"I was there when the Indians picked up 200 of their people from the port. It was embarrassing. We were just sitting there waiting for someone to come and say 'OK where are the Americans, let's pick them up,'" says Muna Mansour, who is from Buffalo, New York.Stranded Americans fend for themselves in war-torn Yemen: http://cnn.it/1E0mYvV
Posted by Early Start on Monday, 20 April 2015
Yemen grinds to a halt for lack of gasSANAA, Yemen — Hamoud al-Harazi’s brush with death happened while he was trying...
Posted by Unofficial: המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים (Mossad) on Sunday, 19 April 2015
Although Operation Decisive Storm airstrikes are intended to bomb military facilities and weapon depots to quell the Houthi rebels supported by ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh, the strikes have resulted in a lot of death, displacement and destruction across the country. Despite the massive number of strikes over the past three weeks, the Houthi/Saleh brutal aggression has spread to the south and intensified, particularly in Aden, killing many civilians and destroying residential neighbourhoods as well.
Backed by its Gulf Arab allies, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Sudan and Saudi Arabia launched an airstrike operation against Houthi fighters who took control of Yemen in January. The effort is also being supported by the US, which is providing its Saudi partner with intelligence and logistical support.
The United Nations estimates that around 150,000 people have been displaced, and the World Health Organisation, citing Yemeni Health Ministry sources, reports 767 people had been killed and more than 2,900 wounded in less than a month.
The latest report published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian gives an overview of the infrastructure that has been destroyed, damaged and disrupted as a result of the fighting.
Those stuck at home have no fuel, cooking gas or water. Food is scarce, and electricity is non-existent.
Living Amid Continuous Air Strikes and Bombardments
Residents in the capital Sana'a and in Aden have been tweeting day and night about the horrors they are facing during the war.
From Sana'a, Osama Abdullah describes life in the capital as “walking around death”:
We sleep & wake up on KSA strikes, everyday we lose a dear friend or family,we walk around death & our life no longer has a meaning #Yemen
— Osama Abdullah (@PoliticsYemen) April 11, 2015
45 dead, 100 injured by Saudi-led airstrikes in #Yemen http://t.co/ptJ1lCohWP pic.twitter.com/DgLMv7nyo0
— RT (@RT_com) April 18, 2015
Pictures from past 2hrs in Sana'a #Yemen showing bombardment of coalition airstrikes..which haven't ceased yet.. pic.twitter.com/uqh5EF6yXA
— Hisham Al-Omeisy (@omeisy) April 17, 2015
In #Yemen, 7.5 million people have been affected by the escalating conflict http://t.co/2AhRuQxcbR pic.twitter.com/ejyz8kVwfo
— UNOCHA (@UNOCHA) April 19, 2015
“As I mother I shed so many tears” Latifah ran for her life with 2 month old Yusuf #Yemen http://t.co/tsVnYnLCd5 pic.twitter.com/BoYtLe6Ooe
— UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) April 19, 2015
Six year old Wigdan woke up to bullets and shrapnel close to her bed. RT to tell the world her story #yemen pic.twitter.com/4Fq21urtOG
— UNICEF Yemen (@UNICEF_Yemen) April 19, 2015
Sanaa city's largest food retailers are empty. Streets are empty due to fuel shortage. Garbage pileup.Widespread power outages."I Am Legend"
— Ammar Al-Aulaqi (@ammar82) April 13, 2015
2 know what it is like in #Yemen, turn off electricity, water, heating, eat once a day, live in the dark, fear for ur life. #KefayaWar
— Rooj (@Rooj129) April 12, 2015
Hadramout tribal confederation took control of Brigade 27 Mika, the biggest in the province, with all weapons. #Yemen pic.twitter.com/f5kaMeX4yp
— Yemen Updates (@yemen_updates) April 19, 2015
This is what I should really get when checking the weather in Yemen on my iPhone. #DecisiveStorm pic.twitter.com/BZmLOXWfX1
— Ibrahim Alhemyari (@brrhom) April 5, 2015
ARTICLE: Saudi Arabia's war in #Yemen is hurting civilians the most. http://t.co/z8QKYh9Y2o pic.twitter.com/4PVYwFflaX
— Conflict News (@rConflictNews) April 18, 2015
Poor child insists on selling flower necklaces though streets are empty & airstrike from above. #Yemen #اليمن pic.twitter.com/IARqV0ELV9
— Yemen Post Newspaper (@YemenPostNews) April 17, 2015
On the ground in #Yemen: WFP distributes #food to 105k displaced children, women & men in Aden http://t.co/bWJvUxCsLv pic.twitter.com/zTctNn4R9U
— World Food Programme (@WFP) April 17, 2015
Kids taking refuge against wall, covering ears from loud explosions, watching sky for hell coming from above #Yemen pic.twitter.com/TGnd78nsJ6
— Hisham Al-Omeisy (@omeisy) April 16, 2015
“Ruins are all over. Please stop this war.” Nesmah, 13, from Aden, #Yemen. Via @UNICEF_Yemen pic.twitter.com/LViLrsrnj0
— UNICEF (@UNICEF) April 16, 2015
Today's cartoon, via @al_tagreer #Yemen @UN pic.twitter.com/C2CVZfmFVZ
— Carlos Latuff (@LatuffCartoons) April 15, 2015
Picturesque scene of Sana'a until you realize those are anti aircraft weapons zipping through the sky. #Yemen pic.twitter.com/sL9dxizHzK
— Amel Ahmed (@amelscript) April 14, 2015
#Iran proposes peace plan for #Yemen, calls for end to air strikes against Houthi rebels: http://t.co/YDQWRTHLZ1 pic.twitter.com/fhTDZDq5kV
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 14, 2015
"@SputnikInt #Hezbollah fighting alongside #Houthis in #Yemen http://t.co/gqzh6Y58aP pic.twitter.com/y2omLhOy24"
— ARnews 1936 (@ARnews1936) April 11, 2015
Shouldn't we ALL be more worried by US Admin citing #Yemen as a "success story of US Foreign Policy" ? Who's next ?!! pic.twitter.com/hE5TDYCceK
— InCapital24 (@InCapitol24) April 11, 2015
The situation in Sanna is growing more dire by the day #Yemen it really kills me to see innocent kids suffering;( pic.twitter.com/7u1d4y2x3c
— Goddess* (@ChocoBody11) April 11, 2015
5 dead and 25 injured by Saudi airstrikes thats targeted resdintial area in Amran city #Yemen #OpDecisiveStorm pic.twitter.com/BuUbHtXOAO
— Hamed Yemen (@HamedGhaleb) April 11, 2015
Two Russian planes denied to land in #Yemen's capital #Sanaa by the #SaudiArabia-led coalition #Russia #AirSupremacy pic.twitter.com/tvvOoKeCtb#Yemen Tweets
— Tom Antonov (@Tom_Antonov) April 11, 2015
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