Yemen – Deadly Floods in Central and Eastern Governorates

Flooding has struck once again in Yemen, leading to widespread material damage and fatalities.

As of 04 June, the central and eastern governorates of Hadhramaut, Shabwa and Al Mahrah were reported to be worst affected.

At least 9 people died and houses and livestock damaged or destroyed in Hadhramaut Governorate. Local media said around 130 people have been displaced.

Heavy rain had been falling in the area for the past few days. Brom Mayfa and Hajr districts have been declared disaster areas by governorate authorities. Several people had to be rescued from the floods, including some by helicopter.

Flooding was also reported in the governorates of Al Mahrah Shabwa, where media said several people had died, although details were unclear as of 04 June.

The country has experienced a series of deadly flood events since March this year. Deadly flash floods were recorded in Aden and Sanaa. The United Nations said that flooding from mid-April affected 150,000 people across the country.

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