This is the UK’s first exhibition to address the on-going conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
Described by the UN as the “world’s worst” humanitarian crisis, the conflict has left an estimated 80% of the country’s men, women and children in desperate need of assistance.
The exhibition will explore how fighting has tipped the fragile nation into an economic tailspin. Inflation and the inaccessibility of food, water and healthcare will all be addressed, particularly focusing on the physical and psychological effects that the conflict and crisis are having on Yemen’s children.
It will also examine Britain’s complex relationship with Yemen – from its control of the city of Aden in the 19th and 20th centuries to the paradoxical role it currently holds.
Key exhibits will include worn Yemeni Rial notes, charity food vouchers, medical equipment used to treat malnutrition and cholera, dog-eared school books and harrowing images captured by Yemeni photographers. Extraordinary personal stories from people in Yemen will give insights into the harsh realities faced by them every day, as well as the incredible resilience they have had to display.