KUWAIT CITY-- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) announced Friday the launch of solar street lights in Daba Karajah village in Yemen's Socotra Island, the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) said.

The village suffers lack of street lights due to the devastating impacts of Cyclone Mekunu, which hit the Socotra Archipelago recently and caused multiple damage to the Island, Abdulrahman Al-Aoun, head of KRCS mission in Yemen, told KUNA.

KRCS is currently intensifying its relief and development efforts in the village in cooperation with local Yemeni authorities in Socotra, providing food supplies, blankets, solar panels, and backup power to light up the entire village, he added.

Kuwait will continue delivering relief and humanitarian aid to the island's people via the relief airlift, he said.

Located 380 km south of the Arabian Peninsula, Socotra has a population of 50,000, and boasts hundreds of rare plant species unique to the island.


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