Changing Attitudes About Refugees in Yemen

2 February 2018, 5:41 PM
Youth of Peace Yemen IDP 2017

Youth of Peace launched a "Peace Trip" in Sana’a, Yemen to help people get to know each other and exchange stories - especially cultivating relationships between refugees and displaced Yemini citizens.

Yemen is home to more than 270,000 refugees and asylum seekers, predominantly from Africa, with 3 million people displaced from ongoing war.

Many locals view refugees as social, cultural, and occupational threats. Therefore, the Peace Trip included many discussions on the topic of "threats" and negative stereotypes about refugees.

The trip included 25 refugees and Yemini residents guided by Mr. Anwer Dahhak, the Organization Head, and Mr. Awwad Ulwan, the Executive Manager. The activity concluded by achieving its ultimate goals in bringing about peace and positive attitudes between all of the participants.

Slideshow: Youth of Peace Yemen Peace Trip
Slideshow: Youth of Peace Yemen Peace Trip
Slideshow: Youth of Peace Yemen Peace Trip
Slideshow: Youth of Peace Yemen Peace Trip
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