The UN envoy for Yemen arrives in the capital Sanaa for talks to shore up a ceasefire in the country’s lifeline port city of Hodeida. IMAGES
Buthaina Mansur al-Rimi’s life has changed drastically since last year — orphaned in Sanaa, the little girl controversially ended up in Saudi Arabia for medical care and has just returned to Yemen’s capital. Her entire immediate family was wiped out in an air strike by a Saudi-led coalition that backs Yemen’s government, using an explosive device Amnesty International says was made in the US.
Mohammed and Salama Rashed explain their difficult living conditions in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa, where they found shelter after fleeing the Red Sea port city of Hodeida with their children following fierce clashes and bombings. They fear their dire conditions will worsen with winter, as their makeshift tent barely protects them from the cold and rain.
Yemenis express the impact that the ongoing conflict in the port city of Hodeida between pro-government forces and Huthi-rebels is having on their daily lives in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa. After nearly four years of conflict in Yemen, home to what the UN calls the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe, the United States and Britain are now pressing Saudi Arabia and its allies to end the war against the Iran-backed Huthi rebels.
People visit an art exhibition displaying art work by Yemeni painters to show the suffering of the Yemeni people due to the ongoing conflict at the People’s Development Foundation in Sanaa. About 24 Yemeni artists participated with more than 100 pieces of art work in an exhibition in Sanaa to attract attention to the ongoing war in Yemen which has killed nearly 10,000 people since 2015, most of them civilians, and triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.