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Aaliyah, a 7-year-old IDP, fetches clean water from a newly rehabilitated water.
Aaliyah, a 7-year-old internally displaced person (IDP), fetches clean water from a newly rehabilitated water point funded by USAID/OFDA and installed by a USAID partner in Sana’a Governorate, Yemen.
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Key Developments

Al Houthi forces claimed responsibility for an October 21 drone attack on an oil tanker in Hadramawt Governorate, following the expiration of the UN-brokered truce between Al Houthi forces and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-led coalition.

Incidents involving explosive remnants of war have increased since September, affecting civilians near frontlines, including along Yemen's west coast, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports.

More than 15,700 migrants arrived in Yemen between July and September, bringing the total number of arrivals in 2022 to more than 42,000 individuals, according to IOM.


Between 2004 and early 2015, conflict between the Republic of Yemen Government (RoYG) and Al Houthi opposition forces in the north and between Al Qaeda-affiliated groups and RoYG forces in the south, forced people in northern Yemen to repeatedly flee their homes, resulting in the need for humanitarian aid. At the same time, fighting between RoYG forces and tribal and militant groups since 2011 limited the capacity of the RoYG to provide basic services, and humanitarian needs increased among impoverished populations. In late March 2015, a coalition led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia began airstrikes on Al Houthi and allied forces to halt their southward expansion. The ongoing conflict has damaged public infrastructure, interrupted essential services, displaced populations, and reduced the level of commercial imports to a fraction of the levels required to sustain the Yemeni population. The country relies on imports for 90 percent of its grain and other food sources. The escalated conflict, coupled with protracted political instability, the resulting economic crisis, rising fuel and food prices, and high unemployment, has left nearly 19 million people in need of humanitarian aid, and has put more than 17 million people at risk of starvation.




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Last updated: November 23, 2022

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