Attack on Al Hamma IDP Camp During the Fight for Marib

By December 2021, Houthi forces were nearly two years into their campaign to capture oil-rich Marib governorate from the internationally recognized government of Yemen and had reached the outskirts of Marib city. Previous rounds of fighting between the Houthis and government had caused widespread civilian displacements, which accelerated in the final months of the year as front lines rapidly shifted.

Within this context, on December 9, 2021, two missiles struck the al-Hamma camp for internally displaced people on Marib city’s southern outskirts, injuring a woman and her four children. In the aftermath of the attack many camp residents fled. The al-Hamma camp attack is therefore emblematic of the indirect harms that resulted from the repeated attacking of IDP camps during the battle for Marib—i.e., the mass displacement of vulnerable civilians amidst a dire humanitarian situation.

Read the full report for a more detailed explanation of the incident including analysis of both flight trajectory and munitions that point to the rocket likely originating from Houthi-controlled areas.

An Arabic copy can be found at:

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