PHOTO: How yemenis survive in harsh environment

Thu, 26.01.2017 09:55

A huge number of families throughout Yemen, trying to avoid the horrors of war, have found shelter in the open air under the trees. Helpless citizens displaced for several months can rely only their own strength, surviving in harsh conditions.

Some pictures reveal the extent to which families continue to live in severe conditions with makeshift homes made out of tree branches. With nothing to sleep on and virtually no sanitation facilities, life for those displaced has become a struggle.

For many whose neighborhoods have come under shelling and sniper attacks, abandoning their homes was their only chance of survival.

“At the beginning, when the war first erupted in Taiz, people fled to the outskirts of the city, but when the conflict spread to the outskirts people had to flee those places again,” Akram al-Shawafi, a local human rights activist, told Al Arabiya English.

There is no official figure recorded for the internally displaced in Yemen. However, in August 2016, a report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimated that it was more than three million.

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Source: Al Arabiya

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