Flood assessment and humanitarian relief in Yemen
Yemen continues to face the world’s largest humanitarian crisis and an extremely high — 29% — mortality rate for COVID-19. In August, Yemen also faced torrential rains and extreme flooding, which damaged infrastructure, destroyed homes and shelters, and led to deaths and injuries. According to UN reports, an estimated 300,000 people lost their homes, livelihoods, income, belongings, and food.
According to early August 7, 2020 figures from Yemen’s Ministry of Health and Population, an estimated 131 people have died due to the floods and 125 were injured across northern governorates alone. An additional 106 homes and businesses were destroyed and another 156 were damaged. To assist flood-stricken areas our team:
According to UN figures, an estimated 20 million people are food insecure, two-thirds of Yemenis are hungry, and nearly half do not know when they will eat their next meal. Yemeni families have been forced to reduce how much they eat and the quality of their meals.
To combat these challenges, in September we distributed food baskets with essential food items to 2,720 families across Yemen, including Hajja, Taiz, Aljawf, Dhamar, Sanaa, Raemah, Aden, Lahj, Saada, Radaa, Ibb, and Almahweet. In October 2020, we distributed food baskets to 2190 families.
Income generation projects in Yemen
According to the UNDP, an estimated 79% of families in Yemen live under the poverty line. Through our ongoing income generation projects, we aim to provide families with a sustainable way to get nourishment and increase income.
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