Mrs. F. N. and her family live under frequent displacement, sometimes under the roof of a thatched house that cannot withstand the burning sun or raindrops, and sometimes in a tent that cannot protect them from the bitterly cold winter. She and her family finally settled in IDPs camp in Dhamar Governorate, in which the weather is known to be severely cold in winter as temperature drops – 4 °C below zero.
Mrs. F. N. was in tears when she talked about her story in winter season. She is a displaced woman from Hodeidah, not accustomed to the cold weather; and she and her family do not have any blankets or even winter clothes. As a result, they fell victim to winter coldness. Her young child had acute pneumonia and pharyngitis with swollen lymph nodes, and was urgently in need of medical treatment. However, she does not have money, and none of the benefactors or philanthropists approached her.
“Had we got enough money, we would have bought woolen clothes and blankets and other cold supplies,” she states sadly. Unfortunately, this is not possible, as there are hardly enough foodstuffs for basic survival.
She said, “We live exposed to the cold weather and we suffer a lot under the pressure of austerity in order to save money for buying medicines.”
“We are victims of this aggression against our country, which has displaced us and made us hungry. The winter cold has increased and multiplied our suffering,” she added.