Yemen is facing a serious cholera outbreak with 532 recorded deaths and more than 65,300 suspected cases in a matter of weeks. As these stories show, Yemen’s crumbling health care system was struggling to cope even before the recent cholera outbreak.
“I have nothing,” said Mukhtar Ismail.
“I cannot cover the costs of the medicine. Before being injured, I used to work, walk and do everything. Now I cannot move or even stand up. I cannot breathe.”
Mukhtar is one of thousands of people injured during Yemen’s two-year conflict.
Like many, the 20-year-old needs urgent medical treatment.
But fighting and severe shortages of medical supplies mean that fewer than half of Yemen’s hospitals are fully functioning. More