Yemen: Internally Displaced People

Department for International Development written question – answered on 14th November 2018.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent estimate she has made of the number of internally displaced persons in Yemen; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimate that up to three million people have been displaced since the conflict began in Yemen in 2015.

IOM reports that over 455,040 people were displaced from and within Hodeidah governorate between 1 June and 23 October 2018, and that over 80,000 people have been displaced from and within Hajjah governorate since 1 June 2018.

Last year the UK provided protection assistance, including primary health services, legal assistance and support in response to sexual violence, to over 200,000 vulnerable people through IOM and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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