In-person report from Yemen: ‘Actually we are in hell’

Another human tragedy is unfolding in Yemen, where civilians are under attack. As in Syria, the world is doing virtually nothing while civilians are targeted. Here is an in-person report sent to News & Letters.


 

Sana’a, Yemen—The general electricity generating station in Yemen has been out of service since 4/12/2015. We are living here without any public services. The situation is more horrific than is being shown on the media. Unfortunately, we sometimes stay three days without electricity, then it comes only for one hour.

Actually we are in hell. I think I can write about this horrific situation and I’ll try to send you daily news as possible.

May 5, 2015

Yemenis riding trucks

Today in Sana’a (the capital city), people who want to move from one street to another had to ride lorries instead of buses and taxis because of the lack of petroleum products and its hiked-up price. The number of the working buses and taxis is now so limited.

May 11, 2015

Explosion in Yemen 1

Today was so terrifying in Sana’a. A massive explosion rocked Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, four hours ago, as the Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted a missile depot in Mount Noqum. It caused an unknown number of deaths and injures of Yemeni civilians. Thick black smoke escalated skywards and other debris was scattered across residential areas, terrifying the residents of the city. Such actions demonstrate that all the parties engaged in the conflict in Yemen never care about civilians’ safety.

Here is a video.

May 12, 2015

crying child in Yemen

This photo was taken by a friend yesterday, during the explosion. It conveys how terrified all children and women in Sana’a are. They were shouting loudly and crying as the girl in this photo did. Really, i can’t stop my tears when i remember such scenes.

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