(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Local authorities in Yemen have reported 77 people killed,
including children, in flooding from mid-July to mid-August that
affects more than 200,000 people, UN humanitarians said, Trend reports citing Xinhua .
Heavy rainfall triggered flooding across 16 of the 20
governorates in the country, particularly impacting sites of
displaced people, said the UN Office for the Coordination of
Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
'The United Nations and its partners are working to support the
worst affected families with shelter, food assistance, water,
sanitation and hygiene services and other critical supplies,' OCHA
Early reports from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization warn
of continued heavy rainfall up to Saturday in many of the already
affected areas, with up to 20,000 people estimated to be
OCHA said a severe lack of funds limits humanitarian partners
responding to the flooding, with many of the main sectors for the
response critically underfunded. The camp coordination and
management cluster has received less than 1 percent of the required
funding this year. The Rapid Response Mechanism cluster has not
received any of its funding.
The world body encourages all donors to increase support for
Yemen's humanitarian response plan, OCHA said.
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