IOM: 1,465 Yemeni Families Displaced Since January 2024

News Agencies | 2024-06-04 06:02 PM UTC
IOM: 1,465 Yemeni Families Displaced Since January 2024


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has announced the displacement of 1,465 Yemeni families during the first five months of the current year. "Our Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has recorded the displacement of 1,465 families representing (8,790 individuals) who were displaced at least once during the period from January 1 to June 1, 2024," the organization said in a report on Monday. The organization stated that the past week (May 26 - June 1) witnessed the largest wave of displacement in the country since the beginning of the year, with 57 families representing (342 individuals). Over four million people in Yemen have been displaced since the breakout of the war in 2015.


The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has announced that cholera cases in Yemen have risen to 59,000 since the beginning of the current year. UNICEF said that it is present on the ground to confront the widespread outbreak of cholera cases by providing hygiene supplies, chlorine tablets and other materials, as well as supporting treatment in health facilities, stressing that it "needs more support to expand the scope of the response. In mid-May, the United Nations revealed that about 40,000 cholera cases had been recorded throughout the country, including 160 deaths associated with the disease, confirming that 85% of those cases were recorded in areas controlled by the Houthi group in North Yemen.


The Houthi group has announced the opening of the Al Bayda-Al Jawbah-Marib road, which has been closed for years. Houthi-run Saba News Agency reported that the road is now fully open to vehicles after being cleared of landmines. A community initiative carrying banners of peace had set off from Al Bayda province towards Marib province at the beginning of this week, asking the group for a deadline to clear the line of mines, and it resumed its journey today, Tuesday, towards Marib. Numerous roads have been blocked in Yemen have been blocked since the war started in 2015.


U.S. President Joe Biden said Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu may be stalling on ending the war in Gaza for political reasons, according to an interview with Time magazine released on Tuesday. The comments in the May 28 interview were made a few days before Biden detailed a proposal for a ceasefire in Gaza, and as the Israeli prime minister struggles with deep political divisions at home. Asked whether he thought Netanyahu was prolonging the war for his own political reasons, Biden said: "There is every reason for people to draw that conclusion."