Yemeni businessmen on Saturday donated about YR97 million, about $451,000, in cash and in-kind aid to the internally displaced persons due to the war on Al-Qaida militants in Abyan province.
On Friday, the army regained the last town, which the militants seized along with key towns last year, after months of US-backed battles in Abyan.
The authorities have urged the people not to rush back to their homes in Abyan for now, as the teams are continuing to remove landmines, restoring basic services and working to return the situation to normal after the victory on the militants.
The aid was announced at a meeting that gathered prime minister, Muhammad Salem Basindwa, and Yemeni chambers of commerce and industry, the private sector, businessmen and investors.
A committee from the private sector was formed to collect the aid, assess the needs of the IDPs and make necessary interventions.
About 200,000 people fled to Aden, Lahj and other southern provinces when the army launched an offensive against Al-Qaida militants in Abyan last year.
Many families of those in Aden have taken shelters inside schools and others have been hosted by their relatives and families.
According to volunteers helping the displaced in Aden, some families have been suffering due to insufficient aid provided by the government and international agencies.
Recently, the authorities said there are about 500,000 families internally displaced due to the conflicts in the south and the north and that Yemen is hosting about two million African refugees.
They have called for urgent international aid to help the country cope with the needs of these people, amid warnings of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis affecting ten million people.
The 2011 turmoil worsened the situation in Yemen, the poorest country in the region, which has in recent years turned to donors to seek help.