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The relative peace that the capital has been witnessing for the last two months has led to a flock of displaced households from around the country. According to the latest Task Force on Population Movement (TFPM), the capital Sana’a has the one of the highest number of Internally Displaced Population (IDPs) with over 20,000 displaced households. The high living costs as well as the expensive housing prices in the capital, make the living situation harder for those displaced. The IDPs project, in partnership with the UNHCR, could assess over 407 displaced HH (2,484 individuals). The preliminary data shows that almost 34% of displaced HHs are female-headed households This shows a rise in female- headed households, which are categorized by being the most vulnerable, and in need, especially considering that many of these females hold no education, and they are new to being the breadwinners after they lost their males. The rise in female- headed households has led the project management, as well as the programs department at the head office in Sana’a to work on the development of new approaches and strategies to meet this current challenging trend. The community center also provided protection services to IDPs both through the community center as well as through the mobile teams dispatched weekly. The project offered social counselling to 547 IDPs, and psychosocial counselling to 200 IDPs. The main cases discovered through psychosocial counselling were those related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) related to war trauma. The cases also show a rise of violent behavior in both children, as well as adults. Over 72 IDPs received legal counselling in the community center, as is the case in every month, most of the cases were related to the lack of identity documentation. The community center for this month was even further stretched to meet the needs of displaced households living in the outskirts of the capital who were affected by flooding due to the intense rainfalls during this monsoon season. ADRA protection monitors, with support from UNHCR, could conduct assessment to IDPs living in locations in Sana’a affected by the floods and provided them with NFIs and shelter kits. In Dhamar the IDP Center completed verification and shelter assessment to over 150 HH in all districts in the Governorate. The field teams work in close coordination with the Executive Unit for IDPs, through field assessment monitoring teams from both ADRA and Executive Unit staff. The Community Center located in Dhamar city also opened its doors early June to provide both social, and psychosocial counselling to IDPs, and vulnerable communities. ADRA has also worked with UNHCR in the prepositioning of over three hundred NFI kits in ADRA’s Dhamar warehouse to rapidly respond to any emergency needs. In June, the Center provided social counselling to 75 and psychosocial counselling to 48 individuals. In Marib, the mobile field teams could also undertake protection monitoring for IDPs living in spontaneous settlements who were affected by the current floods, where over 500 displaced households were assessed and verified.