Friday, May 18, 2012

Battles displaced 695,000 people in Yemen

By Fatik al-Rodaini
SANA'A, May 18, 2012- Anti-terrorist offensive in Abyan, south Yemen forced nearly 160,000 people to flee their houses due to the battles, a humanitarian source affirmed on Friday.
"Displaced are suffering an alarming humanitarian situation since they abandoned their houses and villages over a year ago and are currently living in schools in the provinces of Aden and Lahj'', Executive Unit of Refugee Affairs reported
The Refugee affairs estimated nearly 535,000 displaced people in Yemen's northern province of Sa'ada due to the clashes between Yemen´s army and militiamen of the Shiite Houthis.
According to Prensa Latina website displaced people figure is expected to increase in the two provinces.

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