Hadi declares Aden a ‘disaster area’ after flash floods kill eight

Security forces say four children are among the dead after heavy downpours devastate Aden city last Tuesday.

Hadi’s government declared the southern port city of Aden a “disaster area” after flash floods caused by heavy rains killed eight people.

Prime Minister of Aden government, Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed called on neighboring countries to provide emergency support to Yemen’s temporary capital on Tuesday after security officials said eight people had died, including four children, due to the severe downpours.

“Aden is a disaster area. We call on brotherly and friendly countries and relief organisations to extend a helping hand and help the government face this crisis and contain its devastating effects,” Saeed said on Twitter.

Videos posted on social media showed locals trying to save people swept away by the floods or youth helping the elderly trapped in their homes.

Flash floods earlier this month killed at least seven people and injured 85 others in the north of the country.

The capital Sana’a and districts in the same province had been “badly affected,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday.