Heavy rains floods Yemen, affects thousands internally displaced people

Thousands of people have been affected in Yemen because of the floods in Aden as a result of the heavy rains that hit the country earlier this week.

The Government of Yemen assessing the gravity of the situation declared the southern port city a disaster zone.

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres said, “Our humanitarian colleagues received reports that more than 14,700 people have been displaced across 21 sites, for internally displaced people in Aden.

The United Nations is working with the government of Yemen, to assess the needs of 14,700 internally displaced people, reportedly caught in floods in Aden… The UN agencies and our humanitarian partners are working with government officials to assess needs and will provide relief based on these assessments.”

Heavy rains were also reported in Raymah, Taizz and Ibb provinces, over the past 24 hours. The UN agencies are working with local authorities to assess the needs of the people.

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