The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says it’s “overwhelmed” by the amount of infrastructure needed to support displaced people, especially after the floodwaters receded.
In its latest report, the IOM said that more than $400 billion needs to be built in countries that are at high risk of flooding and flood mitigation.
The report notes that the number of people displaced in the Philippines alone has jumped to 1.7 million.
The United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimates that more people will be displaced in Syria than in any other country in the world in 2018.
“The United Nations is overwhelmed by the scale and scope of the challenges facing the countries of the region,” IOM Executive Director, Luis Alberto Lopez-Cantera, said in a statement.
“The IOM will continue to mobilize resources, increase capacity and work with the partners to address the greatest challenges in the region.”
More than 80,000 people have been displaced in Yemen since the country’s civil war began in March 2015, according to the U.,N., and World Food Programme.
More than 70 percent of Yemen’s population of 3.2 million live in areas under the control of Iran-allied Houthi rebels, which are waging a two-year-long war against the government.