• Publication date: July 7, 2015

Yemini Mother Survived Bombing in Her Village Saving Her Newely Born Baby

Zeinab Abdo Abdallah, 21, plays with her daughter Rubab, 7 months, at a refugee transit camp in Obock, Djibouti.

Zeinab Abdo Abdallah, 21, plays with her daughter Rubab, 7 months, at a refugee transit camp in Obock, Djibouti. She was preparing dinner at home on the sleepy fishing village of Mayoum, in Yemen, when the house started shaking, she saw explosions of light outside and a strong heat. She ran from the airstrikes to the fishing boats with the planes were overhead, thinking that she would never make it. “I didn't know how to swim, and with my child and the bombs, no one was expecting to be alive tomorrow”.

Baby Amina, 8 months, holds a toy boat that flashes and speaks of her country Yemen's greatness, as she sits among the family's few salvaged possessions in a refugee transit camp in Obock, Djibouti. But Amina's home on the sleepy fishing village of Mayoum went up in flames after one of many airstrikes that the UN expects will force tens of thousands of people from their homes and to make a perilous journey by boat to Djibouti in the coming months.