After heavy fighting in northern Yemen and Huthi rebels seized control of a provincial capital, more than 2,000 families have been displaced, the United Nations said Tuesday.
Huthis took control of Al-Hazm, capital of the northern province of Al-Jawf, on Sunday, government sources stated.
The loss of the strategic city means the militia now threatens the neighboring province of Marib.
Since the fall of the city, “an estimated 1,800 families fled populated districts of Al-Ghayl and Al-Hazm in Al-Jawf”, the UN humanitarian coordination agency OCHA said in a statement.
It added that “2,100 displaced families reached Marib on March 1”.