- Title: Yemenis prepare for Ramadan amidst lack of food, clean water and shelter
- Date: 26th May 2017
- Summary: AMRAN, YEMEN (MAY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE (IDP) NORTH OF SANAA INTERNALLY DISPLACED MAN AND WOMAN SITTING IN FRONT OF TENT WITH CHILDREN CHILD STANDING IN FRONT OF TENT TENTS IN IDP CAMP DESTROYED TENT VARIOUS OF WOMEN MAKING BREAD CHILDREN EATING BREAD CHILD RUNNING TOWARDS HIS MOTHER (SOUNDBITE) (ARABIC) INTERNALLY DISPLACED WOMAN, FATMA ALY, SAYING: "We don't have margarine or potatoes and we haven't had any meat for my kids since the beginning of the week. I don't get a piece of chicken for my household, not on Friday or any other day. I only get [potatoes] from my neighbors if they have some extra. Sometimes they buy some broth from the market and give me for my kids." SANAA, YEMEN (MAY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF TRAFFIC IN SANAA'S OLD CITY VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING THROUGH MARKET PEOPLE WALKING PAST ONE OF STANDS VARIOUS OF MAN BUYING DATES PEOPLE WALKING BETWEEN STANDS WOMAN BUYING PEOPLE WALKING BETWEEN STANDS (SOUNDBITE) (ARABIC) SANAA RESIDENT, NAGUIB AL KAMEL, SAYING: "The poor citizen depends on their salary, the salary which they haven't been receiving for the past seven months. How can they buy food to prepare for Ramadan? They are approaching Ramadan in the worst possible condition." EXTERIOR OF SUPERMARKET VARIOUS OF PEOPLE SHOPPING IN SUPERMARKET VARIOUS OF SUPERMARKET'S DISPLAY PEOPLE SHOPPING IN SUPERMARKET SHELVES WITH OIL PEOPLE SHOPPING IN SUPERMARKET SHELVES WITH TEA FRUIT AND VEGETABLE STAND IN SUPERMARKET PEOPLE SHOPPING IN SUPERMARKET (SOUNDBITE) (ARABIC) GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE, SALEH ABDULLAH, SAYING: "We are now considered as the middle class, the privileged class, yet we are in a very bad situation. Others can't even buy these supplies amidst this siege and aggression." VARIOUS OF TRAFFIC DRIVING
- Embargoed: 9th June 2017 15:25
- Keywords: displacement camp in Amran lack of food in Yemen Yemenis prepare for Ramadan
- Location: AMRAN AND SANAA, YEMEN
- City: AMRAN AND SANAA, YEMEN
- Country: Yemen
- Topics: Religion/Belief,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA0016IH6MH3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Yemenis from displacement camps as well as those living in the capital of Sanaa were preparing for the holy month of Ramadan on Friday (May 26) amidst food shortages, lack of clean water and shelter.
Amran, camp for internally displaced people (IDP) north of Sanaa is flooded with families who can hardly provide for themselves and many depend on aid provided by relief organizations or charities.
Local markets and supermarkets have been doing their best to prepare for Ramadan, which is likely to start on Saturday (May 27) by keeping supply of goods flowing amidst the ongoing siege on the country's main port in Hodeidah.
Due to the ongoing civil war, even those who are employed, like Naguib Al Kamel, a resident of Sanaa, have been unable to provide for themselves and their families.
"The poor citizen depends on their salary, the salary which they haven't been receiving for the past seven months. How can they buy food to prepare for Ramadan?" he said.
Yemen, divided by nearly two years of civil war that pits the Iran-allied Houthi group against a Sunni Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia, faces threat of famine and an outbreak of cholera epidemic.
More than 10,000 people have been killed and millions displaced in more than two years of war, which has also destroyed much of the country's infrastructure.
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