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Photo essay: One day in my world

Story and photography by Ansar Rasheed, Communication for Development Officer, UNICEF Aden Field Office, Yemen

Aden, Yemen, 10 September 2018 - Yemen is one of the worst places on earth to be a child. In Aden, southern Yemen, children share with us their hopes and dreams for the future.

“My mother, sitting behind me, holds Emergency Cash transfer (ECT) vouchers and that’s thanks to this little amount of money that we can survive.” Even though he lost his arm, Mohammed, 13 years, still plays the guitar for his mother Youssra, who is one of the ETC beneficiaries of Malla district in Aden.

Mohammed is a 13-year-old boy living in Aden, Yemen: “Behind me are the ruins of my house, that was totally shattered in 2015. I am now living with relatives, moving from house to house.

Every day, I have to find water for my family and struggle to carry it back to our tent,” says Amira originally from Hodeidah, “I am 13 years old and I live in a camp for displaced people in Aden.

I came to the mobile clinic to see a doctor and get a medical treatment.” Youssef, 13 years is living in Al-Foyoush camp for displaced communities in Lahij governorate.

Today, I was examined by a health worker who prescribed a deworming medicine so I can get better soon but what I really want, is to go back home.” Hodeidah is Nayla’s home city but for now, she stays in Al-Foyoush camp for displaced families.

All prices went up, even the bread. Now we are just eating once a day,” Farid, is 9 years old and he is from Aden, Yemen.

Music saves me. This is my way to cope with a world where there is no place for children anymore.” Amani is a 12-year-old student at the Music Institute of Aden.



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