The People of Yemen Are in Desperate Need of Shelter

Whether displaced by war, famine, or weather, refugees throughout the world are in desperate need of shelter. The situation in Yemen is particularly dire. Here are some numbers from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC):

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  • More than 6.6 million global refugees live in temporary camps.

  • Among those, 4.6 million live in camps that were created/managed for them.

  • Two million live in self-made camps.

  • A total of four million people in Yemen are internally displaced by war. Many live in urban centers and about 150 informal settlements. About 190,000 people live in camps where conditions have been reported to be deplorable.

  • Due to conflict, only 21% of displaced residents in Yemen can be reached by aid organizations.

  • Nine out of ten settlements in Yemen are built on private land. Threat of eviction is real.

  • Some 85% of Yemen’s displaced families are unable to regularly pay rent.

  • 80% of the displaced are women and children.

– Source: United Nations Human Rights Council


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