Yemen says 14 killed by cyclone Luban

Yemen says 14 killed by cyclone Luban
Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik has said that cyclone Luban has killed at least 14 people and injured 124 others this month.
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27 October, 2018
Cyclone Luban has killed 14 and made some 8,000 homeless in Yemen [AFP]

Yemen's prime minster on Saturday said this month's tropical storm has killed 14 people and made some 8,000 people homeless.

Yemen's eastern Mahra province was battered by cyclone Luban earlier this month, with three days of rainfall and flooding destroying property and killing livestock.

Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed, told a news conference that the cyclone also injured 124 people and 10 people were still missing.

Saeed also called on the international community to help rebuild the worst-hit parts of Mahra, where almost 90 percent of infrastructure was damaged.

Yemen, the poorest Arab country, has been ravaged by civil war since 2015. The conflict has turned Yemen into the world's worst humanitarian crisis. 

The UN warned this week that more than 14 million could die from starvation if the war continues, while European countries who sell arms to Saudi Arabia, which is leading a bloody battle against the Houthi rebels, have been urged to cancel exports to Riyadh as casualties mount.