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This Is What It’s Like To Go To School While Your Country Is In The Middle Of A Civil War

A 14-year-old Yemeni schoolgirl has written a letter describing her life inside Yemen’s four-year-old civil war. Hanin al-Asaadi’s family, her sisters, 17-year-old Khulood and 16-year-old Asma, as well as her 5-year-old brother, Yousef, live with their parents in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. Her mom, Shams, looks after the family while her dad, Mohammad, used to be a journalist but now works for UNICEF. In the letter, given to BuzzFeed News by UNICEF, Hanin describes how she and her sister were nearl…


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