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The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), has reported that, intensified hostilities across western and central Yemen, continue to force tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, "with many struggling to cope in abysmal conditions."

UN Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, said Friday, at the daily news briefing that, more than 62,000 people had been reported to be displaced within the last six weeks.

On Yemen's western coast, recent fighting in Taizz governorate, had left more than 48,400 people displaced, he said, adding that, the majority had fled within Taizz or to neighbouring Hudaydah.

Most of those displaced were in dire need of assistance, and had found shelter in communal and public spaces, including schools and health facilities, while others were living in unfinished buildings, or even out in the open, he said.

UNHCR, together with partners, had quickly responded to the needs of the newly-displaced people from Taizz, including through the provision of shelter and relief items, for those arriving in districts of Hudaydah and Ibb, said Haq.


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