Yemen's farmers forced to eat leaves as war devastates harvests | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Yemen's farmers forced to eat leaves as war devastates harvests

Khalid Abdullah, a 33-year-old resident of Yemen's Hajjah governorate, used to work on the farms he had inherited from his father.

He would plant tomatoes, onion, potatoes, corns, and other kinds of vegetables and grains, and never thought he would find himself unemployed and reliant on help from others.

But anything is possible when your country is enveloped in conflict, and the outbreak of Yemen's civil war in 2015 turned the lives of farmers in Abdullah's part of the world upside down.

Hajjah is a rural governorate, 127km from the capital Sanaa in Houthi-controlled territory.

Houthi rebels have been mired in a war with government forces, who have been backed since 2015 by a Saudi-led coalition.

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