Khadir in hospital in Aden with his mother shortly before he died of a lung infection. Doctors said his death had been preventable ADAM DOBBSIn the intensive care unit at the al-Sadaqa hospital in Aden, Yemen, three-year-old Khadir is fighting unsuccessfully for his life. He has a severe lung infection but there is no ventilator here to help him breathe. His eyes are closed, his chest heaving with the effort of taking in air.
Looking at his tiny, fragile body you would never guess that Ahmed is five years old. There is little more to him than parched, papery skin stretched across brittle bones and giant eyes -- brown and unblinking -- gazing up blankly. Occasionally, Ahmed moves a hand, limply trying to swat at the flies that settle on his cracked lips. Soumaya explains that he only speaks when the pain overwhelms him. "He tells me 'my tummy hurts, my head hurts.' He cries," she says. Ahmed is slowly starving to death.
Ahmed Helmi spends most of his day lying on a thin sheet on a concrete floor in a dusty village in Yemen's Lahij Province. It's the coolest place in the house, and his mother, Soumaya, does what she can to make him comfortable. Looking at his tiny, fragile body you would never guess that Ahmed is five years old. There is little more to him than parched, papery skin stretched across brittle bones and giant eyes -- brown and unblinking -- gazing up blankly.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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