• Publication date: June 9, 2015

UNHCR provides help to Yemini refugees.. Know more about their suffering

During the month of May, UNHCR and partners reached over 4,600 families with live saving items such as blankets, mattresses, buckets

On 27 May, UNHCR and partner Intersos distributed emergency relief items to 44 displaced families living in three schools in Sana'a.

During the month of May, UNHCR and partners reached over 4,600 families with live saving items such as blankets, mattresses, buckets, plastic sheeting and kitchen sets, in Yemen.

Many stories of Yemeni refugees have sad stories that can break your heart when reading, among them were, according to

UNHCR:

Salima Ahmed who fled the fighting at home in Yemen with her six children and husband, and survived a perilous crossing to give birth in Djibouti, which is welcoming refugees but has little means to support them.

Zeid, 8, and his brother Ziad, 6, escaped the war in Yemen by jumping on a fishing boat. But the crossing was rough, with waves crashing on the boat that Zeid thought was going “to fall over”. They reached Obock, a port town in northern Djibouti, in one piece, and now spend their days at a transit refugee camp playing football. But they miss school.

Ali Saleh Ambari,a Yemeni fisherman that has sought refuge in Obock, a northern port town in neighbouring Djibouti, doesn't know how old he is, but says his “age is written on” his face. But he does know the latest war in Yemen is the worst he's ever seen, as “it's an international war” that even targets fishermen like him just wanting to live out their last days in peace.

And Zeinab Abdo Abdallah who 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”.