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Christmas In Yemen: I Created Thought-Provoking Billboards To Show The Brutal Contrast
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Christmas In Yemen: I Created Thought-Provoking Billboards To Show The Brutal Contrast

“One child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen” – UNICEF;

More than 50,000 children expected to die of starvation and disease by end of 2017. – independent.co.uk;

The USA, UK, France, Spain, Canada, and Turkey transferred nearly US$5.9 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia between 2015 and 2016, including drones, bombs, torpedoes, rockets, and missiles, which risk being used to facilitate serious violations in Yemen. – Amnesty International;

Britain has blocked European Union efforts to establish an independent international inquiry into the war in Yemen, prompting dismay among human rights groups. – The Guardian;

At least 4,600 civilians killed during the conflict, More than 8,000 civilians injured.More than 1,200 Children, had been killed. – Amnesty International;

Cluster bombs are indiscriminate weapons that have been rightly banned by more than 100 countries including the UK, so it’s truly shocking that a British cluster munition has been dropped on a civilian area in Yemen. – Amnesty International;

Since March 2015, the US and UK have together transferred more than US$5 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia which is leading the military coalition in Yemen. – Amnesty International;

All parties to the armed conflict committed serious violations of international law with impunity. The Huthis and their allies took no steps to investigate serious violations by their forces and hold those responsible to account. -Amnesty International;

The USA, UK and France must immediately cease supplying arms to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen, which is impeding humanitarian assistance, including items indispensable to the survival of civilians, said Amnesty International . According to the UN and humanitarian agencies, food and medicine are being blocked and vital supplies will run out in a matter of weeks. – Amnesty International;

Billboards were made in Berlin by Igor Dobrowolski.

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Alan Drake
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4 years ago

Extremely sad. I had no idea it looks like this...

MonsterMash
Community Member
4 years ago

This project is an excellent and visceral way to cut thru people’s solipsism during the holidays and show how rich we truly are to celebrate. So many millions suffer in ways we will be lucky to never know. Thanks to the artist for giving a voice to those who don’t have a way to speak for themselves !

John Smith
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4 years ago

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This does not give them a voice. Nothing will come of this in way of helping them. Bottomline, they need to help themselves, end their vicious extremism, reduce their birth rate, etc. Those are solutions that take generations.

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Elanor D. Adler
Community Member
4 years ago

Heartbreaking. Absolutely fantastic and necessary billboards, puts into prespective what one has and the real size of the issues we experience in our everyday life.

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Alan Drake
Community Member
4 years ago

Extremely sad. I had no idea it looks like this...

MonsterMash
Community Member
4 years ago

This project is an excellent and visceral way to cut thru people’s solipsism during the holidays and show how rich we truly are to celebrate. So many millions suffer in ways we will be lucky to never know. Thanks to the artist for giving a voice to those who don’t have a way to speak for themselves !

John Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

This does not give them a voice. Nothing will come of this in way of helping them. Bottomline, they need to help themselves, end their vicious extremism, reduce their birth rate, etc. Those are solutions that take generations.

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Elanor D. Adler
Community Member
4 years ago

Heartbreaking. Absolutely fantastic and necessary billboards, puts into prespective what one has and the real size of the issues we experience in our everyday life.

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