Floods Displace Nearly 600 Yemeni Families in One Week
- August, 12, 2020 - 17:01
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Nearly 600 families have been displaced by heavy rains and flooding in one week across Yemen, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.
The IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) found that at least 596 families – or 3,567 individuals – had been forced out of their homes once during the period from 2-8 August, noting that the city of Hudaydah recorded the largest displacement figures with 568 families affected, the Middle East Monitor reported.
According to the organization, from January 1 to August 8, IOM Yemen’s Displacement Tracking Matrix monitored the displacement of 18,455 families or 110,730 individuals at least once.
For weeks, Yemen has been witnessing heavy rains which have caused floods.
A Yemeni official from the Organization for the Preservation of Historic Cities of Yemen (GOPHCY) warned that 5,000 buildings in the Old City of Sana’a, which is registered as a World Heritage Site, are at risk of collapse as a result of the rains.