UAE to send emergency aid to Yemenis hit by flood

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Abu Dhabi_(dpa) _ The United Arab Emirates said on Friday it would provide emergency aid to those affected by flooding in Yemen that has left at least 20 people dead, the official WAM news agency reported.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan said he would provide "emergency aid as a relief to those hit by the flood in Yemen," without stating the amount of the aid, the agency reported.

At least 20 people died and dozens more were missing after floods from heavy rains hit two provinces in Yemen on Friday. Yemeni officials told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa that nearly 400 homes were destroyed in the south-eastern province of Hadhramout, some 900 kilometres from the capital Sana'a.

Last May, the president of the UAE announced 500,000 tonnes of wheat for the Yemeni people to help ease the burden of increasing wheat prices on world markets. dpa str nes aw

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