KEY STATISTICS – DISPLACEMENT AND RETURN
CONFLICT RELATED: The 9th report affirms a population of concern, in connection with the ongoing conflict, of 2,818,072 individuals. This is composed of 2,053,093 IDPs who remain in a situation of displacement across 21 governorates, mainly in Taizz, Hajjah, Sana’a, and 764,979 IDPs who have been tracked as having returned to or within 19 governorates, mainly in Aden, Amanat Al Asimah and Lahj.
NATURAL DISASTER RELATED: The 9th report presents figures on displaced and returnee populations in relation to displacement due to natural disasters, namely the two cyclones that made landfall in November, 2015 and the flash flooding in April, 2016. 27,024 individuals remain in displacement owing to natural events across 12 governorates with 33,793 returnees across 8 governorates
NEEDS OF IDPS AND IDP RETURNEES
The needs of IDPs, returnees, whether conflict or disaster related, and by extension members of the non-displaced host community remain high. Indicative data collected by the TFPM at the community level through key informants (KI) show that there are high needs for basic items and services.
Amongst IDPs, the top three needs include food (49%), drinking water (20%) and shelter (9%).
Amongst IDP returnees, the top three needs include food (37%), access to income (13%) and shelter (3%).
With respect to shelter, the majority of IDPs are in hosted situations with relatives or non-relatives (60%), which indicates the burden on non-displaced communities who are caring for these IDPs.
Given the foregoing, there is an apparent need to address not only the needs of IDPs but also those of IDP returnees to ensure their sustainable return, as well as the needs of the host communities to alleviate the pressures associated with ongoing displacement and return.
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