IOM reports 360,00 IDPs in Yemen since beginning of the year
More than 360,000 people have been internally displaced as a result of increased fighting in Yemen since the beginning of this year, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). In a recent report, IOM revealed it has registered 364,323 displaced persons in Yemen between January and September of 2019.
They added that a further 14 million people are at risk of starvation and epidemics of deadly diseases such as cholera. Since the beginning of the war more than 3.6 million people have been displaced from their homes and are in need of humanitarian protection and assistance.
The organization noted that the highest number of newly displaced persons were recorded this year in Taiz governorate, with 6,888 families being displaced, followed by Hodeidah with 4,410 families being displaced followed by Aden with 3,199 families being displaced.
"In addition to the conflict, natural hazards such as heavy rains and floods continue to affect the Yemeni people," the report revealed. Displaced persons who are already living in temporary shelters are among the most affected, finding themselves displaced for the second, third or fourth time, according to the IOM report.