaviest on the shoulders of the Yemenis with its events and loads, a lean year that has followed five that preceded it since the Houthi militia coup in September 2014.

Doubled in 2020 The suffering of Yemenis and exhausted by the war that the Houthi militia sparked and continues to be, a year filled with many tragedies, disappointments and failures, in addition to the Corona pandemic that left hundreds of victims.

A bloody plaque wrap it up 2020A crime committed by the Houthi militia with a missile attack, on Wednesday 30 December and killed more than 25 Civilians, including foreigners, by targeting Aden airport during the arrival of members of the new government.

Al Sahwa Net monitors the most prominent political, military, and economic events and victims of Corona during the past year


The month of March witnessed the resignation of three ministers: Minister of Transport, Saleh Al-Joubi, Minister of Civil Service, Nabil Shamsan, and Minister of Insurance, Water and Irrigation, Heba Allah Shuraim. 21 June succeeded by the Yemeni Minister of Trade and Industry, Muhammad Al-Maitami.

April 8

The governor of the Yemeni archipelago of Socotra, Ramzi Mahrous, escaped an assassination attempt while on his way to his workplace in Hadibo, the archipelago center.

26 April

The Southern Transitional Council declared “autonomy” for the governorates under its control, and declared a state of general emergency in Aden and other governorates.

July .. Saudi Arabia announced a mechanism to accelerate the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement signed between the Yemeni government and the Transitional Council.

Also in July, President Hadi appointed the leader in the Transitional Council, Ahmed Lamlas, as governor of Aden, and Major General Muhammad al-Hamdi as director of the province’s security. He was unable to carry out his duties or reach Aden due to the rejection of the decision to appoint him by the “transitional” administration.

On September 2, the parliamentarian and leader of the Islah Party, Sheikh Rabish Al-Ali, was martyred while participating in battles against the Houthi militia in the Al-Khaddara Front in the Sarwah district, west of the city of Ma’rib.

October 15

The first exchange of prisoners and kidnappers between the government and the Houthi militia under the auspices of the United Nations, the release of 1081 kidnapped and prisoners, including five journalists who were kidnapped by the militia, and among the captives are four Saudi and Sudanese soldiers.

October 17

A leader of the Revolutionary Guard arrives in Sana’a and installed as ambassador to Tehran.

27 October

The leader of the Houthi group, Hassan Zaid, was killed in Sana’a, days after the arrival of the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Hassan Erlo, Sana’a, and after an escalating dispute with the group’s leadership.

December 11

The withdrawal of Yemeni government forces and STC militia forces from the contact lines in Abyan, in implementation of the military part of the Riyadh Agreement signed between the two sides in Riyadh, November2019.

December 18

President Hadi issues a presidential decree naming the new government based on the Riyadh Agreement.


In January, about 100 Among the members of the National Army by bombing the Al-Mil camp mosque north of Marib, the intensification of battles on the Al-Jawf and Marib fronts, and the fall of Al-Hazm, the capital of Al-Jawf Governorate in mid-March, 1 April The army announces its control of “Hailan” mountain, in the Serwah district, west of Ma’rib.

May 26

The Yemeni army chief of staff, Lieutenant General Saghir bin Aziz, survived a missile attack carried out by the Houthis on the Sahn al-Jin camp, where the Ministry of Defense and the Army Staff headquarters were located in Marib, and 7 of his companions were killed.

June 19, armed formations affiliated with the UAE-backed Transitional Council took control of the city Hadibu, the capital of the Socotra Archipelago, was considered by the Yemeni government to be a new coup against it.

7 July The trial of the leader of the Houthi group, Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi, and 174 others, begins in Marib Governorate, for the first time, on charges of overthrowing legitimacy and establishing illegal relations with Iran.


Died around 470 A person with the Coronavirus, as stated in statements by government officials, was injured about 2000 Others, but observers are skeptical of the announced number, and assert that the number is many times what the government announced.

The most prominent victims of the epidemic focused in doctors and academics, the epidemic has reaped about 37 Academically at the universities of Sana’a and Aden, and around 105 A doctor and a health worker, as stated by the Doctors Syndicate to the media.

The government announced in March Closing land and sea ports, stopping flights to and from all airports in the country, and suspending studies as part of precautionary measures against the Corona epidemic.

The highest daily death toll from the virus was recorded in May, as cases rose to 394, including 83 deaths and 16 recoveries from the Corona virus.


The riyal witnessed a dramatic decline during the year 2020, as it reached its peak in early December, when the price of the dollar approached 1000 Real, what doubled the suffering of the Yemenis, especially under the conditions of war and the Houthi militia’s looting of state employees five years ago, before it retreated recently, especially after the announcement of the new Yemeni government.

Rain and torrential torrential rains

Also, some northern governorates witnessed during the month of August heavy rains that swept away a number of citizens and destroyed dozens of homes, including homes in Old Sana’a, as well as the collapse of water barriers and wreaked havoc on streets and roads.

For the first time since it was rebuilt, the Marib Dam was filled with torrents flowing to it from the heights in the governorates of Sana’a, Dhamar and Al-Bayda, and the torrents leaving the dam reached the desert on the outskirts of Marib Governorate.


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