IDPs from Sa'ada in settlement outside Houth, April 2017
Ahlam is 4 years old. Half of her life, she has spend in a settlement outside Houth in the north of Yemen, after her family fled from their home in Sa'ada. Sa'ada is an hours drive further north. Since 2015, the city has been under attack by airstrikes, Ahlam and her family fled violence and are living under very basic conditions in the settlement.
"I love my brother Modrek," she tells us.
Three million people have fled their homes in Yemen since the war started. One million of those have returned home, many to find their properties in ruins. Two millions, as Ahlam, are still displaced in the country.
460 families who fled war in Sa'ada more than two years ago, have sought shelter in an informal settlement in Houth. NRC provided NFI kits (basic food, buckets, blankets and hygiene items) upon their arrival.
Photo: NRC/Alvhild Stromme
Yemen IDP Houth Saada