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Meteorologists warn more severe flooding on the way as heavy rains are expected to hit mountainous areas especially hard

Three young IDP siblings die in Marib floods

Flooding on Tuesday left three young internally displaced persons (IDP) siblings dead in Al-Suwayda camp in Marib governorate. Six other IDPs are still missing. 

The children lived in the Al-Suwayda camp. The floods caused extensive damage to Al-Sawayda and Mile camps, which both house thousands of IDPs in Marib. Local aid groups issued a humanitarian appeal to international humanitarian organizations for urgent help. 

On Monday, two people in Sana’a died after being swept away by floods.

The National Meteorological Center predicted continued rainfall of varying intensity in a number of governorates, warning that storms may be more intense than the last two days. Heavy rains are predicted to hit Yemen’s mountainous areas especially hard. 

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Editing by Ahlam Mohsen and Casey Coombs

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An earlier version of this story stated that Nasser Sherban, the father of the three deceased children, had also died. It is unclear whether he has died in the floods. 


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