Yemen – Displaced women in Abyan work for low wages to support their families


Location: Abyan –Yemen

Language: Arabic

Duration: 00:02:45

Voice: Natural

Source: A24

Restrictions: A24 Client

Dateline: 25-02-2022


The difficult economic conditions in Yemen have forced displaced women of various ages to work in the banana farms in the Abyan Governorate, southern Yemen, for more than 12 hours a day, for a low wage that does not exceed 1000 riyals (one dollar).

Most of the working women are displaced from the Hodeidah governorate, western Yemen.

They work on mowing weeds around the banana tree for long hours for so little wage that it is not enough to buy a meal.


  • (SOUNDBITE) Fatima Hassan – Displaced:

“We are poor and hungry. We and our children are sick. Life is tough. We appealed to consider our condition and be given tents, mattresses, and clothes”

  • (SOUNDBITE) Dura Said – Displaced:

“We work on farms to feed our families. No one considers us. We were displaced from the Al-Hodeidah area to the Abyan governorate in the Mesaimeer camp.”

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