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…

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Gulf of Aden, Yemen

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Gulf of Aden, Yemen

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the Gulf of Aden, Yemen at 13:09 UTC on July 15, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw6.0 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). The quake was preceded by M5.4…