In Yemen, U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition warplanes are bombing the port city of Hodeidah for a second straight day, as aid groups warned of a worsening humanitarian catastrophe. The U.N. says nearly 8.5 million Yemenis are on the verge of famine, with deaths set to rise if shipments of food and medicine through the port come to a halt. This is Khaled al-Radi, a resident of Sana’a and father of 10, speaking Wednesday.
Khaled al-Radi: “Because of the current circumstances, people are suffering. We cannot buy things for our kids and can’t financially sustain ourselves on normal days, so imagine what it’s like during Ramadan and Eid. I have a household of 11 people. Our situation is dire, and only God knows when we’ll get paid our salaries.”