Yemen: 'Death is around us' — displaced Hodeidah families find shelter in Sanaa school

Displaced residents of Hodeidah have fled to Sanaa and sought shelter at a school on the edge of the city following an offensive against Houthi fighters in Hodeidah launched earlier this month by Saudi-led coalition forces. People, mostly women and children, were seen sitting on the ground, holding their children and belongings, at the school in Sanaa on Wednesday. «If it wasn't for the... Еще displacement, the airstrikes and more than 10 aircraft flying over us, we would not have left our homes, but death is around us [in Hodeidah],» said Mohammed Ali. «The aircraft were flying over us and shelling. They have no mercy to torture us like this; they have finished us,» recounted displaced girl Ghaidaa Adel. Dr. Angela Abu-Esbaa, a human rights activist, said that in 10 days over 6,000 displaced people had arrived in Sanaa, adding that the accommodation process is «very slow.» The Yemeni port of Hodeidah is the country's main point of entry for food aid. With 8.4 million Yemeni people forced to the brink of starvation according to the UN, the country has been plunged into a severe humanitarian crisis.

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