A United Nations (UN) report, confirmed that 77 people were killed as a result of heavy rains and floods that swept various parts of Yemen, in less than two weeks.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen said, in a report, that “initial reports in the country indicate the death of 77 people, including children, as a result of rain and floods, hit 85 districts in 16 governorates.
“These victims were killed during the period from July 28 to August 10,” the report said, adding that “35 thousand families were affected by heavy rains and floods, the majority of which were displaced families during the same period.”
The UN report pointed out that these wretched families “have damaged their homes, livelihoods and water sources as a result of the floods,” last month.
The United Nations revealed that 86,000 people were affected by heavy rains and torrential rains that hit separate areas in Yemen.
During the past two months, most areas in Yemen have witnessed heavy rains that caused torrential torrents, some of which flooded the camps for the displaced in the east of the country, while others damaged the infrastructure and the homes of citizens.