Yemenis in Infected Areas Lose YR50 Million [Archives:2000/40/Business & Economy]

October 2 2000

Many people living in areas infected with the rift valley fever lost their means of living due to death of their animals of the disease. A rough number of these animals affected exceeded 4000 estimated at about YR 50 million. On the other hand, income of families, living outside the infected areas who obtain their living through marketing animals; sheep, goats and cows, went down sharply after decisions made by Saudi Arabia and Oman to stop importing meat and animals from Yemen.