UN: 31 people died in floods in Yemen

In a written statement from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), it was stated that there were short-term heavy rains in many cities of Yemen.

In the statement, it was stated that the reports from the field showed that 31 people lost their lives, 37 were injured and 3 disappeared in the floods caused by the rains, and it was stated that the rainfall caused the rocks to fall dangerously in the city of Ibb.

The rainy season in Yemen, which started in mid-March, adversely affected thousands of families.

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 displaced.

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

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