Deeply grieved and full of sorrow, Razan’s mother says, “We were hopefully preparing to travel through Sana’a Airport when Yemenia Airlines announced the resumption of its flights from the airport in April, in accordance with the terms of the truce agreement announced by the Envoy of the UN Secretary-General. However, all these wishes were dashed because the Saudi-led Coalition and their mercenaries prevented those flights during the first three weeks of April 2022.
The closure of Sana’a International Airport by the Saudi-led War Coalition and its violation of the truce agreement has exacerbated the health and psychological conditions of thousands of sick and wounded people, and prevented thousands of other Yemenis outside Yemen from returning to their families and children. This has also aggravated their situation and that of their families. Besides, they suffered great losses in those countries in which they are located, as they keep waiting impatiently at those airports for an opportunity to return back and reunite with their families.
Razan’s mother, with tearful eyes, describes her daughter’s condition, “All of a sudden, Razan lost her ability to move and speak in the middle of last year. We took her to several specialized doctors, but in vain. The doctors were unable to diagnose her health condition. As a result of the lack of specialized medical staff and the collapse of the health sector, which was destroyed by the Saudi-led War Coalition, nothing could be done. Above all, the War Coalition keeps on preventing the arrival of medical supplies to various hospitals.
Razan’s mother further complains, “I took my daughter to various medical clinics and hospitals so that I might find someone to save my daughter’s life from her serious disease that is getting worse day by day. Various Yemeni doctors advised me that she should travel abroad to receive the necessary medical care, as she suffers from a cancerous tumor in the brain.” At this moment, Um Razan burst out crying with tears streaming down her face.
A number of citizens advised her to travel with her daughter by land to Aden or Seiyun. However, this advice was not the appropriate solution for her, and she explained, “My little daughter’s body has deteriorated and become very weak due to the severity of the deadly disease that afflicted her; it is difficult for me to travel with her by land to Aden or Seiyun. Besides, the great distance between Sana’a and Aden or Seiyun could lead to the death of my daughter. However, my daughter and I are still putting hope that, by God’s will, Sana’a International Airport shall be re-opened.”