Yemen 2017

PhotographerGiles Clarke
Prize1st Place in Deeper Perspective
CompanyGetty Images Reportage
City/CountryNew York, United States
Photo DateSpring 2017
Technical InfoSony A7s (24-70mm) (16-35mm)
Story

After two years of relentless conflict, Yemen faces a humanitarian crisis quickly engulfing the majority of its population. According to latest United Nations reports published, an alarming 18.8 million people - almost two thirds of the population - need humanitarian assistance or protection support. Since mid-2015, when Houthi rebel forces took over the capital city of Sana'a, at least three million people have fled their homes from regions now embroiled in a prolonged ground war. Then, in April 2017, the country got hit by a devastating cholera epidemic. A country already wounded badly by war is now being kicked hard whilst down. In the words of an exhausted doctor who I met whilst there.."Please...Pray hard for Yemen".

Entry Description

After two years of relentless conflict, Yemen faces a humanitarian crisis quickly engulfing the majority of its population. According to latest United Nations reports published, an alarming 18.8 million people - almost two thirds of the population - need humanitarian assistance or protection support. In April 2017, the country got hit by a devastating cholera epidemic. A country already wounded badly by war is now being kicked hard whilst down. In the words of an exhausted doctor who I met whilst there.."Please...Pray hard for Yemen".

Story

After two years of relentless conflict, Yemen faces a humanitarian crisis quickly engulfing the majority of its population. According to latest United Nations reports published, an alarming 18.8 million people - almost two thirds of the population - need humanitarian assistance or protection support. Since mid-2015, when Houthi rebel forces took over the capital city of Sana'a, at least three million people have fled their homes from regions now embroiled in a prolonged ground war. Then, in April 2017, the country got hit by a devastating cholera epidemic. A country already wounded badly by war is now being kicked hard whilst down. In the words of an exhausted doctor who I met whilst there.."Please...Pray hard for Yemen".

About Photographer

Giles Clarke is a featured photographer with Getty Images Reportage focusing mostly on humanitarian and conflict issues worldwide. Giles, when not on the road, is based in New York City where he lives with his wife, two children.....and dog.