UNHCR: Taiz hosts 15% of internally displaced Yemenis

The Yemeni governorate of Taiz hosts 15 per cent of the internally displaced Yemenis, the Anadolu Agency reported the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) saying yesterday.

Om Twitter, the UNCHR wrote: “Taiz hosts 15 per cent of the internally displaced Yemenis. Nearly 303,672 people.”

Since January, there have been battles in several Yemeni directorates near and inside Taiz between the Houthis and their allies, supporters of ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and government forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition.

Thousands of Yemenis fled the major towns and cities in these directorates to Taiz which has been under siege as a result of a Houthi blockade.

The UN warned last year that Taiz was on the brink of famine as a result of the fighting, it reiterated its fears early this year.

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