Yemeni woman about Saudi war


This video from the USA says about itself:

A Yemeni Journalist Speaks Out After U.S.-Backed Bombing Strikes Funeral

11 October 2016

On Sunday, thousands of Yemenis gathered at the United Nations building in Sana’a calling for an international investigation into the U.S-backed Saudi assault on a funeral hall. The attack was carried out with warplanes and munitions sold to the Saudi-led coalition by the United States. The U.S. Air Force continues to provide midair refueling to Saudi warplanes. According to the U.N., more than 4,000 civilians have been killed and over 7,000 injured since the Saudi-led coalition bombing began last year. Airstrikes have reportedly caused about 60 percent of the deaths. We go to Sana’a to speak with Yemeni journalist Nasser Arrabyee and Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Fadia tells about her life in Taiz in Yemen. She works at the university and lives with her family. “That’s the worst thing: that I have to worry every day whether my loved ones will survive the day.” …

“Sometimes I walk down the street and I have that feeling that it’s just a nightmare, and I will wake up soon.” …

“Five bombs within less than 30 minutes. I felt that I would lose one of my sisters, my father or my mother. Pieces of the bombs penetrated the windows and the door of our second floor, but fortunately we were down on the ground floor”.

The economy is feeling the effects of the war: more people than ever are living in poverty.

Many people can not even get the basic necessities. “If you have money, you can go to the market. But if you do not have a job, you have no money. It’s really horrible for many people here.” Therefore, poor people are seeking food at the dump.

But people do not just die of hunger, but also by the bombs. …

“Almost everyone has lost a loved one in my district: a son, a sister, a father or mother. By now, I know of no one who has not a lost loved one.”

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