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UNDRO 92/0017


YEMEN

FLOODS IN SOCOTRA ISLAND

INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1

7 JANUARY 1992

1. UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS THAT FLOODS
OCCURRED IN SOCOTRA ISLAND FOLLOWING EXTREMELY HEAVY RAINFALL.
GOY/UN (FAO) ASSESSMENT MISSION VISITED ISLAND LATE DECEMBER AND
FOUND 6,000 FAMILIES WERE RENDERED HOMELESS. OFFICIAL ESTIMATED
LOSS INCLUDES 6,050 HOUSES, 12,000 DATE TREES, 4,900 HEADS OF
LIVESTOCK, 300 TONS OF DRIED FISH, AND FISHING BOATS.