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Only 26 Percent of Yemenis Have Access to Drinking Water


Only 26 percent of the people have access to drinking water and healthcare and 42% of the people have access to electricity, a minister said Wednesday at the meeting of Friends of Yemen in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Introducing the Friends to the 2012-2014 transitional program for stability and development, minister for planning and international cooperation, Muhammad Al-Sady, said the 2011 events have largely aggravated the overall situation in Yemen.The country has been suffering from sabotage attacks on power supply lines and oil and gas pipelines, political unrest as well as alarming security disorders, which have resulted in deterioration of basic services, he said.