Ibb’s water shortage [Archives:2005/825/Local News]

March 17 2005

Taiz Bureau
Numerous rural areas in Ibb including Yareem, Olba, al-Jabal and Wadi Khairan are suffering from a severe shortage in underground water due to due to heavy exhaustion by artesian wells.

Water is heavenly consumed for growing qat and other plants, and this led locals in such areas to immigrate to remote places in order to get drinkable water with bowls and cars.

A man, Abdu Zaid Awdhah, from these areas said that there is an approaching catastrophe for people in those areas, yet the government has not take any firm decisions to limit this crisis.