Yemen Humanitarian Crisis

Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, is facing a humanitarian crisis. Political instability has devastated the country, and currently more than 10.5 million people are at risk of food insecurity. In addition, refugees from Syria are straining already-scarce resources.

11/1/17

“Hospitals are luxury when you have nothing to feed your children”

“I sold all the house assets so that I can afford to pay the rent and to feed my children," says 35-year-old Asala. The mother of four children had to leave her home and now lives in Amran in western central. The family fled their village after their house was destroyed by an airstrike.

11/1/17

“We barely have one meal a day”

Hamamah, 45, was displaced with her three daughters from Razah in Amran. They struggle to find enough food on daily bases.

6/28/17

The faces of Yemen’s cholera outbreak: 12-year-old Bushra Abdullah

Bushra Abdullah and her family came to Hajja city, Yemen in search of a better life after being displaced from their home in Alwasha district due to the country’s conflict. Yemen is also facing a cholera outbreak that is compounding the country’s dire humanitarian crisis.

6/28/17

The faces of Yemen’s cholera outbreak: 7-month-old Hatem Hayel

Seven-month-old Hatem waits to have the tube from the rehydration kit used to treat him for cholera removed. His little hand cannot take it any more.  But the hospital where he was brought to receive treatment is crowded with new cases of infection arriving by the minute.

6/28/17

The faces of Yemen’s cholera outbreak: 10-year-old Mustafa Mohammed

Ten-year-old Mustafa was admitted to the cholera isolation center at the Aljomhuri Hospital in Hajja, Yemen, in critical condition. His parents had hoped that the infection would clear by itself and delayed bringing Mustafa to the hospital.

6/28/17

Lack of clean water fuels Yemen’s cholera outbreak

For the second time in a month, 9-year-old Jehad is in the cholera isolation center at Yemen’s Aljomhuri Hospital. “Every day many people in my village get sick.

6/27/17

The faces of Yemen’s cholera outbreak: 2-year-old Amal

Two-year-old Amal lies on her mother’s lap while waiting to leave the cholera isolation unit at Aljomhuri Hospital in Hajjah City, Yemen. Amal became infected with cholera two days earlier. She started vomiting and having from severe diarrhea.

6/27/17

The faces of Yemen’s cholera outbreak: 9-year-old Jehad

Jehad, 9, is in the hospital for the second time in a month with cholera. She lives in the Mabyan district in Hajja governorate of Yemen and the country’s cholera outbreak has hit his village hard. “Every day many people get sick with the disease.

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