Mass wedding of Yemenis who lost their limbs in war with Houthis

Mass wedding of Yemenis who lost their limbs in war with Houthis

The wedding was held under the banner “love and mercy.” — Al Arabiya file


Taiz, Yemen — Some 40 Yemeni amputees married in a mass wedding in Taiz in Yemen on Saturday.

The amputees sustained their injuries during battles against Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Hundreds attended this wedding which was organized in Taiz’s Gamal Street and celebrated despite the ongoing war in the city.

The wedding was held under the banner “love and mercy,” and it was organized by the NGO Muath Developmental Foundation in coordination with the NGO Developmental Care Foundation and sponsored by Taiz governor Ali Al-Maamari, according to the Anadolu news agency.

Another party was held for grooms and brides of the mass wedding in a hall in Taiz University.

“The mass wedding was held following three months of serious and continuous work and persistent follow-up to finalize all of the event’s administrative procedure,” the Muath Developmental Foundation said, adding that the project aims to socially and psychologically empower people who got injured during the war and to encourage them not to give and contribute to developing the society. — Al Arabiya English