(Medecins Sans Frontieres) – When I flew into the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, from Djibouti, the sides of the runway were littered with destroyed aircraft, large and small – this was clearly a country affected by war. On the seven-hour drive to Taiz, we passed old stone houses built into the sides of mountains with seemingly normal country life going on in the small villages, and I wished I was visiting Yemen as a tourist. But the conflict, which has been ongoing for almost two years now, is impossible to ignore: we passed through more than 30 militarised checkpoints, and saw broken-down bridges, destroyed overpasses and pieces of shrapnel everywhere.