In a written statement from the Asylum Camps Administration Executive Unit, it was stated that 8 percent of internal migrants in Marib live in makeshift tents and they need urgent help to be protected from heavy rains and floods.
In the statement, it was noted that the heavy rain that has been effective in the last days negatively affected more than 13 thousand internal migrants staying in these makeshift shelters, and most of their tents were destroyed.
It was warned that if the rains continue, more people staying in these shelters will be harmed.
According to the report of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are more than 1 million internal migrants in Marib.
The Yemeni government, on the other hand, states that the number of internal migrants in Marib has exceeded 2 million and that half of those who have been internalized in the country (over 4 million) reside in this city.
In Marib, internal migrants with very low incomes are experiencing a great humanitarian tragedy under difficult living conditions.
civil war in Yemen
In Yemen, the Iranian-backed Houthis have been in control of the capital Sana’a and some regions since September 2014.
Coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia have been supporting the Yemeni government against the Houthis since March 2015.
About 377 thousand people lost their lives in the 8-year conflict in the country. The humanitarian crisis that has grown due to the civil war in Yemen, which is among the poorest countries in the world, has reached terrible proportions.