Water hasn’t come to our house for over a month now. We filled some containers a while ago for emergency use. I feel so horrible for the poor people who can’t afford it.My parents are struggling to provide a normal life for us, but the worried look in their eyes and the obvious shortage of the basics in our daily life can’t hide the sad fact that life is becoming almost impossible.He was already talking on the phone to some people asking them to be careful because the war had started. I never thought I would ever encounter such a twist in my life.At the beginning, I was in shock that took a while to wake up from. We moved to the basement and spent almost all our time there. We had to sleep there with hundreds of long-legged spiders all over the walls and the ceiling.
We kept phones close and charged all the time to check on every one whenever we heard heavy bombing.
We would go there with all my cousins and spend a week or two, swimming, riding bikes and going to the beach sometimes.
Almost five years ago, I moved in with my maternal grandma to look after her -- my grandpa passed away seven years ago.
Read more Fast Facts on Yemen here and more details here. I am the eldest sister of six other sisters -- no brothers.
I live with my parents, sisters, grandparents (my father’s side) and one aunt in a house in one of the oldest neighborhoods in the old city of Sana’a.