The Yemeni government has warned of new waves of displacement for thousands of families, and second and third waves of displacement of families living in IDP camps in the western districts of Shabwa governorate and southern Ma’rib governorate.
Muammar Al-Eryani, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, said in a tweet on his Twitter account that the waves of displacement in those directorates came against the backdrop of the escalation of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia and its systematic targeting of civilians and its indiscriminate bombing of cities, villages and citizens’ homes with various types of weapons, including ballistic missiles and drones.
Al-Eryani indicated that dozens of families were forced to flee from those districts towards the overcrowded city of Marib, which includes 2,231,000 displaced people, making up 60% of the total displaced people in various governorates and 7.5% of the total population of Yemen, in search of a safe haven, and estimates of waves of displacement. It is the largest since the coup due to the continued Houthi escalation and its indiscriminate bombing of populated areas and displacement camps.
Al-Eryani called on the international community, the United Nations, UN and US envoys and human rights organizations to assume their legal and humanitarian responsibilities, and to leave the square of silence regarding the daily crimes and violations committed by the Houthi militia, which it considers as a green light for further military escalation, killing and displacement of Yemenis.