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Maad Al-Zekri is an independent Yemeni journalist based in Sana'a. Over the past 10 years, he worked as a photographer, video journalist, and a researcher for different local and international media and UN organizations including The Associated Press and UNICEF. Over the past years, al-Zekri produced a series of iconic pictures that reflected famine, humanitarian suffering, and pain inflicted by the ongoing devastating war in Yemen.
He is based in Sanaa but moves between different cities.



After two years of the conflict in Yemen, children in the country are sadly starting a third year of violence and brutality. More than half of the 3 million displaced people are children. They were forced to flee their homes, some of them narrowly cheating death from bullets and bombs and now live in squalid conditions with little food, water and without regular schooling. Parties to the conflict must spare children but what is really needed is an end to the conflict.


The United Arab Emirates and Yemeni forces run a secret network of prisons where prisoners are brutally tortured. The U.S. has questioned some detainees, and have regular access to their testimony -- a potential violation of international law. (June 21)

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Udai Faisal, an infant who is suffering from acute malnutrition, is hospitalized at Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 22, 2016. Udai died on March 24. Hunger has been the most horrific consequence of Yemen's conflict and has spiraled since Saudi Arabia and its allies, backed by the U.S., launched a campaign of airstrikes and a naval blockade a year ago. (AP Photo/Maad al-Zikry


Child Hunger Spreads in War-Ravaged Yemen


War Crimes in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition. As part of AP team, Maad al-Zekri chronicled the destruction of MSF hospital in Hajjah.


An Associated Press piece on the devastation of Saada, Houthis' stronghold.


Video and pictures for an Associated Press investigation into secret prisons in Yemen where US interrogates detainees.


Migrants in Yemen face torture and blackmail


Women photographers in Yemen


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