A dying girl who became a symbol of the Yemeni crisis is dying


The image of the award-winning Pulitzer photojournalist Tyler Hicks showed the impossible girl on a bed on Oct. 18 at a UNICEF mobile clinic in Aslam, Yemen.

The intense photograph of such a small child with pain – Hussein suffers from severe acute malnutrition – was an emblem of the violent civil war that prompted millions on the brink of hunger.

Hussein's mother, Mariam Ali, said her heart was "broken," the newspapers said on Thursday.

"Amal always smiled, now I worry about my other children," she told the newspaper in a telephone interview. He said Amal died on Oct. 26, according to the Times.

Following the publication of Amal's image, amid the international phenomenon of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Foreign Minister Mike Pombeo called for a ceasefire "over the next 30 days."

The three-year conflict between the US-backed coalition of Saudi Arabia and Iran against Juan has destroyed Yemen and reportedly killed at least 10,000 people.

UN experts from the World Food Program say the bombing of civilians by the coalition is likely war crimes and that its partial exclusion from the country has put 12 million men, women and children at risk of starvation in what could be done the worst famine in 100 years.

In an interview with CNN on Thursday, Martin Griffiths, UN envoy in Yemen, acknowledged that Khashoggi's killing on October 2 "catalyses" requires peace in Yemen.

He added that the most pressing factor justifying the US foreign policy move to Yemen was the threat of hunger.

"The threat of hunger is a very real threat and it is in danger of doubling the number of people in Yemen who are at risk of starving or starving," he said.

Griffiths warned that the alternative to peace would be "devastating", which would lead to increased hunger, terrorism and further regional instability and will affect the trade routes used to access Europe.

Journalist Hakim Almasmari contributed to this report from Sanaa, Yemen.