Burglary at Manar Foundation [Archives:2006/957/Local News]

June 22 2006

SANA'A, June 21 ) The Manar Scientific Foundation was robbed last week. All its property were stolen including medical equipment, computers, drugs, and furniture.

Unknown burglars broke many expensive pieces of medical equipment, Dr. Ahmad Abdulaziz N'uman, chairman of the foundation, said in a statement to the Yemen Times. He estimated the cost of the damaged and stolen property at $25,000 (USD). In addition, documents related to health and environmental studies were destroyed and drugs worth more than 45,000 (YR) were stolen.

The Manar Scientific Foundation was established three years ago and specializes in conducting research on epidemics and contagious diseases, as well as on environmental pollution in Yemen. It is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that sustains its operations through donations.