A Yemeni boy gets lost in a land prowled by US drones
Illustrations Peter Hamlin | Text Maggie Michael and Maad Al-Zikry
A Yemeni boy one morning heard that al-Qaida militants were giving away free motorcycles, so he ran off with a friend to get one. His family went to find him, as U.S. drones flew overhead hunting for militants. One family gets caught in the middle.
Isolated and unseen, Yemenis eat leaves to stave off famine
Photos Hammadi Issa | Text Maggie Michael
In a remote pocket of northern Yemen, many families with starving children have nothing to eat but the leaves of a local vine, boiled into a sour, acidic green paste. International aid agencies have been caught off guard by the extent of the suffering there as parents and children waste away.