Arab Coalition, KSRelief help evacuate thousands following floods in Yemen

The storm hit coastal cities and governorates, including al-Ghaydah and al-Mahrah causing great damage to infrastructure and roads. (Supplied)

About 4,500 families were evacuated from the al-Mahrah governorate in Yemen by local authorities and the Arab Coalition since Sunday, following a tropical storm that caused heavy rainfall, accompanied by strong winds.

The storm hit coastal cities and governorates, including al-Ghaydah and al-Mahrah, causing great damage to infrastructure and roads. Hundreds of homes were damaged and a large number of residents were displaced.

Yemen floods. (SPA)

Yemen floods. (SPA)

Local authorities, with the help of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Center (KSRelief), and the Arab Coalition evacuated thousands of families. Al-Mahrah’s governor stated that no UN relief teams were on site, adding that there are still more areas that cannot be reached due to the strong flooding.

The KSRelief trucks carried 125 tons of basic food necessities, 100 tents, 1500 blankets and 200 mattresses brought in from their warehouses in Yemen.

The Arab Coalition’s spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said that they are continuing to provide aid to those affected. In a press conference on Tuesday evening, he added that 22 relief ports in Yemen are all working at full capacity to help residents in those inflicted areas.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:58 - GMT 06:58
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