In Yemen, protracted conflict has displaced thousands from their homes in recent weeks and prolonged displacement is exacerbating the hardship and risks faced by Yemeni families
After fleeing latest fighting in the north, people in Yemen describe their route to safety and dire conditions on arrival as humanitarian aid struggles.
Followed by the renewed fighting in 2015, Yemen has spiralled into what the UN has called “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.”
More than 4,800 Somali refugees have now returned home from Yemen since UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, commenced an Assisted Spontaneous Return programme.
Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian disaster with more than 24 million people who require humanitarian or protection assistance.
Mohammed, a young Yemeni, arrived in Québec through Roxham Road searching for safety as he fled the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.
Ground down by conflict and worsening conditions, 125 Somali refugees in Yemen opt for UNHCR-assisted return in time for Eid.
Almost 4,300 Somali refugees have now returned home from Yemen, since the roll-out in 2017 of an Assisted Spontaneous Return programme.
UNHCR is deeply saddened at reports of deaths and injuries of civilians, including refugees, when strikes hit Sana’a City, Yemen, on Thursday.
UNHCR’s Bathoul Ahmed describes some of the horrors she has witnessed while working in war-torn Yemen.
Yemen is the world’s worst ongoing humanitarian disaster. There are so many layers to the suffering, made worse by massive displacement.