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Irish nurse in Yemen: ‘Women here are stronger than people imagine’

Irish nurse Avril Patterson spent four years working in Syria before moving to Yemen last year.

She has grown accustomed to working in conflict zones and emergency situations having also spent time in KenyaLiberia and Afghanistan.

However, the health emergency unfolding in Yemen, a nation suffering from a humanitarian disaster and devastated by four years of war, can feel overwhelming, she says.

“It all comes back to health,” Ms Patterson told The Irish Times from the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.

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