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Photo Essay Heavy Rains Flood Sana’a’s Old City

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Heavy seasonal rains in July and August caused flash flooding across Yemen, cutting roads, destroying homes and crops, shifting minefields, and causing a number of deaths. The floods have affected more than 16,000 internally displaced families, who live in rudimentary shelters unable to withstand harsh weather. Many Yemeni houses are built from mud, increasing their susceptibility to structural damage from heavy rainfall. A number of roofs have already collapsed, and many fear theirs will follow if the rain continues.

Tags: Sana'a
Program/Project: The Yemen Review