Displaced Yemeni families face new exodus as assault of Marib continues

As the sound of gunfire grew closer, Mahfouz Ahmed knew to scoop up his children and run, before getting caught in the line of fire between Yemen’s warring sides. The Al-Zor camp where they had been living for four years was no longer safe, as the Iran-backed Houthi rebels drew near in a major offensive against the northern city of Marib and its nearby oil fields. The family collected what few possessions they had, including a small television, a cooking burner and a few pots and pans, and headed to Jaw al-Naseem, another camp closer to Marib, which is the Saudi-backed government’s last northe…

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