80 families in Marib are affected.. The rains double the suffering of the displaced in Yemen

English - Thursday 16 March 2023 الساعة 02:37 pm
Ma'rib, NewsYemen, Private:

Thousands of displaced families in Ma'rib Governorate, northeastern Yemen, are facing difficult conditions as a result of the heavy rains and strong winds that hit the governorate, amid the launch of the Executive Unit for the Management of Displaced Persons' Camps, an urgent distress call to cover the needs and help the affected families.

According to preliminary statistics, about 80 displaced families in Al-Ghawiyah camp in Marib, which is one of the largest displacement camps, have been damaged in their simple homes, in addition to the destruction of their foodstuffs and basic needs.

According to a report issued by the Executive Unit for the Management of Displaced Persons Camps in Marib, 3 displaced people from one family, including a woman, were injured when the roof of their house fell in the Al-Nukhba neighborhood in the western Al-Faw region, due to heavy rains.

"The situation in the camp is tragic, and our calls are not being responded to by the supporting authorities and organizations concerned with extending a helping hand," Ali Habash, the director of Al-Ghawiya camp, said in a distress call.  He added, "We must move quickly in light of the repeated warnings of the multiplication of the number of families affected by the rains and winds that hit Marib."

In turn, the Executive Unit for the Management of Displaced Persons Camps in Ma'rib Governorate announced a terrifying disaster that threatens the displaced in the governorate due to torrential rains and torrential rains, noting that 89% of the displaced live in shabby tents and tents, and that they need urgent aid to protect them from torrential rains and seasonal rains.

Marib Governorate, according to official statistics, includes more than two million and two hundred thousand displaced people, which is equivalent to 62% of the total number of displaced people in Yemen due to the war, which numbered 4.3 million.

The displaced in Marib are distributed among 197 camps and gatherings in the governorate, with 55,991 families, while there are thousands of displaced outside the camps living within the governorate's directorates.

Early warning

A few weeks ago, an international organization issued urgent warnings that more than half a million Yemenis in 5 Yemeni governorates would be at risk of flooding, with the start of the monsoon season in Yemen.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stated, in a statement issued by it, that the displacement camps are threatened by the risks of floods in Yemen during the rainy season, noting that there are 5 governorates with a high risk of floods, with the governorate of Hodeidah (29%), Hajjah (27%) and Al-Jawf (22%), Marib (13%), and Taiz (9%).

The statement of the UN organization indicated that during the month of February (February) it carried out an update of the flood risk analysis at the IDP site, as part of the annual response to floods and contingency planning, as the data showed that 571 displacement sites (25 percent of the camps) face high flood risks covering  A total of 603 thousand residents of those sites.

According to the FAO, the analysis of meteorological indicators showed that the rate of precipitation during the 3rd and 4th weeks of March will be between 20 and 40 mm in the western parts of Saada, Hajjah, Amran, and parts of western Sanaa and Dhamar governorate.

According to the report, the rains expected across the central highlands will provide favorable conditions for land preparations such as plowing and the use of manure in preparation for planting sorghum, millet, maize and other grains by mid-March to early April.  However, despite the expected good effect of rains on ground preparations, the harvest of wheat and barley may be affected in many highlands.