The last time Yemen breathed, slept, and lived in peace was in the early 2015. From the March of 2015 began an interminable war between parties in quest for power, while the civilians kept being oppressed and literally stamped under their feet. Since then, the only things Yemen has ever seen or heard are blood, carcasses, airstrikes, screams, and cries!
Meanwhile, the soldiers fighting against all odds and protecting the civilians have only seen the enemy lines but not even a blurry end to the bloody war. Aden, the port city of Yemen, was already partially captured while the latter half too got captured recently by the separatists snatching complete control from the government forces.
Moreover, Prime Minister Ahmed bin Daghar along with his cabinet members is ‘captured inside’ the presidential palace for internationally recognized Yemeni government in Aden. All in all, the whole situation is in the hands of the Yemeni separatists who were previously allies to the government forces, against whom they are fighting currently. Despite the death toll already reaching 40, the separatists didn’t stop instead took under control Aden’s military bases too.
Nevertheless, the warring parties haven’t lost a bit of their rigidity and pettiness instead put up a unrelenting game of blaming each other, blatantly well. Saudi Arabia holds, ancient rival, Iran an accused for helping the Houthi rebels and destroying every possible attempt at ceasing the war. On the other hand, Houthis through the blame back at the Saudi government accusing them for their ‘disposition at entering a dialogue process’.
At the end of it all comes the bottom-most layer of the Yemen war – the civilians – 21 million, in urgent need of humanitarian aid and getting none. Rotting under the rubble of their own houses, schools they once read in and hospitals that once cured them; destroyed by airstrikes, bombs or bulldozers! The sustainability of their present is in question while the mere thought of even having a future is a luxury in itself.