In this photo taken on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, girls gather at a camp for internally displaced people near the town of Abs, located on Yemen’s western coastal plain below towering desert mountains. (AP Photos Hani Mohammed)
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Their town destroyed, Yemenis languishThe cornfield is dotted with tents, mud-brick shelters and huts made of sticks and plastic sheets, home to around 900 Yemenis who fled the front lines of their country's war. Al-Makhzan camp, located on Yemen's western coastal plain below towering desert mountains, is just one small corner of misery in the humanitarian crisis that has overwhelmed this country.More than 3 million of the country's 26 million people have been driven from their homes; entire towns have been wiped out under airstrikes; other cities have come under crippling sieges by Houthi forces. Most residents – some 11,500 families – fled in the summer of 2015, scattering to various nearby areas. Some came to the field outside the town of Abs, and its owner let them set up shacks, which has since grown into Al-Makhzan camp.Then in August an airstrike destroyed the Abs hospital, so now the nearest medical facility is even farther, three hours away.
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