Hundreds of families need urgent shelter assistance. Heavy rains demolish homes and tents of displaced people in Marib

Hundreds of families need urgent shelter assistance. Heavy rains demolish homes and tents of displaced people in Marib


Dozens of tents were damaged in camps for displaced people in the vicinity of Marib city, due to heavy rains and floods in the province on Saturday evening.

Local sources said that 43 mud houses in the al-Jufainah camp were completely damaged, and 150 houses were partially affected in the Al- Jufainah camp, south of Marib, the capital city of the province.

Approximately 3,200 families live in the camp, with 13,000 displaced persons from the governorates of Mahwit, al-Jawf, Hajjah, Sana'a, Amran and Dhamar.

Sources told Al-Masdar online that around 360 mud houses were threatened with falling on the heads of their inhabitants, as a result of torrential rains, rain in the province and lack of rainwater and sewage drainage services.

The sources indicated that hundreds of affected families needed emergency shelter assistance to save their lives, in addition to creating a new road for the camp, after the floods destroyed the current road.

The sources explained that most of the tents of the displaced were affected by the water of the floods, and their tents, mattresses and blankets were damaged, where most of the camp covered by mud.

On Saturday, Marib and torrential rains flooded most of the streets of the province, destroying some dirt roads that cut off transport in some streets in the city's eastern neighbourhoods.


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