Egyptian woman praises India for rescuing her from Yemen

Cairo: An Egyptian woman, who was among 960 foreign nationals evacuated by India from Yemen, has lauded Indian Army for rescuing her from the strife-torn country.

Praising Indian soldiers, Alyaa Gaber Mohamed said it was only because of their efforts that she was alive.

 Egyptian woman praises India for rescuing her from Yemen

Representational Image of Indians travelling from Yemen. PTI

"The reason I'm alive now, after God's will, is the Indian Army," Alyaa, who is in 20s, wrote in a facebook post that went viral on social media yesterday.

"India sent a warship for second time to evacuate its citizens from Yemen and it chose to take a humanitarian decision that will be written in its history, which is evacuating people from other nationalities also," said the post published by a number of Egyptian media outlets.

Recalling her hard journey, Alyaa, who was working in a hotel in Yemen, said the Indian Army transferred the evacuees to the ship and transported them safely to Djibouti.

"They let us sleep in the rooms that the army use to sleep in and they offered us a five star service. They brought us food, juices, milk, medicines and doctors," she said.

A delegation from the Egyptian Embassy was waiting for Alyaa in Djibouti as she arrived and arranged her return to Egypt.

"I'm happy with this journey, despite the hard times I saw, because I also knew that there are still good people who offer help and sacrifices without being waiting for something in return," said Alyaa.

India wrapped up its air evacuation operations from Yemen rescuing another 630 of its citizens from Sanaa yesterday, taking the total number of Indians brought home from the war-ravaged country to over 4,640 besides around 960 nationals from 41 countries.


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Updated Date: Apr 10, 2015 09:30:53 IST