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Yemen: Sanaa residents recall devastation of Saudi-led air raids03:20

Yemen: Sanaa residents recall devastation of Saudi-led air raids

Yemen, Sanaa
March 5, 2017 at 13:19 GMT -00:00 · Published

The devastation of buildings of the Al-Masanie neighbourhood of Sanaa, caused by a reported total of 37 Saudi-led coalition missiles since the beginning of the airstrike campaign, was captured on footage in Sanaa on Sunday. Local residents spoke on camera of the difficulties they encounter every day.

One resident said, "the situation in this neighbourhood is very bad. For more than a year they were targeted by rockets launched by fighter jets which belongs to the alliance, the Saudi-American alliance. Houses were destroyed and people are living in a miserable situation."

Another resident added, "in the period of a year and a half there were two raids on the neighbourhood, almost 30 houses were destroyed. Some people rented other houses and some others are living in tents. Their situation is so bad especially since there's no income anymore. Those families' situation is miserable."

"We lost everything because of this aggression. What did we do to deserve this, to be shelled? They destroyed our homes and injured our kids," a third resident asked.

Casualty figures have exceeded 10,200 people in Yemen since March 2015, with a reported 40,000 injured and more than three million people displaced.

Earlier this year, the UN made an urgent appeal to stave off famine in the country, as over seven million people are facing the threat of starvation. Currently, over three million people, including 2.1 million children, are acutely malnourished.

Yemen: Sanaa residents recall devastation of Saudi-led air raids03:20
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The devastation of buildings of the Al-Masanie neighbourhood of Sanaa, caused by a reported total of 37 Saudi-led coalition missiles since the beginning of the airstrike campaign, was captured on footage in Sanaa on Sunday. Local residents spoke on camera of the difficulties they encounter every day.

One resident said, "the situation in this neighbourhood is very bad. For more than a year they were targeted by rockets launched by fighter jets which belongs to the alliance, the Saudi-American alliance. Houses were destroyed and people are living in a miserable situation."

Another resident added, "in the period of a year and a half there were two raids on the neighbourhood, almost 30 houses were destroyed. Some people rented other houses and some others are living in tents. Their situation is so bad especially since there's no income anymore. Those families' situation is miserable."

"We lost everything because of this aggression. What did we do to deserve this, to be shelled? They destroyed our homes and injured our kids," a third resident asked.

Casualty figures have exceeded 10,200 people in Yemen since March 2015, with a reported 40,000 injured and more than three million people displaced.

Earlier this year, the UN made an urgent appeal to stave off famine in the country, as over seven million people are facing the threat of starvation. Currently, over three million people, including 2.1 million children, are acutely malnourished.

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