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Yemen: Flooding affects thousands

22 Apr 2020

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Yemen has been experiencing heavy rains since March. Courtesy: UNHCR

Over the past 24 hours heavy rains have caused more flooding in Yemen, leaving 8 people dead and dozens of houses damaged or destroyed. More than 14,000 people have been affected across 21 sites for internally displaced persons in Aden, which has been declared a disaster zone.

Heavy rains have also been reported in Raymah, Taizz and Ibb.

UN agencies and humanitarian partners are working with Government officials to assess needs and that will inform the response.

Yemen has been experiencing heavy rains and flooding since late March, in may locations including Sana’a, Marib and Hadramaut. 

More information on previous flooding and response in Yemen is available online.