The UAE has responded quickly, since the tropical Cyclone Mekunu hit the Yemeni island of Socotra, to rescue residents and assure they receive all the medical care needed.
Seventeen injured Yemenis were evacuated from Socotra to the UAE, along with their escorts, for medical treatment.
The Emirates News Agency met Socotra residents as soon as they arrived at hospitals in the UAE, where they expressed both thanks and appreciation to the UAE leadership and people for the significant efforts that led to reducing their hardships. They affirmed that what the UAE has done in Socotra reflects the humanitarian and giving approach of the UAE, as provided over many decades.
One of the patients, Mohamed Amer Khamis, said he would like to thank the UAE for this generous initiative, adding that the UAE is considered the first country to rescue people in Socotra.