Yemen Humanitarian Emergency Situation Report No. 6 (EN/AR)
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with the Humanitarian Country Team and humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Yemen country office. It covers the period from 22 July 2011 to 2 August 2011. The next report will be issued on or around 10 August 2011.
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
· In Abyan Governorate, conflict is ongoing whereby civilians are being killed and displacement continues, including some 826 newly displaced people to the neighbouring Shabwa Governorate.
· Limited access continues to prevent gathering of sufficient data on the specific needs of the conflict-affected populations.
· In Arhab District, Sana'a Governorate, heavy shelling and air strikes earlier in July resulted in an estimated 9,500 new IDPs as people were fleeing their homes in search of safety.
· In Northern Yemen, the issue of child soldiers continues to cause concern as children are being recruited by Al-Houthis to engage in conflict with opposing tribal groups such as Al-Islah militants.
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