For millions of children across Yemen, simple things like a new toy, playing outdoors or going to school can seem like impossible dreams. This is the case for Amaal, a 10-year-old Yemeni girl whose family, like thousands of others, had to flee Hodeidah because of the war.
Amaal and her family settled in Aden. They live in an old wooden house but have no income and little hope. “Our life is hard here but it’s better than watching my own children die in front of me,” says Amaal’s father Fahd, his eyes fixed to the ground in despair. “I am very sad I can’t send Amaal and her siblings to school. I just can’t afford it.”