20 people dead, 1 000 displaced as persistent heavy rains hit Yemen

20 people dead, 1 000 displaced as persistent heavy rains hit Yemen

Persistent heavy rains across Yemen have killed at least 20 people, displaced thousands, and destroyed hundreds of properties, local government official reported Tuesday, August 4, 2020. In Marib, the hardest-hit province, the health ministry said 17 people–…

Widespread flooding from persistent rains claims at least 17 lives in Yemen

Widespread flooding from persistent rains claims at least 17 lives in Yemen

Incessant heavy rains from July 22 to 25 triggered widespread flooding in Yemen, killing at least 17 people. According to the Yemen Meteorological Service, several areas recorded more than 50 mm (2 inches) within a 24-hour period. The worst-affected area is the…

Severe flooding affects at least 150 000 across Yemen

Severe flooding affects at least 150 000 across Yemen

At least 150 000 people have been affected by severe flooding across Yemen since mid-April, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported. 15 people have also lost their lives, many others were injured, and 7 000 have been displaced,…

Aden declared a disaster area after catastrophic flooding kills 10, Yemen

Aden declared a disaster area after catastrophic flooding kills 10, Yemen

The government of Yemen has declared the port city of Aden a disaster area on April 22, 2020, following devastating flash floods caused by up to 125 mm (5 inches) of rain in just 24 hours. On average, the city receives just about 5 mm (0.19 inches) of rain in April…

Widespread flooding causes massive damage in Sana’a, Yemen

Widespread flooding causes massive damage in Sana’a, Yemen

Heavy rains on April 13, 2020, caused widespread and severe flooding in Sana'a, Yemen, resulting in at least two fatalities and massive damage to properties. Roads remained inundated on April 14. Flash flooding in the district of Al-Sabeen killed two people…

Destructive flash floods hit Aden, Yemen

Destructive flash floods hit Aden, Yemen

Destructive flash floods ripped through Aden, Yemen on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, turning roads into raging rivers and claiming lives of at last two people. At least 4 others were injured. Heavy rains are also expected on Thursday, March 26. Heavy rains caused…

Extreme desert locust outbreak threatens food security across East Africa

Extreme desert locust outbreak threatens food security across East Africa

The most serious locust outbreak in decades is spreading across East Africa after recent massive floods, posing a threat to food security in some of the world's vulnerable countries. In India, Iran and Pakistan numerous Desert Locust swarms have been present…

Heavy storm hits Yemen’s southern and central areas

Heavy storm hits Yemen’s southern and central areas

Severe storms lashed southern and central areas in Yemen since September 27, 2019, affecting Aden, Lahj, Abyan, Shabwah, and Hadramaut governorates. As of October 3, the number of flood-stricken households recorded by the UN Office for the Coordination of…

At least 12 killed after heavy rain and flash floods hit Yemen

At least 12 killed after heavy rain and flash floods hit Yemen

Heavy monsoon rains affecting parts of Yemen on August 6 and 7, 2019, displaced hundreds of people and left at least 12 people dead. The worst-hit was the northwestern province of Mahweet, affected by southwest monsoon each year from June to September. "Nine…