Middle East

In pictures: Yemen devastation

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Image caption Humanitarian organisations including the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have been providing urgent aid to those affected by the escalating conflict in Yemen
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Image caption A Saudi-led coalition launched an air campaign against Houthi rebels and allied security personnel in March with the aim of restoring exiled President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi
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Image caption The coalition insists its aircraft are targeting only rebel positions, but the strikes have resulted in the severe destruction of civilian infrastructure, including houses, in many areas. A strike on the Sawaan district of the capital, Sanaa, on 30 April reportedly left 26 civilians dead
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Image caption The UN says more than 1,400 people have been killed and almost 6,000 injured - many of them civilians - as a result of intense air strikes and fierce fighting on the ground over the past six weeks. Abdallah Saleh, 15, was severely burned and lost six members of his family when a petrol tanker parked outside his home in Ibb province was hit in an air strike
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Image caption Yemen's health system is struggling to cope with the streams of wounded and there are severe shortages of life-saving medicine and equipment. Naseem al-Khaledi suffered major facial fractures in an air strike in Sanaa's Fajj Attan district
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Image caption Restrictions on imports imposed by the coalition have made the situation worse. Medics fear this man, who was injured in a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in Sanaa on 20 March, will die if the oxygen supply at the hospital treating him runs out
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Image caption Ambulances at Al-Kuwait Hospital in Sanaa are running on empty and fuel must be siphoned from one vehicle to another
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Image caption Every morning in Sanaa, there are huge queues at petrol stations
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Image caption The situation is similar across the country. There are also water and electricity shortages. Mohammad Yahya has been riding his bike through Sanaa looking for water and fuel for a month
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Image caption The ICRC said on Monday that it was extremely concerned about the severe damage caused by recent coalition attacks on Sanaa's international airport
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Image caption Damage to the runway was obstructing delivery of much needed humanitarian assistance and movement of humanitarian personnel, the ICRC warned

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