Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – An estimated 77 percent of the 4.3 million people displaced in Yemen are women and children, according to factsheets released by UNDP.
“Approximately 26 percent of displaced households are now headed by women, compared to 9 percent before the escalation of the conflict in 2015,” following the militias’ coup against legitimacy in Yemen.
The UNDP report revealed that this number is an indication of increased precarity because of the loss of male breadwinners, while discriminatory societal attitudes towards women’s economic engagement and movement remain unchanged.
The UN said that a staggering 23.4 million people or 73 percent of the population, require some form of humanitarian assistance in 2022, the result of seven years of escalating conflict.
The report also revealed that an estimated 8.1 million women and girls of childbearing age require help accessing reproductive health services, including antenatal care, safe delivery services, postnatal care, family planning, and emergency obstetric and newborn care.