Humanitarian agencies and local government report that flooding has affected thousands of people in Ma’rib Governorate, Yemen, including in areas of the capital, Marib City, and several camps for Internally displaced people (IDPs).
Flooding struck after a storm brought heavy rain on 15 April. Capital of the country, Sana’a was also recently badly affected by flooding.
In Ma’rib, Governor Sultan Al-Aradah visited the IDP camps and residential areas hit by the floods. He called for all local and international organisations to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to help rebuild tents and camps.
Humanitarian organisation, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, said it was providing urgent relief aid to 2,100 people affected by the floods in Ma’rib. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Yemen has deployed a mobile clinic to provide medical care to displaced families who lack regular access to healthcare and are affected by the recent floods.
The National newspaper in United Arab Emirates reported that at least 3 children died and almost 100 people were injured after flooding affected at least 18 IDP camps.
— RedClimáticaMundial (@Alerta_Noticias) April 15, 2020
Three children die and almost 100 people were injured as floods hit Yemen’s Marib province https://t.co/u7GcBpKE7z
— The National (@TheNationalUAE) April 17, 2020
Today, our mobile clinic in #Marib provided medical care to displaced families who lack regular access to healthcare & are affected by the recent floods. In 4 hrs, MSF Team saw 102 patients,70% were women & children, suffering from hypertension,anxiety & were in a state of shock. pic.twitter.com/DA2FN8C23p
— MSF Yemen (@msf_yemen) April 16, 2020
Rains, floods and torrents wash away camps of the displaced in Marib pic.twitter.com/ko6ca7QoIr
— Suaad Al Salahi (@SuaadS) April 16, 2020
#Marib Governor Sultan Al-Aradah visits the idp camps & residential areas hit by the floods & allocates YR 150 million as emergency aid 2 the affected families.
He calls all local & int'l Orgs 4 emergency humanitarian assistance to help IDPs & rebuild their tents & camps pic.twitter.com/Ok0N6OzW10
— Ali Al-Sakani (@Alsakaniali) April 16, 2020
— Newsyemen.net/tweetsinEnglish (@NewsyemenS) April 16, 2020
Ma'rib suffers from the effects of a natural disaster, there are now fear that flood will still cover the IDP camps and Citizen's homes.
Humanitarian organizations and businessmen in marib should have a role in providing humanitarian aid. pic.twitter.com/xUSglgwj3p
— Dr.Saeed Jalal (@DrSaeed_AlJalal) April 16, 2020
The flood ahead of the Houthis and reached Marib first. pic.twitter.com/eLDkjKB16d
— ZOKA (@200_zoka) April 15, 2020