UNICEF helps thousands of displaced Yemenis in Marib – Middle East Monitor

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Sunday it had provided humanitarian aid to thousands of displaced Yemenis in central Marib province, Anadolu reports.

“In Marib, displaced families continue to move from camp to camp in search of safety and humanitarian assistance,” UNICEF said in a statement.

The United Nations agency said it supported around 7,600 people in one of the new camps for Yemeni displaced people.

UNICEF “provides 113,000 cubic meters of drinking water per day,” he said, adding that it has distributed 1,330 hygiene kits, installed 78 temporary latrines and 13 water distribution points for easy access to water.

The Yemeni government says the Houthi military escalation in Marib has displaced nearly 100,000 people since September 2021.

Since February, Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels have stepped up their attacks to take control of the oil province of Marib, one of the most important strongholds of the legitimate government and home to the headquarters of the Yemeni defense ministry.

Yemen has been beset by violence and instability since 2014, when Houthi rebels captured much of the country, including the capital Sana’a.

A Saudi-led coalition aimed at reestablishing the Yemeni government has exacerbated the situation and triggered one of the world’s worst man-made humanitarian crises, with 233,000 people killed, nearly 80% or around 30 million in need of aid and humanitarian protection, and more than 13 million people at risk of famine, according to UN estimates.

75% of Yemeni children suffer from acute malnutrition: WHO

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