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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.

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Isolated and unseen, Yemenis eat leaves to stave off famine
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‘Unite with the devil’: Yemen war binds US, allies, al-Qaida

AP finds US allies in Yemen struck deals with al-Qaida, use its militants in fight against rebels.

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‘Unite with the devil’: Yemen war binds US, allies, al-Qaida

War leaves Yemen’s Aden hollowed-out shadow of former self

Photos and Text Nariman El-Mofty

The mood is eerie on the mostly empty streets of Aden, Yemen’s southern port city and designated seat of government that has suffered three years of civil war.

War leaves Yemen’s Aden hollowed-out shadow of former self

In Yemen’s Aden, a generation chewed up and spit out by war

Photos and text Nariman El-Mofty

Two young Yemenis fought to defend their home city of Aden from advancing rebels in one of the key, turning-point battles of the civil war, but now they are jobless and hopeless. 

In Yemen’s Aden, a generation chewed up and spit out by war
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Desperation, hunger mark trip through war-torn Yemen

Photos Nariman El-Mofty | Text Maggie Michael and Lee Keath | Video Maad al-Zikry

Follow AP’s travels to areas most at risk of famine

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Desperation, hunger mark trip through war-torn Yemen
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‘I don’t eat so they can’

Photos Nariman El-Mofty | Text Maggie Michael | Video Maad al-Zikry

Meet Hagar Yahia, a Yemeni woman working to keep her family alive

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‘I don’t eat so they can’