Yemen: KSA Continues Relief, Rescue Efforts in Al-Mahra Province

Yemen: KSA Continues Relief, Rescue Efforts in Al-Mahra Province

Friday, 19 October, 2018 - 15:00
Children from a local neighborhood play in a roadside puddle accumulated from rain brought by Cyclone Luban in Salalah, Oman. Reuters
Taiz- Asharq Al- Awsat
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in coordination with Arab Coalition forces and the Saudi King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief), is continuing to provide assistance to Yemen, especially the eastern Al-Mahra province.

It has organized continuing air and ground relief campaigns for the victims of Cyclone Luban that had struck Al-Mahra, injuring scores of people and displacing hundreds of families from their homes.

Two helicopters from the Security Aviation Command of the Saudi State Security Presidency have arrived at Al-Ghaida airport in Al-Mahra on Thursday to deliver relief aid to the victims and coordinate rescue and relief operations with the ground forces to cover as much area as possible to help those affected.

The two planes were loaded with about 2,650 tons of emergency food supplies.

Saudi Arabia was among the first responders to the aftermath of hurricane Luban, providing relief support to affected residents.

The storm caused a power blackout which affected 92 percent of Al-Mahra, crippling infrastructure, damaging some 53 homes and displacing most of the local population, save those who remain trapped.

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