A Singaporean woman and her four children are stuck in Aden, Yemen, as rebel troops close in on the Middle Eastern port city.
Madam Sherin Fathima Syed Abdul Ravoof, in her 30s, and her four children aged between four and 13, have no way out of the country, which is on the brink of civil war.
Countries such as China and India have been evacuating their citizens on naval frigates.
“My kids are terrified because nothing like this ever happens in Singapore,” Madam Sherin told The New Paper.
A Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) spokesman said it is in close contact with Singaporeans in Yemen, especially those who want to leave the country.
But since Singapore has no diplomatic representation in Yemen, MFA is working with the Malaysian and Indonesian embassies to help evacuate Singaporeans.