YEMEN 2018 © Agnes Varraine-Leca/MSF
Three-year-old Ayman waits with his father Hamoud (left) and mother Karima (center) at Haydan hospital. Since falling from the second floor of the family’s home, the boy suffers from dizzy spells and no longer speaks. He is being referred to Al Joumhoury hospital, which has the facilities to perform radiography tests. The conflict in Yemen has made traveling to reach care a risky proposition for many Yemeni families and has wildly driven up the cost of fuel and transportation. Hamoud had to borrow 10,000 Yemeni rials (around $40 USD) to reach the hospital, a major expense in one of the world’s poorest countries.