Middle East

Yemen crisis: Stories of daily struggle for survival

Followers of the Houthi movement shout slogans during a demonstration Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Yemen's political crisis has worsened as Houthi rebels have tightened their grip on Sanaa

Months of turmoil in Yemen have left ordinary citizens worried for the future.

Since rebel Shia Houthis overran the capital, Sanaa, late last year, the impoverished country has seen the political crisis deepen, and a threat of all-out sectarian war.

The situation has created a sense of insecurity, fear and economic frustration among Yemenis.

People complain life is hard and getting worse. Here, a mechanic, a merchant and an artist explain how everyday life is a struggle to survive.

Mechanic Abdo Ahmed Ali says people are praying for security, stability and safety

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Media captionAbdo Ahmed Ali: "There are days when there is no work at all"

Merchant Mohammad Al Omary believes everyone is living in fear and customers have been scared away

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Media captionMohammad Al Omary: "The situation has killed the economy"

Murad Suwah says his artwork expresses the death people are seeing every day

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Media captionMurad Suwah: "We are living in despair these days"

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