Freedom of Movement

One of the most significant consequences of the armed conflict in Yemen that has been ongoing since the end of 2014 is the imposition of restrictions on the movement of civilians and their access to certain areas within their country by each party to the conflict using force. Mwatana for Human Rights has documented hundreds of incidents of violations against the freedom of movement of civilians by parties to the conflict in various Yemeni governorates. By violation against the freedom of movement, we mean: any restrictions on civilians' freedom to travel, reside, and work wherever they wish without being deprived of leaving or returning to an area at any time. This includes the freedom to travel outside the country and return at any time.