الأربعاء، 6 أغسطس، 2014

Amran IDPs return home increasingly: OCHA

Redhwan Nasser Al-sharif
Amran Internally displaced persons (IDPs) appear to be returning home in increasing numbers, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) - Yemen has said.

"As of 24 July, local people estimated that about half of IDPs had already returned, although this figure could not be independently verified," OCHA said in its report on the situation in Amran issued on 5 August. At the peak of the crisis, partners estimated that 45,000 people had been displaced, Saba Agency said. 

The report showed that the conditions in Amran governorate and neighboring areas remain calm, and access to and from the area is open.

It said that the humanitarian partners were re-establishing operations there. "To date, partners have distributed one-time assistance – mainly food and hygiene kits – to about 5,000 families who were displaced by recent conflict."

According to the report, the Humanitarian Coordinator travelled to Amran on 24 July to observe local conditions and advocate humanitarian access, where he met with local authorities, advocated humanitarian access and promoted mutual commitments on humanitarian action. 

OCHA said that the humanitarian partners have confirmed that there were no obstacles to resuming their operations in Amran to date.



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