Tuesday, 6 October 2009

1,440 Yemenis and Arab support army with blood and parliament with money

By Nasser Arrabyee/06/10/2009

A total of 1,440 Yemenis and Arabs expressed their support for the armed forces, which fight Al Houthi rebels by donating blood, said coordinator of blood donation camping Tuesday.

Dr. Said Hajar, who coordinates the popular campaign, said the blood donors were Yemenis and Arabs from Palestine, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

He said that the camping, which started last Tuesday in the capital Sana'a, would continue until next Saturday to receive all people enthusiastic to give blood for interest of the soldiers who were injured in the ongoing war against the armed rebellion.

Abdullah Hussein Al Houthi, son of the slain founder of Al Houthi rebellion movement, who lives in Sana'a, was among the blood donors, according to Dr. Hajar.

Hajar said, the son of Al Houthi in his 20s, did not only donate blood but also asked to be an activist in the campaign for participating in ending the armed rebellion and bringing peace to Sa'ada.

Dr. Hajar also said that the popular campaign is preparing now a new program to help the displaced people in the camps.

"We are planning to help about 6,000 children in the camps who may become criminals if no help is given to them to go to school," he said.

To this end, the 301-seat House of Representatives in Yemen agreed to give the displaced people about 78,000 US dollars from the salaries of the MPs.

Each MP of the 301 agreed to donate from his salary 50,000 Yemeni Rials, with the three members of the presidency giving 100,000 YR each.

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