ERC members stand together with Yemenis outside a facility in Yemen.
The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has organised the second group wedding in Yemen as part of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces
The redeployment plan of the UAE forces in Hodeidah, operating under the Arab coalition, does not mean there will be a power vacuum if we take into consideration the efficiency of the Yemeni legitimate forces, a UAE official source said.
The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has organised the second group wedding for 200 couples in 11 Yemeni Governorates, as part of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to hold a series of weddings which will benefit 2,200 young people.
39 evacuations of Emiratis and those accompanying them have been completed by air and by land and 25 evacuations are under way and shall be completed within the next few days.
The decision was made in order to facilitate intensified sterilization procedures in the area, due to the high density of its population.
Worldwide, more than 788,000 people have been infected and 166,000 have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University. Italy's death toll rose to nearly 11,600 — the highest in the world by far — but its rates of new infections were slowing.
Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 3,111 new infections have been confirmed over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 44,606. He said 3,703 of those hospitalised are in a critical condition and 14,656 have recovered.