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Insurgents Accused of Displacing 1895 Yemenis from Taiz in One Month

Insurgents Accused of Displacing 1895 Yemenis from Taiz in One Month

Saturday, 6 January, 2018 - 10:00

A Yemeni relief report said that 155 families lost their relatives and 1,895 others were displaced in Taiz province during the period of one month.

The Coalition of Humanitarian Relief issued a recent report about humanitarian situations in Taiz province in December 2017.

In the report, which the Yemeni News Agency (Saba) received a copy of, the Coalition said that:" 155 families lost their breadwinners, who had been killed in the war triggered by Houthi militia. Some 121 more of breadwinners have stopped working as a result of critical injuries they suffered from in December.”

“Causalities among civilians included the death of eight women and three children and the injury of seven children and four women due to the militia's indiscriminately shelling over residential areas in the city, the report added.

It noted that the ongoing civil war in Taiz has left 462 orphans, who need necessary care, attention and aid.

The report stated that 1,895 families were forcefully displaced from six districts of Taiz countryside.

These families had been forced to flee their own villages of al-Qoz and al-Ashrooh of Jabal Habashi Directorate, Haifan, al-Shaqab and al-Jirat of Sabr al-Mawadem district, in addition to several villages in Mawza district.

Some 92 properties included houses, vehicles and other private-owned and public properties were damaged, 39 of the properties were totally damaged and 53 were partially damaged, according to the report.

The Coalition of Humanitarian Relief called on all humanitarian and international organizations to sense their moral and humanitarian responsibility toward the ordeal of Taiz province population who have been suffering for more than three years under the war and siege imposed upon the province by Houthi militia.

The Coalition of Humanitarian Relief called on all humanitarian organizations and concerned authorities to assume their moral and humanitarian responsibilities towards the suffering of the people of Taiz governorate due to the systematic attacks and not to abandon them, especially that they have been suffering for around three years from the unjust war and the siege imposed on them by the coup militia.

Rising prices and lack of food, medical and housing flow have worsened the situation in the city, the report pointed out.

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