Throughout October, the effects of nearly five years of conflict continued to take a major toll on the people of Yemen. Over 3.65 million people are displaced from their homes by the crisis in need of humanitarian protection and assistance. In October, the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Rapid Displacement Tracking tool (RDT) tracked the displacement of 3,681 households, bringing the total number of people displaced in 2019 to 386,514. As a result of increased fighting, the highest new displacements were recorded in Al Dhale'e, Ibb and Taizz. In addition to conflict, the impacts of heavy rains and floods continue to affect displaced people, already living in makeshift shelters and find themselves displaced for the second, third or fourth time.
IOM supports the most vulnerable groups throughout Yemen, including displaced people, conflict-affected communities and migrants through offices in Sana’a, Aden, Al Hudaydah and Marib and a satellite presence in all 22 governorates.
In October, IOM continued to directly implement in difficult contexts, providing a multisector humanitarian response, namely health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), shelter, non-food items (NFI) and cash-based assistance, camp coordination and camp management (CCCM), protection and displacement tracking. A major focus of IOM's work in October was on assessments and preparing for upcoming responses, including possible winterization efforts in some areas.
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