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UN: 22,000 people have been displaced in Yemen within 3 months due to violence


Humanitarian workers warned of the continuing increasingly desperate situation of millions of people in Yemen, according to a statement by Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General.


The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Yemen explained that the conflict continues unabated, including in Marib, where violence has displaced more than 22,000 people since last February.


"The country's economy is in free fall. The value of the Yemeni currency reached its lowest level earlier this month, which means that more people can afford less food and basic commodities," OCHA office added in a statement announced by Stephane Dujarric. "This is worrying." More than half of the country's population faces food insecurity and 5 million people are one step away from starvation, he said.


The OCHA office noted that the humanitarian response plan in Yemen is now 44% funded, compared to only 15% in February.

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