Yemeni women street artists against war

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Yemeni street artist Haifa Subay paints a mural in Sana’a, Yemen. Photo: Courtesy of Haifa Subay

On this photo, Yemeni street artist Haifa Subay paints a mural in Sana’a, Yemen.

By Sarah Aziza, March 26 2018, 2:27 p.m.:

Three Years Into the Yemen War, a Collective of Women Street Artists Cope With the Destruction

For 27-year-old artist Haifa Subay, the third anniversary of full-scale war in Yemen — marked this week — brings both shock and resignation. “I can’t believe the war continues”, said Subay, who is based in Sana’a. “When the fighting first began, I never imagined it would last for years, or even months. Every day I thought, ‘Surely this will be the last day of fighting, surely it has to end soon.’” Instead, the war proceeded, with years of civil unrest giving way to a multilateral conflict that has left Yemenis in the grips of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

After the first Saudi-led airstrike darkened the Sana’a sky…

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