Last week, the Pentagon said that U.S. warplanes launched more than 30 airstrikes in Yemen in two days. A senior al-Qaeda leader was reportedly killed in a suspected U.S. airstrike in central Yemen on Monday, according to a source close to his family.
For nearly 20 months, Taiz has been the centre of intense ground clashes, military confrontations and aerial strikes between warring parties in Yemen. The International Organization for Migration has initiated a system to track displacement from the major port city of Al Mokha, as accurate data is essential to plan an effective, efficient and impactful humanitarian response.
Fighting around the historic Yemeni port of Mokha has forced more than 48,000 people from their homes, a U.N. official said March 1, with many facing the threat of further displacement. Shabia Mantoo, Yemen spokeswoman for the U.N.'s refugee agency, told AFP more than 48,000 people had left Mokha and the nearby town of Dhubab in recent weeks.