Yemen – Thousands Affected by Floods in Ma’rib, IDP Camps Severely Damaged

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.

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