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Yemeni climbs Mount Everest for peace in his war-torn homeland

Using large rocks, Osman wrote 'Yemen' as he called for peace [Yemen Reborn]

Date of publication: 19 September, 2017

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He raised the Yemeni flag and with rocks wrote the word “Yemen” on one of the Himalayan foothills, using large enough rocks to be seen from an airplane

A Yemeni activist and award winning human resources manager has become the first Yemen citizen to climb Mount Everest and reach the summit.

Yemeni activist and founder of the Yemen Reborn initiative Osman al-Hadi took on the challenge of climbing Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world to shed light on the humanitarian situation in Yemen and call for peace in his country.

Mount Everest is located in the state of Nepal, the highest peak in the world. It is 8,848 meters above sea level.

He raised the Yemeni flag and with rocks wrote the word “Yemen” on one of the Himalayan foothills, using large enough rocks to be seen from an airplane.

His trip took 15 days, in which he needed nine months of intensive training to prepare for.

"History has proven that all wars end in peace, but they leave behind many tragedies and unending crises, the people that control reason and logic. The principles of coexistence and overcome all and we can soon avoid the cost of war, peace and security, and focus on development and prosperity," al-Hadi said.

Osman al-Hadi [Yemen Reborn]

“From the roof of the world: I appeal to all the Yemeni parties to resort to dialogue in order to establish peace and give priority to reconciliation and coexistence. I also appeal to Yemeni youth to persevere, continue education, work and creativity in order to promote their country and their future, no matter what the reality and circumstances.”

This is the second time that Al-Hadi has climbed one of the highest peaks of the world. Last year he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, reaching the highest mountain in Africa and the fourth highest mountain in the world.

More than 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen since March 2015, including at least 1,500 children.

Millions more have been displaced by the conflict which has pushed the impoverished country to the brink of famine.

A cholera outbreak has claimed the lives of more than 1,800 people since April, with 400,000 suspected cases across the country, according to the UN and the ICRC.

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