AL-SHOURAH: Sanaa weekly, 3-5-98. [Archives:1998/19/Press Review]

May 11 1998

(Federation of Popular Forces Party)   Main Headline:
1- Opposition parties demand to participate in the investigations of the violent break up of the Mukallah demonstration.
2- US strengthens its military ties with Yemen.
3- Police arrested 17 Somali refugees after escaping from their camp in Abyan and heading towards Taiz.
Article Summary:
Water Shortages
The main source of water in Aden is the 19 operating wells in neighboring Abyan, which produce 8.5 million m3 per year. The water level there drops by 0.5 to 1 m every year. Aden suffers from water cuts extending to 12 hours every day. One district has been without water for the last 5 months.
Due to the rapid population growth in Aden, water pollution and depletion are on the rise. Leakage from the old sewerage system leads to this contamination. Only 11% of the populations in Yemen are served with a sewerage system.