UNFPA Response in Yemen #Issue 12 - December 2017

No. of pages: 2

Publication date: 19 January 2018

Author: UNFPA

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On 1 December 2017, tensions between Houthi rebels and the General People’s Congress flared up , sparking fierce fighting in Sana’a city and other areas of Yemen leading to the assignation of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. At least 125 people have been killed and more than 230 people injured, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Clashes
have been reported from at least 16 different neighbourhoods in Sana’a city. Some of the fiercest fighting has been around the Diplomatic area near the UN compound and those of other humanitarian organizations. The UN downscaled its international staff presence in Sana’a and other targeted governorates as a result. The situation in Sana’a city, port of Hudaydah and
many part of the country remains tense, volatile and unpredictable.