Day by day, crises spread and their impact on Yemenis increases, especially the residents of the besieged city of Taiz. One of them is the domestic gas crisis, which has become more and more prevalent in recent times, due to the almost total absence of this substance.
The disappearance of the gas has also resulted in the closure of many restaurants, while families have resorted to cooking. use firewood and cardboard wrapping papers.
In the midst of this crisis, a Yemeni craftsman made metal stoves that used charcoal or wood. He was inspired by traditional models of terracotta stoves, which have become rare and expensive in the country.
Before that, this craftsman worked on making local skirts, which are conical ovens of cylindrical shape, through which families make traditional bread, cakes and some popular foods.
But after he became domestic gas Rare, stop making those gas skirts.
For many heads of household, these metal stoves represented a temporary solution. Al-Harfi said his metal stoves have seen high demand over the past month, noting that he has sold thousands of them.
How it works?
Additionally, these metal stoves work by placing charcoal or wood inside and igniting them.
A fan inside a cylindrical hole generates air and starts the fire. Due to the lack of electricity in many homes, this fan works by connecting it to the solar power system that most families in Taiz Governorate have relied on since the start of the war.
For their part, citizens who buy these skirts see that they meet their urgent need to cook.
Many complain about their inability to cook due to the gas crisis, as well as the inability of families to buy food from restaurants, especially after many restaurants in the town of Ta’izz have closed. As for the restaurants that are still functioning, they depend on certain intermediaries or on the black market to provide gas at double the price.