Monday, 2 November 2009

UAE-run refugee camp to be established in Yemen

By Nasser Arrabyee/03/11/2009

Two Emirates airplanes laden with relief materials arrived in the airport of Hodiedah west of Yemen, official sources at the airport said Tuesday.

The cargo includes tents, mattresses, food, and medicines and other relief material for helping the people who fled their homes because of the war between the government troops and Al Houthi rebels.

The head of the Emirates delegation, who accompanies the airplanes, Ali Saif Al Kabi, said the UAE Red Crescent would also establish a new camp accommodating more than 7,000 refugees.

Al Kabi will supervise the establishment of the new camp in Haradh area.

From the airport of Hodeidah, it takes two hours driving to Haradh city, in the far west of Sa'ada at the border with Saudi Arabia.

In cooperation with the UAE embassy in Sana'a, the local Al Saleh foundation and the Yemen Red Crescent, the Emirates delegation will provide also relief assistance for the already established camps in Al Mazrak area.

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