The Yemeni government has announced it plans to disburse June salaries to state employees on June 20th to help alleviate the financial burden on families ahead of Eid al-Fitr.
Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid bin Dagher on Tuesday (June 13th) instructed the ministries of finance and civil service to start paying June salaries on the 25th day of Ramadan, as directed by President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
Meanwhile, field committees on Monday began disbursing January and February salaries to members of the armed forces in liberated provinces, the ministry of defence said.
The payment of June salaries "coincides with Ramadan and takes into consideration the many obligations they have to meet their families' Eid and other needs", Shabwa deputy governor Nasser al-Qamishi told Al-Mashareq.
"The payment of delayed army salaries also came at the right time," he said, noting that disbursement has started in Aden but not yet in Shabwa.
The economic situation has become increasingly dire after more than two years of war, economist Abdul Jalil Hassan told Al-Mashareq.
According to the UN, some 19 million people are in need of aid in Yemen, with 10.3 million requiring immediate assistance to "save or sustain their lives".