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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Yemen

03 Sep 2020


Credit: UNHCR

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 3 September 2020

Yemen: Impact of floods and response

In late July and August in Yemen, for the third time in 2020, torrential rains and flooding hit governorates across the country, damaging infrastructure, destroying homes and shelters, causing deaths and injuries, ruining crops and killing livestock. This exacerbates an already catastrophic humanitarian situation, including the growing risk of famine and the devastating impact of COVID-19.

Estimates indicate that more than 62,000 families were affected in Sana’a, Marib, Hajjah, Raymah, Al Mahwit and Al Hudaydah Governorates.

The UN, with humanitarian partners, provided emergency food supplies, hygiene kits and other essential items to more than 7,600 families affected by the floods across the country, while nearly 8,000 families have been verified for emergency assistance.

Across Yemen, 24 million people need humanitarian aid, including 14 million in acute need.

By the end of August, the Humanitarian Response Plan was 24 per cent funded, the lowest figure ever seen in Yemen so late in the year, leaving the humanitarian response woefully underfunded, with only US$811.5 million of the required $3.38 billion received. Donors are urged to pay all outstanding pledges immediately and to consider increasing their support.