Frequent power cuts in Aden force residents to sleep outside in sweltering heat

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Amid temperatures exceeding thirty degrees celsius even in mid-September, Aden residents continue to suffer from frequent power cuts that can last for hours.

With no access to air conditioning or even simple fans, many escape the sweltering heat in their homes, trying to sleep outside as they wait for the power to return.

Resident Mohamed Naguib told A24 that the power cuts seem to last longer when temperatures and humidity are highest and that the electricity shortage poses an ongoing health hazard, particularly for the elderly and people with hypertension and diabetes.

On Tuesday, The Qatar Fund for Development announced the start of rehabilitation work at Aden’s Al Hiswa Power Plant to provide the crisis-hit country with much-needed electricity.

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