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Rains in Yemen harm dozens in Abyan, and expectations will harm hundreds during the next week

Rains in Yemen could affect hundreds in #Abyan, #Lahj, #Al-Dhalea, #Ibb, #Saada, #Hajjah and #Sana'a. The high temperatures could also harm the population in #Al-Mahra, #Hadramawt and #Al-Hodeidah.
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Rains in Yemen

Heavy rains during the past week in different parts of Yemen affected 80 families in Abyan Governorate.

More than 1,000 people are projected to be affected by the rains in Yemen during the next week in the watersheds of Wadi Tuban in Lahj, Al-Dhalea, and Ibb, and more than 600 in the Wadi Bana basin in Abyan, Lahj, and Al-Dhalea. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released an Early Warning Bulletin and Agricultural Meteorology for Yemen.

According to the bulletin, the continuation of rains in Yemen over the next week could endanger 500 people in the Haradh Valley basin in Saada and Hajjah, as well as more than 800 people in More in the governorates of Hajjah and Hodeidah, not to mention hundreds more in Sana'a, Al-Mahweet, and Raymah. Dhamar, too.

Yemen marked the start of the rainy season and crop production last March. The month of April had more rain than typical, and the number of deaths caused by rains and floods reached hundreds at the start of the season. The Early Warning Bulletin had already warned of the effects of severe rains in Yemen, including the potential for more than 20,000 people to be affected.

As a result, it is recommended that such areas enhance their resilience to the dangers of rain and flooding, such as by constructing shelters.

Temperatures are also forecast to rise further in Yemen's western and coastal regions. Climate warming is anticipated to raise temperatures in Yemen by 60 to 80 percent above normal. High temperatures can affect cattle and crops, as well as spread diseases like stroke and weariness.

Furthermore, dusty weather is anticipated to worsen. This affects persons with respiratory disorders and creates respiratory difficulties in both humans and livestock; it also impacts communities that rely on grazing for a living.

Residents of Yemen's scorching locations, such as Hadramout, Al Mahrah, Aden, and the Tihama Plain, are encouraged to stay in the shade, stay hydrated, and avoid overwork.

Climate change has a severe impact on agricultural production in Yemen, threatening food security. Droughts and floods are becoming increasingly common in Yemen, exposing populations - particularly agriculturally dependent cultures - to the hazards of food system stabilization. Heavy rainfall can improve agricultural crop production in some instances.

Climate change is one of the elements causing violence in Yemen, according to multiple reports, including one from the Norwegian Institute, and it may continue to be a source of conflict in the future.


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