The International Organization for Migration announced the displacement of about 10,000 people last September as a result of the escalation of fighting in the central Yemeni governorate of Ma’rib, according to a statement by the International Organization, which was published on its website on Thursday.
In the statement, the organization indicated that there has been an alarming increase in displacement rates since September due to the escalation of hostilities in and around Marib Governorate.
She explained, “It monitored the displacement of about ten thousand people in Marib last month, at the highest rate of displacement observed during one month this year.”
“This renewed violence in Ma’rib destabilizes and destabilizes the lives of thousands of people and leads to tragic deaths and injuries among civilians, including children,” said Christa Rottenstein, head of the organization’s mission in Yemen, according to the statement.
The statement called on “all parties to the conflict to respect international humanitarian law and protect civilians.”
Since the beginning of last February, the Houthis have intensified their attacks on Marib to control the most important strongholds of the government, the headquarters of the Ministry of Defense, which includes oil and gas wealth, and a natural gas power plant that before the war supplied most of the governorates with electricity.
Yemen has been witnessing a war for nearly 7 years, which has claimed more than 233,000 lives, and 80 percent of its population, numbering about 30 million, has become dependent on aid, in the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the United Nations.