Yemen: No way in and no way out


One year ago today, the airport in Sana'a, capital of Yemen, was closed. What does this mean for the people of Yemen?

It would have been possible to save his life if he could have flown from Sana'a.

Mohamed's father was one of thousands of Yemenis who needed urgent medical treatment - treatment that is not available in Yemen. This is his story:

According to the Ministry of Health in Sana'a:

10,000 Yemenis have died because they could not go abroad for medical treatment.

The closure of Yemen’s main international airport also means it is harder to get humanitarian aid to the 20 million people in need of it.

Watch this short video from CARE's Suzy Madigan explaining what the continued closure of Yemen's main international airport means for Yemen's people:

The closure of the airport is making an already bad situation much, much worse for the Yemeni people. CARE and 20 other organisations are demanding that all channels of domestic and international movement should be reopened immediately.

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