IOM Yemen Operational Overview 2022 [EN/AR] – Yemen

Millions of people are experiencing alarming rates of acute malnutrition and food insecurity, and most of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance. Humanitarian needs are driven by conflict, disease, a declining economy and collapsing state institutions, and have been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. An estimated 160,000 people are believed to have been displaced in 2021 alone as active front lines shift and hostilities escalate in Ma’rib and areas along Yemen’s western coast. Without a peaceful resolution to the conflict, the severity of needs and suffering is expected to worsen across the country in 2022. Despite the current crisis, migrants continue to arrive in Yemen, with most hoping to find work in the Kingdom of Arabia saudi. Many found themselves stranded in Yemen and faced abuse and exploitation during their journey.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has well established offices in Sana’a, Aden and Ma’rib and in 2021 opened a new office in Al Makha in the West Coast region. IOM supports vulnerable groups across Yemen, including internally displaced people, conflict-affected communities and migrants. The Organization directly implements a multi-sectoral humanitarian response, namely health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), shelter, non-food items (NFI) and cash assistance, camp coordination and management (CCCM), protection and displacement. tracking (DTM). IOM’s priority in Yemen is to maximize the impact of its programs for beneficiaries and ensure an accountable response.

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