In schools in Yemen shows the Dilemma of the war. “Nothing is more like before the war,” says Hajat Said. As one of the few teachers in the country, the 47-Year-old lessons regularly. The equivalent of about 75 euros you will receive in the month. Not by the government, which has already abandoned years ago in the capital, Sanaa, and from the exile reigned. The Houthi rebels who have taken over Sanaa. But from a German-Yemeni aid organisation, sees in the teacher’s salary more than just support to Survive.
The United Nations described the civil war as the currently the worst humanitarian disaster in the world. Prior to the beginning of the war in the year of 2014, the Yemen was considered to be the poorhouse of the Arabian Peninsula. Since then, it has increased the number of needy people dramatically: More than 24 million people in need of help or protection, said Lise Grande, UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, ahead of a planned donors ‘ conference. About 80 percent of the population.
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“How can you live like that?”
In September 2014, had the Iranian-backed Houthi militias taken over the capital, Sanaa, and large areas of the North of Yemen. Shortly after, a Saudi-handle-Arabia-on-led military coalition in the conflict and supports the internationally recognised government of President Abed Rabbo Mansur Hadi, since then, especially from the air. The infrastructure of the country is in many places destroyed, again and again, schools and hospitals are hit. In the past year, a severe Cholera-outbreak, with more than a Million sick exacerbated the situation for the people again drastically.
“My husband has lost because of the war his Job and I didn’t get a salary. How should one live?”, teacher Hajat Said complains. Four children, one has to feed the family. And the prices are on the rise, since the Saudi coalition has imposed a Blockade on the airport of Sana’a and the ports on the Red sea.
the Lack of awareness for crisis in Yemen
The Association from Bavaria, Hajati Karamati (“My life, my Dignity”), wants to help. “It’s the teacher that can feed their families,” says the Chairman, Said al-Dailami. “And it is not a question that the next Generation will be lost.” At some schools, the Houthis paid even salaries, but only to teachers who were “ideologically in line”. Up to 4,000 child soldiers estimates that al-Dailami, there in Yemen.
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With the equivalent of 75 Euro per month, the Association supports Yemen 72 teachers at two schools in the North. It was only a small contribution. “The Problem lies in the lack of awareness for the crisis in Yemen,” said Al-Dailami. “It is fixed flock to other crisis.”
The United Nations need this year to 4.2 billion dollars (3.7 million euros) for Yemen, as much as for any other country. You want to provide, among other things, that the Starving with food, drinking water treatment, indigent medical care, schools, running and Displaced persons accommodation.
“stand back capacity of people is gradually crumbling”
In the streets of Sanaa, many people have to beg now. “If we advertise here small Work, such as camp clean up, apply for 500 people,” says the head of the red cross office in Sanaa, Franz Smoking stone. “Our employees have with your wage of about 1500 $ 100 a family to feed.” Still greater is the Distress in the country was where most people lived. In the mountainous country, many regions were difficult to reach.
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we would Add often the distrust of the local authorities, aid agencies say. “You can reach the people,” says Ibtisam al-Sawaani of Vision of Hope. “Some people die while I wait for a permit.”
The world food programme WFP, the largest humanitarian organization in the world, every day, with 300 trucks on the road, in order to supply millions of people. Distrust of the warring parties and the bureaucracy to get permits, be grueling, says WFP chief in Sanaa, Stephen Anderson. The nerves were in many places bare: “The remarkable resilience of the people is gradually crumbling.”
Also, if the misery is not caused by a natural disaster, but power struggles, urges Anderson to donors: “The mother of the severely malnourished son in hospital, the starving civilians, you do not have triggered the war.” To leave the country in misery sink would be a Disaster for the whole world.