Heavy rain and flooding in Yemen: More than 9,000 families were affected

In the report published by the Displaced Persons Camps Department of the Yemeni government, information was given about the displaced families affected by the heavy rains and floods in the city of Marib in the last 10 days.

In the report, which recorded that 9,120 families were damaged by the flood in Marib, it was stated that 273 families were completely damaged and the rest were partially damaged.

The Displaced Persons Camps Department called on the United Nations, international and local aid organizations for urgent assistance to meet the shelter and food needs of families affected by the floods.

According to the data released by the Yemeni government, over 2 million displaced people live in difficult conditions in Marib due to the civil war in the country.

Civil war and humanitarian crisis in Yemen

The Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen have been in control of the capital Sana’a and some regions since September 2014.

Coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia have been supporting the Yemeni government against the Houthis since March 2015.

According to the reports of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, 73 percent of the people of Yemen (Approximately 23.4 million) became in need of humanitarian aid due to the civil war; 4.3 million people were also displaced.

377,000 people, including more than 13 thousand civilians, lost their lives in the country due to the conflict.

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