"The tragedies caused by these floods illustrate the importance of implementing the Riyadh Agreement and allowing the prime minister and his government to return to Aden"
In response to floods, British ambassador reaffirms importance of Riyadh Agreement
The flooding in Aden that left eight people dead and dozens of homes destroyed underscores the importance of implementing the Riyadh Agreement, British Ambassador to Yemen Michael Aaron said in a tweet posted Wednesday.
"I regret what is happening in Yemen, especially in Aden, and send my condolences to the families of the victims," the ambassador said.
"The tragedies caused by these floods illustrate the importance of implementing the Riyadh Agreement and allowing the prime minister and his government to return to Aden, which will help restore services and mitigate the effects of the disaster," he said.
Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Al-Jaber also stressed the need to implement the Riyadh Agreement in order to help the country overcome its challenges and to provide services to the Yemeni people.
The Saudi Program for the Development and Reconstruction of Yemen (SPDRY), supervised by Al-Jaber, has begun work to help Aden recover from the floods. Work includes the pumping of floodwaters that have swept through camps for displaced people, including the Dar Said camp, the Agricultural Institute camp and other affected areas and neighborhoods.
Edited by Ahlam Mohsen and Casey Coombs