Residents of Hodeidah between poverty and deprivation and the militias’ taxesEnglish - السبت 18 يونيو 2022 الساعة 09:52 ص
The residents of Al-Hodeidah Governorate, which is under the control of the Houthi militia, are experiencing difficult living and humanitarian conditions, due to the deteriorating living situation and rising temperatures, and the Iranian-backed militias are disavowing their obligations towards the population.
Hodeidah is witnessing a hot summer these days in the absence of electricity service, which is available for two hours a day only, at a time when temperatures rise to 45 degrees Celsius.
The commercial electricity service of Houthi investors, at its exorbitant price, remains the only one available, but the impoverished population, impoverished by Houthi levies, cannot pay the high monthly consumption bills.
When you wander through the streets and alleys of the city of Hodeidah, you will find only pale faces exhausted by poverty, while people sit on the sidewalks in desperation, looking for a breath of air to protect them from the scorching summer heat.
Extreme poverty became the title of that city. Meanwhile, the suffering of the people of Hodeidah is compounded, in light of the Houthi militia repudiating its obligations towards the population in providing the necessary services.
Many families depend on motorcycles, which serve as a taxi for the poor in the western coastal districts, to earn a living, but the Houthi militia’s measures narrowed the situation to everyone, and working on them did not meet the needs of these families.