As the war in Yemen continues, jobs become harder to find, and people spiral into greater despair. No job means no money to buy essential items. The prices of items like food are continually rising. According to the United Nations, nearly 350,000 Yemeni children under the age of five are suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
When Daabir* went to the market to buy flour, the merchant said that prices were high that day and he should return tomorrow. Daabir returned the next day, but prices were even higher than before. The third day, prices had risen higher yet. By now Daabir had spent all his money on transportation but still he had no food. “Every day it got worse,” he said. When CAM contacts gave Daabir the food he so desperately needed, he nearly cried for joy. “May God bless you,” he shared.
*Name changed to protect identity.
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