Stories: The Yemen Listening Project

Source: The New Humanitarian

Long before Gaza hit the headlines, the term “world’s worst humanitarian crisis” often referred to Yemen. Its devastating war and economic collapse, which began nine years ago, has left hundreds of thousands of people dead from violence, disease, starvation, and a lack of healthcare. Tens of millions more have been caught up in Yemen’s conflict, but its story has mostly been told by journalists, aid groups, and politicians. Until now.

What has it really been like to live through all this? To find out, The Yemen Listening Project asked Yemenis one question: “How has the war impacted your life?”

More than 100 Yemenis—from inside the country and across the world—answered.

(Thanks to Justin Long who came across this in sleuthing for his Weekly Roundup, then kindly sent it to Doug Lucas of Brigada and me to help get the word out. Do you serve a community whose stories need to be told and who want to tell them? Maybe you could set up a listening project, too. Think about it.)

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