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Yemen’s newly appointed PM tours storm damaged al-Mahra

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The newly appointed Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed toured the storm-damaged al-Mahra governorate on Wednesday assessing the damage caused by storm “Laban.”

The tour is Abdulmalik Saeed’s first official mission as new premier replacing Ahmed bin Dagher.

He is expected to stay in al-Mahra for a few days in order to meet with the residents, check the conditions of governmental institutions and have a clear picture of the damage.

The Yemeni Prime Minister is seeking to address the situation urgently, in addition to providing relief assistance and to discuss possible solutions with the Yemeni authorities to deal with the aftermath of the storm, while it is expected that Abdulmalik Saeed will leave for Aden after the end of his inspection visit, in order to begin work on the implementation of the plans assigned by President Abd Rabo Mansour Hadi, which - according to the statements - to lift the Yemeni economy, improve the living conditions of citizens, as well as stop the deterioration of the local currency.

Since October 14 about 4,500 families were evacuated from the al-Mahrah governorate in Yemen by local authorities and the Arab Coalition since Sunday, following a tropical storm that caused heavy rainfall, accompanied by strong winds. Read more