Yemen lacks proper infrastructure due to ongoing civil war, which decreased the vital services provided to Yemenis and increased their suffering in times of extreme weather.
At least 77 Yemenis have been killed by heavy rains and flooding in the war-torn country, the United Nations said.
"35,000 families, most of them IDPs (internally displaced people), were affected by heavy rains and flooding between 28 July and 10 August,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement on Friday.
OCHA said extreme weather is affecting 16 of Yemen's 22 provinces.
Extreme weather "is expected to continue until 20 August," it added.
Yemen lacks proper infrastructure due to ongoing civil war over the past eight years, which decreased the vital services provided to Yemenis and increased their suffering in times of extreme weather.
Thousands of shelters for displaced people in Yemen have been swept away after heavy rains triggered flash floods pic.twitter.com/5yk3CI5Ixc— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) August 13, 2022
Violence and instability
Yemen has been engulfed by violence and instability since 2014, when Iran-aligned Houthi rebels captured much of the country, including Sanaa.
The Houthis remain in control of the capital, as well as wide swathes of territory, despite a military campaign conducted by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies since 2015 aimed at ousting them and restoring the Yemeni government.
Millions suffer from hunger amid persistent famine-like conditions.
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