UNHCR Yemen Factsheet - September 2017

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 30 Sep 2017

Against a backdrop of hostilities and access challenges, UNHCR continued to assist and support refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons during September.

Missions took place across Yemen, responding to an increase in protection and shelter needs of IDP families, 84% of whom have been displaced for over one year.

The first UNHCR-assisted return movement for Somali refugees in Yemen to Somalia took place in September.


20.7 million people in need

1,980,510 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP)

84 per cent of IDPs displaced for more than one year

946,044 IDP returnees

280,623 refugees and asylum seekers (majority from Somalia and Ethiopia)