Residents flee as fighting rages in Yemen's capital

Internally displaced people from northern Yemen are among those affected by the current clashes in the country.

Recent clashes in Yemen are displacing thousands of people, as violence escalates between security forces and armed tribesmen.

The UN's Refugee Agency says hundreds of people have died in clashes pitting Government troops against peaceful demonstrators and armed groups seeking to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

There are also reports that the presidential residence has come under mortar attack as fighting rages in the capital Sana'a.

UNHCR's spokesman, Adrian Edwards says displaced people and refugees are the most vulnerable now.

"We are alarmed by the deteriorating situation there. Two Somalia refugees are amongst those killed in clashes last week between armed tribesmen and security forces near Sa'ana. We're also seeing Yemeni families fleeing in the south and renewed displacement to the north."

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