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Giles Clarke - Yemen's Humanitarian Disaster
Six year old Batool, in the Stage 5 severe malnutrition ward (the worst and most life-threatening stage) in Sa’ada City, 23 April 2017.
The doctor explained that the hospital recently lost its main funding source and Government funds dried up months ago. It was a desperately sad situation for everyone there: Batool, her mother, the other children and their families, and the staff. Batool initially recovered from malnutrition with treatment, but she later died of acute watery diarrhoea. This news hits hard, and is yet a tragic example of the multiple risks facing Yemenis as a result of the conflict."
Above: A sandstorm approaches as residents of the Abs settlement for displaced persons collect water.
Water is heavily rationed and only available during one-hour windows, three times a day.
Even in the midst of destruction life goes on.
(pictures above Sana’a’s Al-Joumhouri Hospital)
All images (C) Giles Clarke
Giles Clarke is a Getty Images Reportage photographer who focuses on conflict aftermath and international humanitarian issues. To find out more about his work, click here