In one of Sana’a City hospitals, Mohammed Al-Shami is lying in the ICU, wrestling with death, while his family is clinging to the hope of his survival. Mohammed suffered severely with multiple burns all over his body, and his health condition required rapid travel for life-saving treatment abroad.
Mohammed’s father recounts sadly, “The doctors warned us not to go with him through Aden airport, as it would involve risks and perilous adventure due to the distance and the difficulty of the road.” He adds, “We therefore welcomed the UN-declared truce and waited for the reopening of Sana’a International Airport. We thought that we could be able to travel abroad and waited hopefully for the date of the very first flights to be announced. However, the Saudi-led War Coalition postponed the reopening of Sana’a International Airport.” They did not abide by the date set by the agreed two-month truce. After waiting in vain, Mohammed, then, passed away finally.
Unfortunately, there are twins in Mohammed’s house, who do not know that their father has already passed away and that they would never be able to see him again.
As for Mohammed’s father, he keeps on visiting the grave of his only son from time to time. Grief-stricken, he stands watching the grave with deep regret, as he could not do anything to save the life of his son by taking him for life-saving treatment abroad during the past few days.