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Civil war has brought Yemen to its knees, and the fear is that things are about to escalate. We aid agencies need every bit of help we can get
Night after night in Yemen’s beleaguered capital, Sana’a, I hear the continuous clack-clack-clack of anti-aircraft fire and the low hum of fighter jets overhead. I’m writing this sat in the corner of my bathroom, the “safe” space farthest from the window. It’s almost midnight and the electricity has cut again, leaving the glow of my laptop screen as the only light.
My thoughts turn to my colleagues and friends, who are almost certainly awake as well with their families. This perpetual state of fear is nothing new. It’s been going on since the conflict started over five months ago and people are terrified that things could be about to get even worse.
The Saudi-led military coalition killed workers at a water plant on Sunday, the plant’s owner said, while a coalition spokesman said Houthi rebels had made explosive devices at the site.