Becoming Permanent Refugees: Yemenis in the Horn of Africa

Talk

Markazi

WHEN April 17, 2018
6-7:30pm EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU New York Institute
Open to the Public

The conflict in Yemen has precipitated what many consider the world's worst humanitarian crisis. This talk provides an overview of the current situation of Yemeni refugees in the Horn of Africa and of how various aid regimes are constructing their future. This talk also discusses "Markazi," the exhibition currently on display at 19 Washington Square North, which seeks to draw attention to the conditions of mobility and immobility in Yemen and the Horn of Africa through its focus on households and everyday life in this Djiboutian refugee camp. Photographs by Nadia Benchallal taken over several extended visits between December 2016 and October 2017 depict camp residents navigating a state of increasingly permanent suspension. Photographs taken by nine Markazi residents who collaborated with Nadia Benchallal and Nathalie Peuz over the course of the year attest to the diversity and dignity of Markazi’s—and Yemen’s—population.

Image Credit: Nadia Benchallal, 2016

Speakers
Nadia Benchallal, Paris-based Franco-Algerian Photographer
Nathalie Peutz, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, NYUAD

Hosted by
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute


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