Skip to main content Text Only version of this page
Where I Live
A-Z Index
 Find Out
 The Team

Contact Us

  Living in Kuwait is very frightening
Updated 21 March 2003, 17.20
Wadha, 14, lives in Kuwait
Since the war against Iraq started on Thursday, many children in Kuwait are having to cope with the threat of being bombed by Iraq.

Kuwait is under threat because it borders Iraq, and is against Saddam Hussein.

Newsround spoke to Wadha, 14, who lives in Kuwait.

Here she describes what it was like living through the air raids on the day that war broke out, and what she's most scared about

"The sirens went off at noon and we had to go to the nearest shelter. They were missiles from Iraq.

It was terrifying, I was nearly on the verge of tears.

We've been taught that if you have a house you need to go to the basement, put off all your lights, stay away from all the doors and windows and put the gas mask on.

Gas attack fears

What I'm scared about most? About the gas, and that I might not see my friends and family.

Air raid shelter in Kuwait
Air raid shelter in Kuwait
Now all my family are all gathered in one place.

I have a little sister and she was crying yesterday the whole time - she's really afraid that she's going to die."

More InfoBORDER=0
UKWhat to do if the news upsets you
WorldBritish troops die in helicopter crash in Iraq
PicturesWar on Iraq begins
Find OutFind out about Kuwait
Find OutAll about war with Iraq
ChatHow do you feel now war has started?


Past StoriesBORDER=0
My dad was taken by the Iraqi army
British troops die in helicopter crash in Iraq
US launches huge attack on Iraq



E-mail this page to a friend

Full World Section
Also in World now:
Battle rages in Iraqi rebel city
Black Watch soldier dies in Iraq
Yasser Arafat in dangerous coma
Check out our special Iraq war section
Iraq war: Daily update keeps you informed
Pix of the assault on Iraq
check out our guide Find out:
the armed forces in the Gulf
Matthew Price is writing us a web diary from on board the Ark Royal Matthew's war diary: Back on dry land
Iraq Crisis: Send us your questions about war
Newsround Extra: Russian street kids
Find out all about North Korea
© BBC Back to top^^
Homepage | UK | World | Sport | Music | TV/Film | Animals | Sci/Tech | Weather
Pictures | Find Out | The Team | Games | Chat | Vote | Win | Quiz | Club