Internet outage and its impact on the lives of citizens in Mouze (field tour)

English - Friday 17 January 2020 الساعة 07:24 am
aden, newsyemen

The effects of the internet outage are still very large in a number of Yemeni cities, as civilians face difficulty in messaging, sending and receiving money transfers.

 And in some distant districts of cities such as Mouze, for example, the impact of the outages was very large due to the lack of other alternatives.

A reporter for Newsyemen in Mouze, made a field trip to listen to the suffering of the people and the impact of the internet outage on their daily lives.

 "The Internet is important to the people of Mouze, given their distance from the cities," says teacher Adel Hizam

 The interruption had an effect, whether on the level of money transfers, or on the level of personal correspondence or research on topics related to the teaching material.

He adds that the Web used to allow everyone to be informed of all new information, in a way that enhances and broadens the awareness of students due to the cheap use of it.


 As for Abdulrahman al-Ahdal, a health worker, he says that the Internet has created hypotheses in our health work, especially as we receive daily reports of the emergence of some diseases in remote areas in the district via WhatsApp.

Al-Ahdal adds that the interruption had a clear impact, whether it was the inability to communicate with family and friends and know their conditions, or to obtain information.

 Ahmed Al-Ameeri is a merchant and owner of a money transfer shop

 Cash, he said, that the internet shutdown has paralyzed banking.

 And he added, there is no satellite connection to the Internet

 Therefore, all incoming or outgoing transfers to Mouze have stopped.

The pharmacist Adeeb Al-Sayegh says that the loss of the network made us completely isolated from the world and we became unaware of the news and events around us.

He adds, network interruption has created a state of non-communication between the health sector and humanitarian organizations and the inability to submit reports and data to the administration and the offices we deal with.

For his part, says a high school student

 Muhammad Najib, he found it difficult to search and know some of the information he needed.

 He adds, the Internet provides a great opportunity for students to search for references and explain some topics, in the absence of textbooks.

 On the same level, says, Ammar Ibrahim is a trader and station owner. The loss of the internet has made us absent from many events. For example, prices drop and go up, and we know nothing about them.

As for Hani Al-Amiri, the director of the water project, he said

 The interruption of the Internet caused a total paralysis, as we were unable to communicate with others, especially those whose work is totally related to offices and institutions.

 Al-Amiri added, "This great service is controlled by ignorant Houthi militias.