The Human Toll of Yemen's Unending War (Foreign Policy Magazine )

Jamila sits with her mother, two days before succumbing to intestinal worms linked to malnutrition. Like many children in Hodeida, she needed to receive specialized medical care in Sanaa, but the cost of transferring her to the capital was too much for her family. ICRC/Ralph El Hage

Jamila sits with her mother, two days before succumbing to intestinal worms linked to malnutrition. Like many children in Hodeida, she needed to receive specialized medical care in Sanaa, but the cost of transferring her to the capital was too much for her family. ICRC/Ralph El Hage

Foreign Policy Magazine featured an article written by Alexandre Faite, ICRC's head of delegation in Sanaa, Yemen. The piece is accompanied by haunting images by ICRC's Ralph El Hage and reflects the utter chaos that the health care infrastructure and system have become after two years of urban conflict. 

It’s becoming more difficult for Yemen to stay afloat amid wave after wave of destruction. It’s crucial that the belligerents, concerned states, and aid agencies do what they can to provide a life raft — otherwise, Yemen will drown in a tsunami of preventable tragedies.
— Alexandre Faite