Yemen

As bombs fall about them, Yemeni children paint their war

Karen Saadi is a headmaster without a school. The school she ran has been closed since the Saudi-led coalition started bombing Yemen’s capital, Saana. Many of her students’ families have fled, but she hasn’t abandoned those who remain. Nearly every day, children gather at her house and create artwork – mostly about the violence around them, which they struggle to make sense of. Read more…

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Yemen conflict drives Somali refugees back home


Once a week, a merchant boat makes a 30-hour trip from Yemen to Somaliland. Instead of carrying livestock – its usual freight – it now carries hundreds of people fleeing the conflict in Yemen. Some of them are Yemenis, but many are Somalis who had once fled in the opposite direction. Read more...
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Conflict taking toll on Yemen’s ‘priceless’ heritage


In Yemen, the ongoing conflict has not spared the country’s historic monuments: both an ancient mosque and a fortress dating from medieval times have become casualties of the conflict. Read more...
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Child soldiers fighting on the frontline in Yemen

Aden has become a theatre of bloody urban warfare as Houthi rebels and backers of president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi battle for control of the city in southern Yemen. Since fighting first broke out in mid-March, several amateur videos have surfaced showing child soldiers battling on the frontline on both sides. Read more...

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Young Yemenis look to save Aden’s historic water tanks


The Cisterns of Tawila are some of the oldest monuments in Aden, a city in southern Yemen. But in a country constantly ravaged by war and instability, the cisterns are now practically abandoned. Enter a group of young people, who decided to turn up the pressure on local authorities to restore the tanks. Read more...
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Yemenis who fly abroad to avoid dying at home

 
It’s known as the “airplane of the sick” to Cairo airport employees. Flights between Yemen's Sanaa and the Egyptian capital are full of ill Yemenis forced abroad to find proper treatment. This phenomenon illustrates the awful state of health services in Yemen. Read more…
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Street theatre denounces rampant violence in southern Yemen

Since December, southern Yemen has been hit by a wave of violence, particularly in the separatist Hadramout province. This has galvanized youth there to put on elaborate street theatre shows to spread a message of peace. Read more…

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Celebratory gunfire at wedding ends in bloodshed

 
The incident, which was caught on video, took place during a wedding celebration in Taiz in southwestern Yemen. As wedding guests dance to the Korean pop song “Gangnam Style”, one of them takes out a machine gun and fires into the air in celebration. However, he loses control of the weapon and ends up shooting several guests. Read more...
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