DUBAI-- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has accepted 17 Yemenis injured by the cyclone Mekunu for medical treatment in hospitals, Xinhua news agency reported, citing UAE state news agency WAM on Sunday.

The hospitalisation order was issued by UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The move is part of the UAE's " continuous humanitarian efforts to support the Yemeni people, and to alleviate their suffering during dire times," said the report.

Meanwhile, the injured Yemenis hailed the UAE's humanitarian stance, and expressed appreciation for its active assistance since the first day the cyclone Mekunu struck Yemen's Socotra island.

On Friday, an aircraft carrying 40 tonnes of humanitarian and food aid provided by the UAE landed on Socotra to help the cyclone stricken islanders.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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