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Deadly Cyclones Affect Thousands of People in Yemen

Posted by feww on November 12, 2015

Cyclones CHAPALA and MEGH kill dozens, destroying or damaging thousands of homes

The two cyclones killed at least 26 people in all affected areas of Yemen including 18 people on Socotra Island, and left 6 others missing, according to various reports.

The cyclones affected thousands of people in Yemen , destroying or damaging thousands of homes, said UN OCHA.

More than 500 houses were completely destroyed, and about 3,000 houses damaged on Socotra. “The number of displaced on Socotra is still estimated at 3,000 families (18,000 individuals), with part of the population of Abdo Al Kori, a small island off Socotra, evacuated to Hadramaut. Several food warehouses have been damaged by flooding, most roads are still closed and there are fuel shortages and no electricity. Despite improvements in the weather, many fishermen are unable to go out to sea due to extensive damage to boats.”

Access to all the affected areas, including Abyan, Shabwa, Hadramaut, Al Mahara and Socotra, is difficult, and  aid organizations  cannot determine the total number of people in need of assistance. as a result of the two cyclones. ”

In Shabwah, WFP estimates that the number of people affected by the cyclone could reach 18,000. This is in addition to those already in need of some form of humanitarian assistance from the ongoing crisis. This includes over 440,000 people in Shabwah and almost one million people in Hadramaut.”



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