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'We are scared the country will become a desert': Yemen's forests are next casualty of war
With demand for firewood soaring due to fuel shortages, there are now concerns that Yemen's humanitarian crisis, with millions facing starvation, has compounded the risk of deforestation - threatening both the country's environment and the livelihoods of its lumberjacks.
YEMEN-SECURITY/DEFORESTATION
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June 23, 2021
A girl looks on as she leads her cow across a spring lake in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province,...
AL-MAHWEET, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
A girl looks on as she leads her cow across a spring lake in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 23, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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June 10, 2021
Ali al-Emadi, who works as a lumberjack and his nephew, split firewood with axes at their village in...
AL-MAHWEET, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
Ali al-Emadi, who works as a lumberjack and his nephew, split firewood with axes at their village in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 10, 2021. "The owners of bakeries ... use wood and stone to heat their ovens. In the past, they used to use gas, but now there is only wood," Emadi said. "Should there be good quantity of wood available, we make a living, thank God. But nowadays trees are scarce." REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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July 17, 2021
A vendor carries wood at a firewood market in Sanaa, Yemen, July 17, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah ...
Sanaa, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
A vendor carries wood at a firewood market in Sanaa, Yemen, July 17, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 24, 2021
A boy who works as a lumberjack, rides a donkey as it drags a logged tree in Bajil district of Hodeida...
HODEIDA, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
A boy who works as a lumberjack, rides a donkey as it drags a logged tree in Bajil district of Hodeida province, Yemen, June 24, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 24, 2021
Lumberjacks load bundles of firewood onto a truck in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province,...
AL-MAHWEET, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
Lumberjacks load bundles of firewood onto a truck in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 24, 2021. More than six years of war between the recognised government backed by a Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi movement aligned with Iran has killed tens of thousands of people and left 80% of Yemen's population reliant on aid. The fuel shortages due to a coalition blockade on Houthi-held areas, including limiting access to the main port of Hodeidah, have led businesses and families to swap diesel and gas for firewood. The alliance says the blockade is needed to foil arms smuggling. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 10, 2021
Lumberjacks use an electric saw to cut a tree in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen,...
AL-MAHWEET, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
Lumberjacks use an electric saw to cut a tree in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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July 17, 2021
A vendor waits for customers at a firewood market in Sanaa, Yemen, July 17, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah...
Sanaa, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
A vendor waits for customers at a firewood market in Sanaa, Yemen, July 17, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 10, 2021
Sulaiman Jubran uses an axe to cut a tree in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen,...
AL-MAHWEET, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
Sulaiman Jubran uses an axe to cut a tree in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 10, 2021. "Demand depends on the number of fuel ships that make it to Hodeidah port. These days it (demand) is very high," said Jubran, who scratches a living selling firewood to visiting traders. "We are scared the country will become a desert, it is already happening ... you no longer see the trees that once covered the mountains," he said. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 24, 2021
A lumberjack carries firewood bundles on a motorcycle in Bajil district of Hodeida province, Yemen, June...
HODEIDA, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
A lumberjack carries firewood bundles on a motorcycle in Bajil district of Hodeida province, Yemen, June 24, 2021. More than six years of war between the recognised government backed by a Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi movement aligned with Iran has killed tens of thousands of people and left 80% of Yemen's population reliant on aid. The fuel shortages due to a coalition blockade on Houthi-held areas, including limiting access to the main port of Hodeidah, have led businesses and families to swap diesel and gas for firewood. The alliance says the blockade is needed to foil arms smuggling. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 23, 2021
Free drinking water is hung on a tree in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June...
Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
Free drinking water is hung on a tree in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 23, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 23, 2021
A lumberjack carries a bundle of firewood in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen,...
AL-MAHWEET, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
A lumberjack carries a bundle of firewood in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 23, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 23, 2021
Villagers ride on top a vehicle loaded with fodder as they cross a spring lake in Khamis Banisaad district...
AL-MAHWEET, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
Villagers ride on top a vehicle loaded with fodder as they cross a spring lake in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 23, 2021. More than six years of war between the recognised government backed by a Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi movement aligned with Iran has killed tens of thousands of people and left 80% of Yemen's population reliant on aid. The fuel shortages due to a coalition blockade on Houthi-held areas, including limiting access to the main port of Hodeidah, have led businesses and families to swap diesel and gas for firewood. The alliance says the blockade is needed to foil arms smuggling. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 23, 2021
A man takes a bath in a spring lake in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 23,...
AL-MAHWEET, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
A man takes a bath in a spring lake in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 23, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 24, 2021
A girl fills jerrycans with water from a well in Bajil district of Hodeida province, Yemen, June 24,...
HODEIDA, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
A girl fills jerrycans with water from a well in Bajil district of Hodeida province, Yemen, June 24, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 24, 2021
Sulaiman Jubran prays in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 24, 2021. "Demand...
AL-MAHWEET, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
Sulaiman Jubran prays in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 24, 2021. "Demand depends on the number of fuel ships that make it to Hodeidah port. These days it (demand) is very high," said Jubran, who scratches a living selling firewood to visiting traders. "We are scared the country will become a desert, it is already happening ... you no longer see the trees that once covered the mountains," he said. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 10, 2021
Vendors unload firewood bundles from the back of a camel at a market in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet...
Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
Vendors unload firewood bundles from the back of a camel at a market in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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July 17, 2021
Vendors load wood onto a truck at a firewood market in Sanaa, Yemen, July 17, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah...
Sanaa, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
Vendors load wood onto a truck at a firewood market in Sanaa, Yemen, July 17, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 10, 2021
A newphew of lumberjack Ali al-Emadi splits a log with a sledge hammer at his village in Khamis Banisaad...
Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
A newphew of lumberjack Ali al-Emadi splits a log with a sledge hammer at his village in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 24, 2021
A daughter of Ali al-Emadi, a lumberjack, stands with her mother in the kitchen of their house in a village...
AL-MAHWEET, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
A daughter of Ali al-Emadi, a lumberjack, stands with her mother in the kitchen of their house in a village in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 24, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 24, 2021
A daughter of Ali al-Emadi, a lumberjack, cooks a meal at their house in a village in Khamis Banisaad...
AL-MAHWEET, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
A daughter of Ali al-Emadi, a lumberjack, cooks a meal at their house in a village in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 24, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 24, 2021
Ali al-Emadi, who works as a lumberjack, eats lunch with his family at their house in a village in Khamis...
AL-MAHWEET, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
Ali al-Emadi, who works as a lumberjack, eats lunch with his family at their house in a village in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 24, 2021. "Should there be good quantity of wood available, we make a living, thank God. But nowadays trees are scarce," Emadi said. "If I get something, we eat. At least we live or die together." REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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July 17, 2021
A man walks by a truck loaded with logs at a firewood market in Sanaa, Yemen, July 17, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled...
Sanaa, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
A man walks by a truck loaded with logs at a firewood market in Sanaa, Yemen, July 17, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 24, 2021
A lumberjack cuts a tree with an axe in Bajil district of Hodeida province, Yemen, June 24, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled...
HODEIDA, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
A lumberjack cuts a tree with an axe in Bajil district of Hodeida province, Yemen, June 24, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 24, 2021
Ali al-Emadi, who works as a lumberjack, sits in his house with his family in a village in Khamis Banisaad...
AL-MAHWEET, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
Ali al-Emadi, who works as a lumberjack, sits in his house with his family in a village in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 24, 2021. "Should there be good quantity of wood available, we make a living, thank God. But nowadays trees are scarce," Emadi said. "If I get something, we eat. At least we live or die together." REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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June 22, 2021
A lumberjack splits a log with a sledge hammer in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen,...
AL-MAHWEET, Yemen
The Wider Image: "We are scared the country will become a desert," Yemen's forests are next casualty...
A lumberjack splits a log with a sledge hammer in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 22, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "ABDULLAH DEFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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