Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dealing With Yemen's Internal Displacement Effects

Courtesy MFS/Yemen

"Yemen’s numerous conflicts have consequences that reach far beyond the battlefield. In 2012, violence in Sa’ada and Abyan led to the highest number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Yemen so far, with more than 500,000 Yemenis forced to leave their homes.

The recent outbreak of fighting in Amran turned upwards of 70,000 Yemenis into IDPs. Just two months ago, the conflict in Shabwa forced 20,000 to move. Today more than 321,000 Yemenis qualify as IDPs....." -Nadia Al-Sakkaf