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Yemen is witnessing the worst cholera outbreak in the world. One person dies every hour, and 5,000 or more people are suspected of cholera or acute watery diarrhoea every day.

Pregnant women are at high risk. UNFPA estimates the lives of 1.1 million malnourished pregnant women are at risk. 


Women and girls in Yemen talk about the devastation they have experienced in Yemen's war. They also shared their hopes:

"My son and three of my nephews were killed. All of us are affected by the war. We don't receive salaries now. We not longer have anything."
"We got shot at, humiliated. We are starving. Our children are scattered in different places looking for food. We possess nothing."
"Our homes were destroyed, and our children were killed. The whole country is ruined. Honestly, my city Al Hudaydah is destroyed."
"I hope that the war in our country will be over soon, and that there will be justice."
"I hope to provide means for living for my children. I hope the war could stop so we could go back to our house. I have many hopes."
"I hope to have a home to embrace me and my children."

What would you do? #IfYouWereADecisionMaker


Women and girls in Yemen explain how their lives have been upended by war. They also shared their hopes:

"The war has affected us so deeply. We are displaced. We do not have an income. We are starving."
"Our children were killed, our homes have been destroyed, and we have been humiliated."
"We now live in these huts. Life is very difficult."
"We were already poor. The war came and forced us out of our homes. We do not have anything now. Our children are hungry and thirsty."
"Our schools and houses were burnt. We cannot go to school. We have been separated from our friends."
"I will do good. I will help people in need and I will stop the war."
"If I had the power, I would help people and fix this crisis and change our lives. But there is nothing I can do now."

What would you do? #IfYouWereADecisionMaker

See Part 2 of this video here.


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