In Yemen, one family’s fight against cholera

November 13, 2018

As Abdullah sits by his daughter Nehan’s bedside, he comforts her in the familiar language of a parent’s love: adjusting her blanket, delicately smoothing her hair, gently holding her hand. He is quiet and careful with his words, but Abdullah’s eyes are full of love and concern for his child. At just 7 years old, Nehan is fighting for her life in a cholera isolation ward in the Mahweet province of Yemen. The humanitarian crisis in Yemen, caused by ongoing violent conflict, has left millions of families like Nehan’s hungry and vulnerable to disease. A staggering statistic demonstrates the horror of this conflict: a child in Yemen dies every 10 minutes from preventable causes.


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