Life on hold in war-shattered Sanaa

Despite a dire need for humanitarian aid, little is successfully arriving into Yemen amid a land, sea and air blockade.

Adam Bailes | | Humanitarian crises, War & Conflict, Middle East, Yemen

Sanaa, Yemen - Since the Houthi rebels took control of Yemen's capital city in September 2014, hundreds of thousands of residents have been living in a constant state of fear.

Bombed by Arab coalition air forces on a daily basis, Sanaa's infrastructure has been destroyed, crippling access to power and water. Thousands of people have died in the ongoing conflict.

Bombs have struck urban areas across the city, including apartment blocks, heritage sites and medical facilities. Hospitals have become overburdened by the injured, and with a lack of basic medical supplies, many private facilities have been forced to shut their doors.

Despite a dire need for humanitarian aid, little is successfully arriving into Yemen amid a tight, coalition-enforced land, sea and air blockade.

A record number of people are now unemployed, surviving on what little savings they have. Many families have no access to food or water, and millions of people are at risk of famine, trapped in the middle of a bloody conflict with no indication of when it will end.


Related: The orphans of Yemen's war


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