Yemeni fighters secure a building where UAE Red Crescent distribute aid to displaced people in Al-Mokha, Yemen March 6, 2018. Reuters/Aziz El Yaakoubi
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It took Seham Ali Ibrahim one month to make the dangerous journey from her village near the front-line town of Al-Heiss to the relative safety of Yemen's western coast areas, often traveling by foot across battle lines. Now, she lives in a straw hut with three other families, including nine children, outside Mokha, where many displaced Yemenis have built makeshift shelters and rely on aid from humanitarian organizations and anti-Houthi coalition forces.Mokha, located some 75 kilometers north of the strategic Bab al-Mandab strait, and neighboring Al-Khoukha and Al-Heiss are among the few towns conceded by Houthi fighters since Yemen's civil war started in 2015 after the armed group forced Hadi into exile in Saudi Arabia.Last month, the United Nations said at least 85,000 Yemenis had left their homes in the area since fresh fighting erupted in December 2017 .Displaced Yemenis are not the only ones relying on aid.
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