The International Rescue Committee (IRC) on Saturday decided to stop its humanitarian activities in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan, which is controlled by Saudi-led coalition forces.
Local sources confirmed that the IRC suspended its activities after two of its vehicles were subjected to theft and armed robbery by unknown persons during the past days in Louder and Mudiya districts of Abyan.
The sources explained that the gunmen seized a vehicle belonging to the IRC, which was near the gate of its headquarters in Louder, without knowing the identity of the perpetrators.
This comes after another car belonging to the IRC was interrupted by unidentified gunmen who forced its crew to deliver it on the outskirts of Mudiya district, and take it to an unknown destination.
The IRC implements projects in the field of water and environmental sanitation in the most densely populated districts of Abyan province.