Family Survives Terrifying Ordeal, Flees Yemen By Boat

April 15, 2015 7:28 PM

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Reuniting with his family after a terrifying ordeal on the high seas "was my life starting all over again,” Hafez Alawdi says.

Hafez is a chemistry professor at Cal State Fresno in California and his wife Samiha, son Shaker, 10, and daughter Sara, 4, braved the 16-hour boat trip from the Red Sea port city of Mocha, Yemen, to Djibouti earlier this week, fleeing the intensifying violence there.

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