Sunday, January 30, 2011

After Countries Doing So, Yemen to Evacuate Nationals in Egypt

Observed by: Mr. Alaa Isam

Yemen decided to evacuate its nationals in Egypt, an African country being rocked by unprecedented protests against the ruling regime.

Yemen News Agency Saba reported on Sunday that President Saleh had ordered the authorities to transport Yemenis in Egypt to their country after many of them, especially those stranded at airports, appealed to the government to take action and help ease their travel.

Earlier today, Yemeni students in Egypt called on the president to intervene, telling him in an urgent message that they are experiencing difficult situation amidst the rioting hitting Egyptian cities.

In the last two days, Yemenia Airways suspended its flights from and to Cairo International Airport due to the rioting.

The students urged Yemen to do as other countries moved and send airplanes to carry them home.
“We don’t like to be forced out of our apartments here. You should help us,” they said in their appeal to Saleh.


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