A malnourished boy cries as he sits on a bed at a malnutrition intensive care unit in Yemen's capital Sanaa February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Elderly Hamama Yousif was rushed to the main hospital in one of Yemen's largest cities after an artillery round lashed her chest with shrapnel, only to find that the doctors there had run out of the oxygen tanks needed to save her life.Once known as "Arabia Felix" or happy Arabia, Yemen has been disfigured by 10 months of war into one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, where over half the population faces hunger and not even hospitals are spared. The U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization warns of a "staggering" food crisis, saying famine looms as over half the population or some 14.4 million people are food insecure.Much of the 4 percent of the arid country that is arable land now lies untilled because of the war.An MSF hospital was bombed on Oct. 27 in what the Arab-led coalition says was a strike intended to target militiamen nearby.MSF official Teresa Sancristoval said in a statement that most of the 40,000 residents in an area near an MSF hospital bombed on Jan. 10 now live in caves to avoid Arab-led airstrikes.
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