Torrential rain continues across Yemen, which has once again led to severe flooding. Over the past three months flash flooding in the country has cost more than 170 people their lives and left many others severely injured. An estimated 300,000 people have now lost their homes, crops, livestock and possessions.
This is not the first time that flood-affected people have been forced from their homes, as many have already been displaced as a result of conflict. Already struggling families are once again having to rebuild their lives and communities.
The flooding has also raised significant health concerns as water and sanitation infrastructure has been damaged. There are now fears of water contamination which will exacerbate the spread of dangerous diseases such as cholera, malaria and dengue fever.
To make matters even worse, the Covid-19 situation in Yemen is continuing to deteriorate. Over 2,000 cases of the virus have now been confirmed and almost 600 people have died as a result.
Sadly, people with suspected with Covid-19 symptoms continue to delay seeking treatment because of stigma, difficulties accessing treatment centres, and the risk they feel they face in seeking care.
We’re on the ground supporting affected families
Islamic Relief are doing all we can to help those whose lives have once again been devastated in Yemen.
We’re supporting families with food packages containing essential food items, ready meals, and hygiene kits.