IOM Yemen | Displacement in Marib | 06 May 2020 [EN/AR]


Since 21 January this year, IOM estimates over 9,500 households (HHs) have fled conflict-affected areas in Sana’a, Marib and Al Jawf governorates, as a result of heightened insecurity. Internally displaced people (IDPs) have mainly moved into Marib city, Marib Al Wadi, Medghal and Sirwah districts in Marib governorate. IOM and partners have provided safe shelters, essential aid items, emergency health care, clean water, safe sanitation and food to 54,418 new arrivals, since the start of the displacement crisis.

On 15 April, heavy rains and flooding damaged over 3,500 IDP shelters across 16 sites in Marib city, Sirwah, Alwadi and Medghal districts. IOM is carrying out flood risk reduction activities across vulnerable sites and providing critical shelter and non-food item (NFI) support to households whose shelter was either totally or partially destroyed by flooding.

IOM is committed to delivering assistance in Marib, particularly in light of the COVID-19 outbreak in Yemen. While no COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Marib, IOM, as lead of the sub-national health cluster, is scaling up preparedness activities. IOM has established an isolation and treatment facility in Marib city, inclusive of an intensive care unit. Another quarantine facility is being established in Al Jufainah Camp, Marib’s largest IDP hosting site. To ensure humanitarian capacity to respond is maintained throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, IOM is bolstering clinic capacity, ensuring that the humanitarian hub it manages follows COVID-19 protocols, and equipping staff with necessary personal protective equipment.

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