Yemen’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology said on Tuesday that the losses of the communications sector during the past seven years of US-Saudi-UAE aggression against Yemen have amounted to more than 5.4 billion dollars.
In a statement Minister Misfer al-Numeir revealed, on the occasion of the National Day of Resilience, that the US-Saudi aggression targeted communications facilities with more than 2,760 raids, destroying 793 facilities and networks during the past seven years.
The Minister held the coalition countries, led by USA, responsible for all the crimes, bombing and destruction that the communications sector has been subjected to. He explained that telecommunications companies have continued to provide services to citizens despite the difficulties imposed by the coalition through the destruction the infrastructure of towers, stations, and the killing of a number of the staff.
Meanwhile, a report issued by the Ministry of Communications stated that the communications sector has worked to rehabilitate 211 sites and stations, after they were previously destroyed by the coalition, and repaired and maintained the result of 403 sabotage operations conducted by the enemy.
The report indicated that the catastrophic effects on civil society as a result of the destruction of the telecommunications and postal sector led to 95 regions having been de facto cut off from the world, 64 establishments that lost financial and postal services, and 1,642 establishments unable to benefit from communications and internet services, depriving 6,812,542 citizens of their postal services.
The report indicated that 1,271,900 citizens were deprived of telecommunications and internet services, while at least 14 million Yemeni citizens suffer from a deterioration and weak connection of telecommunications and internet services.