Yemen is facing the fourth largest displacement crisis in the world, as the ongoing conflict has forced more than 4 million Yemenis to flee several times within their country.
More than half of Yemen’s IDPs (50-60%) are concentrated in Marib, then Hodeidah, which comes in second place in the number of displaced people, followed by Taiz, Hajjah, Sana’a, Abyan, Aden, Hadhramaut and Al-Mahra. Humanitarian organizations indicate that the majority of camps for displaced people in Yemen lack the most basic services, such as health, education and protection.
The United Nations confirms that women and children constitute approximately 76% of the displaced in Yemen, and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that two million school-age children are out of school in Yemen.
It is noteworthy that the second largest food crisis in the world is in Yemen, where about 24 million of its citizens need humanitarian assistance or protection, many of them on the brink of famine, and where 12 million children need assistance, threatening the loss of an entire generation of children.