No easy return for Yemeni refugees stranded in Jordan

Middle East Eye, September 11, 2015

Nostalgia and the high costs of living in Amman is forcing  Yemeni refugees who had fled during the war in March, to return. Many struggle to make the journey with only two operational Yemenia  flights a week to the capital, and Aden. A one way ticket costs  600 US$.

I waited in Amman for atleast ten days before I could book a flight to Aden. During my wait, I learnt many families were stranded for more than four weeks. Saudi Arabia controlled the runways and the operations, which was inefficient, and erratic. One afternoon flights were unexpectedly cancelled without informing passengers, many of who were injured and elderly.

This piece documents the traumatic journey families have to endure to reach home. For more, here’s the link

 

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