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    UN agencies are continuing to help victims of recent severe floods in Yemen, with the Arabian peninsula nation's Government estimating that the number of people needing assistance now numbers up to 25,000. Authorities have reported that at least 180 people lost their lives after the torrential rains last month in eastern Yemen, while over 3,000 houses have been destroyed or badly damaged. The UNHCR, working closely with the Government, has airlifted and trucked supplies - including 700 tents, 3,500 mattresses and 1,500 mosquito nets - for some 500 families, or 3,500 people, from Dubai. (UN News Service)

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