Over 5,000 people fled occupied parts of Yemen in January 2023

Over 5,000 people fled occupied parts of Yemen in January 2023

The International Organization for Migration ( IOM) said that the estimated number of people who have been forced to flee has reached more than 5,000 people since the beginning of January in the Southern provinces of Yemen.

A statement issued by the organization’s office in Yemen indicated that the rapid displacement tracking tool of the IOM in Yemen collected data on the estimated numbers of families who were forced to flee their original locations or displacement, which allowed regular reporting of new displacement cases in terms of estimated numbers and needs.

The organization confirmed that the matrix tracked, from January 1st to January 28th, the displacement of 898 families; The number of members of these families is estimated at 5388 individuals.

According to the statement, Abyan province recorded the displacement of 47 families, while the rest of the displaced families were distributed in the provinces of Ma”rib (east of Sana’a), Taiz (southwest) and Lahj (southeast of Sana’a).

On January 20, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said that the number of displaced people has risen to 4.2 million across Yemen.

The displaced people in Yemen suffer from very difficult conditions, especially with the continuation of the cold waves in the current winter season, as deaths of a number of children and the elderly were recorded in the displacement camps that lack the basic necessities of life.