The UN refugee agency estimates that Marib now hosts about 750,000 displaced Yemenis, more than the city's original population of 500,000
UN: More than 40,000 people displaced to Marib since end of January
More than 40,000 people have fled to the eastern governorate of Marib since the end of January, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The displacement follows fierce fighting between the Houthis and forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government on the frontlines of Marib, Al-Jawf and Sana’a governorates since the beginning of the year.
The new wave of displacement comes five years after the start of the conflict. Most of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) are women and children, the UN refugee agency said in a statement.
The UN estimates that Marib now hosts about 750,000 displaced Yemenis, more than the city's original population of 500,000, which has strained humanitarian services and assistance there.