Chicago’s Med Global Doctors Return From Yemen

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017, a girl scavenges for recyclable items at a garbage dump in a street in Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen’s raging two-year conflict has served as an incubator for lethal cholera.
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017, a girl scavenges for recyclable items at a garbage dump in a street in Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen’s raging two-year conflict has served as an incubator for lethal cholera. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017, a girl scavenges for recyclable items at a garbage dump in a street in Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen’s raging two-year conflict has served as an incubator for lethal cholera.
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017, a girl scavenges for recyclable items at a garbage dump in a street in Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen’s raging two-year conflict has served as an incubator for lethal cholera. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed

Chicago’s Med Global Doctors Return From Yemen

A shocking humanitarian crisis has unfolded in Yemen since Saudi Arabia started its military campaign there in 2015. A country of 28 million people has 17 million people who are food insecure, 16 million people lack access to safe water and sanitation, and 16.4 million people lack access to adequate healthcare.

Two Chicago physicians with emergency experience recently came back from a humanitarian trip to Yemen. Dr. Zaher Sahloul and Dr. John Kahler offer their assessment of the health care needs of people in the port city of Aden. Sahloul is the co-founder of Med Global, a locally-based international humanitarian organization.