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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Yemen and Chad

17 Aug 2022

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A 70-year displaced man receiving WFP food assistance in Al Khawkhah District, Al-Hudaydah Governorate in Yemen. (Photo credit: Abdullah Al-Halaby/YPN for OCHA)

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights - 17 August 2022

Yemen

In Yemen, heavy rainfall and flooding in recent weeks has affected over 200,000 people across 16 governorates, with displacement sites particularly impacted. 

Local authorities report that 77 people, including children, have been killed between late July and early August as a result of flooding in Al Bayda, Amran, Dhamar, Sana’a, Ma’rib and Hajjah governorates.

We and our humanitarian partners are working to support the worst affected families with shelter, food assistance, water, sanitation and hygiene services and other critical supplies.

However, agencies are limited due to a severe lack of funds, with many of the main sectors for the floods response critically underfunded. This includes the camp coordination and camp management cluster, which has received less than 1% of its required funding this year, and the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) cluster, which has not received any of its required funding.

Early warning reports from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization warn of continued heavy rainfall up to 20 August in many of the already affected areas, with up to 20,000 people estimated to be impacted.

We encourage all donors to increase support for Yemen’s humanitarian response plan.

Chad

Our colleagues in Chad report that torrential rains have killed 22 people and destroyed more than 2000 hectares of farm land since June. More than 110,000 people throughout the country are affected, according to authorities. This number is expected to rise.

The city of N'Djamena has the largest number of flood-affected people, with more than 41,000.

The UN and our partners are supporting the Government in providing emergency assistance of food, shelter, malaria management and other critical help.

The humanitarian needs prior to floods were only funded at 34 per cent as of mid-August - $171 million received out of  $510 million needed. A comprehensive response plan has been launched today, and we’re calling on donors for their support.