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Yemeni migrants in dire need of assistance: IOM

WorldYemeni migrants in dire need of assistance: IOM

Sanaa (Times Of Ocean)- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned on Saturday that almost 190,000 migrants in war-torn Yemen need assistance.

“More than 4 million people who have fled their homes in search of safety, and some 190,000 migrants from the Horn of Africa, are in dire need of assistance” IOM said in a statement.

The UN body stated the eight-year conflict in Yemen has affected not only the local population, but also migrants.

“Two out of three people in Yemen rely on humanitarian aid for their survival. Eighty percent of the population live under the poverty line,” IOM said. “Among those most affected are people on the move.”

Despite the intensifying humanitarian crisis, IOM said funding for humanitarian response has been declining.

“The people of Yemen must not be forgotten,” the organization said, calling for people to donate so as to support the “vulnerable people on the move and vulnerable Yemeni host communities.”

Yemen serves as a transit point for migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia en route to the Gulf for work.

Since 2014, when Iran-aligned Houthi rebels captured much of the country, including Sanaa, Yemen has been beset by violence and instability.

Since 2014, when Iran-aligned Houthi rebels captured much of the country, including Sanaa, Yemen has been beset by violence and instability.

According to the latest UN estimates, the conflict has created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, with 23.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection and more than 19 million in danger of starvation.

Oxfam, an international humanitarian organization based in the UK, has reported rising bread prices in Yemen due to the ongoing Russian war in Ukraine.

According to the NGO, Yemen imports 42% of its grain from Ukraine, but the Russian invasion has disrupted the country’s supplies of grain and cooking oil.

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