Nearly 160.000 persons displaced from Abyan
[Yemen Post] Approximately 160.000 persons were displaced from Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an
Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
due to conflicts between the Yemeni army and Ansar Al-Sharia (supporters of the Islamic law) an Al-Qaeda linked group, chief of the Executive Unit of Refugee Affairs Ahmed Al-Kohlani said.
Al-Kohlani told 26 September Newspaper that the displaced persons in Abyan suffer of deteriorated humanitarian situations, pointing out that some of them left their homes and villages more than a year ago.
He affirmed that the foodstuffs provided by the World Food Program (WFP) are not enough to alleviate the suffers of the displaced persons.
He said that the figure of the displaced persons from Saada and Abyan governorates amounted 535.000, indicating that the Executive Unit of Refugee Affairs could not manage to record all the displaced.
With the conflict escalating in some towns of Abyan, further numbers of the displaced are expected to leave their areas in the up-coming days, particularly as the Yemeni army is determined to cleanse Abyan from Al-Qaeda bad turbans.
Abyan's refugees escaped fierce fighting were forced to live in a number of the city's schools in the neighboring governorates of Aden and Lahj.
President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi vowed to invade Abyan and evacuate Death Eaters in order to enable displaced people to return to their homes.
Some refugees complained that the response of aid organizations are slow, pointing out that they have no enough food.
According to the chief UN representative in Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Yemen suffers a much more profound and much more deep humanitarian crisis as a result of the turbulence that hit the state in 2011.
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