Yemen - Covid-19, on-going conflict, floods (DG ECHO, media, UN, INGOs) (ECHO Daily Flash of 29 May 2020)

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  • Covid-19 is spreading in Yemen. As of 27 May, there are 253 cases reported, 50 deaths and 19% of mortality rate. However, figures are likely to be significantly higher as statistics relate only to formally declared cases by authorities for hospitalized patients.

  • Yemeni population continues to be affected by sustained conflict and floods. Increased hostilities across all active frontlines have generated civilian casualties, destruction and displacement. Between 17 - 23 May alone, 582 families were displaced, mainly in Marib, Lahj and Al Dhale governorates. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimates that 14, 152 households (84,912 individuals) have experienced displacement, at least once, since the beginning of the year.

  • Between 23 - 26 May, heavy rains have caused flooding in Al Dhaale governorate affecting some 4,000 individuals in 17 IDP sites. DG ECHO partners have been able to provide assistance thanks to pre-existing flood response mechanism and through the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) of IFRC. In April, heavy rains and flash floods already affected over 150,000 people among whom 64,000 IDPs.