Yemeni lumberjack Ali al-Emadi (pictured below) spends hours chopping down an acacia tree with an axe as his 12-year-old nephew helps out splitting logs.
In a country blighted by war, Emadi had to turn to logging in his northern al-Mahweet region to eke out a living. An economic collapse has wiped out the farming and building work he used to travel around the country for.
Forests are largely privately owned and poor families were traditionally allowed to chop wood for free as long as they only cut branches and spared the trunks for regeneration.
"Now, we uproot them with mattocks (pickaxe) .. nothing is left," Emadi said.
Photo editing Kezia Levitas; Writing Ghaida Ghantous; Text editing Alison Williams; Layout Julia Dalrymple