The six-year-old girl, Nadia Al-Junaid, is the only survivor of Al-Junaid family, who was found alive under the rubble of her father’s house, which was targeted with several air raids by the warplanes of the Coalition of War on Yemen led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE this month. Her father, mother and all her brothers became lifeless and dismembered bodies under the rubble and ruins of the house, which was completely destroyed along with a number of neighboring buildings.
Nadia came out of the rubble of horrific destruction with dust covering her face and body, crying in terror from the intensity of the explosion caused by the bombings of the Saudi-led Coalition’s air raids. She came out looking for her mother, father and brothers, who were 15 family members, but she could not find even their pictures in the place. Rather, she saw their beautiful house leveled and turned into dust with stones piled up on top of each other. She did not know that her father, mother and brothers were under the rubble and debris.
As a little child, she was horrified and chocked by the loneliness of the place that surrounded their house, and she could not comprehend what was the reason, why their house has been targeted, and why this has happened to them.
Surely, Nadia will grow up and will live her own life burdened with injuries and disabilities due to the loss of her entire family. She will stand a witness to the merciless aggression, unjust war and abhorrent international silence.
The little girl Nadia stood over her house, reiterating and murmuring with a deep grief and sad voice “Our house has become like a big grave because it contains the dead bodies of my father, mother and the rest of my brothers.”
The children of Yemen who could survive the bombing will actually die because of malnutrition and the lack medicine.
Yemen’s children are the tragedy of modern day.