Humanitarian organisation pulls out of Saudi-held Yemeni province of Abyan due to worsening security situation

Humanitarian organisation pulls out of Saudi-held Yemeni province of Abyan due to worsening security situation

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has on Saturday decided to stop its humanitarian activities in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan, which is controlled by Saudi-led coalition militias.

Local sources confirmed that the IRC suspended its activities after two of its vehicles were subjected to theft and armed robbery by unknown persons during the past days in the Louder and Mudiya districts of Abyan.

The sources explained that the gunmen seized a vehicle belonging to the IRC, which was located near the gate of its headquarters in Louder.

This comes after another car belonging to the IRC was attacked by unidentified gunmen, who forced its crew to deliver its contents to the outskirts of Mudiya district.

The IRC used to implement projects in the field of water and environmental sanitation in the most densely populated districts of Abyan province.

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