Yemen is still going through the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with more than 80% of the population in desperate need of some kind of assistance. Again, 20 million people face food insecurity, while 14 million need urgent humanitarian intervention.
The perpetual and frequent displacement of civilians continues as a result of the military operations carried out by the countries of war coalition against Yemen, led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, whose warplanes, battleships, and artillery target the populated areas and houses. This is a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law.
By the end of January 2020, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) reached 3,912,678 persons.
Asylum-seekers from Ethiopia and Somalia constitute the majority of the asylum-seekers and illegal immigrants in Yemen with a total number of 276,000 refugees. They live in a difficult and tragic situation, as some of them were killed by the warplanes of the coalition countries on Yemen in their homes and boats that were used to transport some of them to a second home by the UNHCR. Besides, the war on Yemen continues by the war coalition countries led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE and their American, British, French and other allies, and this has obstructed any attempts to impede the flow of immigrants from the Horn of Africa into Yemen.
Thousands of male and female workers and millions of Yemeni civil servants are still experiencing a catastrophic situation. The rate of unemployment is increased as many of them have lost their jobs and their salaries that would sustain their lives and their families. Yemen continues to suffer from a devastating economic crisis and a collapse in public and private institutions and services, which were exacerbated and impaired by the war.
Durayhimi District in Hodeidah Governorate has been suffering from a suffocating siege since August 2018 by the countries of war coalition against Yemen led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE and their mercenaries, who persistently prevent the passage of humanitarian aid to the people Durayhimi.
The sweeping siege on the people of Durayhimi District caused their demises one after another in different ways. Every member of Durayhimi inhabitants is exposed to death by serious diseases due to the lack of life-saving medicines or the obstruction of medicine delivery to the area, while some are starved to death due to malnutrition or prevention of food entry to them. Still more, there are some individuals who die as a result of mortars and machine guns that are indiscriminately bombed by the mercenaries of the coalition countries.