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Sa'dah
Location o Sa'dah in Yemen

The Sa'dah Govrenorate (Arabic: ‏صعدة‎Ṣa'da) is a govrenorate locatit in the north o Yemen on the border wi Saudi Arabie. In Februar 2004, the province haed a population o 695,033 inhabitants, aroond 3.67% o the total population o Yemen an hae an aurie o 11,375 square kilometers.[1]. It is ane o the maist inaccessible auries o Yemen an ranks amang the poorest in the kintra. The provincial caipital is Sa`dah, the lairgest ceety in the govrenorate.

Saada is ane ofthe few regions o Yemen inhabitit bi a lairge majority o Zaydis, a Muslim releegious minority close tae Shia (frae which they separatit at the end o the 8t century efter a dispute aboot the identity o the fift Shi'a Imam). It is currently the center o an insurgency pittin Zaydi rebels against the govrenment.

Insurgency in Sa'dah[eedit | eedit soorce]

Syne Juin 2004, violent conflict haes taken place in Saada, killin hunders an causin displacement o the population. The conflict haes its ruits in an insurgency against the govrenment o Yemen which wis initiatit bi a rebel Imam. A ceasefire, brokered in Juin 2007, wis follaed bi a peace agreement in February 2008. Bi Aprile 2008, housomeivver, the peace process wis in jeopardy as each side o the conflict accused the ither o failin tae implement aspects o the peace agreement. Analysts suggest that renewed conflict will hae an impact on the humanitarian situation in the region.[2] In May 2008, it wis estimatit that there wur 77,000 internally displaced bodies (IDPs) in Saada as a result o the conflict.[3]

Ceeties an touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. http://www.yemen-nic.info/gover/saedaa/brife
  2. IRIN 2008, 'YEMEN: Peace agreement on verge of collapse?', IRIN, 20 April. Retrieved on 28 April 2008.
  3. IRIN 2008, 'YEMEN: Rebel leader calls for international aid', IRIN, 6 May. Retrieved on 6 May 2008.

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Coordinates: 16°58′N 44°43′E / 16.967°N 44.717°E / 16.967; 44.717