Heavy rains and the resultant floods have caused havoc in camps for internally displaced people (IDP) in the Abs district of the Hajjah Governorate in Yemen, footage from Monday shows.
Thunderstorms have lashed parts of the district for a week, giving rise to powerful torrents in Alkhdish and Bani Almashta, affecting the most vulnerable groups including the IDPs.
The heavy rains have reportedly led to drownings and demolished houses built of straws and tents with families and children leaving people forced to sleep in the open or leave the camps.
The IDPs are making distress calls and cries for help from international organisations to provide relief, with one displaced person saying “we have lost everything we have.”
Yemen is facing one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world. With the conflict in its fifth year, widespread instability, severe economic decline, food insecurity and the collapse of essential public services continue to take an enormous toll on the people of Yemen. The ongoing rainy season has also seen a rise in cholera cases.
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