Two and a half years of war has worn Yemen down. The cholera outbreak, with over one million cases in less than a year, is only a symptom of the greater disease. While civilians are dying at an alarming and un-recorded rate due to airstrikes and on the ground fighting, the greater disaster in Yemen is that of shortage: a blockade imposed by the Saudi-led coalition and the ever-weakening economy has brought Yemen to a standstill. Government salaries have stopped, little aid can be imported, social structures that have held Yemen together through the ages are breaking down, and families can no longer provide for themselves, much less their neighbors. This project, through photos and text, illustrates the struggles Yemenis are going through in health and home: those who were injured, the acutely and chronically ill, and those who are caring for them.
Alex Potter provides a rare look into Yemen’s War, where children starve and hospitals are on life-support.
Yemeni villagers recount the horror of looking for their children after a Saudi Arabian airstrike on a wedding party.