Yemen: Floods - Jul 2010
On 16 July 2010, heavy rains and floods hit northwest Yemen and southwest Saudi Arabia. In Yemen's Wasab Safil district, a dam was burst, and throughout the region tumbling rocks and flash floods claimed 23 lives. The rains also isolated villages in southwest Saudi Arabia, near the Yemeni border, with 1 death toll. AlertNet, 16 Jul 2010
Economics of Climate Change in the Arab World presents detailed case studies on the impacts of climate change in the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, and the Republic of Yemen that were summarized. The Arab region is already being impacted by climate change through more frequent cyclones, floods, and prolonged droughts. Thousands of rural producers have seen their crops and herds devastated by extreme conditions, and have been forced to abandon their traditional way of life and migrate to crowded urban areas.
High food prices and political instability have pushed additional poor households into a condition of extreme food insecurity.
Widespread lack of access to food is reported. Food distributions by international agencies are constrained by conflict and high levels of insecurity.
According to UNHCR some 320,000 people are internally displaced while some 212,000 are Somali refugees fleeing the country as conflict continues.
Food security and livelihoods are threatened by high food prices and persistent conflict and civil unrest which also limit access to food assistance.
Despite the good harvests of the 2010 season, different agencies are extremely concerned about the hunger situation which is reported as alarming or very high.
Insecurity and violence have increased in the last few months as protests in major cities are taking place against the governments.
Published on 17 November 2010
WFP's Yemen office was an ideal candidate to pilot the organisation's new emergency planning package.
Yemen is one of the oldest centres of civilization in the world, influencing near and far. With an area of 530,000 km2 and a population of about 23 million, the Republic of Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East.
IBB, Oct. 11 - Mohammad Nu'man, 27, in Al-Makhadr district, Ibb, and his family were forced to leave their house due to repeated earthquakes and torrential rains, Mohammad told the Yemen Times.
Repeated earthquakes that started in mid-September and continued for 20 days have displaced around 50 families, the tribal leader Sheikh Salah Noman Al-Wesabi, in Al-Tilal village of Al-Makhadr district told the Yemen Times on the telephone.
This report covers the period between 14 July and 31 August. The next report will be issued on or around 1 October.
There have been peace talks in Doha, Qatar, between government representatives and the Al-Houthi on the 26th August, which ended in an agreement of a timetable for implementing 22 truce points to end the fighting.
Yemeni riyal seems to have recovered from its fall against the US dollar.
Severe rains have caused a major disturbance in Hodeida governorate with two districts severely affected.
This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010.
Programme outcome: The overall outcomes contribute to the achievement of the strategic and operational objectives of the Yemen Red Crescent Society in line with its strategy for 2007-2011. Programme summary: The focus in disaster management includes a progress review and recommendation to reorganize the capacities and structures, mobilization and response actions mitigating the effects of localized disasters, consolidation of branch level preparedness including logistics capacities, disaster risk reduction based …
In northern Yemen, thousands will spend Ramadan away from home, some for the second time or more. Harsh weather is adding to the everyday difficulties faced by internally displaced people (IDPs) and residents affected by the last round of fighting that ended in February 2010.
Towards mid-July, intense clashes were reported in the volatile area of Harf Sufyan, in northern Amran governorate. Since then, sporadic clashes have continued, adding to an already difficult humanitarian situation.
"Many people are destitute, having had to flee their homes because of fighting.
SANAA, 10 August 2010 (IRIN) - Despite record rainfall in the Yemeni capital Sanaa and other areas this summer, very little is being done to harvest this water to mitigate water shortages, experts say.
In May at least seven people were killed in what officials described as the worst flooding to hit Sanaa in a decade. [http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LDE645037.htm] Flooding has brought large parts of the city to a standstill on a number of …
* At least 24 dead in heavy rains and flash floods
* 5 days of rain leave villagers stranded, homes submerged
SANAA, July 16 (Reuters) - Fierce rains and floods have killed 24 people in northwest Yemen and southwest Saudi Arabia and cut off several villages, local media and government officials said on Friday.
Heavy downpours in Yemen's Wasab Safil district forced a dam to burst, the Interior Ministry said, citing witnesses, killing nine people.
Scattered floods throughout Yemen's northwest region brought rocks tumbling down from hillltops onto buildings.
Sana'a - The Red Crescent Authority (RCA) in Sana'a in cooperation with the Yemeni Red Crescent distributed humanitarian aids to 370 families who were affected by the heavy rains and floods that swept various districts in Sana'a. The beneficiaries expressed their appreciation to the UAE and the RCA for their generous and continuous support to the Yemeni people. Emirates News Agency, WAM