Nearly 35,000 households have been displaced from the port city of Hodeidah amid battles between the Joint Resistance Forces and the Houthi militia fighters, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
“As of 13 July, approximately 35,000 displaced households have been verified, and 20,000 of them have received RRM assistance,” OCHA stated in a statement on Monday.
OCHA said intense artillery shelling and airstrikes in al-Tuhaita and Zabid districts in Hodeidah province continue to trigger displacement and disrupt access to basic services.
According to the UN office, the port city of Hodeidah is relatively calm after an announced pause in military operations by the Saudi-led coalition.
“More civilians are moving within the city compared to previous weeks; shops and bakeries have reopened and water supply has improved following repairs to the main water pipeline,” it said. “However, roads leading to airport, sea port and the Sanaa–Hodeidah road remain blocked by sand and concrete barriers.”