Fears over increasing suicide cases [Archives:2008/1159/Local News]

May 29 2008

By: Saddam Al-Ashmouri
For the Yemen Times

SANAA, MAY 28 ) A local non-governmental organization has revealed that there were 788 suicide cases in Yemen between 2003 and 2005. The announcement came during a symposium organized by Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC) on May 25 in Sana'a city. Sana'a governate had the most cases of suicide, followed by Taiz, Lahj and Ibb governorates.

During the symposium, WJWC presented a short movie that it prepared along with The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) entitled, “A Call for Life.”” The movie contained several testimonies from families whose loved ones had committed suicide.

Rashad Al-Alimi