مأرب - تصاعدت أعمال الاقتتال في محافظة مأرب وما حولها في اليمن وأجبرت آلاف الأشخاص إلى الفرار بحثاً عن الأمان، وذلك في ظل زيادة مقلقة لمعدلات النزوح منذ بداية شهر سبتمبر.
وقد سجلت مصفوفة تتبع النزوح التابعة للمنظمة الدولية للهجرة – والتي بإمكانها حالياً الوصول إلي سبع مديريات من أصل 14 مديرية في مأرب – نزوح ما يقارب 10,000 شخص الشهر الماضي، وهذا أعلى معدل نزوح تم رصده في مأرب خلال شهر واحد هذا العام.
Ma’rib – An escalation of hostilities in and around Yemen's Ma’rib governorate has forced thousands of people to flee in search of safety in an alarming rise in displacement since the beginning of September.
IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) – which currently has access in seven of Ma’rib’s 14 districts – recorded the displacement of close to 10,000 people last month, the highest rates recorded in Ma’rib in a single month this year.
Ma’rib – Last year, a father approached IOM’s office in Ma’rib, carrying his three-year-old son, Ayman*, in his arms. Ayman was sick and malnourished.
The father put his child on a chair in the reception area and said he could no longer care for or afford his son’s treatment.
“It is a humanitarian organization’s job to take care of people in need” said Ayman’s father in despair before leaving the office.
“Please take care of my son.”
Taibah, a displaced woman, describes the difficulties she faces as a displaced person in Ma’rib. Elham Al-Oqabi IOM/2021.
Ma’rib - Taibah lived a decent life with her husband and ten children in her nice house in Al Hodeidah governorate until the fierce clashes took all they had and forced them to flee leave to Raghwan in Ma’rib nearly two years ago.
Ma’rib – Ma’rib is currently providing a home to an estimated 1 million internally displaced Yemenis. Displacement camps in the governorate serve as a safe haven from violence for the majority of those displaced but they can also be a place of danger.
Space in these camps is often severely limited, causing families to erect their makeshift shelters too close together. These cramped shelters, made of scavenged materials, are often installed with overused and faulty electrical networks.
Aden – Like many young Ethiopians, 23-year-old Mohammed has dreamt of traveling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to find work and provide a good income to help his family and build a future for himself for years.
Unemployment, economic difficulties, drought and human rights abuses are among the factors that have driven hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians to migrate over the past decade.
Aden – Twenty-one-year-old Ahmed started his journey from his home country of Ethiopia with one goal in mind: to reach the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and find work so he can provide for himself and his family.
He is one of many young Ethiopians who took this journey despite the risks of injury and even death along the way.
“I decided to travel to Saudi after I heard from other Ethiopian men that we can make good money working there,” said Ahmed.
“I did not know that I would lose my health and would not be able work and collect money.”
Ma’rib – “When the rain fell, the rooms in our mud shelter used to melt like chocolate,” recalls Sa’eed, an elderly displaced grandfather living in Ma’rib governorate.
When the 63-year-old man arrived to Husoon Al Hadi displacement site more than four years ago, he built two rooms from mud to provide shelter for his multi-generational family which consisted of 22 people, including his wife, adult children, their spouses and 12 grandchildren.