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Yemeni-American Fathi Alhuthaifi stands with his son Ahmed, 9. His wife has been denied a visa under the Trump administration's travel ban. Deb Amos/NPR hide caption

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Mohamed Hamza, a Bronx-based cellphone shop owner, is a U.S. citizen from Yemen. His 3-year-old son is also a U.S. citizen, but Hamza's wife and another child are not — and have not received visas to travel to the U.S. Hamza's wife and the two children are stuck for now in Djibouti. Melissa Bunni Elian for NPR hide caption

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Families Divided: President Trump's Travel Ban Strands Some U.S. Citizens Abroad

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Ola Ali Salim's husband vanished five months ago and is presumed dead. She fled Yemen by boat and now lives with her daughter at a refugee camp in Obock, Djibouti. Arezou Rezvani/NPR hide caption

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Separatist fighters fly the old, pre-unification flag of South Yemen above their pickup as they patrol Aden on Tuesday. Yemen's internationally recognized government has accused the separatist Southern Transitional Council of orchestrating a coup as it has moved closer to controlling the government's de facto capital. Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Men fighting for Yemen's southern separatist movement Sunday in Aden, where at least 12 people have died in renewed violence. Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A traditional pot of Yemeni coffee, mixed with cardamom and ginger, is served with a Yemeni sweet honey bread at a new Yemeni coffee shop in Dearborn, Mich. Owner Ibrahim Alhasbani sees himself as part entrepreneur, part cultural ambassador for his home country. Zahir Janmohamed hide caption

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A malnourished Yemeni child receives treatment at a hospital in the port city of Hodeidah on Tuesday. Ravaged by cholera, famine and war, the country has been declared the world's worst humanitarian crisis — and there is little indication the dire situation there is improving. Abdo Hyder/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ali Abdullah Saleh gave a speech to supporters in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Aug. 24, 2017. He never wavered in his belief that only he could lead the Yemenis, even though he fueled societal divisions by playing enemies off one another to weaken his opposition. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Houthi rebel fighter stands atop a cannon-mounted truck in front of the Sanaa residence of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Houthi rebels killed him in an attack Monday, and video purporting to show his corpse circulated on social media. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Smoke billows behind a building in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday, during clashes between Houthi rebels and supporters of Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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