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The cessation of peace talks in early August 2016 without a peace agreement being reached has seen the intensification of fighting across the country, including an alarming increase in airstrikes. In addition to the fighting and insecurity, the continued closure of Sana’a airport to commercial fights is having serious implications for patients seeking urgent medical treatment abroad.
The upsurge in fighting has also increase forced displacement across Yemen. The conflict has now uprooted 3,154,572 people, which include 2,205,102 individuals who remain displaced across the country and some 949,470 displaced people who have attempted to return home.