The UN warned that the rainy season could fuel the spread of cholera and malaria in the country
UN: 100,000 people affected by Yemen floods
More than 100,000 people have been affected by floods in Yemen since mid-April, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said in a statement Sunday.
“Countless Yemeni families have lost everything because of the floods," Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, said in the statement.
"Aden, Abyan, Lahj, Marib and the capital, Sana'a, were among the worst affected areas," Grande said.
The flooding cut off roads and bridges, disrupted electricity and water supplies, and cut off access to basic services for thousands of people. At least a dozen people have died and dozens more have been injured.
The UN warned that the rainy season could fuel the spread of cholera and malaria in the country.