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|Rain Storms Teaching us a Lesson in Life|
Hakim Almasmari (
Article Date: October 13, 2008
Yemen witnessed this week the strongest rainstorms in more than a decade. No one expected it to be so big and widespread, as rain fell on nearly 70 percent of the country.
We would like to give our condolence to the families of the deceased, while in the same time hope that the government does more to ensure that no more casualties occur.
One thing this storm did is join the people together. Putting aside all the differences, locals as well as soldiers were seen risking their lives trying to save a child or an elderly person.
The president personally flew to Hadramout the day of the storms to ensure that shelter was given to all those in need, even though it was clear that the government was not prepared. Shortage in tents and food was witnessed, and this is when businessmen throughout the country generously donated. Many charitable organizations immediately offered support to families in need and donated generously, even with their limited budget.
Poor locals who were not able to support financially, gave a helping hand by joining the rescue mission, as was the case in Jawf, when locals helped four governmental soldiers who were about to drown.These rain storms taught us that we will always in the end stand next to each other, putting aside our differences, and offer a helping hand to one another in any circumstance.
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