Humanitarian Bulletin Yemen Issue 31 | 4 September – 8 October 2014
The situation in the Yemeni capital is calm but unpredictable after the signing of the Peace and National Partnership Agreement (PNPA). Following weeks of Al Houthi-led protests in and around Sana’a, clashes erupted on 16 September in Hamdan District of Sana’a Governorate, 8 kilometres north-west of the capital. Early on 18 September, fighting spread to north-western neighbourhoods of the city, particularly around the Al Iman University and Yemeni State Television. Clashes expanded on 19 and 20 September, with air strikes against Al Houthi positions and heavy fighting between Al Houthis and the Government’s armed forces and allied armed groups. The fighting took place primarily around military installations and infrastructure associated with Al Houthis’ opponents.