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Struggle and Survival in War-Torn Yemen – The Face of
May 13, 2018
Fighting has been going on in earnest for the past few years in Yemen. It’s left tens of
thousands displaced and struggling. This is yet another part of the word that we, as preppers,
can look to for some idea of what a complete collapse of the government can look like.
The politics of the conflict don’t matter, so I won’t address them. What we should be looking at
is what people are being forced to deal with.
Security checkpoints have been set up by those who have weapons. Those who are not part
of the conflict are subjected to searches regardless of if they agree or not. The area discussed
in the article is effectively under martial law.
There are only certain areas in the city providing clean water and the homeless have
makeshift shelters in slums and ghettos. Can you imagine how cities would look if there were
homeless all over the streets like they are in some Californian cities?
The black market has stepped up to fill the gaps in services. People purchase fuel and other
necessities at sky-high prices because there is no other way to reliably get the good that
It’s not that much of a stretch to imagine similar situations occurring in western civilizations.
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Photo courtesy of aljazeera.com
Civilians are struggling to cope with the devastating consequences of the three-year conflict.
In 2015, Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi established his government in the southern
city of Aden after being forced by Houthi rebels to flee the capital, Sanaa.
As the threat of the rebels grew, southern forces closed ranks around Hadi to defend the coastal
city and other areas in the south with the support of a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia.
Caught in the long-running conflict, civilians keep bearing the brunt. More than 40,000 displaced
people, who arrived in Aden from other areas of the war-torn country, scrape by in slums and
makeshift desert settlements, abandoned to their own fate.
Source: Struggle and survival in war-torn Yemen | Yemen | Al Jazeera
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