Relief continues [Archives:2008/1204/Local News]

November 3 2008

Alice Hackman
SANA'A, Nov. 2 ) As the extent of the damage incurred last week by flash floods in the governorates of Hadramout and Al-Maharah increases, planes carrying relief donations from foreign countries and international organizations continue to land in the airports of Sayoun and Mukalla to bring aid to affected civilians.

Up to 180 people have died in the two governorates as a result of the floods, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Over 3,260 houses have been destroyed or badly damaged, and between 20,000 and 25,000 internally displaced persons are in need of shelter and emergency aid, according to the Yemeni government.