KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait dispatched a planeload of relief supplies on Saturday, to the Yemeni island of Socotra, to aid the population that have been suffering from hard living conditions.

Abdulrahman Al-Aoun, director general of Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) said in a statement that, the new consignment of assistance supplies was a follow-up to previous batches that had been dispatched to the island, when it was ravaged by a severe cyclone last year.

KRCS teams will distribute fishing boats to fishermen, oversee installment of solar energy panels for 250 houses, while medics would examine patients, particularly a number of the islanders who have been suffering from some skin diseases, the statement said.

On May 24, 2018, the Yemeni government declared the archipelago province of Socotra a disaster area, after Cyclone Mekunu struck the island.

Socotra island, at a distance of 380 km off Yemen, in the Arabian Sea, is home to hundreds of plant species found nowhere else on earth, and also 50,000 residents that speak their own language.

Source: NAM News Network

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