How miserable it is for young children to see their home destroyed after a destructive air strike on their home in Taiz. The ten-year-old Ibrahim and his five brothers became homeless overnight.
The war was able to deprive Ibrahim and his brothers of living safely in a home that housed them; and it even deprived them of education.
Ibrahim, Saeed and Laila were diligent and hardworking students. Ibrahim happily dreamed of becoming a doctor. Saeed said, “I want to be an engineer.” As for Laila, she stated, “I want to be a teacher.” However, after the air strike on their house, their situation changed.
Now, Ibrahim is roaming the streets of Ibb, collecting disposed empty bottles and selling them to get some money to satisfy the hunger and thirst of his brothers.
The father of the six children, Ahmed, was mentally ill, after the air strike had targeted his house, leading him to become an idle person with no job.
Ibrahim is determined to take his father for treatment, but he does not know what to do. There is no hospital in Ibb that receives the same cases of his father. Even if he took his father to the Capital, Sana’a, for treatment, the hospitals there are almost closed and empty of medicines, and medical staffs have left the country.
Ibrahim faced a miserable fate. He had to bear the responsibility of his five younger brothers in addition to his sick father.
This is how most of the Yemeni children live in a tragedy resulting from the war that has been waged by the Saudi-led Coalition for the last six years. Unfortunately, there is no hope for it to stop soon.
The suffering of Yemeni children shall remain a disgrace to humanity for decades.