The UAE has launched a massive relief campaign to support the people of the provinces of Taiz and Hodeidah, fleeing from the Houthi terrorist militia of Iran to the Khanfar district of Yemen’s Abyan province. The campaign, which lasts for more than a month and targets 23,000 fleeing families, it is part of the relief program of UAE in the liberated governorates, includes the conduct of
Yemeni government forces needed repulsed fierce attacks by Iran-allied Al Houthi militants that had targeted residential areas inside the coastal city of Hodeidah and also outskirts, military forces stated on Thursday.
Al Houthis needed to shell the district of July 7, regarding four kilometres from the Hodeidah port, along with the city’s southern suburbs, they added.
The government troops needed also inflicted heavy casualties on the extremists.
The attacks violated a UN-brokered peace ceasefire deal attained in Sweden six months ago.
In December, the Yemeni government and also Al Houthis reached a contract after UN-sponsored indirect talks near Stockholm, offering for a truce and also withdrawals from Hodeida. Once, the deal was hailed since a breakthrough to conclude the fighting in the impoverished country. However, the conform has since slowed down over Al Houthis’ procrastination.
“Al Houthi militia failed in their episodes on the positions of the army and also joint troops. So, they considered target citizens with a mortar and also artillery in the liberated areas,” Walid Al Qadeemi, a senior-citizen official in Hodeidah, stated, based on pan-Arab newspaper Asharq Al Awsat.
The attacks come amid a fresh try by UN peace envoy Martin Griffiths to revitalize Yemen’s peace process.
The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen ( SDRPY ) delivered 40 water tankers to the port city of Aden, Yemen for distribution to seven governorates: Aden, Taiz, Dali, Lahj, Shabwah, Hadramout, and Abyan.
The 5, 000-liter Mitsubishi tanker-trucks are going to alleviate current shortages of clean drinking water in several districts and enhance the benefits of tankers previously delivered to other governorates.
Water tanks offered by SDRPY is going to be distributed to several directorates in the seven governorates, such as Mukha, Turba, Ataq, Shabwah, Seiyun, Mukallah, Jaar Zanjabour, Toor Al Baha and also Al Houthi.
The ceremony in the Aden Free Zone was attended by Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Salem Al Khanbashi, Yemeni Minister of Electricity and also Energy Eng. Mohammad Al Anani, Governor of Aden Ahmed Salimin, Governor of Abyan Abu Bakr bin Hussein and Governor of Lahj Brigadier General Ahmad Al Turki Fadl al-Jaadi.
Dr. Al Khanbashi thanked the government along with the people of the Kingdom for assisting the Yemeni people, “this support will be a milestone in the bilateral relations between the two countries’ leadership .”
SDRPY representative, Eng. Salman Al-Hazimi, stated on behalf of a program supervisor, Ambassador Mohammed bin Saeed Al Jaber, “The program works to study and implement all the needs of the brotherly Yemeni people, in the water sector and also all service sectors, for development and reconstruction throughout the Republic of Yemen .”
He added that the delivery of 40 water tankers today is a continuation of developmental and infrastructure projects previously launched in all governorates across a number of sectors. Coordination continues with the legitimate government and local authorities to benefit the Yemeni people, offering employment opportunities while improving services and living conditions.
SDRPY is also supporting Yemen’s water sector by drilling wells and supplying water tanks in the governorates of Marib, Al Mahra, Socotra and Hajjah, establishing water carrier lines and developing distribution networks in the city of Al Ghaydah and building a purification station on the island of Al Fasht.
The water tanker delivery closely follows an SDRPY operation to alleviate the effects of water damage caused by torrential rains and flooding in Aden province. In a joint mission with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief), SDRPY engineers and workers withdrew water from streets and residential areas in and around Aden using SDRPY water tanker-trucks. The mission also provided foodstuffs, medicines and housing materials, reopened roads, restored electrical systems, sprayed pesticide in coordination with the Yemeni Health Ministry and supplied vital equipment to address adverse sanitation and hygiene conditions.
The spokesperson for the coalition forces , “Coalition for the Support of Legitimacy in Yemen ,” Colonel Turki al-Maliki declared that , at 10 :20 pm today , the Coalition Air Forces was able to intercept and downed a drone in Yemeni airspace after it had been launched by the Houthi terrorist militia from the north of Sana’a in the direction of the Kingdom.
Colonel al-Maliki was quoted by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, as stating that the Houthi terrorist criminal tool goes on to launch drones to perform hostile and terrorist works by focusing on civilians and also civilian installations which none of their targets have been achieved.
“They are actually destroyed and shot down. We confirm the continued execution of deterrent measures against these terrorist militias and the neutralization of Houthi features with all rigor and in accordance with international humanitarian law and its customary rules,” he stated.
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center ( KSRelief ) has authorized an agreement to distribute 3, 000 tons of dates in Yemen this year.
The SR47 million project that should benefit 2 .25 million the people of the war-torn country, belongs to the Kingdom’s long-running efforts to relieve the struggling of Yemenis influenced by the humanitarian crisis caused by Iran-backed Houthi militia.
The latest program will target a few of the poorest families in the provinces of Abyan, Al-Bayda, Daleh, Hodeidah, Al-Jawf, Amran, Marib, Sanaa, Shabwa and Taiz.
The Kingdom’s foreign aid efforts have been increasing until they strike a record within the last few years, with the volume of Saudi aid, provided impartially to 81 countries, exceeding $86 billion between 1996 and 2018.
King Salman granted his directives on May 13, 2015, to establish the KSRelief to provide various humanitarian and relief programs. Since its inception, KSRelief possesses implemented 1 ,011 projects in 44 countries worth $3,439 ,139 ,000, with 225 projects worth $389 ,682 ,000 focusing on women and 234 projects worth $529 ,463 ,000 focusing on children.
UAE has initiated a massive relief campaign to support the people of Taiz and also Hodeidah governorates, who were replaced by the terrorist Iranian-backed Al Houthi militia, to the Khanfar district of Abyan governorate in Yemen.
The campaign, that is continuing for longer than a month and targets 23, 000 replaced families, is part of the comfort and humanitarian programme provided by the UAE in the liberated governorates, which operates food and shelter convoys through the voluntary teams of the UAE Red Crescent.
The beneficiaries expressed their thanks and appreciation to the authority and people of the UAE for this great assistance and also a humanitarian gesture which will lead to alleviating the suffering of many families among their current difficult living conditions.
The comfort campaign is also an extension of the humanitarian work offered by the UAE to Yemen, to be able to deliver aid and meet their needs, such as the gathering of replaced and also affected people from all governorates of Yemen.