Yemen

Yemen: Flash Flooding - Flash Update 3 | 22 April 2016

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Highlights:

  • Over 20,700 people have been affected in Sana'a, Amran and Marib governorates.

  • In Sana’a 184 households (1,104 people) have reportedly been displaced. The families had previously being displaced from Sa’ada Governorate and Nihm District.

  • In Amran Governorate 16 teams are carrying out assessments and response activities

  • The response in Marib is still very low compared to other governorates due to limited humanitarian access.

Situation Overview:

Humanitarian partners and authorities continue to assess and respond to communities in need in affected areas. Gaps and constraints include continuous heavy rainfall, causing difficulties in the movement of humanitarian partners, thus limiting the ability to gather information.

Government authorities lack resources to keep the emergency/operations response room functioning.
In Sana’a, assessments by the Executive Unit in Dharawan area of Hamdan District indicate that at least 184 households (1,104 people) have reportedly been displaced. The families had previously settled in tents after being displaced from Sa’ada Governorate and Nihm District. The tents have been washed away and families are in need of shelter and food. In Bani Dhabyan District, 40 farms are reportedly inundated. Water pumps for irrigation and drinking water are damaged. Displacement is also reported in Bani Matar.

In Amran, more than 3,000 households (18,000 people) have been affected and 200 houses have been destroyed. The floods have caused significant destruction to farms and crops and losses of livestock.
In Marib, Harib Al Qaramish and Sirwah districts have both been significantly affected with public and private properties including water infrastructure and farm land damaged. An estimated 1,600 IDPs have been affected. The main road leading to Harib Al Qaramish District has been damaged.

The response in Marib is still very low compared to other governorates due to limited humanitarian access.

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