YEMEN Press Agency

Drought threatens lives of residents in Dhalea

DHALEA, Dec. 05 (YPA) – Dhalea governorate, southern Yemen, suffers from water scarcity, as a result of the dependence of the people there on monsoon rains, in light of the water scarcity that hit the country due to climate change, war and blockade since the 8 years, in addition to the neglect of Saudi-led coalition authorities for the suffering of the residents of the province.

Local residents said the province suffers from water scarcity, which threatens the lives of residents and livestock.

They confirmed that the people of the “Kola Al-Zaqari” area in Dhale built two dams on their own initiative, costing 250 million Yemeni riyals, in order to provide water during the upcoming rainy season.

A report published by the US website “InkstickMedia” on September 1, confirmed that climate change is having devastating effects on Yemen’s water supply, where droughts and floods, rather than regular rainfall, are becoming increasingly common.

However, the report indicated that only the climate caused this, as the war on Yemen is one of the biggest contributors to this disaster.