An unflinching look at hunger’s toll on the children of war-torn Yemen
In March 2018, the UN reported that 10 million Yemenis were one step away from famine and that hunger is threatening an entire generation. Borne out of a sense of urgency at the sustained civilian suffering caused by the human-caused famine in Yemen, we embedded with a team of doctors and nurses working at Therapeutic Feeding Centers (TFCs) treating those most at risk of starvation.
Filmed from inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, HUNGER WARD documents two women health care workers fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war. The film provides an unflinching portrait of Dr. Aida Alsadeeq and Nurse Mekkia Mahdi as they try to save the lives of hunger-stricken children within a population on the brink of famine.
The film bears witness to the unfolding tragedy with a cinematic eye – thus rendering horror watchable, and deepening empathy for our subjects and awareness of the significant civilian suffering resulting from the current conflict.
Your Donation, Their Future
HUNGER WARD has partnered with the non-profit fiscal sponsor GLOBIO to support the efforts of Dr. Aida Al Sadeeq at Sadaqa hospital in South Yemen and Nurse Mekkia Mahdi’s work at Aslam clinic in North Yemen. Donations made here will directly support these healthcare workers to strengthen their efforts to provide vital care to children facing extreme malnutrition in Yemen.
All donations are tax-deductible through GLOBIO, with over 95% of all donations directly benefitting the two clinics featured in Hunger Ward.