Over 22,000 Yemenis Displaced by Violence in Marib

More than 22,000 Yemenis have been displaced by the violence taking place in the central Marib province. According to the UN, hundreds of residents were no longer able to buy food and basic commodities.

A Yemeni Boy
A Yemeni boy receives an Eid package. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, YEMEN – Many people are devastated to hear that Yemen is the country with the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. The prolonged crisis has had an impact on all sectors there.

More than 22,000 Yemenis have been displaced by the violence taking place in the central Marib province, according to the UN. “The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) tells us that conflict is continuing unabated, including in Marib, where violence has displaced over 22,000 people since early February,” Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, told a press conference at UN headquarters in New York, Friday (6/25/2021).

Dujarric said Yemen’s economy has been “in free fall,” sending the currency to record lows, “meaning that more people can afford less food and basic goods.” “This is alarming since more than half of the country’s population is facing food insecurity, and five million people are one step away from famine,” Dujarric warned.

Andi Noor Faradiba, the Manager of ACT’s Global Humanity Response, says ACT continues to strive to reduce the humanitarian crisis, especially, to fulfill food needs in Yemen through the support of Generous Friends. In Ramadan 1442 AH, ACT distributed Zakat ul-Fitr, Eid clothes, and food aid to IDPs in Yemen.

Insha Allah, ACT will continue to support our brothers and sisters in Yemen. Currently, Global Qurban-ACT is trying to distribute Qurbani animals there so that they can feel the joy of Eid ul-Adha like we do in Indonesia,” said Faradiba. Yemen has been beset by conflict and instability since 2014.[]