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SANAA, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Heavy rains in Yemen's western province of Hodeidah damaged the shelters for more than 900 internally displaced persons last week, the International Organization of Migration (IOM) on Monday.

In a post on social media platform X, the IOM said it has given emergency help to more than 135 families and is assisting another 125 families in fixing their damaged shelters.

According to IOM figures, a total of 4,311 families, or 25,866 individuals, have been displaced from Jan. 1 to Sept. 16 this year to various such camps.

In a recent report, the United Nations said that climate change-related natural hazards have exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in the war-ravaged country, adding that extreme weather events have destroyed Yemen's fragile infrastructures and increased food and livelihood insecurity.

Yemen has been mired in a civil war since late 2014, when Houthi rebels, supported by Iran, took control of several northern provinces, pushing the Saudi-backed Yemeni government out of the capital, Sanaa.

The ongoing war has led to the deaths of tens of thousands of people and the displacement of 4 million.

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