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Over 25.5M Yemenis live under poverty line: UN migration agency

SANAA, YEMEN- MARCH 25: A view from a refugee camp located in Dharawan district where Yemenis are trying to survive in ruined tents, on March 25, 2022 in Sanaa, Yemen. Children in the refugee camp are deprived of their right to shelter, education, health and nutrition due to their displacement. Civilians who have been displaced and taken refuge in refugee camps due to the 7-year conflict between government forces and the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen are struggling to survive under difficult conditions. ( Mohammed Hamoud - Anadolu Agency )

The International Organisation for Migration warned on Friday that over 25.5 million Yemenis are living beneath the poverty line due to the repercussions of the war in the country which has been going on for more than seven years.

With the hashtag "Yemen Can't Wait," the UN migration body also said on Twitter that the war has, so far, displaced over 4 million people and forced more than 2 million children out of school.

Yemen has been engulfed by violence and instability since 2014, when Iran-aligned Houthis captured much of the country, including the capital Sana'a.

The conflict has created one of the world's worst man-made humanitarian crises, with nearly 80 per cent of the country's population in need of humanitarian assistance and protection and more than 13 million in danger of starvation, according to UN estimates.

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