Yemeni gov't calls for relief for flood-affected people

Aden (Debriefer)
2019-06-10 | Since 3 Month

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The Yemeni internationally-recognized government on Monday appealed to the United Nations and GCC states to help relief people affected by floods seen by southern and eastern governorates of the war-torn country.

The official local administration minister sent an urgent call to UN agencies and Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande, asking for "dealing with the emergent event and directly intervening through emergency teams and plans used in such situations to assess and address needs of people in those provinces."

Abdul Raqeep Fateh, also head of the Yemeni relief higher committee, urged the Gulf aid coordination office to provide help, according to the Saudi Asharq Al-Awsat paper.

The local administration ministry is working with local authorities in the affected governorates of Aden, Abyan and Lahj to "assess damages on public and private properties through emergency and operation rooms already formed" for this purpose, he added.

More than 3,000 families have been affected by Saturday heavy rains and floods in Lahj, Aden, Taiz and Hadhramout, the Aden-based Saba reported.

An official report has said families are in desperate need for food, accommodation, medical kits, hygiene supplies, makeshift clinics equipped to protect people from cholera, WCs and drinking water, the news agency added.

The report warned of environmental catastrophe and epidemics resulted from piled trash.

Yemeni southern and eastern provinces are currently witnessing heavy rains the have left three people killed and other injured, blocked roads and stopped services.

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