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150,000 Affected by Heavy Rain and Floods Since Mid-April in Yemen #Flooding #Yemen

Severe Flood Warning

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that almost 150,000 people have been affected by flooding and heavy rain in Yemen since mid-April.

Flooding has damaged roads, bridges and the electricity grid, and contaminated water supplies, cutting access to basic services for thousands of people. In Aden, power cuts have continued since the floods of 21 April.

OCHA said an estimated 21,240 families (148,680 people) have been affected by flooding in 13 governorates since mid-April, including 6,286 families in Marib Governorate, 9,146 families in Sana’a and northern governorates, and 5,130 families in Hajjah Governorate.

Conditions are hardest for thousands of families already displaced who have lost shelter, food rations and household supplies. An estimated 4,764 households have been affected in Internally displaced people (IDPs) sites in southern governorates, including 1,812 families in Aden, 1,037 in Abyan, 917 in Taizz and 770 in Lahj governorates.

OCHA said there is heightened risk of diseases such as malaria and cholera. Already, more than 110,000 cases of suspected cholera have been recorded across 290 of Yemen’s 333 districts since January this year, with growing fears that the number of cases will spiral.

More heavy rains and thunderstorms are expected in the east and parts of the western coast, as well as in desert areas in Marib, Al Jawf, and Shabwah governorates.

Courtesy of floodlist.com




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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 66 km NE of Djibouti, Djibouti / pop: 624,000 / local time: 08:53:25.5 2017-04-14
24 km NE of Obock, Djibouti / pop: 17,800 / local time: 08:53:25.5 2017-04-14
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Boat capsizes killing 60 in the Red Sea

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Sixty migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia have drowned in the worst disaster to occur off the coast of Yemen this year, the United Nations has said.

Two Yemeni crew members also died when the boat capsized in the Red Sea.

“The tragedy is the largest single loss of life this year of migrants and refugees attempting to reach Yemen via the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden,” the UN’s refugee agency said.

After the incident, witnesses said that the bodies of dozens of illegal immigrants were found on the beaches of Yemen.

Approximately 50 bodies were found and buried near the town of Zoubab. Local residents used a bulldozer to bury the migrants in a mass grave.

An unnamed official said that the capsized boat was one of two which were travelling in convoy.

The first boat, holding the 60 immigrants, capsized while the second boat, carrying 45 migrants, was captured and those on board were arrested.

This week, Yemen’s Ministry of the Interior released a statement saying that up to 2,500 African immigrants arrived in Yemen in May via boats from Somalia.

This influx has led to fears within the country that some Somali members of al-Shabaab may be disguising themselves as immigrants to sneak into the country, which already acts as a haven for al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants. 



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Depth: 100 km

Distances: 1147 km E of Sanaa, Yemen / pop: 1,937,451 / local time: 06:38:34.2 2014-06-06
354 km S of Şalālah, Oman / pop: 163,140 / local time: 07:38:34.2 2014-06-06
157 km NE of Tamrida, Yemen / pop: 8,545 / local time: 06:38:34.2 2014-06-06

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1106 km E of Sanaa, Yemen / pop: 1,937,451 / local time: 05:55:44.9 2014-06-06
296 km S of Şalālah, Oman / pop: 163,140 / local time: 06:55:44.9 2014-06-06
194 km N of Tamrida, Yemen / pop: 8,545 / local time: 05:55:44.9 2014-06-06

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