UN / YEMEN HUMANITARIAN UPDATE

17-Aug-2022 00:01:24
Heavy rainfall and flooding in recent weeks has affected over 200,000 people across 16 governorates in Yemen, with 77 people, including children, killed between late July and early August, said a UN Spokesperson. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / YEMEN HUMANITARIAN UPDATE
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS
DATELINE: 17 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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17 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“From Yemen, our humanitarian colleagues tell us that heavy rainfall and flooding in recent weeks has affected over 200,000 people across 16 governorates, with displacement sites particularly impacted. Local authorities report that 77 people, including children, have been killed between late July and early August as a result of the flooding. We and our humanitarian partners are working to support the worst affected families with shelter, food assistance, water, sanitation and hygiene services and other critical supplies.”
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“However, agencies are limited due to a severe lack of funds, with many of the main sectors for the floods response critically underfunded. This includes the camp coordination and camp management cluster, which has received less than 1 per cent of its required funding this year, and the Rapid Response Mechanism cluster, which has not received any of its required funding. Early warning reports from the Food and Agriculture Organization warn of continued heavy rainfall up to 20 August in many of the already affected areas, with up to 20,000 people estimated to be affected. We encourage all donors to increase support for Yemen’s humanitarian response plan.”
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STORYLINE
Heavy rainfall and flooding in recent weeks has affected over 200,000 people across 16 governorates in Yemen, with 77 people, including children, killed between late July and early August, said a UN Spokesperson.

Speaking to reporters today (17 Aug) in New York, UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said that displacement sites were particularly impacted and the UN is working with its humanitarian partners to support the worst affected families with shelter, food assistance, water, sanitation and hygiene services and other critical supplies.

Haq warned, however, that “agencies are limited due to a severe lack of funds, with many of the main sectors for the floods response critically underfunded.”

According to the Spokesperson, this includes the camp coordination and camp management cluster, which has received less than 1 percent of its required funding this year, and the Rapid Response Mechanism cluster, which has not received any of its required funding.

Haq also said that “early warning reports from the Food and Agriculture Organization warn of continued heavy rainfall up to 20 August in many of the already affected areas, with up to 20,000 people estimated to be affected.”

The Spokesperson encouraged all donors to increase support for Yemen’s humanitarian response plan.
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