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Folders full of immigration paperwork line the shelves of Faisal Alhashadi's office in New York City. An immigration specialist who works in the Bronx, Alhashadi has been advocating on behalf of Yemeni nationals visiting and living in the U.S. Melissa Bunni Elian for NPR hide caption

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Protesters in Seoul demonstrate against a group of asylum seekers from Yemen, on June 30. Hundreds of asylum seekers from Yemen have arrived in South Korea's southern resort island of Jeju. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anti-Refugee Backlash In South Korea Targets Yemenis Fleeing War And Seeking Asylum

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A column of Yemeni pro-government forces, travels Wednesday about five miles south of Hodeidah international airport. Backed by the Saudi-led coalition, the fighters launched an offensive to retake the rebel-held Red Sea port city. Nabil Hassan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Yemeni fighters loyal to the government carry explosives and land mines believed to have been planted by Houthis on June 8 near Hudaydah. Nabil Hassan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A cholera treatment facility in Abs, Yemen became a ruin after Saudi-led strikes hit it, according to Doctors Without Borders. Doctors Without Borders - Yemen hide caption

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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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