Aid agencies respond to flood-affected families in southern governorates
On 24 and 25 March, heavy rains hit southern governorates, badly affecting Lahj, Aden, Abyan, Taizz, Al Dale’e, Al Mahrah and Hadramaut governorates. Sites for internally displaced people were worst affected, where rains destroyed shelters and property, leaving them flooded with stagnant water. Initial assessments indicated that at least 4,625 families were affected in 60 IDP sites. In Aden, torrential rains flooded houses and roads in Crater and Al Mualla districts. In Hadramaut, houses, road bridges, water networks, and crops were destroyed and livestock drowned in Al Sawm, Hajr, Mayfa and Brom districts.
In close collaboration with OCHA and the Executive Unit for IDPs, the Camp Management and Camp Coordination Cluster is coordinating the response at IDP sites working with the Shelter/Non-Food Items, the Food Security and Agriculture, the Water Sanitation and Hygiene and the Protection clusters. For further details of the situation and the humanitarian response, see: reliefweb