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Similar Situation and Different Value In Sanaa and Aden

Jul - 28 - 2022   Download The Version

The Yemeni war is in its eighth year amid signs of hope for a long-awaited peace following the humanitarian truce announced by the United Nations on the 2nd of last April, and renewed to 2nd of August, amid varying commitment by the parties to the conflict.

This truce led to the opening of Hodeidah port to 18 fuel-loaded ships, and the re-launch of flights from Sana’a International airport after closing down since September 2016. Sana'a airport flights two planes from Sana’a to Amman back and forth, and another to Cairo. It is a temporary breakthrough, which Yemenis hope continue and be crowned by reopening the main roads to the governorates of Taiz, Mareb, Al-Bayda, Lahj and Al-Dhalea, whose closure has doubled the human suffering, transportation costs, the prices of food commodities and basic needs of people. People also hope the truce improve the economy and their lives in light of the interactions that affected the daily lives of theirs, and exacerbated it.

Since the Houthi militants took control of the Yemeni capital, Sana'a on September 21, 2014, the Yemeni economy has been in a faltering state reinforced by the political division that reached the point of explosion with the announcement of the Saudi-led Arab coalition to intervene militarily on March 26, 2015, to restore the power to the Yemeni legitimate government.


Under the military intervention of the Arab coalition and the Houthi group’s control over the sovereign and revenue institutions, the country entered into the midst of multiple crises, which cast a shadow over the people’s livelihood, and worsened the economic situation. The United Nations recorded that the poverty line in Yemen exceeded 80% of the population, declaring this the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

In this report, we worked in the field from January to April 2022 and were close to the daily life of people in a sample of governorates under the control of the Yemeni government and the Houthi group. We touched on their most prominent needs, how they live, what food they depend on in their daily meals, and what their sources of income.

Through our report, we put you in a comparison of the living situation between the areas under the control of each party, the impact of the procedures followed in the two areas, and the difficulties imposed by the war on the daily living of people in Yemen.