Sidewalks: Home for the Homeless [Archives:2007/1047/Reportage]
The gray -haired Ali retires to bed daily at 11PM. Before falling asleep, he reclines on two sleek stones which he uses as a pillow for his head. The mattress of the bed is a piece of plain cardboard. Mr.Ali always lies on the sidewalk along the main street of Mukalla. Routinely, Mr. Ali smokes cigarette before retiring to bed. Yemen Times visited Ali on his side walk before he hit the sheets.
Mr.Ali was in Taiz before he came to Hadramout. He heard of the vast numbers of potential opportunities in Hadramout. He first arrived and worked in Mukalla, however finding any accommodation was the bane of his stay. He works throughout the day and at night he sleeps on the pavement. \”No one wants to rent his house or flat to us. They say that they don't rent houses to workers