Yemen: Inside a Crisis is a temporary exhibition at IWM North that provides a harrowing snapshot of what the UN has called the ‘world’s worst’ humanitarian crisis. It is also vital viewing. The simply laid-out displays clearly outline the complex politics behind an entirely man-made crisis – including Britain’s paradoxical role in supplying both arms and aid to the region. If you are in any doubt about why the situation in Yemen has become so catastrophic, this exhibition provides a logical backstory. It also offers an unflinching eye on the impact that the conflict has had on Yemen’s population; to visit this exhibition is to act as a witness to unspeakable hardship, and to acknowledge the suffering millions of people are experiencing. Of around 50 objects and photographs on show here, the five we’ve chosen each speak to a unique aspect of the crisis as it continues to unfold. Visit the exhibition for a deeper understanding of this urgent humanitarian disaster.
Fri 17 May - Sun 26 Jan, IWM North, Trafford Wharf Road, Stretford, Manchester M17 1TZ, Tel: 0161 836 4000, Free
- Polly Checkland Harding
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- Tue 17 Sep 2019