Stop the War in Yemen
Shootings are heard in Sanaa and some streets are closed with many checkpoint spreading.. Intensity and fear are on high level tonight..
Exactly! RPG and gun fires are heard at the moment.. intensity says a long night ahead!
Hana Alshowafi retweeted Osamah Alfakih @osamahfakih:
5:00 am #Sanaa time, exchanging fire is getting more intense; reports of pro- Saleh tribes get involved in the clashes with Houthis #Yemen
Emotionally & physically exhausted from checking on family, relatives and news nonstop since last night! +3 millions in Sanaa are going through hard time due to fights intensity & continuous explosions! Civilians want Peace more than ever!
MOHAMMED GHOBARI @GhobariMohamad
Hana Alshowafi retweeted Mohammed Al-Asaadi @alasaadim:
Sanaa’s Fun City- the amusement park in Sanaa city is burnt down. #YemenChildren continue to pay a heavy price even their limited spaces to play and have fun. #Yemen needs peace now
Several explosions rock Sanaa right now! Conflicting news about AnsarAlla regain control over different locations in Sanaa! It is so confusing.. Fear is what civilians share..
Since Friday night,I live in the hallway of my house where no windows around. Limited my access to kitchen & living room because of continuous gunfire & explosions!Neighborhood grocery stores are closed & very few cars pass by! When options are limited, it's #Sanaa now!
Hana Alshowafi retweeted rajatmadhok:
Tweeting this while hearing screams of #children outside, another big explosion was heard! O world enough war! #Yemen. As the sounds of war echo throughout #Sanaa, I pray for those trapped in the fighting. Children are scared & terrified, parents are running out of water and food. At this terrible time I am reminded of this song that children in #Yemen sang for adults not long ago. @UNICEF_Yemen
Hana Alshowafi retweeted Hafez Albukari:
And those heavy weapons are used right now! Houses are shaking with every explosion.. who will win at last? Time will tell but until it does, many civilians die silently.. #Yemen #Sanaa
Hana Alshowafi retweeted Yemeniaty يمنياتي:
And always clashes around key leaders' houses means nearby civilians houses are badly affected! War is ugly is so many ways..
Alright!! Explosions are getting closer and shakes strongly felt.. three days of heavy clashes in populated areas is insane! Many families are stuck in houses can't get food: raining bullets, no means of transportation and closed groceries!
Hana Alshowafi retweeted Suha Bashren:
This call represent many families who are stuck inside houses and need to leave but impossible due to continuous heavy clashes! A ceasefire in Sanaa is demanded now.. #Yemen #Sanaa
Hana Alshowafi retweeted Suha Bashren @Suhabashren:
SOS: Yemeni Red Crescent and @ICRC pls call upon warring parties to announce a ceasefire to enable civilians caught between fire to move to safe places #diplomatic area#Sana'a
This means a long ugly fighting in #Sanaa! #Yemen
And an airstrike just hit! Wow a big party all over Sanaa.. At least by end of this war, we would write in our CVs that we have skills of recognizing airstrikes & heavy artillery explosions' sounds!! Peace is all we want now.. #Sanaa #Yemen
What more can we endure? We're amid fierce ground fighting & under deadly aerial attacks. Living in #Sanaa #Yemen is a daily life-or-death experience. I doubt there is hell because here's hell already!
Hana Alshowafi retweeted Ali Almurtada @AliAlmurtada:
The use of heavy weaponry in residential areas is a war crime. We've said this before and we say it again. #Sanaa
Now I can say it is CLOSE! This is happening in residential areas.. children will have life long trauma.. Families can't even leave houses, staying at home is safer than fleeing.. raining stray bullets! #Sanaa #Yemen
Hana Alshowafi retweeted Dina El-Mamoun @DinaDena00:
The biggest bang ever, the house shook, some hundred meters away. Followed by gun shots one street away or so from us, # Yemen, # Sanaa
Hana Alshowafi retweeted ICRC Yemen:
Violent clashes & airstrikes continue in Sana'a, #Yemen. Thousands stuck in their homes, with little food or water, too scared to go out for fear of getting shot. Pregnant women can't get to hospital. Situation dire. We repeat: Civilians are not part of the fight.
Hana Alshowafi retweeted WHO:
And when we talk about people with disabilities, many Yemeni children now suffer due to the ongoing conflicts! They were targeted by airstrikes, landmines, ground shelling.. All warring parties contributed generously!!
Hana Alshowafi retweeted Osamah Alfakih @osamahfakih:
Compared to previous days, clashes tonight are the most intense; gunfire and heavy artillery are rocking the neighborhood now #Sanaa #Yemen
Ssssssssss booooooom!! Airstrike just hit, house and myself shaking.. heavy artillery and gunfire didn't stop for hours now.. it is getting literally UGLY! #Sanaa #Yemen
Hana Alshowafi retweetet ICRC:
If #Yemen was 100 people:
*77 need aid to survive.
*66 don't have enough food.
*60 have no clean water.
*52 have little access to health care.
*12 are severely malnourished.
But Yemen is not 100 people.
It’s over 27 million people
Hana Alshowafi retweeted Samir Elhawary @rimas_se:
Heavy airstrikes in #Sanaa for the last few hours. Intensifying now. We're getting lots of calls from families asking for help as they are trapped in their homes fearing the worse #Yemen
3 days with one scene: Tanks explosions Airstrikes explosions RPG Nonstop Gunfire as background music Civilians: No safe routes to move out, can't sleep all night, food supplies are running low & on top media fight is consuming! #Sanaa #Yemen #Peace
Right now situation is relatively calmer than last night but gunfire is still heard in diplomatic area! Conflicting news on who is taking control but one fact: people are still trapped in this madness! #Sanaa #Yemen
Hana Alshowafi retweeted Robert Mardini @RMardiniICRC:
#Sanaa #Yemen: our urgent plea to warring sides: civilians & civilian infrastructure are #NotATarget. Last night our @ICRC_ye medical warehouse was hit. This is unacceptable.
When you try to collect your life/ future in bags!Hard to decide what to take or to leave behind..Taking a last look around was a torture! @osamahfakih and myself decided to leave our appartment in diplomatic area after brutality of last night! Many families did.. #Sanaa #Yemen
Since announcing Ali Saleh killing, AnsarAlla cars roaming many streets in Sanaa with microphones playing Zawamel (songs/chants) of victory! Saleh is killed, what's next? People are numb everywhere.. #Yemen
And another airstrike just hit!! People still need time to absorb what happened today, some are in denial, others are scared of what will be next.. Explosions sounds are ugly reminders of our realities
Hana Alshowafi retweeted Marian Houk who retweeted MOHAMMED GHOBARI:
"The UN Security Council held an open meeting on Tuesday to discuss the situation in Yemen after the death of the former President at Houthi hands
Hana Alshowafi added UN Development & Humanitarian Coord in
#Yemen Jamie McGoldrick @jamiemcgoldric8:
2/2 I urge all parties to the ongoing conflict in #Yemen to comply with International Humanitarian Law, ensure the protection of civilians and respect civilian infrastructure. I ask the parties to stop the violence.
Hana Alshowafi retweeted rajatmadhok @RajatMadhok:
What a day in Sanaa. Food is running out, people can't go to hospitals as driving on roads is risky. There's tension in the air like never before. We had a few close encounters ourselves. Stay safe #Yemen How must those who need to go to hospital be coping? I shudder to think !!
Sanaa is calm this morning but People are numb, angry and waiting for what's next! Fear and uncertainty are current status of many... civilians are cautious and trying to buy essentials in case of any escalations! #Yemen
"I fear the security situation is rapidly deteriorating. Heavy fighting has forced people to stay inside & many lack food/water. We call on the international community to call for immediate ceasefire so humanitarian aid can reach those in need."