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Yemen: Displaced people recount hardship, struggle from Abs camp 03:44

Yemen: Displaced people recount hardship, struggle from Abs camp

Yemen, Abs
November 15, 2018 at 16:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

People displaced by fighting between Saudi-backed coalition forces and Houthi armed groups shared their experience in a camp in Abs, northern Yemen, on Wednesday.

"We receive half a bag of flour which is not enough for displaced families who have seven or eight children," said a woman displaced from the Saada district.

According to reports citing Doctors Without Borders (MSF), almost 20,000 people have recently been displaced by a surge in fighting between Saudi-backed coalition forces and Houthi armed groups in the Bani Hassan district, around 50 kilometres (31 miles) from Abs.

UN Secretary General Antionio Guterres called the ongoing conflict in Yemen the 'world's worst humanitarian crisis' as over 22 million people - nearly three quarters of the population - require some form of humanitarian assistance. The UN has also stated that over 13 million people in Yemen are at risk of dying from starvation in what could become the worst famine the world has witnessed in a century.

Yemen: Displaced people recount hardship, struggle from Abs camp 03:44
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People displaced by fighting between Saudi-backed coalition forces and Houthi armed groups shared their experience in a camp in Abs, northern Yemen, on Wednesday.

"We receive half a bag of flour which is not enough for displaced families who have seven or eight children," said a woman displaced from the Saada district.

According to reports citing Doctors Without Borders (MSF), almost 20,000 people have recently been displaced by a surge in fighting between Saudi-backed coalition forces and Houthi armed groups in the Bani Hassan district, around 50 kilometres (31 miles) from Abs.

UN Secretary General Antionio Guterres called the ongoing conflict in Yemen the 'world's worst humanitarian crisis' as over 22 million people - nearly three quarters of the population - require some form of humanitarian assistance. The UN has also stated that over 13 million people in Yemen are at risk of dying from starvation in what could become the worst famine the world has witnessed in a century.

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