Reference : V-P-YE-E-01857
Date : 12/07/2018
Country/Region : YEMEN
Caption : Hodeida, Marawah, school. Afia and her husband wait for their modest meal to cook while their granddaughter sleeps on a piece of cardboard in the yard of the school, where they sought refuge from the clashes in Hodeida city.
Photographer : ZEYAD, Abduljabbar
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The couple are plagued by the thoughts of their five missing children who fled the coastal city around the same time. They find solace in taking care of their granddaughter.

ICRC website, photo gallery, 11.10.2018
One of the main causes of forced displacement in Yemen today remains the upsurge in violence.

The severe and sudden crises, faced by the displaced people on a daily basis, are brought about by attacks directed against civilians – sometimes indiscriminate in nature but always in violation of the international humanitarian law.

Yemen's vulnerable displaced face severe insecurity with an overwhelming need for assistance. Of the almost two million people displaced from their homes in Yemen, most are living with host families or in rented accommodation, while others are in makeshift settlements. This leads to increased pressure on host families, who already face a number of vulnerabilities themselves.

During the first semester of 2018, the ICRC provided much needed relief aid to roughly 500,000 Yemenis. We were also able to help over two million people access clean water and better sanitation.
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