Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Ghost Towns of Abyan

"In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason. " - Ernest Hemingway

Earlier this month I had a brief visit in the warn torn Southern province of Abyan.  Like any war, the impact on civilians and residents is often ignored.

The war in Abyan has killed innocent civilians and displaced hundreds.  Schools have been closed, and the main hospital was bombed.  Many have lost family members, and many others are wounded.  Their homes have been destroyed, and basic necessities are non-existant.

Residential buildings, hospitals, and schools were hit by air strikes.

With no compensation, and no way to seek justice, residents resent the government that has failed to protect them and instead allowed air strikes to kill indiscriminately.
The photos here are of residential and commercial buildings that were impacted by the war.

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Pharmacy hit by an airstrike in Zinjibar, Abyan

Home in a village near Jaar, Abyan

Hospital in Jaar, Abyan

inside the destroyed part of the hospital