As Yemen has the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, Yemeni Americans are also dealing with being harassed, bribed and bullied when they try to visit their native country.
These criminal actions take place at Cairo Airport in Egypt, as there is no direct flight to Yemen from the USA, so everyone must stop in Cairo.
Yahay Obeid, the outreach coordinator for the Bronx Muslim Center, said these issues have occurred for a while, but have gotten worse recently.
“It looks like Yemeni Americans are being targeted,” he said. “They know they’re coming from America, so they say it’s against the law for them to carry money through Cairo.”