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Yemen | How To Help.

/Photo: CodePink.org/ The crisis in Yemen continues. Near famine conditions developed in many parts of the country. Just this month, UNICEF’s Middle East director, Geert Cappelaere said that 11 million Yemeni children are now in desperate need of humanitarian aid. How can we help, how can we get involved constructively? Here’s a little list of what we can do, put […]

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Yemen | 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview.

/Then What, painting by Louay Kayali/ An estimated 18.8 million people in Yemen need some kind of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 10.3 million who are in acute need. Escalating conflict since March 2015 has created a vast protection crisis in which millions face risks to their safety and basic rights, and are struggling to […]

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(Interview) Judith Brown: Yemen Is A Mess & It’s Getting Worse.

/photo © Josef Hoflehner/ The war in Yemen, with all of its tragedies, keeps on unravelling far from the media flashlights. In a recent horrific attack in Sana’a, when Saudi-led warplanes struck a funeral, more than 200 people were killed, and more than 500 were injured. A day after the attack in Sana’a, former president Ali […]

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Playlist: The Melody Of Our Alienation (Yemen).

A horrific attack in Sana’a yesterday (Saudi-led warplanes struck a funeral, leaving more than 200 people killed, and more than 500 injured) took me back to Yemen and its tragedies, most of which are unravelling far from the media flashlights. At the same time, there are reports about intensive care wards in Yemen’s hospitals being filled […]

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Yemen: Still Moving, Still Standing Still.

/Aden, Yemen. image © Josef Hoflehner/ A week ago, Human Rights Watch released a statement calling on participants to the Yemen peace talks to “support international investigations, transitional justice, and victim compensation as key elements of any agreement.” HRW warned that the armed conflict in Yemen has been characterized by numerous violations of the laws of war […]

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Safa Al Ahmad: There’s No Longer A Yemen.

/photo © Alex Potter/ Safa Al Ahmad is a Saudi freelance journalist and filmmaker. Her focus is the Arabian Peninsula, primarily Saudi Arabia and Yemen, and her work so far has been insightful, corageous, informative and mesmerizing in many ways. She has been reporting on Yemen since 2010, and is one of the rare journalists who […]

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Yemen: In Beauty And Sorrow.

/Yemen, photo © Jonathon Collins/ Baga (Nigeria), Fotokol (Cameroon), Sana’a (Yemen), Kuwait City (Kuwait), Khan Bani Saad (Iraq), Kabul (Afghanistan), Baghdad (Iraq), Maiduguri (Nigeria), Ankara (Turkey), Beirut (Lebanon), Paris (France). Just some of the places that saw horrible terrorist attacks this year. Fairuz keeps on playing for two days in my room – Habaytak bisayf. I loved […]

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Yemen: The Melody of Our Alienation.

/image © Max Pam, Ramadan in Yemen (1993)/ “What could I say about Yemen that did it justice. I tried in my journal to work it honestly. I tried with 60 rolls of black and white 120 film to translate the experience. That hot, spare and beautiful Ramadan. No eating or drinking anything between sunrise and […]

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Another One Bites The Dust: Yemen in Crisis.

Yemen is finally getting some media attention. The country is falling apart. One of the most beautiful countries in the world is falling apart (when it comes to beauty of the nature and architecture – Yemen is the shining jewel). Photos by the great Steve McCurry (throughout this post) are here to remind us of that […]

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