Separatist recently gathered in the southern port city of Aden to seize the presidential palace in a ferocious overnight battle. This led the Yemeni Prime Minister, Ahmed Obaid Bin Daghar, to flee to Saudi Arabia to seek shelter from the war. All this occurred while the civilians were still struggling to survive on the other part of the same land; surrounded by deafening airstrikes and rubble of destroyed infrastructure.
It isn’t just the Prime Minister who tried to flee Yemen during times of distress. Earlier, President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi too fled from the advancing Houthi rebels to his hometown to secure himself from the ongoing coalition in Yemen right after being declared the President after Saleh stepped down from the position.
Currently, Hadi is under a lot of pressure from the South Yemen region to overtake both the parliamentary cabinet and Prime Minister Daghar.
Meanwhile, the separatists were stopped before they could enter the palace, which was guarded by the troops from Saudi Arabia. According to a senior official from the government Daghar remained inside the palace with many other ministers. However, the official refrained from commenting whether the PM tried to leave Aden at that situation or not. This information was only given out on the condition of anonymity.
At the same time Yemeni civilians are still struggling to lead a basic life and have nowhere else to flee because the poorest Arab nation is isolated from all means of transportation – land, air and water. According to one of the Yemeni civilian they’ve ‘gotten used to the airstrikes’ so much that they sleep through the same airstrikes which earlier scared them for their lives.
With no final resorts to opt, the civilians continue to lead the same namesake life while the PM and President have already attempted their escapes once throughout the war.