Over 3,000 Displaced Families Affected by Heavy Rains and Floods

News Agencies | 2024-04-21 09:03 PM UTC
Over 3,000 Displaced Families Affected by Heavy Rains and Floods


The Executive Unit for the Management of Displaced Persons' Camps said today more than three thousand displaced families were affected in several Yemeni provinces as a result of heavy rains and massive floods. A report by the Executive Unit indicated that 1,700 families were affected in the displacement camps in Al-Jawf province and 800 families in Hadramout. Moreover, the floods and rains affected 458 families in Abyan, 50 families in Al-Dhalea, and 30 families in Shabwah. Various Yemeni provinces have been witnessing heavy rainfall and floods since last week.


The US signed on Sunday a five-year aid pact with Yemen's government to expedite economic development in Yemen. The agreement was signed by Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Waed Abdullah Batheeb and Kimberlee Bell, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Country Director for Yemen. The US Embassy in Yemen said in a statement, "The agreement reflects the unwavering commitment of the United States to Yemen's prosperity, stability, and people." The statement added, "The agreement outlines how USAID's development assistance will accelerate Yemen's economic growth, improve access to essential water, health, and education services, and strengthen governance and reconciliation." Yemen has been beset by violence and chaos since 2014, when the civil war between the Houthi group and the Yemen government broke out.


Yemen's Houthi group on Sunday hailed the departure of a German frigate from the Red Sea as a "step in the right direction." "The departure of the German frigate is a step in the right direction," said Hussein Al-Ezzi, who acts as a deputy foreign minister in the Houthi-led government, said in a statement. German sources said Saturday that frigate Hessen left the Red Sea after completing its mission of "protecting commercial ships from Houthi militants in Yemen." It was part of the European Union's ASPIDES maritime defense mission. On Thursday, Houthi leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi called on European countries to withdraw their warships from the Red Sea, stressing that there was no danger to European ships, which "are not going to Israel."


Sultan Haitham of Oman will visit the UAE on Monday for talks with President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, state news agency WAM reported. During the visit, both leaders will discuss "the deep-rooted, historical relations between the UAE and Oman and cooperation in various fields," the agency said. The two leaders will also discuss a number of regional and international issues of common interest.