Yemen island Socotra struggles to recover months after cyclone

The storm-stricken island is facing a major shortage of basic needs as the military standoff between country's government and UAE sets back efforts to rebuild.

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    The people of the Yemeni island of Socotra are facing a shortage of essential supplies.

    Cyclone Mekunu damaged the island's port and sank ships carrying food imports upon which the island relies.

    Reconstruction efforts have been further delayed by the Emirati military presence on the island - a force that the UAE insists is humanitarian, but locals view as an occupation.

    Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports.


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