Nasser al-Sakkaf is an administrative assistant at Taiz University's faculty of education and a Yemen-based freelance journalist and translator. He has contributed to Middle East Eye, Al Jazeera English, IRIN, Newsweek Middle East and others.
At least 190 people have died of the disease so far this year and 100,000 more cases of suspected cholera have been reported in Taiz and adjacent cities.
As the conflict entered its fifth year on Tuesday, figures showed at least half a million children have dropped out of school with many doing odd jobs to sustain themselves and their families.
The survivors of Duraihimi massacre say that the Saudi backed coalition started a relentless bombing campaign from early August, even targeting the vehicles carrying injured civilians.
As the Saudi-led coalition prepares to attack the port of Hudaida, Saudi-backed forces on the ground say they cannot guarantee what would happen to the trapped civilians.
Health experts say mental health crisis has gripped Yemen, where only 40 psychiatrists are left to cure tens of thousands of people suffering from heart and mental diseases caused by post-traumatic stress disorder.
Nearly 2.2 million children in the war-ravaged country are acutely malnourished and require urgent care. Poverty and lack of medical support are pushing them to fatal conditions.
With the education of 4.5M children on the line, Yemen risks losing the next generation to war. Public sector teachers, caught between the government and rebels, remain unpaid. Guns, labour or begging — these are the choices Yemeni children face.
More than 10,000 people have died due to their inability to travel for life-saving treatments. That’s because of a year-long blockade of the airport in the capital, according to Yemen’s health ministry.
Many among several hundred people in Yemen who lost their limbs to landmine explosions are betrothed men and women. They feared their partners might turn them down, but love has triumphed over tragedy.
When war broke out in Taiz city, militias recruited thousands of female fighters. Many of those women have since joined the police force but are facing resistance.
Cholera is easily treatable, yet Yemeni authorities are struggling to fight a cholera epidemic that is spiralling out of control amid a brutal bombing campaign.
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