Back in Aden, well to the south on the water, a similar sentiment endures.
Since the war broke out, neither the internationally recognized government, nor the separatist leaders, have been able to provide basic services, jobs or aid to the people.
While politicians in this part of Yemen are passionate about independence, the people we talk to on the street tell us that it’s important to them, but what’s more important is simply that the war ends and the economic hardships that came with it end too.
There is a growing bitterness here and a sense here that regional partners are pursuing their own interests, while Yemenis struggle to live through the humanitarian crisis this war has brought.
Wajdem Mohammed is a police officer fighting to get by.