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09 Feb 1993 description


DHA-GENEVA 93/0057

YEMEN - FLOODS
DHA-SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
9 FEBRUARY 1993

SITUATION
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1. TORRENTIAL RAINS BETWEEN 5 AND 8 FEBRUARY HAVE CAUSED FLASH
FLOODS IN THE GOVERNORATE OF ADEN AND ADJACENT GOVERNORATES OF
LAHEJ AND ABYAN, AFFECTING MORE THAN ONE MILLION PEOPLE.

2. THE CITY OF ADEN WAS ALMOST COMPLETELY ISOLATED AND UNACCES-
SIBLE BY AIR, ROAD OR OTHERWISE FOR THREE DAYS. POWER SUPPLY,
TELEPHONE LINES HAVE BEEN SEVERELY DISRUPTED.

3. HOSPITALS HAVE BEEN HEAVILY DAMAGED AND MEDICAL STORES