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17 Jun 2019 description

Torrential rains and widespread flooding across 12 governorates in Yemen in recent weeks have affected tens of thousands of people, leaving many in urgent need of emergency assistance.

Humanitarian assessments are ongoing, but preliminary reports from local authorities indicate that more than 80,000 people have been impacted. Initial reports are that the floods have also claimed at least three lives, but the full extent of casualties is still not known.

16 Jun 2019 description

Key figures:

24.1 M people in need

3.65 M displaced since March 2015

More than 80 per cent have been displaced more than a year

312,683 new IDPs (44,669 families) since January 2019

265,440 refugees

9,746 asylum-seekers

Funding

USD 198.6 M required for 2019 operations

IDP Response

14 Jun 2019 description

The United Arab Emirates has provided relief aid to people affected by heavy rains and floods in Yemeni cities, as part of an emergency response campaign launched recently to offer relief assistance to the affected people.

The field volunteer teams from the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, have arrived in the rain-affected areas to evaluate the losses and provide assistance, in addition to the draining of rainwater from streets and residential areas and providing relief and shelter to displaced people in their camps.

13 Jun 2019 description

The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen on Monday launched an emergency relief campaign, and an air bridge, to alleviate the suffering of those affected by heavy rain and floods in Aden and surrounding areas in Yemen.

13 Jun 2019 description

ADEN, 13th June, 2019 (WAM) -- The United Arab Emirates has provided relief aid to people affected by heavy rains and floods in Yemeni cities, as part of an emergency response campaign launched recently to offer relief assistance to the affected people.

The field volunteer teams from the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, have arrived in the rain-affected areas to evaluate the losses and provide assistance, in addition to the draining of rainwater from streets and residential areas and providing relief and shelter to displaced people in their camps.

12 Jun 2019 description
  • In recent weeks, torrential rains have hit southern parts of Yemen causing widespread flash floods.
  • According to media reports, as of 12 June at 8.00 UTC, three people died, two in the city of Aden and one in the province of Shabwa due to flash floods. Several houses, crops and roads have been flooded.
11 Jun 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Heavy rains and flooding have affected close to 70,000 people, including internally displaced people, in over 10 governorates; worst affected is Hajjah.

• Rains intensified in recent weeks leading to a sharp increase in the number of families affected by flash floods and in damage to infrastructure.

• Concerns that floods may escalate the spread of disease across the country; 293 out of Yemen’s 333 districts are already choleraaffected.

• Casualties have been reported, including deaths, numbers are yet to be confirmed.

10 Jun 2019 description

Aden, June 10 (BNA): Yemeni Minister of Local Administration and Chairman of the Higher Relief Committee Abdulraqeeb Fateh on Sunday called on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-based and international humanitarian organizations for to help people in Aden and other provinces affected by rain and floods.

In a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Fateh said, "We appeal to our brothers in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid and Relief in the GCC states to provide the Yemeni people with prompt humanitarian intervention.

10 Jun 2019 description

ADEN, 10th June, 2019 (WAM) -- The United Arab Emirates today launched an emergency response campaign to provide relief aid to people affected by heavy rains and floods that hit Aden and several other Yemeni cities.

The field volunteer teams of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, have arrived in the areas affected by the rains to evaluate the losses and to provide relief aid, including the draining of rainwater from streets and residential areas and providing relief and shelter to displaced people in their camps.